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Subject: is entering his fourth year with the Bears. - by: elaine95 Will Grier Jersey , or even guys from the MAC, AAC or Mountain West. At least not on the football field.In the classroom? That’s no contest.Work in such subjects as nuclear physics, applied and computational mathematics, or geological engineering help Ivy Leaguers stand out in the real world. For NFL personnel people, such a resume is impressive – yet means a lot less than how fast a player ran the 40, how many squats he can do, or his injury history.That doesn’t mean the eight Ivy League schools who play in FCS – and don’t go to bowl games – get ignored by the pros. Indeed, there were 16 Ivies in the NFL last season, six starters. Two more were selected last weekend: Penn receiver Justin Watson in the fifth round by the Buccaneers, and Yale safety/linebacker Foye Oluokun in the sixth by the Falcons. A few others have been signed as undrafted free agents.Among the dozen 2017 pros were Tampa Bay tight end Cameron Brate of Harvard and New England fullback James Develin of Brown. Brate had 48 receptions for a 12.3-yard average and six touchdowns as one of Jameis Winston’s favorite targets with the Bucs. Develin merely has won two Super Bowls and made the Pro Bowl last season, as did 49ers fullback Kyle Juszczyk , who attended Harvard.”It takes an incredibly driven and dedicated individual to excel at the highest levels of academia and athletic competition,” says Robin Harris, executive director of the Ivy League. ”The Ivy League’s unique approach allows our student-athletes to focus on reaching their fullest potential in both realms and prepares them for lifelong success , whether in their field of study or professional athletic opportunities.”Oluokun hopes to seize his opportunity as a linebacker in Atlanta, though he’s versatile enough to handle safety duties. At 6-1, 234, he’s got the size, and can handle pass coverage.Then again, when you can juggle a course load filled with the likes of macroeconomics, econometrics and European economic history, you probably can breeze through a playbook.”I believe 100 percent it prepares you,” Oluokun says of the schoolwork at Yale and the challenges of making the NFL. ”You have got to put in that work and there are really no shortcuts here, and if you get behind you need to catch up, and that’s not easy. So if you make that mistake, you learn from it.”At first thought I thought it might be stressful,” he adds of being a student-athlete in the Ivy League, ”but it really is manageable if you approach it the right way. You have teachers who will help you out and you have tutors if you need them Jordan Scarlett Jersey , or other students are kind of helping you out because they are in the same situation.”Except that the great majority of football players from Yale, Penn, Columbia, Harvard, Brown, Princeton, Dartmouth and Cornell are not heading to the NFL. Still, the true standouts get drafted, going back to 1949, when Penn’s two-way lineman Chuck Bednarik went first overall to Philadelphia. All Bednarik eventually did was make the Pro Football Hall of Fame.Ivies in the league last season were Brate; Develin; Juszczyk; Giants tight end Ryan O’Malley (Penn); Colts center Anthony Fabiano (Harvard); Giants long snapper Zak DeOssie (Brown); Browns center J.C. Tretter (Cornell); Seahawks long snapper Tyler Ott (Harvard); Browns tight end Seth DeValve (Princeton); Colts defensive tackle Caraun Reid (Princeton); Panthers center Greg Van Roten (Penn); Jets linebacker Josh Martin (Columbia); Buccaneers quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (Harvard); Bills center Adam Redmond (Harvard); Bears tight end Ben Braunecker (Harvard); and Vikings guard Nick Easton (Harvard).Two current head coaches, Dallas’ Jason Garrett (Princeton) and Houston’s Bill O’Brien (Brown) also are Ivy guys.”The NFL is incredibly challenging for all players, especially rookies that have to make a big adjustment playing against professionals,” says Princeton coach Bob Surace. ”I have been impressed by the talent level of the athletes in the Ivy League. More high school football players have turned down Power Five schools recently as they realize they can reach their athletic dreams and long-term career goals better in the Ivy League than any other conference.”As important, we are having more players make NFL teams better because our players love to compete Jonah Williams Jersey , they have outstanding work habits and a burning desire to achieve at the highest level in everything they do.”Including, given the chance, in the NFL.— LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears exercised their fifth-year option on linebacker Leonard Floyd on Wednesday, locking him up through the 2020 season.The move was expected after Floyd played in all 16 regular-season games last season and recorded four sacks, a 19-yard interception return for a touchdown in Week 9 at Buffalo and then added a sack in the wild-card playoff loss to Philadelphia. The Bears were third in the NFL with 50 sacks and ranked No. 1 in a number of categories, including fewest rushing yards allowed (80.0 per game) and fewest points allowed (17.7).Floyd was the No. 9 overall pick in 2016 and is entering his fourth year with the Bears. He was slowed by hamstring and calf issues and twice exited games because of concussions, fueling questions about his durability in an otherwise promising rookie season. He also had surgery on both shoulders at Georgia.The following year, Floyd was placed on injured reserve because of a knee injury in November 2017. He has started 38 games and has 15.5 sacks, 23 tackles-for-loss and 32 quarterback hits overall.The Bears also hired Brad Childress as senior offensive assistant, bringing back the former Minnesota Vikings head coach for a second stint in Chicago. Childress was a Bears consultant during the 2018 offseason and training camp, and before that spent five years in Kansas City alongside Matt Nagy, now the Chicago head coach.]]> Welcome Mat Thu, 15 Aug 2019 06:58:31 +0000 Subject: I understand that it’s part of the game and it’s - by: elaine95 Johnathan Abram Jersey , the NFL beefed up the terms of a provision that has, for many teams, become an exercise in box-checking. And the proof is hiding in plain sight; currently, minority coaches and executives are dwindling, not thriving, in the NFL.Only one African-American coach or G.M. has control over a football operation, and Ravens G.M. Ozzie Newsome will be retiring at season’s end. That will leave no coach, no General Manager, no V.P. of player personnel, no one who has practical or contractual final say over the construction of an NFL roster.If Chris Grier remains in Miami (his status is unclear), he’ll be the only minority G.M. when the dust settles on 2018. For coaches , it could become nearly as bad. With Hue Jackson already out in Cleveland, and Vance Joseph, Todd Bowles, and Steve Wilks expected to be fired in Denver, New York, and Arizona, respectively, the NFL will have only four minority coaches: Steelers coach Mike Tomlin (whom many locals want to see fired), Bengals coach Marvin Lewis (who could be out), Chargers coach Anthony Lynn, and Panthers coach Ron Rivera (who’s currently expected to be safe).That’s not what the league or the Fritz Pollard Alliance envisioned more than 15 years ago Maxx Crosby Jersey , when the standard named for the late Dan Rooney first emerged as a device for rectifying decades of unfairly biased hiring practices by NFL teams, as demonstrated by the raw numbers. Perhaps nothing other than a massive verdict in federal court will spark truly meaningful change when it comes to ensuring that fair, unbiased practices are employed not only when hiring coaches and executives but also when grooming lower-level employees for advancement (which could be the real heart of the problem).Maybe that’s where it all ends: With a jury putting a large number in the appropriate box. Maybe, at some point, a coach or an executive who can attest to a career full of subtle but unmistakable bias will take a stand, aided by a team of lawyers who will aggressively uncover the proof to support the notion that, no matter what the league says, most of the teams do something otherwise. EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Evan Engram understands that he has all the tools to be a top tight end in the NFL.The New York Giants‘ second-year player, the team’s first-round selection in 2017, has the size Hakeem Butler Jersey , speed and the drive to be a star.There’s only one problem. Engram has a propensity of dropping passes, especially in clutch situations.Engram caught 64 passes for 722 yards and six touchdowns last season. Engram also dropped 11 passes and vowed in the offseason to work on rectifying that problem.Now, in his second season, Engram has caught 17 passes for 145 yards and two touchdowns, but he has also dropped three passes.“It’s pretty tough,” Engram said Thursday before the team practiced in preparation for facing the San Francisco 49ers on Monday night.“It’s not where I want to be. I have to put some of these plays behind me and keep working on getting better and staying positive.”Engram’s problems are also magnified because the Giants have a 1-7 record for the second straight season.“We just have to go out and get a win,” Engram said. “We have to get some of the bad tastes out of our mouths. It’s going to feel good to get out there on the big stage Monday night.”The Giants are coming off their bye week, which should make the beleaguered team feel a little better.“I think it’s important to put the bad things behind me,” Engram said. “A couple of those drops are catches that I can make in my sleep. I just want to go out there and give us enough an opportunity to win the game Monday night.”Engram was the first rookie tight end to lead the Giants in receptions. His six touchdown catches were a franchise record for a rookie tight end in 2017.So the potential is there. He just has to make sure to hold on to the ball, something that coach Pat Shurmur also realizes.“Evan is a pass-catching tight end,” Shurmur said. “I think we all realize that. But it’s important that he catches the ball. He’s had a couple of drops. But he works at it. He has worked all along at catching the ball. He does a lot of drills Chris Lindstrom Jersey , a lot of extra work. He works hard at catching the ball. He always puts the drop behind him and continues to work hard at trying to catch the ball.”Quarterback Eli Manning recognizes Engram’s passion for improving.“Evan works hard and wants to do everything right,” said Manning, who will remain the team’s starter for the time being. “He puts in a lot of work. He’s too good of a player and an athlete to let the little things bother him.”Manning knows that the Giants have had their difficulties scoring touchdowns this season.“I feel like we’re moving the ball well,” Manning said. “We’re getting yards and moving the ball down the field. We just need that to translate into scoring touchdowns. It always comes down to execution. We have to avoid the negative plays. We just have to execute better in the red zone.”Manning did not want to talk about whether Monday night’s game against the Niners might be his last as a starter this season.“I’m worried about this week,” he said. “I have a job to do right now. We’re just going to try to go out there and get the win this time. Sure, there’s a sense of urgency. We all need to get going. We need to improve. We need to score some points. I feel like we’re close. We just have to get back on track, keep improving and play some football.”The improvement might have to begin with the second-year tight end.“I watch film of other tight ends,” Engram said. “There are a lot of athletic tight ends in the league, so I try to pick up plays that can make me more effective. I love watching (Kansas City TE) Travis Kelce. He’s so polished and smooth as a tight end. It’s fun watching him. I always try to steal things from him.”So Engram took the practice field Thursday with the idea that the dropped passes, 14 over his first 1½ seasons, are a thing of the past.“I think we all strive for perfection ,” Engram said. “I just have to put it (the dropped passes) behind me. I understand that it’s part of the game and it’s something that makes you work harder.”NOTES: Shurmur continued to hint that newly acquired OG Jamon Brown might start Monday night, just a week after being claimed on waivers from the Los Angeles Rams. “We’re putting him in there and getting him ready like he’s going to start,” Shurmur said of Brown. “He’s a big man, a really big man (6-foot-4 and 340 pounds). He was a starter on a team that won more than 10 games last year. He’s a really fast learner.” … Standout safety Landon Collins did not want to comment on a report that said the Giants were either going to place the franchise tag on him for next season or work on a long-term contract. “There has been no talk about that,” Collins said. “When we get to that, we get to that. If something happens, I’ll let you know.” … Manning said that he spoke with QB Kyle Lauletta about his arrest last week for motor vehicle violations in Weehawken, N.J. “It’s a tough situation for him,” Manning said. “I’m trying to support him. This whole thing will be forgotten about and will be water under the bridge very shortly.”]]> Welcome Mat Thu, 15 Aug 2019 06:42:39 +0000 Subject: Miami, I couldn’t be more excited to become a Dolp - by: elaine95 Jersey , Mass. (AP) — Patriots safety Devin McCourty remained sidelined as New England returned to the practice field during its playoff bye week.McCourty left in the third quarter of the Patriots’ 38-3 win over the Jets this past Sunday with what the team called a head injury. The victory gave New England a first-round bye in the postseason.Along with McCourty, fullback James Develin and tight end Dwayne Allen and were also absent during the portion of Wednesday’s practice open to the media. Develin posted on Instagram that his wife was in a hospital expecting a child. The reason for Allen’s absence is unknown.McCourty started all 16 games for the third straight season and was third on the team with 82 tackles.He hasn’t missed a game since sitting out the final two regular-season games of the 2015 season with an ankle injury. But he returned in time for the playoffs that season. The Cardinals traded Josh Rosen to the Dolphins the day after drafting Kyler Murray to replace him, but Rosen is handling the situation with class.Rosen offered a goodbye message to Arizona on Instagram.“Cardinals fans Noah Fant Jersey , thank you so much for all the continued support this past year. I know we didn’t win as many games as we all would have had hoped, but I had an unbelievable time in the desert,” Rosen said. “Unfortunately my time here is coming to an end , but you guys are really getting a great player in Kyler Murray. He’s going to do great things for the Red Sea. Kyler, I just want to congratulate you and your family for getting drafted. Arizona is a really special place and you’re going to love playing and living here.”Rosen then turned his attention to his new team.“Miami, I couldn’t be more excited to become a Dolphin. I’m ready to attack this new chapter in my life and give you guys everything I have each and every day Drew Lock Jersey ,” Rosen said.And Rosen closed with a joke about Murray potentially buying his place.“Kyler, one more thing. An awesome two-bedroom in Old Town just came on the market so let me know if you’re interested and I think I can get you a pretty good deal,” Rosen said.It was a warm and funny way to say goodbye , one that’s going to endear Rosen to Arizona fans and make Miami fans think they’ve just landed an easy player to cheer for.]]> Welcome Mat Thu, 15 Aug 2019 06:25:36 +0000 Subject: preparation for the Belmont Stakes and pursuit of - by: elaine95 Rashan Gary Jersey , No. 2 among lineman, the 6-foot-3, Bradbury showed off his speed and agility Friday.His time of 7.41 seconds in the three-cone drill was the best in the group and his 40-yard dash time of 4.92 seconds was No. 3 among the linemen. Plus , Bradbury had the seventh-best vertical jump at 31 inches. Not bad for a guy who measured in at 6-foot-3, 306 pounds.Who else fared well Friday?Andre Dillard of Washington State had the top 20-yard shuttle (4.40), the longest broad jump (118 inches) and was second in the cone drill (7.44). Erik McCoy of Texas A&M had the top 40 among linemen (4.89) and Joshua Miles of Morgan State finished with the best vertical jump (36 inches).— Reporting by AP Sports Writer Michael Marot. LOUISVILLE Elgton Jenkins Jersey , Ky. (AP)Justify has finished a five-furlong workout at Churchill Downs in preparation for the Belmont Stakes and pursuit of a Triple Crown.Trainer Bob Baffert watched the colt cover the distance in 1 minute, 1.40 seconds on Monday morning with jockey Martin Garcia aboard. Justify galloped out six furlongs in 1:13.60 and seven in 1:27.20 with about 100 spectators watching on the front stretch and just as many on the backside.Justify’s workout comes nearly a week after running a half mile in 46.80 seconds in preparation for Saturday’s 1 -mile race. Baffert says the horse is relaxed, the workout went smooth and ”all seems good.”Justify aims to follow American Pharoah’s 2015 Triple Crown triumph with Baffert and become the 13th horse to win the Derby , Preakness and Belmont. The colt will leave Wednesday for New York.FOX Fantasy AutoForm a Racing Team, Compete for PrizesPlay Now!]]> Welcome Mat Thu, 15 Aug 2019 06:09:06 +0000 Subject: HPI Savage XL, .25 SS, 4.6 & 5.9 Supercharger - by: rbinnovations]]> Welcome Mat Wed, 14 Aug 2019 05:11:30 +0000 Subject: Losi 5IVE T Upgrades Parts - by: rbinnovations]]> Welcome Mat Tue, 06 Aug 2019 04:34:24 +0000 Subject: - by: zhangzk Khari Willis Jersey , and who could blame him? Tennessee’s defense is improved and should give Mariota plenty of chances to put up points.<em>Pick: Tennessee (-4.5)</em>Detroit (-11) vs. ClevelandThe Browns might get their first win against an NFC North opponent, but it will not be here. That match up against a Rodgers-less Packers team in week 14 could be one of Cleveland’s final hopes for a win.<em>Pick: Detroit (-11)</em>Chicago (-5.5) vs. Green BayIt really is amazing how reliant the Packers are on Aaron Rodgers. He means more to his team than any other player in football.<em>Pick: Chicago (-5.5)</em>Jacksonville (-4.5) vs. Los Angeles ChargersThis game feels like a close one that will be decided on a late field goal. Both defenses should get after the quarterback, and whoever turns the ball over less will get the win.<em>Pick: Los Angeles Chargers (+4.5)</em>Minnesota (-1.5) vs. WashingtonTeddy Bridgewater will be on the sidelines suited up for this game, which is an amazing story. In terms of talent level, there is not a whole lot that distinguishes these two teams.<em>Pick: Washington (+1.5)</em>New York Jets (-2.5) vs. Tampa BayTodd Bowles deserves a ton of credit for what he’s done with the Jets Josh Allen Jersey , but them being favored here is kind of surprising to me.<em>Pick: Tampa Bay (+2.5)</em>New Orleans (-3) vs. BuffaloThe Bills need this one more, and I think Tyrod Taylor has a big day. Watch for Kelvin Benjamin, who will be motivated in his first game as a Buffalo Bill, to make a play or two.<em>Pick: Buffalo (+3)</em>Pittsburgh (-10) vs. IndianapolisThe Colts have beat two winless teams (49ers and Browns) and a Texans team without Deshaun Watson. That is not exactly convincing as they go up against a team that seems to get better every week. Antonio Brown is poised to have a monster day against a young secondary, and the Steelers offense should have no problems moving the ball.<em>Pick: Pittsburgh (-10)</em>Los Angeles Rams (-11.5) vs. HoustonRavaged by injuries Jawaan Taylor Jersey , the Texans are not what they once were at the start of the season. That doesn’t bode well for them as they go up against a Rams team that has a seemingly unstoppable offense.<em>Pick: Rams (-11.5)</em>Atlanta (-3) vs. DallasThe Cowboys looked gooooood against the Chiefs last week, and nobody knows what the Falcons are going to do on a weekly basis. Zeke is officially suspended, but the Cowboys offense is more than just him.<em>Pick: Dallas (+3)</em>New York Giants (-2.5) vs. San FranciscoThis game isn’t exactly the best that the NFL has to offer… I’ll just leave it at that.<em>Pick: Giants (-2.5)</em>New England (-7.5) vs. DenverDenver surprised a lot of people in their last Sunday night game, but the Patriots aren’t the Giants. I’m fascinated to see if Martellus Bennett, who the Patriots just claimed off waivers from the Packers Josh Oliver Jersey , will play/contribute this week.<em>Pick: New England (-7.5)</em>Carolina (-10) vs. Miami10 points seems like a ton, and Jay Cutler gained some confidence from last Sunday’s showing against Oakland.<em>Pick: Miami (+10)</em> DENVER (AP) — Pass rusher Shane Ray and safety Su’a Cravens are healthy scratches for the Denver Broncos‘ game against the Cleveland Browns.The Broncos (6-7) also are without pass rusher Shaq Barrett (hip) and cornerbacks Chris Harris Jr. (broken right leg) and rookie Isaac Yiadom (separated right shoulder). All three were ruled out Friday.Derek Wolfe cleared concussion protocol during the week and returned to the starting lineup Saturday night, and inside linebacker Brandon Marshall (knee) was active for the first time getting hurt against the Chiefs on Oct. 28.Cornerback Tramaine Brock returns to action for the first time since leaving Denver’s game against Pittsburgh on Nov. 25 with a rib injury. He’ll start opposite Bradley Roby.Defensive end DeMarcus Walker and guard Nico Falah were also inactive for Denver.For the Browns (5-7-1), rookie cornerback Denzel Ward (concussion) missed his second straight game and tackle Austin Corbett (foot) was inactive with a foot injury.Other inactives for Cleveland were: quarterback Drew Stanton; defensive back Phillip Gaines (knee); offensive linemen Austin Corbett and Desmond Harrison; and defensive linemen Chad Thomas and Carl Davis.]]> Welcome Mat Mon, 05 Aug 2019 01:37:48 +0000 Subject: Savage Jr. Jersey[/url] ,693 passing yards and 88 - by: elaine95 T.J. Hockenson Jersey , a matchup against the New England Patriots (11-5) this Sunday.Since Rivers became a starter, the Chargers are 0-7 against Tom Brady and the Patriots, including 0-2 in playoff games. The last time they met, New England rolled to a 21-12 win in the AFC Championship game in January 2008.Fortunately for Rivers, past performances don’t necessarily mean that much. Just two weeks after being dominated by Baltimore in a loss that knocked them out of first place in the AFC West, the Chargers (13-4) bounced back with a resounding win to advance to the second round of the playoffs for the first time since 2014.Rivers went 22 of 32 for 160 yards, his longest completion a 28-yarder to Mike Williams.Going up against longtime Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and standout coach Bill Belichick is no easy task, but Rivers is up for the challenge.“I’m not playing Tom by any means. But is it special to go to New England against a Hall of Fame coach and arguably the best quarterback ever to play and get another shot at ’em? Heck, yeah,” Rivers said. “To get an opportunity again to go against them, 11 years after we had the opportunity in the 2007 season Jahlani Tavai Jersey , yeah, it’s awesome. Looking forward to it.”The Chargers face a veteran quarterback after putting the clamps on a rookie, Lamar Jackson of the Ravens, who fumbled three times, threw an interception and was sacked seven times in his playoff debut.AFC North champion Baltimore (10-7) got to play a home playoff game for the first time since 2012, but its run ended there.Looking ahead, this much is clear: John Harbaugh figures he’ll be back as coach — even if nothing is set in stone yet — and he knows Jackson will be the team’s starting quarterback next season instead of past Super Bowl MVP Joe Flacco.While Flacco is “the best quarterback in the history of the Ravens,” as Harbaugh put it, Jackson’s 6-1 close to the regular season cemented the first-round draft pick and Heisman Trophy winner as the No. 1 quarterback.“Lamar’s our quarterback going forward. There’s no question about that,” Harbaugh said.And as for Harbaugh’s future?“We’ll see,” he said. “I have every expectation and every plan to be here Will Harris Jersey , as long as the Ravens want me here. And I believe they want me here. That’s been made clear by them to me.”Some other things we learned from the Ravens-Chargers matchup:STICK TO THE PLANIt would be easy for Chargers defensive end Melvin Ingram to hog the spotlight after recording a team-leading seven tackles, two sacks, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery on Sunday.But Ingram said his success was simply a byproduct of playing in a system that emphasizes staying in position and not over-pursuing a mobile quarterback and his hard-running backfield.Two weeks ago, the Ravens’ complicated offensive strategy wore down and puzzled the Chargers. Not this time.“We played assignment football,” Ingram said. “We were told to see what we were supposed to see. They do a lot to confuse us, but we stayed with it and it was a much better result for us.”SUGGS WANTS MORESixteen seasons of being an NFL linebacker evidently isn’t enough for Baltimore’s Terrell Suggs .Asked after the game if he intended to return, the 36-year-old Suggs said, “Absolutely.”With Baltimore?“I would love to be here. I would love to be a Raven life-timer,” Suggs said. “If it’s not, I’ll be playing lights out for somebody.”BOO BIRDSThe boos started in the second half, as the Ravens’ offense kept getting shut down and Jackson kept getting sacked. Then came the chants from the home fans for Flacco to replace Jackson.Baltimore cornerback Jimmy Smith was not surprised — but he was angered. So he told those spectators exactly what he thought.“I’m standing there Austin Bryant Jersey , and they were just like chanting Flacco’s name. I love ‘Flac,’ but (Jackson) got us here,” Smith said. “So for the fact that you’re a fair-weather fan that quickly when things go rough — you turn your back on him? That just got under my skin a little bit.“So I just went to them and told them, like, ‘Yo, you either ride or die or you get … out of here.'”JOE TO GO?Although Flacco likely won’t throw another pass with the Ravens, Harbaugh clearly believes Flacco will be a starting quarterback for years to come.“Joe Flacco is going to play really well in this league. Joe can still play,” Harbaugh said. “Joe’s going to have a market. A lot of teams are going to want Joe because they understand that.”Asked if he can still be a starter in the NFL, Flacco replied, “Oh, there is no doubt about it.” COSTA MESA Rashan Gary Jersey , Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Chargers general manager Tom Telesco knew that he needed to add depth at defensive tackle and linebacker during the NFL draft. The Chargers accomplished that as four of their seven selections addressed those two areas.Defensive tackles bookended the Chargers selections. They took Notre Dame’s Jerry Tillery in the first round and wrapped up the draft with Cincinnati’s Cortez Broughton in the seventh.Los Angeles addressed linebacker on Saturday with Notre Dame’s Drue Tranquill in the fourth round and Houston’s Emeke Egbule in the sixth.“I think I probably say it every year it doesn’t work out 100 percent the way you want, but it was darn good. It was really good,” Telesco said. “We had players in the right positions to get them. As far as where we are right now, I’m very pleased.”Telesco, though, added a bit of candor when he said that what looks good right now doesn’t always hold up once training camp starts.Tillery and second-round pick Nasir Adderley — a safety from Delaware — have the best chances of making immediate contributions when the season opens on Sept. 6 against Indianapolis. Tillery joins a defensive line group that has seen three tackles with starting experience depart during the offseason.What Tillery does add is a tackle with pass-rushing ability that is able to collapse the pocket, which could give defensive ends Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram even more sack opportunities. Tillery had eight sacks for the Fighting Irish last season and more than one-third of his tackles were for loss.Adderley will be part of a free safety competition that is wide open after Jahleel Addae was released before the start of free agency. Adderley had 11 interceptions during his college career and possesses good closing speed as well as strong ball instincts.“I thought the draft board did match well with our needs, but we certainly didn’t chase anything,” coach Anthony Lynn said.WHO ELSE THEY GOTThe Chargers drafted only two players on offense — Sioux Falls tackle Trey Pipkins in the third round and North Dakota State quarterback Easton Stick in the fifth.Pipkins is a natural left tackle, but with Russell Okung entrenched there as the starter he could be the swing tackle at both spots this season. Pipkins is only the second player drafted from Division II Sioux Falls.Los Angeles did not draft a running back or wide receiver due to a combination of factors.“We like our guys and the board is the board,” Telesco said. “There wasn’t a player there that we felt was better than what we had.”SURPRISE MOVEStick is the first quarterback to be drafted by the Chargers since 2013 when they took Brad Sorenson in the seventh round.Stick — who comes from the same college that produced Carson Wentz — is the winningest quarterback in FCS history (49-3) while leading the Bison to three national championships. He finished his career with 8 Darnell Savage Jr. Jersey ,693 passing yards and 88 touchdowns. He also rushed for 2,523 yards and 41 TDs.With Stick’s versatility as a running quarterback, there are some who wonder if the Chargers could use him like the New Orleans Saints utilize Taysom Hill.Lynn tried to dispel those comparisons.“He’s going to play quarterback for us. We have running backs,” Lynn said. “We don’t a need a quarterback that can run all over the place, but he can certainly create when he has to.”HOW THEY DIDThe Chargers finished last season ranked ninth in the NFL in total defense, but it was a unit that was thin at defensive tackle and linebacker, which they were able to rectify in the draft.With the exception of Tillery and Adderley, most of the class was selected to provide depth for a team that tied for the best regular-season record in the AFC last season at 12-4. Telesco and his staff have had success finding starters with late-round picks. Six of the starters on last year’s team were selected in the third round or later.WHAT’S NEXT?Telesco could look to add another free safety for depth or camp competition as well as fortify depth on the offensive line and possibly bringing in a wide receiver to compete for a roster spot.The bigger priorities will be trying to re-sign quarterback Philip Rivers and running back Melvin Gordon to extensions.]]> Welcome Mat Fri, 02 Aug 2019 08:35:33 +0000 Subject: - by: rbinnovations]]> Welcome Mat Wed, 31 Jul 2019 05:46:38 +0000 Subject: Terrelle Pryor’s career has not turned out the way - by: liny195 ,007 yards and four touchdowns. (Although he needed 140 targets to hit that mark, making his catch rate of 55 percent pretty sub-par.)The Browns, who were the only team in the league to take a chance on Pryor after he washed out as a quarterback, offered Pryor a four-year contract worth $32 million. But Pryor let his agents convince him that teams would be lining up for his services, so he walked away from the Browns.The market for Pryor never materialized, leading him to sign a one-year deal with the Washington Redskins for $8 million. He only spent one year with the Redskins, catching 20 passes in nine games and dealing with an ankle injury, before moving on.Pryor spent last season with the New York Jets (14 receptions in six games) and the Buffalo Bills (two receptions in two games), but was ultimately released by both teams amid continued injury problems.He is now making the rounds trying to find a team willing to take a shot on him. On Friday, he told a Houston radio station that he believes the Pittsburgh Steelers should gamble on him, according to is unclear what experience that Pryor would bring to the Steelers, but how to successfully navigate free agency would certainly appear to be at the bottom of the list.It is unlikely that the Browns would have any interest in bringing Pryor back to the team as a free agent, given that just about everyone from the 2016 coaching staff is no longer with the team. BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Baker Mayfield won't back down, won't change. Not for Hue Jackson or TV commentators or critics or anyone.Don't bother telling Cleveland's rookie quarterback how he should act, what he should say or how he should feel.He's not listening. "I'm not a cookie-cutter quarterback Britton Colquitt Jersey ," Mayfield said. "Never have been, never will be."Dismissing some condemnation for recent comments and actions, Mayfield doubled down on Wednesday by saying he doesn't regret calling former Browns coach Hue Jackson "fake" and promised to stay true to himself.After throwing four touchdown passes and leading the Browns to a 35-20 win on Sunday in Cincinnati, Mayfield was cool toward Jackson when they met on the field and then said he was unhappy with the coach's decision to take a job with the Bengals, a division rival, just weeks after he was fired by the Browns.Mayfield's remarks drew some harsh criticism, especially from ESPN's Damien Woody, a former NFL player who called the 23-year-old immature and hypocritical because he transferred from Texas Tech to Oklahoma. Mayfield fired back at Woody by posting a comment on Instagram assailing Jackson, pointing out he lost 30-plus games with Cleveland, labeling him "fake."Mayfield isn't taking back a single word."People took it as me personally attacking Hue, but that's not it," he said. "It's the fact that I get to have my own opinion on how it transpired and he gets to do what he wants. That's how it is. I speak my mind. That's just how I am, so I didn't like the (Jackson) move and people don't have to care. I'm not looking for anybody's approval. I don't regret any of it. It's about this team and what we have, and we have to stick together and play together."Mayfield, who has played superbly in leading the Browns to two straight wins, believes his passion to play and lead has been misread."People get maturity confused with me being 100 percent comfortable in my own skin Tyrod Taylor Jersey ," Mayfield said. "It's not immature. It's me being exactly who I am every day. Being that same guy for our team and I think that is very important for us right now."Mayfield declined to elaborate about his relationship with Jackson, saying "it's in-house information and it doesn't matter."But Mayfield's conduct has struck a nerve — in Cleveland, where he's being hailed as a franchise savior, and across the NFL, which is taking note of a Browns team making some noise.This is the swaggering, headband-wearing, flag-planting Mayfield the Browns knew they were getting when the team selected him with the No. 1 overall pick. He arrived carrying a Heisman Trophy but with other baggage, which included some questionable on-field antics — and an off-field arrest — that concerned some front-office executives but didn't dissuade the Browns.Mayfield insists he's just being himself, and he'll deal with detractors the way he always has."I have an opinion and I'm entitled to that, but the most important thing is me doing my job and I can manage both, and that's what people don't understand," he said. "Yeah, a quarterback that's a little different from some of the guys to have a voice, but that's just how I've always been and I'm not going to change for anybody."Mayfield's relishes the rebel label. It fuels him, fires up his teammates and has endeared him to Browns fans, who believe the future is bright.But while he loves being the outsider Baker Mayfield Color Rush Jersey , Mayfield knows there's a segment of people who wish he would tone down his act and behave more in line with Drew Brees or Peyton Manning.That's their opinion, though. Mayfield is going to be his own man."They are their own person. I'm not trying to be exactly like them," Mayfield said. "Yeah, there are things that I absolutely admire about both of those guys, but I'm never trying to be anybody else. I'm going to be the best version of myself and that's what has gotten me here."It's gotten the Browns back to playing meaningful games in December.Just as he does on Sundays, Browns left guard Joel Bitonio protected Mayfield."If you look at Baker's body of work since he's been here, I think it's shown that he's a confident, sometimes cocky player, but you need to be that to be a quarterback in this league," Bitonio said. "People go about it differently and he plays the game the right way, he works the right way, he does things the right way and I'm happy he's our quarterback."NOTES: Interim coach Gregg Williams said rookie OL Austin Corbett had his foot stepped on Sunday at Cincinnati. The No. 33 overall pick could be sidelined for an extended period. … Williams opened his news conference by offering condolences to the Texans following the death of their owner Bob McNair. Cleveland plays at Houston on Sunday.__]]> Welcome Mat Mon, 29 Jul 2019 07:56:25 +0000 Subject: Aaron Ripkowski was one of two recent regular-seas - by: liny195 , the XFL will return in 2020 as the newest start-up professional league. Showcases will be held in eight cities, allowing former players an opportunity to earn a spot on one of the league’s eight teams in an invite-only setting. The first two showcases have come and gone, seeing a handful of former Green Bay Packers contributors test their luck.Fullback Aaron Ripkowski, running back Christine Michael, and defensive lineman Khyri Thornton participated in the Dallas tryout on June 7th. Meanwhile, three former training camp roster players — Dillon Day, Johnathan Calvin, and LaDarius Perkins — worked out at the Houston tryout the next day.The most notable name on the list belongs to Ripkowski Aaron Rodgers Jersey , who played three seasons for Green Bay from 2015 to 2017. The former sixth-round pick played in 47 games for the Packers and made 10 starts as the team’s fullback, succeeding John Kuhn. Ripkowski’s best season came in 2016 when he rushed 34 times for 150 yards and two touchdowns, while performing well as a core special teams player.Thornton was a third-round pick by Green Bay in 2014, but played just one season for the Packers before journeying on with New England, Detroit, and the New York Giants over the next three seasons. The defensive lineman never lived up to his draft slot value after being a surprise pick at the time out of Southern Miss.Day, Calvin, and Perkins are a trio of former Mississippi State Bulldogs who all spent brief time in Green Bay. A center Randall Cobb Color Rush Jersey , Day was scooped up off the Denver Broncos’ practice squad late in the 2017 season before being released during final cuts last training camp. Calvin was a 2017 undrafted signing for the Packers who was released at the end of the summer after trying out as a rush linebacker. Meanwhile, Perkins was another undrafted running back who failed to make the final roster at the end of preseason in 2014.Several additional former Packers may be added to the list as the XFL showcases continue over the next month with stops in New York, Washington D.C., Los Angeles, Seattle, Tampa, and St. Louis. It might have looked like a lot of goofing off this weekend, but the Green Bay Packers were actually hard at work. The weekend between the second and third batches of OTAs was a big one for the..." />Skip to main contentclockmenumore-arrownoyesHorizontal - WhiteAcme Packing Companya Green Bay Packers communityLog In or Sign UpLog InSign UpFanpostsFanshotsSectionsPackersOddsAboutMastheadCommunity GuidelinesStubHubMoreAll 322 blogs on Horizontal - WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections The APC PodcastPackers Film RoomFantasy Football AdviceCDT.comA group with Graham and Marcedes Lewis in , say, 2013 would probably have been ranked in the top five. As it is, the Packers' tight ends got the 20th-place ranking here.Revamped outside linebacker group gives Packers’ defense different look | Packers.comWhile the tight end personnel remains largely the same (with a swap of Jace Sternberger in for Lance Kendricks), the outside linebacker group is anything but.Swedish Startup to Bring Pogo Sticks to S.F. as E-Scooter Alternative – CBS San FranciscoIf the electric scooter trend wasn't annoying enough, just imagine seeing a group of twenty-somethings hopping down the road on pogo sticks. I bet LaFleur won’t be using one of these anytime soon.]]> Welcome Mat Mon, 29 Jul 2019 07:36:06 +0000 Subject: The early wave spending spree in 2019 NFL free age - by: liny195 , or at least take..." />Skip to main contentclockmenumore-arrownoyesHorizontal - WhiteStampede Bluean Indianapolis Colts communityLog In or Sign UpLog InSign UpFanpostsFanshotsColtsShopAboutMastheadCommunity GuidelinesStubHubMoreAll 322 blogs on Horizontal - WhiteFanposts Fanshots Colts StoriesScheduleRosterStatsYahoo Colts NewsYahoo Colts Team PageYahoo Colts ReportYahoo Colts Depth ChartYahoo Colts TransactionsYahoo Colts PhotosShop About Masthead Community Guidelines StubHub ✕Filed under:Free AgencyColts Free AgencyUPDATED Free agents who still make sense for the ColtsNew,78commentsEDTShareTweetShareShareUPDATED Free agents who still make sense for the ColtsDenny Medley-USA TODAY SportsThe early wave spending spree in 2019 NFL free agency has been something to watch. Superstars have traversed the map to join new teams and perhaps trigger a new era of success, or at least take their franchises to the next level. Some of the contracts have been ludicrous, in terms of total value, guaranteed money, and length. It isn’t difficult to understand why an NFL general manager who is taking a long-term approach would not feel particularly compelled to get involved in the frenzy.If the front office can stay patient and disciplined, some really strong talent will be available at more reasonable prices. Though the marquee names have all come off the board, take a look at players who remain available at positions where Chris Ballard may look to improve his roster before the NFL Draft.INTERIOR DEFENSIVE LINEMENTimmy JerniganPrior to suffering a herniated disc that required surgery in April of 2018, Timmy Jernigan was a solid defensive tackle with the Philadalphia Eagles and Baltimore Ravens. He has the ability to play the run and can get pressure on the quarterback. What makes him a strong prospect is that he wins with strength and has the ability to penetrate the offensive line.Darius PhilonChris Ballard has a knack for finding underappreciated defensive talent that is not getting the attention it deserves. Philon is a disruptive interior defensive lineman who has the strength to hold up against the run and has a knack for getting penetration through the offensive line. There are reasons to believe that he could improve in the simplistic, fast defensive scheme Matt Eberflus and Mike Phair have established in Indianapolis.Danny SheltonWhile it is fair to say that Shelton has not lived up to his draft billing, after getting selected 12th overall by the Cleveland Browns in 2015, he can fill a role as a 0-tech or 1-tech nose tackle. Matt Eberflus and Mike Phair seem to prefer speed and the ability to penetrate over the ability to clog things up on the defensive line but Shelton is only 25 years old and showed some signs of development in New England. He would bring championship experience to the locker room as well.Bennie LoganIt is reported that the Colts sent Mike Phair to Clemson’s Pro Day and that he spent some time with nose tackle Dexter Lawrence. At 340 pounds, this big body appears out of place for the Colts defense. However, the unit will need to have someone on the roster capable of chewing up double-teams in a one-technique role, freeing up three-technique players like Denico Autry to get after the quarterback or into the backfield.Logan is 6’2” and nearly 310 pounds. He is primarily known as a run defender and would serve a role similar to the one Al Woods played for two seasons.Al WoodsSpeaking of Woods, he did a nice job in Indianapolis. He is already familiar with the system, and at 31 years old would seem likely to come at a reasonable price. EDGEJustin HoustonThere is little doubt that Chris Ballard is very familiar with Houston’s talent and attributes. If he is able to make a move to defensive end with the Colts and have a positive influence on the young pass rushing prospects that are already in the locker room, there is pretty big reason to bring him into the fold. Imagine a young pass rusher having the chance to learn from Robert Mathis and Justin Houston every day.Benson MayowaA player who is already familiar to Matt Eberflus and who the Colts showed some interest in a year ago. He didn’t have the season he would have liked after joining the Arizona Cardinals but perhaps he would flourish if he returns to his old system and under a familiar coach.SAFETYTre BostonHe is only 26 years old and sliding him in across from Malik Hooker would mean that opponents have to throw into strength on either side of the field when they test Indianapolis deep. Boston is certainly familiar with both Nick Sirianni and Frank Reich as they were both with the Chargers early in his career. Would he be open to a reunion?Clayton GeathersChris Ballard has complimented the hard work Clayton Geathers has shown in his return to football after suffering a neck injury that jeopardized his career. Will his proclivity to show up on the injury report and serve only as a limited practice participant leave him on the outside looking in?WIDE RECEIVERDontrelle InmanPerhaps the greatest unsung hero of the Colts monumental turnaround in 2018 was wide receiver Dontrelle Inman. After watching the receiver room catch a nasty case of the drops (does that sound wrong to anyone else?) to start the season, patience was wearing thin. Inman has familiarity working with Frank Reich and Nick Siarinni with the Chargers. He knows where he needs to be and had day-one trust.RUNNING BACKJay AjayiIn many respects, the Colts are already pretty comfortable with the running back position. Marlon Mack is coming off of a breakout season Jacoby Brissett Jersey , while second year players Nyheim Hines and Jordan Wilkins showed a lot of potential. The Colts also seem to be pretty excited for the development of Jonathan Williams, who spent the latter half of the season on the practice squad.That said, it wasn’t more than a couple of season ago that Jay Ajayi was seen as perhaps the best young running back in the NFL. He is only 25 years old and has seen his NFL career interrupted due to injury. If he is healthy, he has the ability to gain tough yards in the trenches and can break big plays. He know Frank Reich’s offense and can catch the ball out of the backfield.Isaiah CrowellIf you’re looking to add experience to a young backfield and enough size to move a pile in short yardage situations, you could do worse than Crowell. He is comfortable catching passes out of the backfield and has broken numerous long runs in his career. He is used to working in a backfield committee and shouldn’t come at a premium price.C.J. AndersonAnderson has had an up and down career, playing in a strange Broncos backfield that could never decide who would get the bulk of carries. When Todd Gurley missed times with the Rams last year, Anderson may have resurrected his career. At 5’8” and 225 pounds, Anderson would offer the bowling ball style chain mover the Colts may currently lack. He is 28 years old. INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Darius Leonard chose No. 53 so he could follow in his half-brother’s footsteps.The Indianapolis Colts rookie linebacker soon learned he had much larger shoes to fill.Leonard has embraced the legacy of Edwin Jackson, who wore the same jersey number with the Colts before he was killed in a February traffic accident. Now Leonard will honor Jackson’s memory during the NFL’s annual My Cause My Cleats celebration, something Jackson’s family endorses.“When my family and I watch Darius, we see the same passion and fire Edwin played with” said Adam Jackson, Edwin’s brother. “Edwin often talked about how he represented a lot of people when he was on the field, and that he wanted to make them proud and give them a show. It seems like this is similar for Darius Leonard. From what I have read about Darius, he was considered an underdog coming out of college just like Edwin. They both used this underdog mentality as fuel to become NFL starters for the Colts.”The similarities go far deeper than numbers and resume lines, though.Both were largely overlooked by big-name colleges because of their size. Both far exceeded expectations at Football Championship Subdivision schools and impressed NFL coaches with their ability to run from sideline to sideline. Both won over their pro teammates with fun-loving personalities and their passion for the sport and both embraced giving back to their communities.Leonard knew nothing about Jackson when the Colts drafted him in the second round, No. 36 overall, in April.It wasn’t until he requested the number of his half brother, former NFL player Anthony Waters, that Leonard got a crash course in what Jackson meant to the organization.“He was a great person, he came from a great family and he was great to be around Reggie Wayne Color Rush Jersey ,” second-year linebacker Anthony Walker said. “He was one of the guys I was closest to last year, and he kind of took me under his wing and showed me how it worked in the NFL.”Now Walker finds himself fulfilling Jackson’s old role by serving as a mentor, to Leonard — the league’s leading tackler heading into Sunday’s game at Jacksonville (3- and a bona fide candidate as defensive rookie of the year.The starting tandem and locker mates seem to thoroughly enjoy trading stories, doubling as comics and playfully teasing one another during locker room interviews in the same fashion. They’re loud and full of joy — just like Jackson, who was nicknamed “Pound Cake” after walking on at Georgia Southern and being cut by the Arizona Cardinals in 2015 before landing in Indy.“It seems like his personality and who he was is very similar to who I am,” said Leonard, who was dubbed “Maniac” during his college years at South Carolina State following an 19-tackle game against Clemson in September 2016.Leonard’s performance caught the attention of Colts general manager Chris Ballard, who also was a huge fan of Jackson and his radiant smile that seemed to welcome anybody who came into the locker room.And it led Leonard to this place — where he, Walker and injured safety Mathias Farley intend to wear specially-designed cleats to help raise money and awareness for the Edwin Jackson 53 Foundation. In this, the third year of the cleats program, organizers have expanded it to a three-week window so every player has a chance to participate in front of their home fans.Indy’s chance comes Dec. 16 against Dallas — a potentially huge game for an organization that has won five straight to climb back into playoff contention — and Jackson’s brother will attend the game.It will be Adam Jackson’s second trip to Indy for a tribute. He and his family also came back Sept. 30 when the Colts played a highlight reel of Jackson on the stadium’s big screens and donated $32,000 to the foundation. Indy lost that game in overtime but won over the hearts of the Jackson family.“It was a special moment for all of us,” he said. “We followed him everywhere from elementary school to Georgia Southern, all the way up to Indianapolis. It was a touching moment to walk in the same footsteps Edwin had walked and see how much his hard work was appreciated and how much it still is appreciated.”And now Adam Jackson will get to see the appreciation once more through the fittingly fancy footwork of Walker and Leonard.“Darius is also part of the same college fraternity as Edwin’s grandfather, Omega Psi Phi,” he said. “So I think if anyone is going to wear Edwin’s jersey, it should be Darius, and he has represented the number 53 quite well.”]]> Welcome Mat Mon, 29 Jul 2019 07:09:04 +0000 Subject: Remember when the Carolina Panthers fumbled it six - by: liny195 Tre Madden Color Rush Jersey , outside of that game, the Seahawks have been astonishingly good at recovering fumbles. They forced 21 fumbles on defense and special teams this season (tied for third in the NFL), and were able to recover 14, which is tied for most in the league. Compare that with the 2014 Seahawks, whose fumble luck wasn’t as good, as they forced 20 and only got half of them.It’s good that they’ve been getting fumble recoveries, as the defense has only mustered up three interceptions since the bye week, and just twelve overall. For the second year in a row, none of Seattle’s cornerbacks amassed more than two interceptions, and Earl Thomas is tied for the team lead in picks despite not playing since September. Seattle has the league’s best turnover differential at +15, and part of that is not only their defensive fumble recoveries, but their ability to recover loose footballs (or have them go out of bounds) on offense. Of the 14 fumbles forced Kam Chancellor Color Rush Jersey , only four have been recovered by the opposition, which is the fewest in the league alongside Washington. The past two meetings with the Dallas Cowboys have seen the Seahawks commit zero turnovers and force six, and hopefully that will continue heading into Saturday night. The Seattle Seahawks got funky last Monday. Ken Norton Jr. stunted hard, unleashing wild, looping blitzes. His defense looked like Kris Richard’s Seahawks with 3-down linemen looks. On the back end, the coverage was also a complete change up. Seattle predominantly ran two-high safety pass defenses that turned into either match quarters, cover-2 man or bracket man. Single-high, cover-3 and cover-1? This was only witnessed against heavier personnel and formations.Here’s what Kirk Cousins (probably) said at half time:Yes, in addition to the Seahawks’ distractingly lurid ACTION green uniforms, their defensive scheme was also deceiving. The result was a rattled, confused $84M quarterback who double-clutched and missed throws. Norton Jr.’s gameplan was completely different to what the Minnesota Vikings would have prepared for in the days leading up to their 21-7 defeat. The now fired John DeFilippo struggled to figure out ways to move the football. Seattle popped off the screen in more ways than one on Monday Night Football. What this article will cover is the bracket/bandit coverages. In Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs, the Vikings have the deadliest receiving duo in the league. The Seahawks limited them to 76 and 70 receiving yards respectively. Zero touchdowns. That’s not bad at all Shaquem Griffin Color Rush Jersey , especially when you factor in garbage time production.In the first quarter, Seattle befuddled Minnesota’s opening script and didn’t allow a single Thielen or Diggs reception. Let’s get to their second drive of the game.Bracket/Bandit #1The Vikings came out in an 11 personnel (1 running back, 1 tight end and 3 wide receivers), empty shotgun set featuring two wingbacks. They were lied to pre-snap by the Seahawks’ 3-1-7 big seven defensive back (bandit personnel) defense on this 3rd and 12.It looked like a cover-2 man press defense. Instead, Seattle rushed just two of their players. Jacob Martin, lined up at left end, dropped as his green dog assignment required him to stop his rush and cover the releasing man one-on-one.Meanwhile, in the deep secondary, Delano Hill bracketed Thielen over the top. The coverage saw Griffin and Hill double cover Thielen. The other safety, Tedric Thompson, was assigned Diggs deep. Diggs had to contend with the man coverage of Justin Coleman, walling from the initially sugared Akeem King and Thompson: triple coverage. Cousins first looked at Diggs Bradley McDougald Color Rush Jersey , expecting the middle of the field to be open. He quickly progressed, given the safety movement and immediate two-man plastering. His second read was Thielen’s in-breaking deep route outside. The underneath and over the top layers smothered Thielen, making this even less preferable of a throw.Checking that Martin had dropped with the flat route checkdown, Cousins panned to the other side of the field and the checkdown of Dalvin Cook in the flat. Bobby Wagner, in man coverage over the running back, dropped him for a loss. (The refs made a very strange call on Wagner here, but the coverage still worked beautifully.)Bracket/Bandit #2The bizarre flag on Wagner kept Minnesota’s drive alive, only for them to stall in similar fashion on the next third down—a 3rd and 12. The Vikings plumped for an 11 personnel shotgun trips formation; the Seahawks once more responded with a 3-1-7 big bandit (7 DBs).The assignments were similar, as was the result. King walled Diggs’ skinny post route, along with the man-to-man press coverage of Griffin and the bracketing of Hill. On the opposite side of the field, the isolated Thielen had Thompson work his way over the top to double cover him above Tre Flowers. It was this safety movement that Cousins first observed. Correctly choosing to move to his next read, Cousins again saw a triple-covered Diggs. He went for the one-on-one the defense produced. Coleman worked well on Aldrick Robinson’s wickedly angled vertical route Brett Hundley Color Rush Jersey , staying easily in phase with the receiver.Up front, Jarran Reed managed to command a double-team (benefited by pre-snap sugaring) that saw Martin get a one-on-one with right tackle Brian O’Neill. Beating him for speed to the corner, Martin dipped through and registered a hit on Cousins. Hurried, Cousins’ pass fell nowhere near the intended receiver and Coleman’s sound coverage. Change-Up Seattle’s ability to adapt to their opponent is a massively underrated aspect to Pete Carroll’s genius as a defensive coach. Undoubtedly, Norton Jr. had influence on the scheme too. The Seahawks’ near-perfect execution had Cousins reeling: they went to match-quarters stuff for the rest of the game and it was similarly effective.Said Cousins:The proactive measures neutered the Vikings’ offense of any tangible threat. It was deadly, like Nolan Ryan’s circle change-up after a ton of scorching fastballs. Minnesota was left looking silly.Bobby Wagner reflected on the Bandit coverage post-game:Here’s what Carroll thought of the schematic tweak: With a playoff run now nearly certain, it’s comforting to know that Seattle has ways of taking lethal receivers out of games. Cousins was persistently forced to his tertiary read and he looked shell-shocked in the big moments. A stifling defense that imposes that level of psychological stress on a quarterback is something that screams SEAHAWKS IN DECEMBER. The astonishing part is we can think that about this rebuilding iteration of Carroll’s Seattle. I’m in!]]> Welcome Mat Mon, 29 Jul 2019 06:43:19 +0000 Subject: Saints general manager Mickey Loomis - by: zhangzk Rock Ya-Sin Jersey , La. (AP) — and coach Sean Payton left no doubt about their willingness to give up multiple draft picks — in the present and future — to go after prospects they like.New Orleans began the draft not slated to pick until near the end of the second round — 62nd overall — and with no other selections in the first four rounds.Two trades later, the Saints had acquired Texas A&M center Erik McCoy 48th overall and Florida safety Chauncey Gardner-Johnson with the third pick of the fourth round.“If you like the player, go get him,” Loomis said. “That’s our philosophy.”While only time will tell if the deals were worth it, the generally guarded Loomis sounded eager to emphasize the value the Saints believed they found with only five total draft choices after trades had sent away four picks from this year and one second-rounder in 2020.Loomis declared that with picks 48, 105 and 177, the Saints acquired three players they had rated in the top 70 going into the draft. The third player New Orleans drafted was Rutgers safety Saquan Hampton in the sixth round.Using the analogy, “More swings, more hits,” Loomis acknowledged that there can be benefits to trading down and stockpiling picks rather than giving away multiple picks to move up for a single selection.In this case, Loomis said, the Saints sought “quality over quantity.” Loomis added that the current state of the Saints’ roster — with most players back from a team that nearly advanced to the Super Bowl — was a factor in that approach.WHO THEY GOTThe 6-foot-4, 303-pound McCoy started every game for the past three seasons for a prolific Aggies offense and was also a captain, an indication of his leadership ability.“You see his strength on tape in each game you watch. We really had a high grade on him,” Payton said. “He obviously played at a high level of competition and you see the consistency, and there were just a lot of things to like.”The 5-11, 210-pound Gardner-Johnson had nine interceptions at Florida, returning three for touchdowns. Four of his interceptions — and two of his TD returns — came last season. Loomis said the Saints see the former Gator as someone who can play either safety spot.“That was one of the things we like about him — his versatility,” Loomis said.The Saints also had a pair of seventh-round picks with which they selected Notre Dame tight end Alize Mack at 231 overall and Idaho edge rusher Kaden Elliss at 244.Mack has been widely characterized as a disappointment at Notre Dame. But the NFL has plenty of examples of players whose relative lack of college production belied their pro potential.“Obviously, he was a really highly decorated high school player ,” Loomis said. “Whether he met (Notre Dame’s) expectations or his, that’s for someone else to say, but we like the talent and we like where we got him. … He’ll get every opportunity to succeed here.”SURPRISE MOVEThe trade with Miami that allowed the Saints to draft McCoy cost New Orleans their second-round picks this year and next, as well as a sixth-rounder this year. But New Orleans also got Miami’s fourth-rounder in that deal, which the Saints used in a trade with the Jets to move up 11 spots and take Gardner-Johnson.“The key to that was getting the (fourth-round pick) back when we made the trade to get McCoy,” Loomis said.HOW THEY DIDWith their top three picks, the Saints addressed positions where they had lost veteran regulars. Center Max Unger, selected to the 2018 Pro Bowl, retired after the season. New Orleans also released veteran safety Kurt Coleman after signing him as a free agent just one year earlier.And while the Saints had no apparent need to find a rookie who could start right away, they might have found one in McCoy, a player Payton said they expected to be drafted as early as the end of the first round.Before drafting McCoy, the Saints had responded to Unger’s retirement by signing free agent Nick Easton, a former starting center in Minnesota.Payton noted that Easton and McCoy each are versatile enough to play center or guard, and the coach sounded pleased to have both on the roster to improve depth within the unit responsible for protecting 40-year-old record-setting quarterback Drew Brees and blocking for third-year star running back Alvin Kamara.WHAT’S NEXT?The Saints still need to find more interior defensive linemen, either by signing remaining veteran free agents, trades or signing undrafted rookies.Starting defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins is expected to miss at least the early part of the season while coming back from a torn Achilles, Tyeler Davison left in free agency and David Onyemata could be suspended up to four games for a misdemeanor marijuana citation. ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Chris Harris Jr. finally feels appreciated — financially.“Oh yeah, definitely more satisfied for what I do on the field. I definitely get more respect around the league for what I’ve done and I mean,]]> Welcome Mat Fri, 26 Jul 2019 06:43:10 +0000 Subject: Misbehaving owners of sports teams have drawn head - by: zhangzk Will Harris Jersey , New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft faces misdemeanor charges of soliciting a prostitute after police said he was twice videotaped paying for a sex act at a massage parlor in Florida amid a crackdown on sex trafficking.He joins a list of current and former NFL owners accused of crimes or social misconduct.Last year, Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson sold the team after allegations surfaced of sexual and racial misconduct in the workplace. Following a six-month investigation by the league, he was fined $2.7 million. Richardson, the team’s founder, then sold the franchise to David Tepper for $2.2 billion.Cleveland Browns owner Jim Haslam had legal troubles while CEO of Pilot Flying J, one of the nation’s largest truck-stop chains. Company executives either pleaded guilty or were convicted in a fraud scheme worth more than $50 million. Haslam claimed he didn’t know about the scheme in which customers were underpaid on promised rebates for fuel purchases, and he was not charged.Haslam bought the Browns in October 2012, six months before the FBI and IRS raided company headquarters. The NFL never disciplined him.Jim Irsay, whose Indianapolis Colts won a Super Bowl for the 2006 season under his leadership, had acknowledged having a painkiller addiction in 2002 and sought treatment. The DEA investigated the case, but local prosecutors did not file charges.Then, in March 2014 , Irsay was arrested near his home in suburban Carmel and was held overnight after he failed sobriety tests and police found prescription medications in his car. The police said the drugs in Irsay’s vehicle were not associated with any of the prescription bottles found inside. He was charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated, along with four felony counts of possession of a controlled substance; police also found $29,009 in cash.He again sought treatment and in September 2014 pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of driving while intoxicated, agreeing to undergo drug testing for a year. Irsay also admitted he was under the influence of the painkillers oxycodone and hydrocodone when he was arrested.NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell suspended Irsay for six games and fined him $500,000.Ed DeBartolo Jr., who built the San Francisco 49ers‘ 1980s-90s dynasty with Bill Walsh as coach, was involved in one of the biggest owners’ scandals in the sport’s history. In 1998, he pleaded guilty to failing to report a felony when he paid $400,000 to former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards in exchange for a riverboat gambling license.DeBartolo was suspended from the NFL for one year in 1999 for his role in the gambling fraud scandal. He also handed over control of the team to his sister, Denise DeBartolo York, and never returned to the 49ers.Former Philadelphia Eagles owner Leonard Tose had to sell the team in 1985 to pay off more than $25 million in debts to Atlantic City casinos.Football hardly stands alone in the owners’ misbehavior market.Cincinnati Reds owner Marge Schott was sued by former employees during the days of the Big Red Machine for being a racist and, at one point Rashan Gary Jersey , was quoted in The New York Times as saying Adolf Hitler initially was good for Germany; that her use of racially inappropriate words was in jest; and that she didn’t understand why certain ethnically insulting words were offensive.In 1993, Schott was suspended for one year by Major League Baseball and fined $25,000 for language that MLB’s executive council deemed “racially and ethnically offensive.”Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling was fined $2.5 million and banned from the NBA for life in 2014 for racist comments he made to a friend. Sterling scolded her for posting pictures on Instagram in which she was accompanied by Basketball Hall of Famer Magic Johnson and Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp, both black.“Why are you taking pictures with minorities, why?” Sterling was recorded as saying. “Don’t put him on an Instagram for the world to have to see so they have to call me. . And don’t bring him to my games, OK? … Yeah, it bothers me a lot that you want to promo, broadcast that you’re associating with black people. Do you have to?”The Rigas family owned the NHL’s Buffalo Sabres in the late 1990s and early 2000s. It was forced to relinquish control of the team after indictments on bank and security fraud charges for raiding the coffers of their cable company, Adelphia. The Sabres played the 2003-04 season under NHL operation before being purchased out of bankruptcy by Thomas Golisano.Last year, NASCAR’s Brian France , whose family owns the stock car racing circuit and many of the tracks where it competes, was arrested in New York on charges of aggravated driving while intoxicated and criminal possession of a controlled substance. He immediately took a leave of absence and his uncle , Jim France, stepped in as chairman and CEO.Perhaps the most documented misbehavior by a franchise owner occurred with George Steinbrenner of the New York Yankees.A 15-count indictment was handed up in 1974 in Cleveland federal court for violations of election laws. Steinbrenner pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to make illegal campaign contributions, then was suspended by Commissioner Bowie Kuhn for two years. That suspension was lifted after 15 months for good behavior.Steinbrenner frequently was fined for publicly criticizing umpires and for tampering. He was forced to resign as the team’s managing general partner in 1990 for dealings with and a $40,000 payment to self-described gambler Howard Spira. Steinbrenner returned to his position on March 1, 1993. ATLANTA (AP) — After keeping Tom Brady out of the end zone for three and a half quarters, the Los Angeles Rams‘ defense finally blinked.In this Super Bowl, that one brief lapse was too much to overcome. Even holding the New England Patriots to one field goal until midway through the fourth quarter wasn’t good enough.For the sixth time in his career, Brady found a way to win the Super Bowl. The Rams defense had done enough to win most games, but the Los Angeles offense didn’t do its part.That gave Brady a chance for one touchdown drive in the fourth quarter, and he delivered.“That’s our role, to disrupt the passer and disrupt the running game,” said Rams defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh following New England’s 13-3 win on Sunday night. “For the most part we did that Elgton Jenkins Jersey , but we just didn’t close it out. That’s on us.”The low scoring total in any game with the powerful Patriots was a surprise.“They hardly scored and we were in this game until the end of the fourth quarter,” said linebacker Cory Littleton. “We were doing everything just fine and we just made mistakes at the end and they capitalized.”Littleton helped set the tone for the Rams’ strong defensive game with his first-quarter interception after Brady’s first pass was deflected.“We were in a zone defense,” Littleton said. “I’m a hustle player. I’m reading the quarterback … (Nickell) Robey-Coleman makes a great deflection, ball is in the air and I pick it off.”After being contained most of the game, Brady struck quickly when he suddenly solved the Rams’ defense in the decisive fourth-quarter touchdown drive.Brady completed four straight passes, including 18- and 29-yard strikes to Rob Gronkowski. The last catch set up Sony Michel’s 2-yard scoring run. The game’s only touchdown left the Rams with a deficit they wouldn’t overcome.“It was a hell of a game,” said Rams cornerback Marcus Peters. “We just didn’t get it done.”Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald was frustrated by Brady’s crucial 29-yard pass to Gronkowski.“I had an opportunity there on a one-on-one,” Donald said. “I got off my one-on-one clean. (Brady) was sitting back there and had time to make a good pass. He made a good play.”The Rams held New England to 13 points despite giving up 407 total yards and 22 first downs.“I thought our defense did a nice job, but they were able to make some plays here and there,” said Rams coach Sean McVay, who gave credit to Brady and the Patriots. “You see why they are a great football team.”]]> Welcome Mat Fri, 26 Jul 2019 03:47:56 +0000 Subject: The Atlanta Falcons placed a franchise tag on Grad - by: zhangzk , Ga. (AP) — on Monday while saying they still hope to negotiate a long-term contract with the defensive tackle.The $15.209 million tag comes after Jarrett was a bright spot in the Falcons’ disappointing 2018 season. Jarrett had 52 tackles and set career highs with six sacks and three forced fumbles as the leader of Atlanta’s defensive front.Jarrett, 25, was seen as one of the top free agents at defensive tackle. General manager Thomas Dimitroff had no intention of allowing Jarrett to become an unrestricted free agent on March 13.“As we have said since the end of the season, getting a deal done with Grady is our priority,” Dimitroff said in a statement.“Applying the franchise tag to him does not change that in any way. Our aim is for Grady to be an integral part of our plan for many years to come and this allows us to extend our negotiating window.”The Falcons can negotiate with Jarrett until July 15.The non-exclusive tag means Jarrett can still be courted by other teams. If Jarrett signs an offer sheet from another team and the Falcons don’t match the offer, that team must give Atlanta two first-round draft picks.Jarrett Qadree Ollison Jersey , a fifth-round pick from Clemson in 2015, has started at least 14 games in three straight seasons. His sacks total has climbed each season. He has 14 through four seasons.The Falcons reached an agreement on a new two-year deal with backup quarterback Matt Schaub last week but may not have cap room to retain some other potential free agents, including running back Tevin Coleman.The Falcons have about $22 million to work with under the salary cap. Jarrett will claim a large portion of that space.“Grady is a very important part of our football team and it’s important that he’s back,” Dimitroff said last week at the NFL combine.Dimitroff has other offseason goals, including a new deal for wide receiver Julio Jones.“Still don’t have a timetable on that,” Dimitroff said last week Marquise Brown Jersey , adding the team is “in a really good place with Julio.” Tom Brady has dominated the NFL for much longer than anyone would have ever guessed back nearly two decades ago. The list of accolades is long – really long – and it just keeps growing. Brady is the savior in New England and he has become the most overly scrutinized athlete since his rise to fame. But that’s what five Super Bowl rings will do. All the haters quickly come out into the spotlight any time Brady’s name is dropped.You think Brady cares? Heck no. His wife is one of the most attractive women in the world, he’s a multi-millionaire and won’t have to worry about money for the rest of his life, and he may go down as the best athlete to ever play the game of football (at the least he’s the winningest quarterback of all time). Even though Brady might go down as the best player in NFL history, next year his aging body will falter. But what can we expect from a quarterback who will be 40 next season? If we look at the history of the league and what the aging human body has done to performance, it is safe to say Brady will be sidelined with injury, or that he’ll begin throwing more interceptions as he loses some of that power and accuracy on his throws.But next season will prove to be odd for good ole’ Tom. Next season will be oddly average for the superstar quarterback. Sure , he’ll still be better than a good chunk of quarterbacks and will post better numbers than a lot of the guys out there. But he will also see a good chunk of quarterbacks outperform him for the first time in a very long time. With this list we look at the eight quarterbacks who will be better than Brady, and seven quarterbacks who will be worse than the future first ballot Hall of Famer.]]> Welcome Mat Fri, 26 Jul 2019 03:15:26 +0000 Subject: Cam Newton and Jameis Winston know - by: zhangzk Will Harris Jersey , Fla. (AP) — there’s no surefire way for a quarterback to lead a team out of a funk.What works in one situation may not necessarily be the answer in another.Newton’s second-place Carolina Panthers (6-5) have lost three straight games following a 6-2 start, moving closer to the bottom of the NFC South than the top.Winston’s getting another chance to lead the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-7) out of the division cellar after spending a month on the bench because of his propensity for making costly mistakes.“In the NFL, part of winning is not losing, not beating yourself,” Bucs coach Dirk Koetter said, reflecting on Winston delivering his best performance of the season to help Tampa Bay stop a four-game skid last week.“You have to just keep it simple,” said Winston, who lost his starting job after turning the ball over 11 times in 14 quarters.The fourth-year pro said the difference during last week’s 27-9 rout of San Francisco was his decisiveness with the football.“I’m thinking about one play at a time, one completion at a time, one game at a time,” Winston said. “It’s easier to keep it simple when you’re decisive, making quick decisions and getting the ball out of your hands.”The Panthers haven’t won since beating the Bucs 42-28 at home on Nov. 4. Kicking woes factored in narrow losses the past two weeks to Detroit and Seattle, however, and Newton said he’s focused on the next opportunity to get back on track.Win or lose, he has learned you give yourself 24 hours to get over the excitement or disappointment.“You can either celebrate or sulk and sob,” the Carolina quarterback said. “After that 24 hours is up, let it go. That has been so helpful for me in my growth as a man.”For Winston , Sunday’s game against the Panthers represents the next test in what amounts to an audition to determine if he’s Tampa Bay’s quarterback of the future.The 24-year-old didn’t face the Panthers last time. He was benched after throwing four interceptions the previous week at Cincinnati.Some things to watch when the NFC South rivals meet:NEWTON LIKES WHERE HE’S ATNewton said this week he’s playing the best football of his career, despite a three-game losing streak.Newton has thrown at least two TD passes in 10 straight games and seems to be thriving in Norv Turner’s offensive scheme.“I’m just feeling in control,” Newton said. “There are no question marks. My assuredness of every single play I know exactly what I’m supposed to do.”McCAFFREY ON THE RUNChristian McCaffrey last week became the first Panthers running back to eclipse 100 yards rushing and 100 yards receiving in the same game. His 237 yards from scrimmage against the Seahawks were the most in franchise history.McCaffrey had 157 yards from scrimmage and two TDs rushing in the last meeting with the Bucs.Newton joked that you shouldn’t call the 5-foot-10, 205-pound McCaffrey “small,” because he hates being labeled a small back.“C-Mac has defied all odds,” Newton said. “With C-Mac, he has always been a workhorse. He’s always been a playmaker. There’s no denying that. My thing is when you draft a person, is he comfortable with the game on the line?”WHERE ARE THE TURNOVERSCarolina’s defense has thrived on takeaways over the years, but they have been struggling in that area of late. The Panthers haven’t forced a turnover in the three games since they last played the Buccaneers. In that game they intercepted Ryan Fitzpatrick twice.EVANS VS. BRADBERRYIn the last meeting, Carolina cornerback James Bradberry put the clamps on Bucs receiver Mike Evans, holding Tampa Bay’s top receiver to one catch for 16 yards on 10 targets in a 42-28 victory at home.However, Bradberry has struggled in three games since giving up big plays in each of those games in losses to Pittsburgh, Detroit and Seattle.Bradberry is expected to draw Evans again.“They game-planned really well,” Evans said. “Even though they’re a one-high team, it felt like Eric Reid was just coming to me no matter what. And then Bradberry was underneath just pressing. So, I’ve got to be better, more physical , faster and stronger, and I think I will be this time around.” THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Sean McVay led the Los Angeles Rams from the NFL’s depths to the Super Bowl in just two seasons, and he did it without a first-round pick in the first two draft classes of his tenure.The upcoming draft is the Rams’ first chance to add a truly elite talent chosen to the specifications of McVay and Wade Phillips. The coaches are eager to see what they can get.“This will be the first year that we have a first-round pick,” McVay said with a grin. “It’ll be fun.”Indeed, the Rams have a first-round pick for the first time in three years, even if it’s only the 31st overall after their 13-3 regular season.The previous time the Rams picked in the opening round, general manager Les Snead moved up to snag Jared Goff with the No. 1 overall choice, making a big splash with the club’s first draft selection since returning home to Los Angeles.Although this pick won’t be quite so splashy, the Rams have the opportunity and the need to draft a potential starter on either the offensive or defensive line.The departures of center John Sullivan, guard Rodger Saffold and nose tackle Ndamukong Suh opened vacancies that haven’t been definitively filled.The Rams don’t have a second-round pick after trading it to Kansas City last season in the deal for Marcus Peters. That means they’ll be tempted to move that first-round pick to gain more draft capital, but McVay would love an impact player from this draft after getting just a few major contributors since his arrival.From the first draft class of his tenure in 2017, the Rams came up with receivers Cooper Kupp and Josh Reynolds, starting safety John Johnson and linebacker Samson Ebukam. Los Angeles didn’t have a pick until the third round last spring, and fourth-rounder John Franklin-Myers made the biggest impact as a backup defensive end on the Super Bowl squad.Here are more things to ponder about the Rams draft:STOP THE RUNSuh helped the Rams to the Super Bowl in his only season in LA, but the veteran star didn’t always make a significant impact on regular-season games. Suh hasn’t signed with another team, but Snead has said he isn’t likely to return. That means the Rams need a new space-filler up front in Phillips’ 3-4 defense Darnell Savage Jr. Jersey , and this draft is thick with interior defensive line talent. A defensive tackle to play alongside Aaron Donald and Michael Brockers seems like the single most probable selection. Look for such names as Jerry Tillery of Notre Dame and Christian Wilkins of Clemson.O-LINE OPENINGThe Rams used their first two picks last season on offensive linemen, and both are in the running for starting jobs this fall. Third-round pick Joseph Noteboom appeared to play well in limited action as a rookie, while McVay spoke highly of fourth-round center Brian Allen. But several top offensive line prospects should be available if the Rams keep their first-round pick, and the right name could be irresistible.FIRST THINGS FIRSTSnead’s recent history with first-round picks is pretty solid, although he has had plenty of opportunities while taking over a team that went 13 years without a winning season. He drafted Brockers, Donald, Todd Gurley and Goff in a five-year span, but he also reached for receiver Tavon Austin in 2013 and whiffed on left tackle Greg Robinson with the second overall pick in 2014 — although Robinson’s career revival in Cleveland suggests former coach Jeff Fisher’s staff might have blown it there.ON THE EDGEThe Rams could always use another pass rusher, even with Donald returning from a 20½-sack season and Dante Fowler back in the fold alongside newcomer Clay Matthews. Johnson, the 91st overall pick in 2017, is the only defensive player chosen by the Rams in the first three rounds of the past four drafts. With plenty of edge-rushing talent in this draft, don’t be surprised if the Rams grab some early.WHAT THEY DON’T NEEDUnless an elite talent falls through the cracks, the Rams seem unlikely to add a skill position player with their first pick. Aside from the notable loss of late-season addition C.J. Anderson, the NFL’s second-most productive offense last season will return six of its top seven rushers and all of its top eight receivers — including Kupp, who will be back from his season-ending knee injury. Los Angeles even signed Blake Bortles as Goff’s backup.]]> Welcome Mat Fri, 26 Jul 2019 02:24:15 +0000 Subject: - by: zhangzk Nick Bosa Jersey , leading the Eagles on game-winning drives in the fourth quarter in the Super Bowl last February and in a 16-15 victory at Chicago in a wild-card game last week.He has the best passer rating (105.2) and highest completion percentage (69.8 percent) of any quarterback in postseason history with at least 150 attempts. Foles is 125 of 179 for 1,432 yards, 10 touchdowns and three interceptions. Two of those picks came against the Bears when Foles played with injured ribs and seemed to have trouble following through on his passes. Still, he tossed a 2-yard TD pass to Golden Tate on fourth down with 56 seconds remaining.Foles also has the best passer rating (146.5) on third and fourth downs in postseason history, completing 40 of 52 passes for 522 yards and six touchdowns with no interceptions in five career playoff games.And , he has a TD reception on the “Philly Special” play against the Patriots.Here’s a look inside more numbers heading into the divisional round of the playoffs:SIX SEED MAGIC: The Eagles and the Colts are trying to become only the third No. 6 seed to win a Super Bowl, joining the 2005 Steelers and 2010 Packers. Only three others advanced to the conference title game: the 2008 Eagles, 2008 Ravens and 2010 Jets.CHASING PITTSBURGH: The Cowboys have 35 postseason victories and the Patriots have 34. The Steelers are first with 36 wins and also first with six Super Bowl titles. Dallas and New England each has five.GUNSLINGERS: Patrick Mahomes, who led the NFL with 50 touchdown passes, and Andrew Luck Dre'Mont Jones Jersey , who was second with 39, have the most combined regular-season TD passes (89) among any opposing quarterbacks in a playoff game in the Super Bowl era. The Colts visit the Chiefs on Saturday.OLD-TIMERS: Tom Brady (41) and Philip Rivers (37) combine for a total of 28,688 days old, the oldest combined age by opposing starting quarterbacks in a postseason game in NFL history, surpassing Brady and Peyton Manning in 2016. The Patriots host the Chargers on Sunday.EARLY SCORES: The Eagles have won 19 straight games when they score in the first quarter , including 7-0 this season. The NFL Playoff matchups are set for Wild Card weekend. In no time at all, a champion will be crowned. Not only that, but one player will walk away knowing he had the biggest impact in his team’s championship victory by becoming the 51st Super Bowl MVP.Among the athletes to shout, “I’m going to Disneyland,” a tradition started in 1987 by MVP Phil Simms Hakeem Butler Jersey , there has been a combination of slam-dunk and questionable choices alike. 23 Super Bowl MVP awards have been bestowed upon Hall of Famers. That’s not counting times current players or recent retirees have won, such as Tom Brady (three times), Peyton Manning and Ray Lewis.This article therefore splits the fifteen players using two criteria. This list has ten slots that are occupied by the “worst” players to win a Super Bowl MVP. These individuals rose to the occasion of the big stage despite the absence of a Hall of Fame resume during their overall career. The final five players either have a bust in Canton or will join the Hall someday soon, but they won the award due to their position, legacy or bravado instead of Super Bowl performance.]]> Welcome Mat Fri, 26 Jul 2019 01:45:33 +0000 Subject: been diplomatic about their fortunate break, ackno - by: elaine95 Kendall Sheffield Jersey , N.J. (AP) — Aldrick Rosas came to the New York Giants‘ training camp as somewhat of a long shot to keep his job as placekicker.The former NAIA player struggled in his rookie season, hitting 18 of 25 field goals, while missing three of 23 extra points. Upsetting the coaching staff: his occasional tendency to have one of his kickoffs go out of bounds, allowing opponents to start drives at their 40-yard line.It wasn’t a good first year and Rosas knew it.So after giving himself a little time with his family — a daughter was born early last season — Rosas went back to work, and never stopped.Rosas was almost perfect in training camp and the preseason in beating out Marshall Koehn, a first-year free agent. It has paid off bigtime during the season: Rosas on Tuesday was voted to the NFC team in the Pro Bowl. The second-year pro has hit 28 of 29 field goal attempts and 25 of 26 PATs. His .966 field goal percentage is second in the NFL to former Giants kicker Robbie Gould (.967 on 29 of 30). His 109 points are ninth in the league.Among his field goals is a franchise record 57-yarder against Chicago. His only field goal missed was on a 52-yard attempt against Philadelphia on Oct. 11.“I don’t know how to describe it — shocking, just to get that support and votes from my peers and the fans, and everybody in the building, this organization just being behind me,” Rosas said Wednesday of the honor. “It’s real special.”Rosas said a lot of the credit has to go to long snapper Zak DeOssie, holder Riley Dixon, and the coaching staff.The soon to be 24-year-old said he has prospered by taking things day by day. He sorted out his kicking technique with former NFL kicker John Carney in San Diego in the offseason while working on his mental approach to the game.“He has put his nose to the grindstone,” said Dixon, a punter signed in the offseason who has become the holder in the operation John Cominsky Jersey , replacingBrad Wing. “He just kept working.”As Rosas spoke, DeOssie smiled in the background, somewhat like the proud dad. He has been with the Giants since 2007 and has been around a lot of good kickers.Rosas saw him smiling and called him “the oldest guy in the NFL” and “a dinosaur.”When DeOssie was asked if Rosas was paying for the holder and snapper to go to the Pro Bowl in Orlando, he quipped: “He bought us tickets.”Rosas, who wasn’t pursued by major colleges, has come a long way from kicking at Southern Oregon, a public liberal arts college in Ashland, Oregon with an enrollment of around 4,300 students. Big crowds on game days were a couple of hundred fans.He was signed as a free agent by Tennessee in May 2016 and released at the end of training camp. The Giants signed him to a reserve/future contact in January 2017 and he beat out veteran Mike Nugent in training camp.“Yeah, it’s starting to kind of hit now in these last couple of hours, and even last night,” Rosas said. “Just how, NAIA and small high school, just to last year Qadree Ollison Jersey , to kind of now. The story is still kind of getting written. When you’re around a great group of guys, a great organization, great fans, it’s just a huge blessing.”Rosas is one of coach Pat Shurmur’s favorite players. He looks like a buff linebacker, plays the same way, and makes kicks, too.NOTES: WR Odell Beckham Jr. (quad), LB Alec Ogletree (concussion), C Spencer Pulley (calf), WR Russell Shepard (ankle) and S Michael Thomas (excused absence) did not practice Wednesday. DL Kerry Wynn (thumb) was limited. THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Rams defensive back Nickell Robey-Coleman will pay his fine from the NFL for a helmet-to-helmet hit on New Orleans receiver Tommylee Lewis in the NFC championship game.The Rams’ slot cornerback wants to move past the drama surrounding that now-infamous hit, which also appeared to happen well before Drew Brees‘ pass arrived in the fourth quarter last Sunday. No flag was thrown for pass interference or for the helmet-to-helmet nature of the hit, possibly altering the outcome of Los Angeles’ 26-23 overtime victory at New Orleans.“It’s all good, and I’m moving on Ed Oliver Jersey ,” Robey-Coleman said. “That’s how the league feels. That’s their call.”Robey-Coleman confirmed he received a fine from the NFL on Friday, essentially a tacit acknowledgement by the league that a penalty should have been called. The NFL Network reported he was fined $26,739.Robey-Coleman wouldn’t say whether he agreed with the league’s decision to fine him for helmet-to-helmet contact, but the veteran defensive back acknowledged after the game that he could have easily been whistled for pass interference.“It’s the league’s call, the ref’s call,” Robey-Coleman said. “I have nothing to do with that (decision). I made a football play. The ref made his call, and there’s nothing else that I could do about it. That’s their call, and that’s something that you just have to live with as a football team, and we’re going to the Super Bowl, so we just have to move on.”They’re not done talking about it in New Orleans, however. The no-call has sparked outrage among the Saints and their fans, including calls for a Super Bowl boycott. Two lawsuits have been filed over the officiating, calling for everything from a replay of the game’s final moments to full refunds for Superdome fans.New Orleans coach Sean Payton said the referees “blew the call.”If Robey-Coleman had been flagged, the Saints would have been able to wind down the clock to the final seconds of regulation before kicking a short field goal Cody Ford Jersey , putting them in a commanding position to win. Instead, the Rams are going to their first Super Bowl in 17 years after they drove for a tying field goal and an overtime winner.The Rams have been diplomatic about their fortunate break, acknowledging the sketchy nature of Robey-Coleman’s hit while also gently pointing out that one play doesn’t decide any game.“All we do as coaches, if a (penalty) is called, we usually get mad if it’s against us,” Los Angeles defensive coordinator Wade Phillips said. “If a (penalty) is not called, we thought they were holding Aaron Donald or something. But if they don’t call it, you go to the next play. That’s the way the game has been played for a long time.”By paying the fine instead of appealing it, Robey-Coleman hopes to turn his focus to facing Tom Brady and the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl in Atlanta next weekend. Robey-Coleman is likely to line up extensively against Julian Edelman, the Patriots’ vaunted slot receiver.“Him and Tom (Brady) work great together,” said Robey-Coleman, who faced the Patriots repeatedly during his time in the AFC East with the Buffalo Bills. “Can’t wait to get on the field and play against those guys.”]]> Welcome Mat Thu, 25 Jul 2019 07:35:12 +0000 Subject: … OF Ronald Acuna Jr. returned to the lineup on Fr - by: elaine95 , the last before the Olympics.

The Austrian six-time overall champion was fastest in both runs for a combined time of 2 minutes, 40.18 seconds on the Kandahar course – 1.57 seconds faster than compatriot Manuel Feller and 1.69 quicker than Ted Ligety of the United States.

”It’s really, really difficult to beat Marcel, unless he beats himself,” Ligety said. ”You have to ski as fast as you can and hope that’s good enough, but it probably won’t be if he skis as well as he can.”

Hirscher, who broke his ankle in the offseason and missed his entire preparation period, overtook Austrian great Hermann Maier’s career total of World Cup wins.

”It’s definitely something special to be Austria’s No. 1 in career victories so a huge day for myself,” said Hirscher, who only has Swedish standout Ingemar Stenmark ahead of him in men’s skiing with 86 wins.

”I give my best like every other athlete. But I’m quite stable this season and mentally everything is a little easier,” Hirscher said after his seventh giant slalom win in eight races. His third place at Val d’Isere in France was the only exception.

”I’m very happy and very surprised that this season is going so well Trysten Hill Jersey ,” the Austrian said.

The 25-year-old Feller almost lost control as he skied to the limit but managed to hang on to claim his first podium finish.

Ligety was 0.63 behind Hirscher after the first run.

”This hill is always a really tough hill. It’s not a place you can put two really good turns together, unless you’re Marcel,” Ligety said after he claimed his first podium place of the season.

It was his first since placing second in a super-G at Beaver Creek in December 2015.

”I’m happy to make that step here when it’s been a tough couple of years injury-wise,” Ligety said.

Henrik Kristoffersen, Hirscher’s closest rival in both the overall and giant slalom standings, finished fourth, 1.83 behind.

Hirscher stretched his lead over the Norwegian to 105 points in the discipline standings – with his 26th giant slalom victory – and 224 in the overall standings.

Alexis Pinturault, the only man other than Hirscher to have won any of the last 11 World Cup giant slaloms, finished 2.32 off the pace in ninth.

Julio Teheran was confident he could shake off his slow start against the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday night. Atlanta Braves manager Brian Snitker was not so sure.

Teheran walked the first two batters he faced and then buckled down to retire 15 of the next 16 as the Braves rolled to a 5-1 win over the Cardinals.

Teheran (6-5) allowed just two hits over six shutout innings. He struck out four and did not walk a batter after issuing two free passes over his first 13 pitches.

”The (heat) was kind of bothering me a little bit at first,” Teheran said. ”Then, I started concentrating on the game. When you get your head into what you want to do , everything else is secondary.”

Snikter was initially concerned.

”The first two or three batters, I was wondering if he was going to make it through,” Snitker said. ”Then he just kind of righted himself and he was sharp, efficient. His stuff was really good.”

It marked the fifth time this season that Teheran tossed six or more scoreless innings in 16 starts.

”He threw us a bunch of strikes and just kept guys off base,” St. Louis infielder Matt Carpenter said. ”He kept us off balance.”

Johan Camargo had three hits including a two-run double to help Atlanta win for only the fourth time in 13 games in St. Louis since the start of the 2016 season.

”We believe in ourselves and everything is possible,” Camargo said.

Dan Winker recorded his first major league save by retiring the only two batters he faced.

Miles Mikolas (8-3) gave up one run on seven hits in 6 1/3 innings for the Cardinals, who have lost two straight.

”I felt pretty good out there,” Mikolas said. ”It was tough dealing with the heat the first couple innings, but after that, I think I settled in.”

The Braves used successive singles by Camargo, Dansby Swanson and Danny Santana to load the bases with one out in the seventh. Austin Gomber relieved Mikolas and his first pitch glanced off Ender Inciarte’s helmet for a 1-0 lead.

Camargo slapped a two-run double off Jordan Hicks in the eighth to push the lead to 3-0 Tony Pollard Jersey , and Swanson capped off the three-run inning with a run-scoring single.

Swanson also had three hits, trying a season high.

Atlanta’s Ozzie Albies singled in the ninth to extend his hitting streak to a career-high nine games, and later scored on Nick Markakis‘ sacrifice fly.

Kolten Wong grounded into a fielder’s choice with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth as the Cardinals avoided a shutout.


Braves: C Tyler Flowers left the game with a right hamstring cramp after flying out to end the sixth inning. The game-time temperature was 92 degrees, ”I did everything I could to prepare for it,” Flowers said. ”No answer.”

… OF Ronald Acuna Jr. returned to the lineup on Friday after missing 27 games with a left knee sprain. He went 0 for 4 … RHP Brandon McCarthy was placed on the 10-day disabled list with right knee tendinitis. … RHP Matt Wisler was recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett.

Cardinals: INF Paul DeJong went 1 for 3 in his first rehab start with Triple-A Memphis on Friday. DeJong, who has missed 38 games with a fractured bone in his left hand, is likely to be recalled on Monday. … RHP Matt Bowman also began a rehab stint on Friday in Memphis. He has been sidelined with blisters and numbness in his fingers.


RHP Luke Weaver (4-6, 4.59) will face LHP Max Fried (0-2, 4.09) in the second of the three-game series on Saturday. Weaver struck out a season-high nine batters in an 8-2 win at Milwaukee on June 24. Fried was scratched from a scheduled start at Gwinnett on Friday.

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The game was originally rained out on April 15.

The Angels will continue east afterward and begin a three-game series against the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night.

The Royals (25-54) have lost 11 of 12 and 17 of 19.

The Angels (41-37) have lost two straight and trail the Seattle Mariners by six games for the second wild card from the American League.

Los Angeles left-hander Tyler Skaggs is scheduled to start on the mound after he was scratched Thursday against the visiting Toronto Blue Jays because of a sore hamstring.

Skaggs (6-4 Parris Campbell Jersey , 2.81 ERA) should have good memories of Kansas City. He threw seven shutout innings in each of his two career appearances against the Royals, both on their home field.

He allowed four hits and matched his career high with nine strikeouts on April 16, 2017, but was matched by Royals starter Ian Kennedy and Kansas City eventually scored a run in the bottom of the ninth to win 1-0.

Skaggs made his first career start in Kansas City in July 2016, which also marked his first major-league game back from Tommy John surgery performed nearly two years earlier. He allowed three hits in the 13-0 win.

The Angels are 6-0 against the Royals this season, but Skaggs has not appeared in any of those games. He last pitched July 15 at the Oakland A’s and did not allow an earned run in seven innings of an 8-4 win.

Skaggs is 3-0 in June with a 0.45 ERA, perhaps his best stretch since undergoing elbow surgery in August 2014.

“With Tyler, we’ve seen a constant growth in confidence,” Angels manager Mike Scioscia told the Los Angeles Times. “This guy’s worked so hard to get back to where he was and even a little above that now.”

Kansas City starter Jakob Junis (5-8 Bobby Okereke Jersey , 4.43) has been trending in the opposite direction, losing his past five starts.

He began the season by blanking the Detroit Tigers for seven innings in a 1-0 win on April 3 and doing the same six days later in a 1-0 win over the Seattle Mariners.

Junis then faced the Angels and was knocked out after allowing four runs and seven hits in 4 2/3 innings of a 5-3 loss in Kansas City, giving up home runs to Luis Valbuena, Justin Upton and Mike Trout.

Junis had allowed 19 home runs entering Sunday, tied for the major-league lead with Bartolo Colon.

“It’s definitely been a struggle for me,” he told reporters after his latest start. “I’ve given up a lot of home runs this year, so I’m very conscious of that. I’m trying to keep it in the ballpark, because when I do, that’s when I have success.”

Junis struggled even worse in his only other appearance against the Angels last June Khari Willis Jersey , giving up five runs and eight hits in 5 1/3 innings of a 9-0 loss in Anaheim.

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Subject: the speedbumps are, and navigate your way around t - by: elaine95 , only to be robbed of another fantastic finish by a veteran receiver’s uncharacteristic drop.“Football is a funny sport, especially playoff football. It’s tough,” Foles said after a tense 20-14 divisional playoff loss in New Orleans on Sunday. “We started the game off hot, battled the rest of the game and gave ourselves an opportunity to win at the end.”Indeed, Foles had the Eagles inside the Saints 30 with just less than two minutes left when his accurate slant pass bounced off of normally reliable receiver Alshon Jeffery’s hands and fell into the arms of Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore, virtually sealing Philadelphia’s fate.“I honestly felt at the bottom of my heart that when we walked out on the field, we’d been in that situation so many times that we were going to find a way to score a touchdown,” said Eagles tight end Zach Ertz, whose 16-yard catch over the middle helped get Philadelphia’s final drive rolling. “We were really close. That’s how it’s been all year. We’ve been extremely close a lot of times, and it just wasn’t our year.”After all, Foles engineered late, go-ahead drives in the playoffs a week earlier and last season in the Super Bowl.Time will tell if that was Foles’ finale with Philadelphia. The Eagles might not be able to justify keeping him around as they continue to develop young franchise QB Carson Wentz.They must decide by mid-February if they want to exercise a $20 million option to keep Foles — likely as a backup — for 2019.But if this was it Rock Ya-Sin Jersey , Foles latest performance won’t tarnish his Eagles legacy.“We went out there and gave it everything we had tonight,” said Foles, who finished 18 for 31 passing for 201 yards, one touchdown passing, one short rushing TD and two interceptions. “Everybody has to keep their head up high because that’s what it’s about. Sometimes you win and sometimes you lose. I don’t have any regrets.”With his score on a keeper in the fourth quarter, Foles joined Pittsburgh QB Kordell Stewart and New York Jets running back Freeman McNeil as the only players in the Super Bowl era with at least one TD on a pass, catch and a run in their career playoff games.“There’s always throws you’d like to have back,” Eagles coach Doug Peterson said. “But the way he hung in there and battled and gave our offense a chance to go down there and possibly win this football games, I thought overall he played pretty well.”Foles filled in memorably last season when Wentz had a knee injury and led the Eagles to their first NFL title since 1960, going 5-0 in games that he started and finished.Foles returned to the starting lineup after a back injury sidelined Wentz last month and led the Eagles to four straight wins, including a 16-15 comeback victory at Chicago in the wild-card round.Foles’ uncanny knack for staying poised under pressure was no less evident in New Orleans than in his previous high-stakes triumphs. He largely mitigated the effects of the deafening din of the Superdome with his calm decisiveness. He was not sacked and made only one pivotal mistake — an underthrown downfield pass that intercepted by Lattimore as the Eagles were seeking to build on their early two-TD lead.“I was trying to take a shot down the field and needed to get the ball another foot or so,” Foles said. “Lattimore made a good play.”The Saints capitalized on that turnover with a long , gritty drive made it 14-7, and New Orleans methodically scored 13 more unanswered points to pull out their sixth straight home playoff victory since coach Sean Payton and QB Drew Brees joined forces in New Orleans in 2006.Foles also could have used more time with the ball. The Saints dominated time of possession by nearly 33 minutes to 12 during the last three quarters.“He’s a good quarterback, man. He got the ball out quick. He did a good job of surveying the defense and trying to find out where to fit the ball in,” Saints defensive tackle Tyeler Davison said. “He had good poise in the pocket. But at the end of the day, he can only do what he can do.“Our game plan was to get after him, make him uncomfortable back there in the pocket and I feel like that worked.” NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans wrapped up their three-day mandatory minicamp not on a football field but with a field trip to hit golf balls.Their last football play? Dean Pees caught a ball punted off a Jugs machine before being swarmed by Titans defenders celebrating with the 69-year-old coordinator on Wednesday.Coach Mike Vrabel says Thursday’s trip to Topgolf was the result of evaluating where the Titans are at the end of their offseason program and a last attempt to keep everyone healthy for training camp.“I don’t think we’re going to beat anybody on this last day, but I think that we could certainly lose to some teams by losing guys,” Vrabel said Thursday. “I think that’s the biggest thing that you want as you come out of spring. You’re just trying to improve but stay as healthy as you possibly can.”Vrabel said there’s a fine line of preaching effort and finishing with players competing for jobs without pushing too hard, especially with coaches such as himself telling them to keep competing and finishing plays.Titans’ rookies and quarterbacks will report for training camp July 22 with the rest of the team arriving July 25, and Vrabel expects to be close to full strength then.Players such as rookie defensive lineman Jeffery Simmons, their top draft pick Parris Campbell Jersey , likely will be among a few Titans starting on the physically unable to perform list. Simmons is recovering after tearing his left ACL in February preparing for the draft.Right tackle Jack Conklin and tight end Jonnu Smith also are recovering from season-ending knee injuries. Rookie wide receiver A.J. Brown, who appeared to pull a muscle last week, was limited during minicamp but now has five weeks to heal up for training camp.For Vrabel, this wraps up his second straight offseason program. His mantra to the Titans for this season has been finding ways to go from good to great after three consecutive 9-7 seasons and only one playoff berth. How successful their offseason work was will only be seen once the season kicks off Sept. 8 at Cleveland.“That’s something that has to be evaluated ultimately by wins and losses,” Vrabel said. “That’s really what this comes down to.”Vrabel already has endured a debut season that featured the NFL’s longest game in the opener, injuries to a handful of key starters including quarterback Marcus Mariota, a veteran receiver asking to be released midseason and his defensive coordinator missing a key divisional road game due to illness. 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