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Subject: Dolphins fans we just don’t want - by: elaine95 Miami Dolphins Jerseys 2019 , the Dolphins have stripped away most of the high-priced veterans on the roster.But there’s still one sticking out like a sore high-priced veteran.Via Armando Salguero of the , safety Reshad Jones is the big outlier among the current roster, which could lead to a move later this offseason or certainly next year.It’s not that the 31-year-old Jones isn’t playing well. He had three interceptions last season, tied for the team lead. But he signed a five-year, $60 million extension in 2017, and it would cost more to cut him than keep him now. Releasing or trading him now would cause a huge dead money hit on the salary cap, while a deal after June 1 would make it effectively a wash against the cap (saving $100,000) over the $17.16 million he’s scheduled to count now.The Dolphins have younger (i.e. cheaper) options at safety, including Minkah Fitzpatrick and T.J. McDonald, so they could withstand the departure more easily than some other positions, where they’ve shed veterans without backfilling. Reactions to the 2019 Draft and Other News" />Skip to main contentclockmenumore-arrownoyesHorizontal - WhiteThe Phinsidera Miami Dolphins communityLog In or Sign UpLog InSign UpSectionsFanpostsFanshotsLibraryDolphinsOddsShopAboutMastheadCommunity GuidelinesStubHubMoreAll 322 blogs on Horizontal - WhiteSections 2018 NFL Draft2018 NFL Free Agency2018 Mock Drafts2018 Draft ProspectsHow about them Dolphins, eh?New,39comments Reactions to the 2019 Draft and Other NewsEDTShareTweetShareShareHow about them Dolphins, eh?Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty ImagesNow that we’ve all had a few days to let the 2019 NFL Draft sink in a bit, how are you all feeling about our Miami Dolphins? I think we can be hopeful after what Chris Grier did with the Draft. We filled some needs, gained an awesome slightly (okay maybe very) passionate energetic defensive lineman, managed to get a (top 10 pick in 2018) quarterback with two draft picks and a cheap salary, and several other great players. You’ve all probably seen the list, but here ya go again. Draft ReactionsFirst off, I’m giving Grier and the rest of the Dolphins’ staff an A on this Draft. I have a hard time understanding fans who are disappointed in how we did. I can see those who may have wanted a quarterback such as Murray (was not happening) Isaiah Prince Jersey nfl draft , Haskins, or Lock being upset. I get it. We desperately need a franchise quarterback but we also need other players. But first, I think we can all agree and be glad that we’re not Giants’ fans? There was a rumor and video clip, circulating that Thursday morning, saying the Dolphins were possibly interested in selecting Daniel Jones. Yes, you probably said, “Oh please God no!” like I did when I saw that, but thankfully the Giants beat us (I don’t think Grier was interested anyways). Thank you for all the potential hilarious memes/jokes that will be circulating because of your pick Giants. Take this one for instance. Good one, right? Definitely a reach there Giants. But,, overall I think we did alright.I watched the Draft at our Atlanta Dolphins’ fan club meeting spot with a fellow Fin’s buddy. There were a few Falcons’ fans there and they kept saying we would select Haskins. I kept saying no. I just didn’t feel like Grier/Flores wanted to use a first round pick on a quarterback. Before I go into my initial reaction here’s the deal. I was mentally prepared to be bad this season. We signed cake loving Fitzpatrick. We’re not supposed to win much with him and I accepted it. I was all aboard that 2020/2021 quarterback draft year train. I have been looking forward to having a season where we know we will be bad, but knowing it would be for the best. I know I wasn’t alone in that thought process. Right? We have a lot of holes to fill so I assumed that’s what we would do this draft. I was ignoring and dismissing all the quarterback chatter. I was hoping for someone like Wilkins. If you listened or read up on any mock drafts was listed as our potential pick on several lists. I was sold. Clemson’s defensive line was solid. I would have been happy with anyone from that team, to be honest.Back to Thursday, as many of you were probably doing as well, I had my phone in hand with Twitter ready to go and hoping I would be cheering and not yelling. Grier did not disappoint. These fellow Falcons’ fans weren’t so happy though. They wanted Wilkins. P.S. You’re welcome Houtz. So, yes, I’m happy with our picks. How can you not like a guy like this? The rest of the picks, I’ve heard mostly all good things, which is always a positive.I have not read heard too much about OT Isaiah Prince, but here is a quick clip by John Congemi discussing top qualities about Prince. I asked my brother about Auburn’s Chandler Cox and he said Infant Isaiah Prince Jersey , “Well he was about our only fullback and was an awesome blocker. He’ll be good.” My brother loves Auburn football as much as I love the Dolphins, so he was the first person I asked when we acquired Cox. If you want more of a breakdown here is Congemi again with another summary of our draft pick. Overall, I’m looking forward to this off season as we follow along with training camp to see how these newly acquired players do.Josh RosenOver the past couple of days many people have expressed their views on the Dolphins and Josh Rosen trade. Most are saying the Dolphins made a smart move. There are some who disagree, like beat writers Omar and Armando, but ultimately their opinion is just an opinion. Just like mine. We’re not the GM of a NFL team. As fans we support our team, pray that the front office knows what they’re doing and watch our team win games and ultimately the Super Bowl.I wanted to see what all was being said about the Rosen trade, now it’s been a couple of days and he had his first official day with the Dolphins.Below are some of the clips/tweets that crossed my newsfeed. First off, former Dolphins’ writer Ben Volin had this to say about the trade. He’s not wrong.Now let’s look at Josh Rosen’s thank you video again. Very classy of him to do, especially considering how Cardinals parted ways with him. You may have read or heard rumors about the relationship between him and former teammates/coaches being a negative one. Not so sure based on this tweet by Barry Jackson. Based on how he handled his first press conference today as a Dolphin, I think it’s accurate. In case you missed it, the Dolphins had a press conference yesterday to introduce Josh Rosen. Personally, he handled that press conference very well. I watched half of it live while at work, but went back later and re-watched it again. Here is a brief clip from it. I’m impressed how he handled the questioning. He came across very professional and honest. Someone asked him how he is feeling about the adversity and how uncomfortable he must be with this process has been and Josh replies with, “Your words.” Perfect response in my opinion. He continued with, “It’s another hurdle you gotta step over. You can’t look too too far ahead or in the past. Just gotta keep your head down.”He went on to say you work hard and hope in the next coming days, weeks, and years you look up and it’s been successful. I think that impressed me most because I can relate to that feeling. I apply that in my own personal life. My other passion in life is weight training (over 8yrs of various weight related sports) and I’ve definitely had some rough years and those times I just had to keep telling myself, don’t compare nor focus on the past and just keep giving all I have each day and go from there. We’re allowed to be critical of Rosen and it’s expected, especially as fans who had years of an average quarterback, but I feel we do owe him a chance to prove he is indeed a franchise quarterback. Let me state though Football Isaiah Prince Jersey , I’m not necessarily saying multiple years, but let’s see how these next few weeks/months are and go from there. Here’s a couple well made film breakdowns of our newly acquired quarterback. The first one is from his rookie year with the Cardinals. Good stuff. Not enough? Here’s Josh Houtz with some more film breakdown. Solid work there Houtz!Now, like I mentioned, not everyone agrees with the Josh Rosen trade. I for one was not happy about it at first. However, I’m learning to accept it and hope for the best. The last thing I want is for Rosen to be a bust and we potentially wasted a couple draft picks because of it. If we’re honest, you can say that about any new young player. We don’t know how someone will transition into the NFL from the Draft. It’s a risk every team makes. Ultimately as Dolphins fans we just don’t want another 7 years of, “This is our guy and he just needs a decent O-Line” like we did with Tannehill. I truly believe Grier will not put us in that position again. Let’s look at the positive of it, we have enough picks next year to draft another QB if he doesn’t impress us. I will end the Rosen talk for now with this.Kinda cool, eh?Final ThoughtsWe have a new coaching staff, two new quarterbacks, several young new and returning players, and several months until the 2019 season begins. I have no idea what to expect for this upcoming season or who will be our starting quarterback, but I’m going to enjoy the process of watching it all unfold, our team develop, and to see what our identity will be (please no corny season slogan tho like in the past). This is a slow time now for most of us football fans. Most weeks leading up to the season will be discussing individual players, coaches, new signings, and ultimately wondering who will make the final roster cut. I’m looking forward to getting to know our new Miami Dolphins team. Hopefully you are too.]]> Welcome Mat Tue, 21 Jan 2020 08:40:11 +0000 Subject: ebukam-jersey/]Samson Ebukam Jersey[/url] , he led - by: elaine95 Rob Havenstein Jersey , Melissa Whitworth thought her husband was about to retire. And every year, he keeps not retiring.But as 37-year-old Rams left tackle Andrew Whitworth enters his 14th season, his wife thinks he’s closer to actually using the snowboard she bought him to use when he’s done playing football.“I think it’s more likely than not that this [season] will be it,” Melissa Whitworth said, via Ryan Kartje of the . “But if you would’ve asked me last December what I thought, I would’ve told you it’s 100 percent he’s retiring. I was wrong then. So who knows?”Whitworth has continued to play at a high level Tyler Higbee Jersey , and finally making the playoffs with the Rams has sparked him to keep going longer than some expected (perhaps including his wife). But he said last year’s Super Bowl run made him think about the future.“It was one of those things where I felt like win or lose, it seemed like it was in people’s heads that if I won, that was it,”]]> Welcome Mat Tue, 21 Jan 2020 08:23:59 +0000 Subject: related suspension, the line was utterly dominatin - by: elaine95 Rob Havenstein Jersey , marveling at their intricacies and ingenuity.“Every single week they do something where you say, ‘That’s pretty good,'” McVay said with an understated smile. “I’d be lying if I said we haven’t stolen some of their stuff this year.”McVay gets a close-up look Monday night in one of the biggest games of the regular season and a possible Super Bowl preview.The Chiefs (9-1) are visiting the Rams (9-1) in a game originally scheduled for Mexico City before poor field conditions at Azteca Stadium prompted the NFL to move the game to California on six days’ notice.Instead, the Coliseum will host a meeting of two prolific offenses masterminded by coaches separated by 28 years of age, but shoulder-to-shoulder on the cutting edge of football.“He’s done a phenomenal job,” said Reid, a Los Angeles native who lives in Orange County in the offseason. “He came up through a good system. He’s put his own flair to it. He’s a smart kid. I am proud of him for the job he’s done.”Two offenses averaging 33 points per game have never met this late in a regular season, and the game is only the fifth meeting since 1970 between two one-loss or unbeaten teams in Week 11 or later.Kansas City’s Patrick Mahomes leads the NFL in yards passing with Jared Goff in second. The backfields contain Kansas City’s Kareem Hunt, last season’s NFL rushing champion, and Todd Gurley, the current runaway leader in the category.Offensive fireworks seem inevitable in a matchup tailor-made for prime time, even if the late venue switch caused logistical hurdles for ESPN . Both teams expressed disappointment about the game being moved out of Mexico City, even though McVay said it was “clearly the right thing to do” given the field conditions.“We’re certainly not going to complain about getting the chance to play at the Coliseum in front of a great atmosphere,” McVay said.More things to watch in the first “Monday Night Football” game at the Coliseum since 1985, and the Rams’ first in the venerable arena since 1979:ON THE MOVEThe late change of venue ruined a big night for thousands of Mexican fans and thrilled Rams fans who will get an eighth home game to cheer, but it had little effect on either team’s preparation. The Rams planned to spend the week in Colorado Springs to prepare for Mexico City’s altitude, and they decided to stay anyway — partly because several players and coaches wouldn’t be able to return to their homes this week because of wildfires surrounding the towns near the Rams’ training complex. The Chiefs merely altered their travel plans to take them west instead of south. “We really haven’t had to change much, other than going to a hotel in Los Angeles,” Reid said.GETTING HEALTHYThe Chiefs should have WR Sammy Watkins (foot) and LB Anthony Hitchens (ribs) on the field against the Rams. Neither played last week against Arizona Authentic David Edwards Jersey , though Hitchens was active in what Reid called “an emergency situation.” Undrafted rookie Ben Niemann got the start in Hitchens’ place and performed reasonably well. Watkins is returning to the Coliseum, where he spent last season as the Rams’ deep threat before getting a huge free-agent deal with the Chiefs.MAHOMES MOURNSMahomes spent part of the week mourning the death of his longtime girlfriend’s stepfather. The man had a medical emergency during their game against Arizona last Sunday, and Mahomes learned after leading Kansas City to a 26-14 victory that he had died. The Chiefs were off Tuesday and Wednesday, giving Mahomes time to spend with family, but he did not miss any practice time. “They’ve got some things organized and settled down from that side of it,” Reid said, “so he can do what he’s got to do.”OLD FRIENDSRams CB Marcus Peters spent his first three NFL seasons with Kansas City, making the Pro Bowl twice and establishing himself as an elite defender with 19 interceptions.But the Chiefs traded Peters to Los Angeles last offseason, and Reid has been reluctant to talk about why the organization gave up on the talented, occasionally volatile cornerback. Peters has generally played well in LA, although he acknowledged that he struggled two weeks ago when the Rams went up against the NFL’s other dominant offense at New Orleans.The Rams haven’t had any evident problems with Peters off the field, either. “He’s got a good feel for the game,” McVay said. “He’s passionate about it, and I think that I’ve been able to learn some things from him and enjoy being around him.”PROTECTING PATThe Chiefs allowed five sacks last week against Arizona, the first time all season that their hodgepodge offensive line has struggled that much. That’s not a good sign when the next opponent has NFL sacks leader Aaron Donald and Ndamukong Suh on the defensive line.The Chiefs have been playing without C Mitch Morse (concussion) and RG Laurent Duvernay-Tardif (broken leg), forcing them to shuffle things around. “You know,” Reid said, “I thought it could be a positive for us. That group hasn’t played a bunch together, and so (the Cardinals) did a couple of things in there that will help us down the road here and we can learn from.”What We Learned: LA Rams David Edwards Los Angeles Rams Jerseys , Week 1 The anticipation of a new season has now lifted a bit following the Rams victory over Oakland. The Rams were poked early, and finally flexed in the second half to tame a feisty Raiders team, under the lights of a raucous Oakland Alameda Coliseum. The game was a struggle at times, but ultimately ended up being a comfortable 20-point road victory, which is never something to take for granted. The season is still young, but a few things came into focus during Mondays action:Teams will unload the ball quickly to help abate the Rams inside pressure. With Aaron Donald and Ndamukong Suh creating strong push straight up the gut of the pocket, Derek Carr unloaded the ball quickly and effectively, in the first half. This has often been the case in the past as well, but we should see opponents follow this blueprint even more in 2018, utilizing short drops and tosses to the flats and short crossing patterns. Stopping skilled tight ends may be a recurring issue. Jared Cook was a real matchup problem for the Rams, who used a variety of matchups/coverages to try to slow him. Eventually, they ended up giving the assignment to cornerback Aqib Talib. With tight ends like Kyle Rudolph, George Kittles, and Travis Kelce on the docket, the Rams will need to solve this riddle. And quickly. Hopefully inside backer Mark Barron’s return will help them in future matchups. The Rams’ secondary is legit. Most of the Raiders targets were to tight end Jared Cook and running back Jalen Richard, but wide receivers Amari Cooper and Jordy Nelson were virtual no-shows. The secondary played with spunk and swagger and may become the unit that defines the defense’s personality this yearBrandin Cooks will be more useful than Sammy Watkins in the Rams offense. The Rams looked to Cooks often on Monday Night and found him in a variety of ways; a jet sweep, a couple of deep balls, out patterns, and on play action. He also drew a whopping 87 yards in pass interference penalties. The Raiders are by no means a stacked defense Los Angeles Rams Jerseys Stitched , but they looked hopeless at times, once the Rams got Gurley and Cooks rolling at once. The offensive line is still the rock that any offensive success will be built on. Sans Jamon Brown, who is serving a substance abuse-related suspension, the line was utterly dominating against the Raiders. With reserve guard Austin Blythe filling in for Brown, Goff’s bodyguards allowed very little Silver-and-Black pressure at all, throughout the game. The only time that the Raiders got to Goff was on an extremely slow-developing play, when Bruce Irvin finally broke free from Rob Havenstein to force a fumble. And about Jared Goff鈥off was off-target too often, and at times forced bad throws; but in all fairness he didn’t have a preseason to sharpen his game. Look for him to get a few more balls home this week against Arizona.In the meantime, he looked very comfortable as the captain of McVay’s offense. He had tons of time, and his body language no longer looks as a rookie-like. At the end of the day, if Goff’s roughest patch is a 20-point road-victory, with a couple of touchdowns, no picks, and a 97.2 passer rating, then the sun is shining in Ramland. Now let’s see what Week 2 reveals鈥]]> Welcome Mat Tue, 21 Jan 2020 08:00:48 +0000 Subject: go. If he can’t, he can’t. I’m proud of the guys t - by: elaine95 Chris Jones Jersey , especially as a father,” Hill wrote. “The false allegations originally reported in March were highly publicized and involved the care of my son. I am grateful for so many things and grateful for so many people who have supported me during this challenging time. I full respect and accept the NFL’s decision.“To the fans, friends, and family that I have made in Kansas City: I love you and thank you for your continued support. To the NFLPA, Mr. Ned Ehrlich: thank you for your dedication, understanding and guidance throughout this process. To the NFL, Commissioner Goodell and everyone who assisted in this investigation: thank you for your time and for conducting a thorough investigation. I will not let you down.“To the Kansas City Chiefs, Clark Hunt, Brett Veach, Coach Reid, the entire organization and Chiefs Kingdom: you gave me a home when everyone doubted me. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I love you all. I can assure you that I will continue to work to be the person, player, and teammate that you envisioned me to be.“To my children Tanoh Kpassagnon Jersey , my beautiful children: I love you all dearly and I promise you all that I will continue to strive to be the best father, the best friend, the best role model, and the best mentor that I can be.“I love you all.”Hill did not mention the mother of his son, Crystal Espinal, whom Hill was previously convicted of abusing while she was pregnant with their son, and whom Hill was caught on tape saying ought to be “terrified” of him. KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Andy Reid typically begins his postgame news conferences with a rundown of injuries, ranging from the run-of-the-mill bumps and bruises to the more serious stuff that keeps players out awhile.After Kansas City routed the Indianapolis Colts last weekend to reach its first AFC title game in 25 years, Reid stepped to the podium and said, well, not much of anything.“We really didn’t get anyone injured,” he admitted. “Everyone Armani Watts Jersey , knock on wood, came out OK.”In truth, the only teams healthier than the Chiefs at this juncture of the season have been done playing for weeks. Even guys who have been out of the lineup for a while, such as wide receiver Sammy Watkins, are back to full speed ahead of Sunday’s game against New England.The Chiefs are so well off right now that they just activated another starter, offensive lineman Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, off injured reserve Tuesday. He’d been out since Week 5 with a broken leg and has been practicing since Dec. 26, and now could be available against the Patriots.Whether he starts remains to be seen; Andrew Wylie has played quite well in his place.Regardless, the simple fact that the Chiefs’ best run blocker will be back on the sideline provides additional depth up front, and gives their high-powered offense even more confidence.The Chiefs waived veteran safety Ron Parker in a corresponding roster move.Watkins missed about six weeks with a foot injury, and the Chiefs’ offense seemed to be a beat off without their No. 2 wide receiver.But he finally returned against the Colts and caught six passes for 62 yards while drawing some of the attention off Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce, both of whom had monster games against what had been a stingy Indianapolis defense down the stretch.“I’m just thankful for the organization, the trainers Dorian O’Daniel Jersey , my coaches, for the six weeks getting me prepared to play this game and all week just getting me mentally prepared,” said Watkins, who signed a three-year, $36 million contract in the offseason to provide just what he did Saturday.“Just being on the field was great,” he said, “giving those guys energy.”Reid said Watkins appeared to come out of the game in good shape, and that he wasn’t worried about the speedster aggravating his foot injury before their showdown with the Patriots.“I think he’s doing OK. He felt good after the game. He felt pretty good yesterday,” Reid said. “He is sore just from playing, but the foot feels good.”If only the same could be said of Eric Berry’s foot.The one injury issue that has lingered for the Chiefs all season, and right into the playoffs, has been the painful heel of their star safety. Berry tore his Achilles’ tendon and missed nearly all of last season, and the heel began to cause him problems again in training camp. He tried to play late in the season but was shut down again ahead of Week 17 and did not play against the Colts.The Chiefs’ emotional leader Derrick Nnadi Jersey , not to mention a three-time All-Pro, Berry remains one of the biggest wild cards for Kansas City as it prepares to host the AFC title game for the first time.“We have had great communication through the process and most important that when he can play, he can protect himself and play at the level he wants to play at,” Reid said.“He didn’t feel like he was at that level (Saturday), which he has been great with communicating. If he can go, he can go. If he can’t, he can’t. I’m proud of the guys that stepped in and played, and played at such a high level.”The Chiefs signed Parker in part to fill Berry’s spot, and he had started most of the season with mixed results. He was finally benched with two games left in favor of Jordan Lucas, who has flourished in his newfound starting role to the point that Parker became expendable.Whether his release is another sign that Berry could play Sunday is an intriguing question.Reid remained noncommittal Monday and the Chiefs were off Tuesday, so the first chance for Berry to test out his bum heel will come during Wednesday afternoon’s practice.The first injury report of the week will also come out Wednesday.Berry’s name notwithstanding, it ought to be a pretty clean one for the Kansas City Chiefs.100<button class="view-gallery">View Gallery</button> Gallery:View from the sidelines: NFL cheerleaders 2018Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports | Raj Mehta]]> Welcome Mat Tue, 21 Jan 2020 07:15:43 +0000 Subject: Odell Beckham Jr. said they went into their matchu - by: elaine95 White Isaiah Wynn Jerseys , Josh Gordon was the NFL’s best wide receiver. Despite catching passes from the immortal trio of Jason Campbell, Brandon Weeden and Brian Hoyer, the 22-year old finished the season with 87 receptions for 1,646 yards – 30.4% of the Cleveland Browns’ offensive output that year – and nine touchdowns. In the five years since his breakout campaign, however, Gordon was never able to come close to the same production.His inability to stay on the field is the main reason for that: between 2014 and 2017, Gordon appeared in just 10 of a possible 64 games while missing more than two whole seasons due to various suspensions. Despite all that, the Browns held onto the immensely talented but troubled wideout – until last month that is: in mid-September, Cleveland put the 27-year old on the trade block after he had hurt his hamstring during a promotional photo shoot.Having plenty of issues at the wide receiver position, the New England Patriots decided to take a shot at Gordon. The team traded a fifth-round draft choice in 2019 to the Browns to acquire him and a conditional seventh-rounder – and with every new game Isaiah Wynn Jerseys 2019 , the trade keeps looking worse for Cleveland. One month has passed since the team shipped Gordon away, and by now he is an integral piece of one of the NFL’s highest-scoring offenses.Yesterday’s contest against the Chicago Bears was the latest example of just how absurd it is that New England was able to acquire a player of Gordon’s caliber for the price of a day three draft pick. Playing all but two offensive snaps, the 6’3, 225 lbs wide receiver caught four passes for a combined 100 yards – his first 100-yard performance since joining the Patriots, and only his second since the 2014 season.Along the way, Gordon made two of the biggest plays of the game. In the second quarter, he caught an impressive 19-yard pass to convert a 4th and 1; the Patriots scored a touchdown five plays later. In the fourth quarter, he caught a deep pass on a crossing pattern and, after breaking two tackle attempts, took the reception 55-yards to the Bears 1; the Patriots scored a touchdown two plays later.Both catches illustrate what Gordon brings to the Patriots offense: immense athletic ability paired with a natural feel for New England’s schemes and a high football IQ. On top of all that White Sony Michel Jerseys , his chemistry with quarterback Tom Brady also keeps growing by the week. “We are just going to keep developing our confidence in one another,” Brady said during his postgame press conference yesterday. “He’s making great plays when I throw him the ball.”Brady is not the only one of Gordon’s teammates to praise him after his first 100-yard performance in a Patriots uniform. “He’s working extremely hard,” running back and team captain James White noted after the game. “He’s buying in. Just paying attention to everything that the coaches have been talking to him about and he’s playing hard and he’s been making big plays for us.”“He’s a threat. He goes down the field and makes plays. He’s come in and he’s worked hard,” fellow wide receiver Julian Edelman, who caught five passes for 36 yards and a touchdown against the Bears, said about Gordon. Edelman, one of the more outspoken members on the Patriots, also had some words for the rest of the NFL: “I just want to say thanks to the league. It’s pretty cool to have a guy like him and play with a dynamic player.”The first team that needs to be mentioned when it comes to “the league” has to be the Browns. While they reached a dead end with Gordon, shipping him away to a team like the Patriots – a conference rival with the NFL’s best quarterback and coaching staff – for a fifth-round selection needs to be second guessed. Then again, personnel decisions are a big reason why Cleveland has won a combined three games over the last three seasons.EDIT: They also make the Cowboys look worse because Dallas just sent away a first round pick to the Oakland Raiders for WR Amari Cooper. Yikes. The dominance of the Patriots' defense was at the center of each of their eight consecutive victories to open the season.Its knack for forcing turnovers Sony Michel Jerseys 2019 , limiting opponents' rushing yards and ability to force three-and-outs helped it demoralize opposing offenses on a weekly basis.It did show some vulnerability during New England's lone loss of the season to the Ravens in Week 9. But the Patriots (8-1) still boast one of the NFL's best defensive units as they prepare for the second half of the season.With no defensive coordinator and coach Bill Belichick calling the plays, a veteran group of self-proclaimed "Boogeymen" linebackers and ball-hawking secondary lead a defense that is allowing a league-low 11 points per game and has forced an NFL-best 27 turnovers.But after facing a mostly soft schedule over its first nine games (opponents were a combined 21-43), New England will return from its bye staring at its toughest four-game stretch of the season. Those opponents — Philadelphia, Dallas, Houston and Kansas City — have a combined 22-13 record.It's a challenge New England's defense says it's ready to confront."We can't think we're going to fix every problem we've had during the season, during the bye week; it just doesn't work like that. I think if it did, you'd see a lot of better football teams," safety and captain Devin McCourty said. "It's not the first game we've ever lost."Nor is it the first time the Patriots' defense has dealt with criticism in recent years.It spent most of the 2018 season trying to prove that the departure of defensive coordinator Matt Patricia wouldn't prevent it from developing into a championship-caliber unit.Following a slow start, it did just that under Brian Flores, who helped it become one of the league's stingiest defenses by the end of the regular season. It went on to shut down the Rams in the Super Bowl to help secure New England's sixth Lombardi Trophy.After Flores departed this past offseason to become Miami's head coach Byron Cowart Jersey Boys , Belichick tapped former Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano to be his new defensive coordinator.But Schiano asked to leave the job for family reasons after just two months. Instead of finding a replacement, Belichick decided to take over play calling for the defense himself.He also brought in former Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo to coach the inside linebackers.Safety Duron Harmon said having Belichick assume play-calling duties only amplifies the presence he's always had."It's his defense," Harmon said. "He's ran this defense for a long time. So he's always had input. I've had different defensive coordinators since I've been here, so we're kind of used to dealing with change."And adapting to it.While Belichick hasn't altered much about the defense's alignment over the past three seasons, he has tweaked it this season.The Patriots still play a higher percentage of man-coverage sets than any other team in the league and the zero-blitz — or not using a deep safety to protect the back half of the field — is still one of its hallmarks.But New England has switched from a base 3-4 alignment to a 4-3.That's helped linebackers Jamie Collins, Dont'a Hightower and Kyle Van Noy move more freely in the middle of the field and created more opportunities for them as run stoppers.Another byproduct has been the creation of an overall atmosphere for forcing turnovers, which has become the Patriots' calling card. There is now an expectation among members of the defense to "hunt the football," McCourty said.Collins, Hightower and Van Noy collectively have forced five fumbles and have four fumble recoveries. Collins also has three interceptions — a career high.Meanwhile, the secondary has excelled on the back half on the field White Duke Dawson Jerseys , benefiting from the pressure the front seven is getting on quarterbacks to capitalize on errant passes. New England's defensive backs have been responsible for 13 interceptions.The result has been opponents having to alter their game plans.Browns receiver Odell Beckham Jr. said they went into their matchup against the Patriots with an aggressive plan to take shots down the field in the passing game. It didn't happen."I just felt like we didn't challenge as much as we could have," Beckham said. "I think we kind of shied away from it."Among the factors that likely contributed were Cleveland's three consecutive turnovers in the first quarter that put the Browns in a 17-0 hole.Hightower said turnovers are a carrot they chase each week in their attempt to shut down opposing offenses."Whenever we go out, we have the attitude that there's no reason why we can't force them to go three-and-out, there's no reason why we can't get a pick on the first play, there's no reason why we can't knock the ball out," he said. "Whenever you have 11 guys on the field that are conscious of the ball or the quarterback and running back, good things happen."Follow Kyle Hightower on Twitter at]]> Welcome Mat Tue, 21 Jan 2020 06:46:51 +0000 Subject: I would not be shocked in the least - by: elaine95 , really. They just went to Minneapolis last week which is about the same. But unlike their trip to Minneapolis, they won’t be boarding a flight back home Sunday night. They will be leaving the country.That trip is nearly 4000 miles and about 8 hours flight time. Which is better than their trip straight from Oakland to London last year, arriving the day before the game.In London the Raiders will set up camp and practice throughout the week, acclimating their bodies to the time change before facing the Chicago Bears as Tottenham Hotspur stadium next Sunday.“Well, obviously we are playing in Indianapolis this week and it’s an eight-hour flight I believe from Indianapolis to London,” Gruden said Friday. “Doesn’t make sense flying five hours back to California, then 14 hours to London. That had a lot to do with it and obviously what we did last year didn’t work out on the scoreboard, and it didn’t give me any reason to not try something else. So, we are going to go over there and have a great time and prepare our hearts out to hopefully play a good game in London.”It’s 10am in California and 6pm in London right now, so there is a significant time difference to consider. Jet lag is real.After the game, they will board their flight home which will be 5357 miles and have them on the plane for close to 12 hours.For a combined total of 11,290 miles flown. There are seven NFL teams that don’t fly that many miles all season. That’s also 25 hours on planes, and ten days away from home. Good thing they have the bye week afterward. They’re going to need it.Follow @LeviDamien As we all know, the Raiders have three first-round picks in this April’s NFL Draft. The latter two were acquired via trade, but the Raiders’ abysmal 4-12 record secured them the fourth overall pick. The team has plenty of holes to fill on both sides of the ball and Pick #4 brings with it a variety of options to help fill those holes.Of course Womens Derek Carr Jersey , much of this depends on where the Raiders decide to focus in free agency, and who they can get to sign with them. If they can get, say, JaDeveon Clowney, then edge rusher becomes less of a priority. The Raiders have lots of money to spend, and their impending move to Las Vegas could be attractive to free agents.But for this list, let’s assume free agency does not exist. How do the various options in this draft stack up?1) Edge RusherThe Raiders traded the best edge rusher in football before the 2018 season, but there are plenty of DE/OLB guys in this draft who could help fill that role and not cost a hundred million dollars. Nick Bosa of Ohio State is the best prospect, but he has had a concerning injury history. Despite that, he’s routinely been mocked to the Cardinals with the top overall selection. His Combine performance and medical report will have a lot to do with how much of a risk he’s perceived to be. Bosa clearly has the bloodline, with brother Joey already a star for the Chargers.Josh Allen, a DE/OLB for the Kentucky Wildcats, is also one of the top guys on the board. He’s the guy who most resembles Khalil Mack with his ability to force turnovers and stop the run and pass equally well. He can also drop back in coverage and has some skills in that regard.Also an option is Clemson DE Clelin Ferrell, who was instrumental in the Tigers’ victory over Alabama in the college football championship game and was a monster all season long. Rashan Gary of Michigan is a physical freak, but wasn’t extremely productive in college. Pairing him with former teammate Maurice Hurst could be an intriguing option for the Raiders.2) Interior DefenderThere are plenty of options here as well. This draft is stacked with quality defensive tackles. Quinnen Williams is the top DT on the board Womens Antonio Brown Jersey , and some consider him the best player available in the entire draft. He dominated interior offensive linemen all season long and is a physical marvel. Louisville’s Ed Oliver was at one time considered the top player available, but he fell down mock draft boards as the season went on due to some lingering health concerns. Still, he can take on double and triple teams and make an impact.Mississippi State’s Jeffrey Simmons has been climbing draft boards lately, and at 6’4” and 300 pounds he has the ability to disrupt plays in the backfield with his superlative size and speed. I’ve seen him mocked to the Raiders at number 4.3) Trade DownThe nightmare scenario is this, and frankly I think it’s exactly what’s going to happen. Bosa goes first to the Cardinals, Williams goes to the 49ers, and Josh Allen goes to the Jets. What do the Raiders do then? Take an edge guy or a DT who is a reach? Luckily for the Silver and Black, there are several intriguing quarterback options on the board that teams might want to move up for. Kyler Murray, Dwayne Haskins, and Drew Lock are the top guys in what is probably a fairly weak quarterback class. The top four teams in the draft don’t need a QB (unless you are totally off the Derek Carr train), but there are plenty of teams drafting later who do. The Dolphins, Broncos, Giants, Jaguars, and Indigenous Persons could all do with an upgrade. There are only so many blue-chip QB prospects to go around Antonio Brown Jersey White , and someone’s going to want their guy. When Heisman winner Murray eschewed baseball, it threw everything into flux.So, say the Raiders trade down a few spots. They can still get a quality edge rusher like Ferrell or Gary at a much better spot and also pick up a few picks for their trouble. Remember what the Chiefs paid for Patrick Mahomes, and what the Bears paid for Mitch Trubisky. The Broncos are said to be in love with Drew Lock, what if they’re scared of not getting him and being stuck with Case Keenum for another season? What if the Dolphins really want Murray? What if the Jaguars think Haskins is going to the Giants, and want to prevent that from happening? Hell, what if the Buccaneers decide they’re through with Jameis Winston? Even in their nightmare scenario, the Raiders are still in the driver’s seat.4) LinebackerAnd by linebacker, I mean Devin White. I would not be shocked in the least if White comes out and blows away the Combine with his size, speed and instincts. He’s been compared to some of the best linebackers ever, and if the Raiders think he’s the next Ray Lewis then by all means they should take him at fourth overall. It’s not like the team has a long-term answer at middle linebacker.White won’t help the team with edge rushing, but he can be the team’s anchor for a decade as a stopper in the middle. This pick would be far more palatable if the Raiders sign a good defensive end or two in free agency, and also CJ Mosley from the Ravens. Let’s hope the Raiders spend wisely and get their guys on the open market so they are free to be flexible come Draft Day.So, what would you like to see the Raiders do at the fourth pick?]]> Welcome Mat Tue, 21 Jan 2020 06:04:52 +0000 Subject: back. He had 17 carries - by: elaine95 Xavier Crawford Jersey 2019 , it’s still plenty early in the schedule. Yet there’s no denying both teams are ahead of schedule.Although the Buccaneers (2-1) come off a 30-27 home loss to Pittsburgh last Monday night, their offense behind backup quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick has been dynamic. Fitzpatrick started the three games that starter Jameis Winston was suspended and made a strong argument for keeping the job. Fitz leads the NFL with 1,230 yards passing and is second with 11 TD passes. He’s the only player in league history to throw for 400-plus yards in three consecutive games.Winston certainly has been impressed and promises not to make any waves.“It’s about the team’s success. I’m not a selfish player, it’s about our team,” Winston said. “We’re out here doing big things, and we’ve got to continue doing that.”Chicago (2-1) is doing big things on defense. The trade with Oakland for Khalil Mack has made a huge impact in the Windy City, making up for a mediocre offense.Mack is tied for the league lead with four sacks, with at least one in each game, and leads the NFL with three forced fumbles.“What he has done is completely elevated everybody else on defense,” coach Matt Nagy said. “When that happens, that’s rare, to have one guy affect a team like that.”Week 4 began with Jared Goff throwing for 465 yards and five touchdowns and getting a perfect quarterback rating in a 38-31 victory over Minnesota. The Rams are 4-0, while the Vikings are 1-2-1 and haven’t won since opening day.On byes are Carolina and Washington.Baltimore (2-1) at Pittsburgh (1-1-1)Classic NFL matchup, Part I.The Steelers have won nine straight games on Sunday nights, twice over the Ravens. But Baltimore has a rekindled offense, with Joe Flacco off to a sizzling start, helped by a trio of new receivers. Newcomer Michael Crabtree leads the Ravens with 15 catches and needs six to reach 600 for his career.Pittsburgh likely gets back top blocker David DeCastro for Ben Roethlisberger, whos is 21-3 in regular-season prime-time games at home, throwing for 55 touchdowns and 16 interceptions. Roethlisberger has thrown a TD pass in 45 straight home games, the third-longest streak in NFL history.If this comes down to kicking, Baltimore has a huge edge. The Ravens’ Justin Tucker has hit eight straight field goals from 50-plus yards and owns the best FG percentage (90.0) in NFL history. Pittsburgh’s Chris Boswell has hit just one of four field goals; the three misses match his entire 2017 total.Kansas City (3-0) at Denver (2-1), Monday nightClassic NFL matchup, Part II.Another prime-time showcase worth watching, this is a series of streaks. The Chiefs have taken five straight following seven straight losses. The offense is a buzzsaw: Kansas City is the third NFL team to score 38 or more points in its first three games (2007 Patriots, who were 16-0; 1967 Colts, who went 11-1-2).Patrick Mahomes has established an NFL record with 13 TDs through three games and zero interceptions to lead the league with a 137.4 passer rating. The second-year QB credits the depth of talent around him.“Guys everywhere Xavier Crawford Jersey Mens ,” Mahomes said. “Knowing that I have those weapons, whenever someone has to get a break — we say if you’re tired, get a break, because I know I can trust the next guy coming in.”The Chiefs can be scored on, though, and Denver had the NFL’s third-ranked rushing game with rookies Royce Freeman and Phillip Lindsay, the first undrafted player to eclipse 100 scrimmage yards in his first two NFL games.Plus, linebacker Von Miller , tied for the league lead with four sacks, is a Chiefs nemesis: Miller has eight sacks, 11 tackles for loss against Kansas City.Miami (3-0) at New England (1-2)Classic NFL matchup, Part III.Yes, the Patriots have so dominated the AFC East that we forget there are other teams in the division. This is the one team Tom Brady has fallen to the most, 10 times. Of course, he has beaten the Dolphins 21 times.Indeed, the last time the Dolphins won at New England was 2008, when Brady was sidelined by a knee injury.Miami already has seven interceptions; it had nine all of last season.Meanwhile, the Patriots have struggled to find any consistency. They ranks 25th on offense — other than Rob Gronkowski, Brady has little comfort with any receivers — and 28th on defense. Bill Belichick was outcoached by his former defensive coordinator, Matt Patricia, last Sunday night.But the Patriots have started slowly before and then become unstoppable.Philadelphia (2-1) at Tennessee (2-1)Philly likes playing AFC South squads: The Eagles have won seven straight games against them, the team’s longest active winning streak against any division.This could come down to the running game, particularly if Titans QB Marcus Mariota still is struggling with a right elbow injury that has affected his grip. The Eagles rank first in run defense after finishing first last season and also lead the NFL in time of possession (36:03).Cleveland (1-1-1) at Oakland (0-3)There are good vibes by Lake Erie and bad ones in the Bay Area.The Browns got their first win in 18 games by beating the Jets, and top overall draft choice Baker Mayfield led the way to take over as starting quarterback. Their defense has been relatively stout, led by the No. pick in the 2017 draft, Myles Garrett.Oakland’s decision to trade its best player Youth Xavier Crawford Jersey , Mack, and then the 0-3 start has worn thin any luster on Jon Gruden’s return. The Raiders are last in the NFL with three sacks, and tied for last with one takeaway. They have been outscored 37-3 in fourth quarters and are the second team in the last 20 years to start 0-3 when leading all three at halftime.Detroit (1-2) at Dallas (1-2)The Lions got off the schneid with that surprisingly dominant win against New England. They have the top-rated passing offense, but they also are a sieve against the run on defense.With Dallas struggling so much throwing the ball, look for RB Ezekiel Elliott to be very busy in this one. Elliott is tied with the 49ers‘ Matt Breida for the NFL rushing lead with 274 yards.San Francisco (1-2) at Los Angeles Chargers (1-2)Injuries probably have ruined the 49ers’ season. After giving Jimmy Garoppolo his big payday, they will be without him for the remainder of this year after he tore his ACL against KC. C.J. Beathard, who was in over his head last year in going 1-5, steps in.The Chargers have won the past four meetings and have a dangerous offense behind QB Philip Rivers and a ramped-up running game. Melvin Gordon and Austin Ekeler form the only pair of running backs on the same team with 250 or more scrimmage yards this season.Cincinnati (2-1) at Atlanta (1-2)Injuries are beginning to ruin the Falcons‘ season, too. They lost free safety Ricardo Allen with a torn Achilles tendon and he joins starters Keanu Neal (knee), a strong safety, and linebacker Deion Jones on the sidelines. Jones underwent foot surgery and is out until at least Nov. 18.Plus, defensive ends Takkarist McKinley and Derrick Shelby are nursing groin injuries.This is Cincinnati’s third road game already, and Atlanta’s third successive home game. The Bengals come in without starting RB Joe Mixon (knee), but are stunningly successful in the red zone. They have points on their last 29 times inside the 20-yard line (21 TDs, 8 FGs), the longest active streak in the NFL.Buffalo (1-2) at Green Bay (1-1-1)On a high after their stunning win at Minnesota as 16 ½-point underdogs, the Bills get another NFC North trip. Hey, it’s always good to do those in September.Buffalo’s rookie quarterback Josh Allen wasn’t intimidated by Minnesota’s staunch and physical defense. Green Bay’s doesn’t come close to resembling that group, and standout runner LeSean McCoy (ribs) vows he will be back.Aaron Rodgers figures to throw a bunch this week, with Davante Adams now his top target.New York Jets (1-2) at Jacksonville (2-1)Coming off a loss that easily could linger, and with safety Jamal Adams saying the Jets weren’t prepared for Mayfield when he replaced Tyrod Taylor in Cleveland’s victory, New York takes on ticked-off Jacksonville.The Jets have won four straight in this series, but those games were mostly against weak Jaguars teams. After the Jags struggled so much vs. Tennessee, they could take it out on rookie Sam Darnold with a sack-happy defense. And Darnold displayed happy feet against the Browns.New Orleans (2-1) at New York Giants (1-2)If Eli Manning gets protection, the Giants are competitive. That happened in last week’s win at Houston, and the Saints have been disappointing defending the pass.The excitement level ramps up in the running game as Giants rookie Saquon Barkley and the Saints’ Alvin Kamara White Xavier Crawford Jersey , last year’s Offensive Rookie of the Year, face off. Also intriguing: Saints WR Michael Thomas leads the league with 38 catches and 398 yards receiving. His catch total is an NFL best in a team’s first three games. New York’s Odell Beckham Jr. has a respectable 24 receptions, even if that pales compared to Thomas.Seattle (1-2) at Arizona (0-3)Two teams with messed-up offenses, although the Seahawks look like an indomitable force compared to Arizona.The Cardinals rank dead last in all offensive categories and have scored a total of 20 points. Now, rookie Josh Rosen will start, and while Seattle’s defense no longer has legion-like boom, it can be tricky and ranks eighth against the pass.A win will tie Pete Carroll with Mike Holmgren for the most coaching victories in Seattle history (90).Houston (0-3) at Indianapolis (1-2)Houston probably is the most disappointing team in the NFL, having gotten back J.J. Watt, Whitney Mercilus and Deshaun Watson for injury, yet not winning at all. Indeed, the Texans‘ last victory came in November 2017.They rarely fare well with Indy, which has a 25-7 edge in the series. The Colts’ next win will be No. 300 since moving from Baltimore to Indianapolis in 1984.Adam Vinatieri needs one field goal to break Morten Andersen’s NFL record (565). Vinatieri also needs three field-goal attempts to pass Gary Anderson (672) for second all-time, and one game played to pass George Blanda (340) for No. 4.Can’t kick about that.___ The Texans won the AFC South with a 20-3 victory over the Jaguars, but their quarterback paid a price.The Jaguars sacked Deshaun Watson five times and hit him 11 times, not to mention the 13 carries Watson had. He entered the game as the most sacked quarterback in the NFL with 56. Malik Jackson, Calais Campbell and Yannick Ngakoue each had 1.5 sacks as the Jaguars had no trouble penetrating the Texans’ porous offensive line.The Texans remain without a running game even after getting Lamar Miller back. He had 17 carries for 56 yards and a touchdown. Watson was the team’s leading rusher with 13 carries for 66 yards and a touchdown.Watson completed 25 of 35 passes for 234 yards, with DeAndre Hopkins catching 12 for 147.The Texans defense won the game, though, in holding the Jaguars to 119 total yards. Jacksonville’s only scoring drive was a four-play, 3-yard field-goal drive following a muffed punt by DeAndre Carter.Blake Bortles, playing in what he has conceded could be his final game for the Jaguars, completed 15 of 28 passes for 107 yards and an interception. He also led the Jaguars in rushing with 15 yards on four carries.J.J. Watt had 1.5 sacks, four tackles, a quarterback hit and a forced fumble.The Texans (11-5) will wait to see if they get a first-round bye but likely will play at home next week in a wild-card game.]]> Welcome Mat Tue, 21 Jan 2020 03:29:48 +0000 Subject: Lions Jersey[/url] , not better. Hmmm. The Battle - by: elaine95 Quandre Diggs Jersey , but we know one player who will be taking part in the Lions’ rookie minicamp later this year.Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that former Air Force player Ryan Watson recently worked out for the team and accepted an invitation to attend camp in May. Watson played linebacker in college, but is listed as a defensive end so he’s apparently switching positions in his bid for an NFL career.Watson finished school in 2016 and had a workout with the Cardinals that might have resulted in a contract if not for his two-year active duty commitment. That commitment ended this week and Watson also worked out for the Falcons.Watson had 97 tackles, 14.5 sacks and 20 tackles for loss in 38 college games. Saints tight end Garrett Griffin is the only Air Force alum currently on an NFL roster as guard Ben Garland remains a free agent after playing for Atlanta the last four years. I’m going to be completely honest with you all. I very seriously considered not even making an open thread for this “Thursday Night Football” game. I would be shocked if this article got more than five comments tonight. And if it does, it’s likely one person commenting six times to prove me wrong.The 1-6 Oakland Raiders are facing off against the 1-7 San Francisco 49ers. They’re trying to bill this game as “The Battle of the Bay” but it’s really more like The Battle of the Decay. No wait, I can do better than that. The Battle of the Bay Minus. Nope T.J. Hockenson Detroit Lions Jersey , not better. Hmmm. The Battle of the Nay. Fine, let’s go with that.The 49ers are already on their third-string quarterback, and it’s someone I’m certain you’ve never heard of before today. I’m being assured that Nick Mullens is not a fake name and is, indeed, an NFL quarterback. The good news for Mullens is that the Raiders have traded away all of their pass rushers T.J. Hockenson Jersey 2019 , so he may be able to act like it’s practice out there.If you want to talk about this game—why? You’re more than welcome to in the comment section below, but if you want to talk about anything else, that’s cool, too. The Red Wings are on. I’m sure there are some good TV shows running these days, too. How about that “Walking Dead” episode? I can’t believe that scene with the zombies! (sorry Color Rush T.J. Hockenson Jersey , spoilers!) Enjoy some “football.”]]> Welcome Mat Tue, 21 Jan 2020 02:36:36 +0000 Subject: candidates they’re choosing between - by: elaine95 Womens Jeff Driskel Jersey , as well as why the Bengals continue to receive no love in the national media." MailbagAnalysisVideosBengals mailbag: Linebacker potential and earning respectNew,19commentsWe’ve been received a bunch of questions from eager Bengals fans recently. A couple of them have asked how the linebacker group has looked in camps, as well as why the Bengals continue to receive no love in the national media.EDTShare this storyShare this on FacebookShare this on TwitterShareAll sharing optionsShareAll sharing options for:Bengals mailbag: Linebacker potential and earning respectTwitterFacebookRedditPocketFlipboardEmailIt’s officially the dead season of the NFL offseason, and Who Dey Nation is filled with equal amounts of excitement and curiosity. Without further ado, let’s get into some questions we did not answer on this week’s Orange and Black InsiderWe received this text message on our OBI line from Dave L. in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada: Thanks, Dave. It’s awesome to know that you all up north dig what we do. I’ll start with the second question, as that will be a shorter answer. To be honest, I’m not sure of the delay here, though I wouldn’t be too worried. With the CBA that was signed back in 2011, rookie contract holdouts are a thing of the past. Side note: thankfully this is the case, as rookie holdouts absolutely crippled this team, both in the pre-Marvin Lewis era and even in the early years of it.Dre’Mont Jones, the pick before Pratt in the third round, signed his contract with the Broncos a week ago, while pick No. 73 after Pratt, David Montgomery, also signed his a handful of days ago. Pratt’s deal will probably be in short order. As for how the group has looked, that’s up to interpretation. While Pratt was a nice get in the draft and Deshaun Davis seems to be a boost in depth, the team really didn’t make splashy moves to bolster what looks like one of their weaker positions in this upcoming season. Like many other spots on the roster, Cincinnati is banking on improved health and coaching to remedy issues. After all , the starting triad of Preston Brown, Vontaze Burfict and Nick Vigil missed a combined 23 games last season—often at overlapping times. But, Burfict is now in Oakland, while Pratt hasn’t been practicing because of the contract issue. Like many other players have done this offseason, Brown and other stars in the team’s secondary have lauded the new coaching staff because of their approach. As we talked about on the most recent episode of The Orange and Black Insider, the key to many position groups—especially the linebackers—is in the potential jump from young players. For instance, some forget that the Bengals used another third round pick on the position last year. The differences between that guy (Malik Jefferson) and Pratt are noticeable. Pratt seems to be a bit more well-rounded and ready to play now, while Jefferson is that classic “low floor/high ceiling” player. As it stands, plans for Jefferson are murky. He landed on Injured Reserve with a toe injury at the end of last season and still seems to be grinding for rotational snaps. It’s also a huge season for Brown, who signed a three-year, $21 million contract this offseason. Even though it seemed as if the Bengals were bidding against themselves, Cincinnati clearly values what he’ll bring from a leadership perspective—particularly with Burfict out of the picture. “I’m looking to take the next step as a leader,” Brown said to Geoff Hobson recently. “If I see something that’s wrong, it’s not just, ‘It’s all right.’ I have to say it. I just can’t let stuff go. You build bigger problems. “It can’t be, ‘If I do the right thing, maybe they’ll see it kind of thing.’ I have to be the vocal leader as well. It’s the perfect time for me.”This is all a long-winded way to say that reports on the linebackers haven’t been glowing, but it’s been practices in shorts and a helmet so far. Some of the offensive players have noticed an increased level of cohesion from their counterparts this summer, which is great to hear, but the true test will come in a couple of months. “Complex, but simple” is what some players are saying is the name of the game on offense this year. That may just be the ticket after a season of utter confusion under Teryl Austin. *****We also received a very kind voicemail from OBI listener “Robert”, who Jordan Willis Jersey White , aside from paying us nice compliments, was bothered by the lack of love shown to the 2019 Bengals. Robert’s take of the team having amassed quite a bit of talent and wondering why it’s largely being overlooked is a question that most optimistic Bengals fans are asking at the moment. If you look at the offense, the Bengals have overhauled the line over the past two offseasons, while also employing a trifecta of potent weapons at the skill positions in Joe Mixon, A.J. Green and Tyler Boyd. Throw in a quarterback who thrives when the talent around him is healthy and more former first round picks looking to prove themselves in John Ross and Tyler Eifert, and you can see why those in the inner Who Dey circle are excited. If they stay healthy and actually respond to Zac Taylor’s coaching when real football starts, this team could get sneaky. “If”...That two-letter word may as well be inscribed on the team’s crest. Marvin Lewis, a man with recognized faults, did know how to accumulate talent in the draft and rebuild teams from the ashes to make them competitive. “If” Lewis had led the Bengals to any modicum of postseason success, he may have had a statue erected outside of Paul Brown Stadium. We can also apply these “if’s” to names like Lewis Billups, Bill Walsh, Carson Palmer and many others when it comes to the Bengals. Heck, instead of “It’s about us” as the 2019 team credo, it should be “It’s about the if’s”.To Robert’s point, as we review the NFL landscape this year, most pundits have the Bengals being at or lower than the 6-10 mark they held last year. Depending on how you slice it, Cincinnati had over 20 players land on Injured Reserve last year, including their star receiver and tight end, starting quarterback, as well as a myriad of other valuable starters and rotational players. With these guys being back, a beefing up of the offensive line and a coaching overhaul to remove any staleness in the locker room, are we really to believe that this is a team that will fare much worse than a year ago?Unfortunately with this team and their overall lack of success as a franchise Jake Fisher Jersey , many talking heads default to the “because it’s the Bengals” mindset. It’s not hard to blame them, I suppose, but this is a league of parity where surprise squads pop up every season. If you’ll remember, folks weren’t overly-hot on the Bengals last year, either. Then, all of a sudden when the media saw the team up close in camps, they were deemed “sleepers”. They temporarily proved those pundits correct until the predictable factors of Lewis and injuries hit the roster once again. But now, it appears that the positivity on the team’s 2019 outlook from guys like Green and Mixon have trickled into the national limelight. Adam Rank of is slowly becoming a believer, while Peter Schrager has tabbed them as a sleeper team for the second year in a row. It’s very possible that Zac Taylor reaps the benefits of Lewis’ past hauls, while using his increased charisma and knowledge of the game to take the Bengals to the next level right away. However, as I’ve been preaching this entire offseason, I think it’s still dangerous for Who Dey Nation to immediately expect the Sean McVay wand to abracadabra things in The Queen City. Still, for now, it may be better that the team flies under the radar. Many of these players are used to winning—be it from their college days, or from their 2011-2015 run as a franchise. Still, playing with a focused chip on their shoulder wouldn’t be such a bad thing this year. Let them be overlooked—better to be pleasantly surprised than massive let down, right?Be sure to join our live listener question show on our channels, or here at Cincy Jungle. You can also give us a question via email ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ), Twitter (@BengalsOBI), or via call/text at (949) 542-6241.If you’re unable to join us live for here at Cincy Jungle or YouTube every episode, all Orange and Black Insider content is available here on CJ, the Stitcher Womens Andrew Billings Jersey , Spotify and Google Play Music apps, our YouTube channel, as well as through Megaphone and, as always, on iTunes! You can tweet us @BengalsOBI or get in touch with us via email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Thanks for listening and go subscribe to our channels! UPDATELooks like it may very well be an offensive-minded coach outside of the organization. Exactly one week after “Black Monday,” the first domino of the NFL hiring circuit fell with the Packers hiring former Titans offensive coordinator Matt Lafleur. Since then, four other teams have filled their head coaching vacancies as well. The Bengals are now just one of three teams without a head coach, but that shouldn’t be the case for too long.Paul Dehner Jr. of is reporting that the team is close to hiring a head coach and they’re done interviewing candidates.Jay Morrison of The Athletic added he thinks the hire could be from an offensive-minded group outside of the organization:Cincinnati has been not as open as other teams in their decision-making process, as we don’t know which specific candidates they’re choosing between. What we do know is that seven of the eight candidates have an offensive background, leaving Vance Joseph as the only one with a defensive pedigree. The official list remains the eight we have covered:Bill Lazor, Bengals offensive coordinatorDarrin Simmons, Bengals special teams coordinatorEric Bieniemy, Chiefs offensive coordinatorHue Jackson, Bengals special assistant to head coachShane Waldron, Rams pass game coordinatorTodd Monken, ex-Buccaneers offensive coordinatorVance Joseph, ex-Broncos head coachZac Taylor, Rams quarterbacks coachIt’s only a matter of time before the Bengals make their first head coaching hire in 16 years, as the other teams with new hires are currently putting together their new staffs. Who do you predict the Bengals will hire as their next head coach?]]> Welcome Mat Tue, 21 Jan 2020 01:47:52 +0000 Subject: - by: sonareeta Alpha Thunder Testo If we are not dealing with a dramatic disorder of sex drive, it does not require sexological consultation. Since the dawn of mankind, various preparations, plant or mineral substances have been used to improve potency - there are plenty of them. Patients usually ask what to add to their diet or what diet to use to improve their sexual ability. We can mention plants such as watermelon, which contains arginine Alpha Thunder Testo citrulline - these are substances that help release nitric oxide - a factor whose participation in sexual phenomena is obvious or honey - used since antiquity, for the first time in Persia, hence the name "Honeymoon", as well as peppers, spices - pepper, cardamom, vanilla, animal foods, e.g. oysters containing a large amount of zinc - important in the production of testosterone - Alpha Thunder Testo other micronutrients. In addition, caviar Alpha Thunder Testo ginseng, which generally affect potency, should be replaced. The importance of various dishes Alpha Thunder Testo diet ingredients is important. However, in a situation where we are dealing with more serious potency disorders, diet alone is not a factor sufficiently effective in fighting them, often drugs for potency should be used. A significant proportion of women experience great discomfort due to the fact that they do not experience vaginal orgasm, i.e. orgasm during intercourse. This discomfort may be even greater for men who feel defective in relationships with a woman who has problems experiencing vaginal orgasm.]]>
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Subject: Terrance-Mitchell-Jersey - by: liny195 , Ohio (AP) — John Dorsey only traded text messages during the first round of this year’s NFL draft.Cleveland’s wheeling-dealing general manager, who has overturned his roster with numerous transactions over the past year, was unable to pull off a deal to get into the first round Thursday night and will start the second day still holding onto his second round pick.It’s not that he didn’t try.Meeting with reporters following a long night of working the phones, Dorsey said there were three players he was willing to move up and get, but the asking price to complete the deal was beyond his comfort zone.“I thought the compensation was too rich to move that far,” Dorsey said. “I think we’re in a position now, maybe you exercise a degree of patience in this and just see. We’ll start working tomorrow, and we’re always going to work at this thing to see if we can get up there, but the compensation package was just too much for us as an organization.”And the three players he was after?“They’re all gone Jarvis Landry Jersey ,” he said.Dorsey’s decision not to package the No. 49 overall pick with any of his other seven selections for a higher spot was somewhat surprising, given his track record.He’s made 17 trades — including a recent blockbuster for wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. — since taking over the Browns in December 2017, bucking their laughingstock status and making them one of the league’s most intriguing squads.Dorsey was willing to trade up for the right player, but only for the right price. However, he stayed on the sideline while six other teams moved up in the first round. One of them was the rival Pittsburgh Steelers, who jumped from No. 20 to 10 and took Michigan linebacker Devin Bush.The Steelers sent the 20th pick, No. 52 and a third-rounder to Denver to climb.Dorsey said he couldn’t find the right bargain for the Browns without sacrifice.“It takes two and every time we were trying, they’d kind of say, ‘Well Genard Avery Color Rush Jersey , you need to kick in a little bit more,’ and I wasn’t willing to do that.” Dorsey said.In his six previous drafts as a GM in Cleveland and Kansas City, Dorsey made 18 trades involving picks. So far, he’s only been an interested spectator but that will soon change.Dorsey indicated he’ll be just as aggressive during Friday’s second and third rounds.“You explore those options and then you see if you can get up there at the right price or you stay patient or you even kick back,” he said. “Now we can really get into the exercise of moving up and moving back, and we will actively be working the phones all day, all evening tomorrow.”The Browns will likely explore the market for a cornerback as only one has been taken and there several top-rated players available, including Washington’s Byron Murphy, LSU’s Greedy Williams , Temple’s Rock Ya-Sin, Notre Dame’s Julian Love and Michigan State’s Justin Layne, who is from Cleveland.This was the first time since 2008 — and eighth overall — that the Browns didn’t have a first-round selection.The outsider’s role is a new one in Cleveland, where fans have grown accustomed to early picks, and so many bad ones.After selecting Myles Garrett and Baker Mayfield with the No. 1 overall picks in each of the past two drafts, the prize — or punishment — for going 1-31 in two seasons under former coach Hue Jackson, the Browns came in as one of four teams without a first-round pick.They willingly gave it up when Dorsey stunned the league last month by trading the No. 17 pick to the New York Giants as part of the deal for Beckham, whose arrival has sparked wild expectations in Cleveland. The Giants used that selection on Clemson defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence.And while he’s not pulled off a deal yet in this draft, Dorsey is plenty proud of his most recent one.“I’m very happy to have Odell Beckham as the 17th pick in the 2019 draft Nick Chubb Jersey ,” he said, smiling. 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 Sat, 18 Jan 2020 08:15:19 +0000 Subject: Besides Aaron Rodgers and Davante Adams [ - by: liny195[/url] , there’s a lot of risk in adding a Packer to your roster" />Skip to main contentclockmenumore-arrownoyesAcme Packing Company homepageHorizontal - WhiteAcme Packing Companya Green Bay Packers communityFollow Acme Packing Company online:Follow Acme Packing Company on TwitterFollow Acme Packing Company on FacebookFollow Acme Packing Company on InstagramLog in or sign upLog InSign UpSite searchSearchSearchAcme Packing Company main menuFanpostsFanshotsSectionsPackersOddsAboutMastheadCommunity GuidelinesStubHubMoreAll 321 blogs on Horizontal - WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections The APC PodcastPackers Film RoomFantasy Football AdviceCDTThe calendar has turned to July which means training camp is right around the corner and we all know what that means.It’s fantasy football season!When it comes to scouting the Green Bay Packers for fantasy value, it’s very tough to gauge. With the team implementing a new offense for the first time since 2006, no one really knows what to expect from Green Bay in terms of fantasy production.Aaron Rodgers and Davante Adams will of course be top players at their respective positions but beyond that it’s a great unknown.Can Aaron Jones be a productive workhorse back? LaFleur has made it crystal clear the Packers will run the ball more and Jones is the primary ball carrier. Can his newly refined body hold up to an increase in carries in 16 games? That’s a question that can’t be answered until the season starts.Another big fantasy question is besides Adams, what will the value of the second year wide receivers be? Marquez Valdes-Scantling looks all the part of a fantasy sleeper and Equamineous St. Brown was the most consistent of the three rookies last season so he could end up a value WR3 should the offense adapt to LaFleur’s system sooner than later.Then there is the reloaded defense which is embarking on its second season under Mike Pettine. The team stocked up on pass rushers but will those moves result in more sacks and pressures and therefore more turnovers? Again, we don’t know but it looks good on paper.The bottom line is the Packers are a team full of players that suit fantasy owners willing to roll the dice with the exceptions of course of Rodgers and Adams. They may not have a lot of early draft picks right now, but if the team starts fast you could get a lot of good players signed off the street.You can read more on how the Packers shape up for fantasy football this year plus a second year defensive lineman is impressing his teammates in today’s cheese curds.2019 Packers fantasy football team preview: Analysts clash on Aaron Jones’ upside—Yahoo!It might be a stretch to call Jones a “boom or bust” fantasy prospect but not everyone is convinced he can be “the guy” on a consistent basis in LaFleur’s offense.Packers can expect another classic clash with longtime rival in Dallas—PackersNews.comEvery Packers/Cowboys game at AT&T Stadium have been classics and this year’s game will almost certainly continue that trend.Packers Family Night tickets now on sale—Packers.comWant to see the Packers at Lambeau on the cheap? This is your chance and while it’s not a game, Lambeau Field must be experienced in person even for a practice.Kenny Clark excited about offseason of Packers DL Montravius Adams—Packers WireMontravious Adams caused some head scratcher when he was selected Davante Adams Jersey , but if you believe the budding superstar Kenny Clark, Montravious Adams seems like a dark horse on the defensive line. Hearse Driver Tries To Use Carpool Lane With Deceased Passenger—Huffington PostNot a bad idea. The police officer took the fun out of funeral with this one. The first open practice of the year is here — follow along as the Packers take the field in front of fans for the first time in 2019." />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 Adviceopen practice on May 21stNew,2commentsThe first open practice of the year is here — follow along as the Packers take the field in front of fans for the first time in 2019.CDTShareTweetShareSharePackers 2019 OTA Practices: Live updates and news from open practice on May 21stUSA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin-USAYour first look at the 2019 Green Bay Packers is here. This afternoon, the Packers take the field for their first open practice of the year, which comes in their second Organized Team Activities practice overall.Today’s practice gets underway just after noon Central time from Clark Hinkle Field, and Packers media will be in attendance as well. Who will be the first-string right guard? Which players will get the first reps at slot receiver? Will Darnell Savage, Jr. be running with the first team secondary right away? We should have answers to these questions by the end of the day and although the lineup that takes the field today probably will not be the one that suits up to start week one Josh Jones Color Rush Jersey , it will at least help establish a pecking order.The Packers should have almost everyone in attendance for practice today. The one reported absence so far is safety Josh Jones, who is reportedly trying to force a trade out of Green Bay. Of course, the Packers typically include workout bonuses in veterans’ contracts to help ensure attendance — a little less than $6 million is on the line in those bonuses this year — but the team should be at full strength nonetheless.As always, stay tuned to Acme Packing Company for updates, news, and analysis of all the offseason workouts as Matt LaFleur’s team begins to take shape.A Twitter List by TexWestern]]> Welcome Mat Sat, 18 Jan 2020 07:58:20 +0000 Subject: The Seattle Seahawks have waived wide receiver Gar - by: liny195 Rashaad Penny Color Rush Jersey , who was a fourth-round draft pick of the team this spring, per Adam Schefter of was not in the team’s locker room on Wednesday and did not take part in practice. With Joe Fann of NBC Sports Northwest reporting that Seattle was promoting safety Adrian Colbert from their practice squad to ward off other teams interested in signing Colbert to their active rosters, it quickly became apparent that Jennings could be the corresponding move.Jennings was the 120th overall pick in the NFL Draft. He lost time during offseason workouts due to a hamstring injury and was stuck down the depth chart. He was inactive for each of the first three games of the season as Seattle has carried seven receivers on their active roster through the first three weeks. The return of David Moore to the lineup last Sunday from a fractured humerus made it even more unlikely he would be on the 46-man active game day roster in the near future.Colbert was a seventh-round pick of the San Francisco 49ers in 2017. Head coach Pete Carroll spoke glowingly of Colbert when they added him to their practice squad last week.“We’ve had our eye on him for a couple years and this was a great job by John [Schneider] and Nolan [Teasley] and the guys that kept track of him to get him in the program,” Carroll said. “We really think he’s got great potential. He’s really fast, he’s really tough.“He’s just one of those guys to me that demonstrates the kind of energy that we really like when we play. He loves to run and hit now. He’s really fast, running four-threes. He’s 211 pounds yesterday. Big kid. Strong kid. He’s kind of spirit about him, too. He kind of fired me up.”Colbert appeared in 21 games with 12 starts for the 49ers over the past two seasons. He racked up 58 tackles with six passes defended and two forced fumbles. A hamstring injury during training camp led to his placement on injured reserve before being waived with an injury settlement.The Seahawks added cornerback Linden Stephens to their practice squad to fill the spot created by Colbert’s promotion to the active roster. The Seattle Seahawks erased Jimmy Garoppolo’s deep passing. According to Next Gen Stats Garoppolo finished 3/18 for 59 yards and an interception on pass attempts thrown ten or more yards down field. Here’s a chart which shows the location of everypass he attempted.That red dot represents Quandre Diggs’ interception. That’s not the play by Diggs I want to highlight though. Before we look at that let’s evaluate Diggs’ talent and see how he fits into Seattle’s scheme.Consider these parallels to the player Diggs is indirectly replacing.Earl Thomas’s performance at the combine:Diggs’:Both Thomas and Diggs were rated as four-star prospects by Rivals, and both received a Rivals Rank of 5.9. Both played defensive back at Texas. Both were considered safety/corner tweeners by NFL talent evaluators. Thomas was quicker and had the better overall athletic profile, but it’s close. Diggs is the younger brother of Quentin Jammer. Prior to a game Thomas liked (likes?) to eat a pickle and a watermelon slush but presumably not a pickle and watermelon slush. Their pro careers are not really comparable Doug Baldwin Color Rush Jersey , either. Thomas has been transcendentally great. Diggs has split time as a backup and starter, but maybe he’s finally found a home.And maybe having finally found a home, a role which fits his skill set, he may finally unlock his true potential. We won’t know for a long time, but let’s get hype anyway. Why not? We’ve a week to dream on and nothing but crappier teams to watch, and so let us look at a decidedly Earl Thomas kind of play from Diggs.Circled we see Matt Breida, reigning fastest player in the NFL, and Quandre Diggs.Breida recorded the fastest top speed in the NFL in 2018, at 22.09 miles per hour. He surpassed that in 2019 C. J. Prosise Color Rush Jersey , hitting 22.3 miles per hour, and again tops the NFL in that stat. I would guess Tyreek Hill is faster but he hasn’t been faster in over two years.Diggs will tackle Breida after Breida gains seven yards. It’s a negative EPA play, but it’s beautiful and it very well may have saved Seattle from yielding the touchdown. Diggs is lightning fast in his read. Here we see the pitch has not yet reached Breida, but Diggs is already planting and closing toward the ball carrier.Diggs angle of pursuit is nearly perfect. That’s best shown in this video.Your browser does not support HTML5 video.He evades the unintentional pick sent by K.J. Wright to not just form tackle Breida, but to run him out of bounds preventing further gain.Consider the outcome of this play if Diggs had not been present. Wright is beat to the outside. Maybe he is able to slow Breida. Marquise Goodwin has inside position on Tre Flowers and a very sound looking block. Flowers was still entangled with Goodwin as Diggs was driving Breida out of bounds. Even if he was able to get free, Flowers has missed one in eight tackle attempts. (Which isn’t too bad.) This play is very possibly one Diggs’ tackle from being a touchdown. Allowing seven yards on first and ten from the San Francisco 37 cost Seattle 0.4 EPA, but stopping Breida from housing it saved Seattle 5.2 EPA. It saved Seattle non-theoretical points, six of them.Next season Diggs’ cap number jumps from 1.6 million to 5.2 million. Earl Thomas, by contrast Tre Madden Color Rush Jersey , will cost 15 million against the cap in 2020. Diggs will rank behind Bradley McDougald as the 24th highest paid safety in the NFL. If he’s bad, it’s no bargain. If he’s only serviceable, it still cramps the cap. But if his performance Monday was any indication, in which Diggs played a lot of free safety, the Seahawks shutdown the San Francisco 49ers deep passing game, and Diggs himself contributed the above saving tackle to go with an interception, Seattle has added a long missing foundational piece at a relative bargain.]]> Welcome Mat Sat, 18 Jan 2020 07:17:55 +0000 Subject: We mourn the passing of a Lombardi legend; meanwhi - by: liny195 Ty Summers Green Bay Packers Jersey , Matt LaFleur explains that he isn’t thinking about the recent reports of past turmoil in Green Bay." />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.comBoston College’s Zach Allen is an intriguing prospect, whose big 6-foot-4 frame offers him the length to get up and knock down passes. However, there’s much more to that ability than simply height -- there’s definitely an art to it.Packers should learn from the past, invest in edge depth early | Packers WireThis echoes what I have been saying for weeks now, ever since the Packers signed the Smiths in free agency: EDGE should still be a priority in the draft, because you can never have enough good pass rushers.Mother, son arrested after chaos ensues in Eau Claire Walmart | WEAU.comThe woman did karate moves, the son took all his clothes off Aaron Rodgers Jersey , and the dog stole cornbread mix. Just a regular day in Eau Claire, right? Matt LaFleur is going to get plenty of national exposure in his first year as Green Bay Packers head coach.More Packers coverageTop Tweets: Wisconsin celebrates Bucks’ winPackers’ Ted Thompson diagnosed with autonomic disorderPackers 2019 undrafted free agent capsulesPackers officially sign Gary, Savage, four other 2019 draft picksFeeling like himself again, Packers’ Madison ready to get back to gridironThe NFL released the 2019 schedules Wednesday night and the Packers are slotted for five games in prime time, including the previously announced Thursday season opener at Chicago to open the NFL’s 100th season.Green Bay also will play on Thursday night against Philadelphia in Week 5, on Sunday night at Kansas City in Week 8 and has two Monday night affairs, Week 6 vs. Detroit and Week 16 at Minnesota.LaFleur was set up nicely to begin his Green Bay career Clay Matthews Jersey , as the Packers will play five of their first seven games at home. Of course, this also means four of Green Bay’s final six games are on the road, all coming after the team’s bye week, which is in Week 11.For the third consecutive season, the Packers will end their year against the Detroit Lions.The complete schedule (all times CT):Week 1: Sept. 5 at Chicago Bears, 7:20 p.m.Week 2: Sept. 15 vs. Minnesota Vikings, 12 p.m.Week 3: Sept. 22 vs. Denver Broncos, 12 p.m.Week 4: Sept. 26 vs. Philadelphia Eagles Mike Daniels Jersey , 7:20 p.m.Week 5: Oct. 6 at Dallas Cowboys, 3:25 p.m.Week 6: Oct. 14 vs. Detroit Lions, 7:15 p.m.Week 7: Oct. 20 vs. Oakland Raiders, 12 p.m.Week 8: Oct. 27 at Kansas City Chiefs, 7:20 p.m.Week 9: Nov. 3 at Los Angeles Chargers, 3:25 p.m.Week 10: Nov. 10 vs. Carolina Panthers, 12 p.m.Week 11: Nov. 18 BYEWeek 12: Nov. 24 at San Francisco 49ers, 3:25 p.m.Week 13: Dec. 1 at New York Giants Brett Favre Jersey , 12 p.m.Week 14: Dec. 8 vs. Washington Redskins, 12 p.m.Week 15: Dec. 15 vs. Chicago Bears, 12 p.m.Week 16: Dec. 23 at Minnesota Vikings, 7:15 p.m.Week 17: Dec. 29 at Detroit Lions, 12 p.m.]]> Welcome Mat Wed, 15 Jan 2020 03:31:41 +0000 Subject: Thorsday and Draft Day Open Thread"Good Morning! - by: liny195 Kirk Cousins Jersey , Avengers Endgame opens tonight and Game of Thrones continues the final season with episode 3 on Sunday.If you can’t find something to entertain you this weekend, I can’t help you.I’ll guess that MarkSP18 will have his usual draft day threads throughout the weekend; if you have the opportunity login and follow all the action.After a one week hiatus, the artistformerlyknownasfil returns with his Fanpost edition of the Game of Thrones thread, look for it Monday morning and I’ll get it moved to the front page as soon as I see it.Meanwhile let’s carry on with our news and links open thread full of beer recommendations, nap strategies, crock pot and smoker recipes. Fire up the mock drafts one last time and drop by for some fan wisdom, snark and have another cup of coffee.Around the DN since our last open thread:The Minnesota Vikings 2019 NFL Draft: All the picks, all the trades all in one place by Chris and Wludford.Best offensive line bets for the Vikings by Wludford.2019 NFL Draft, Day 1: Start time, channel, streaming, and when the Vikings will pick by Chris.Brian Robison signs a one day contract and retires as a member of the Vikings by Ted.(seemed like a classy guy and he likes to fish).Ted has a place where you can make your draft predictions.Vikings news from other’s Mike Wobschall made the rounds in Nashville to get the final predictions from draft experts on who the Vikings will take with the 18th pick in this week’s NFL Draft.Brian Robison officially announces retirement in true B-Rob fashion.GM Rick Spielman: Vikings aren’t locked in on offensive line in 1st Round.From Matthew Collar at the Vikings may have an offensive line conundrum on draft day.League news: From Daniel Jeremiah 2019 NFL mock draft 4.0: Redskins land Haskins.Ben Roethlisberger agrees to two-year extension.NFL Draft buzz: Redskins exploring trading into top 5.From the full league schedule.We come to today’s media selection: All-Time Best of 96 Questions with Brian RobisonAgain, we all know the rules, but in case someone is new:-No discussion of politics or religion-No feeding of the trolls-This isn’t a male version of The View, so leave the gender hatred at the door-Keep the bad language to a minimum (using the spoiler tags, if you must)-Speaking of which, if discussing a newer show or movie, please use spoiler tags-No pictures that could get someone fired or in serious trouble with their employer-If you can’t disagree in a civil manner, feel free to go away-While navigating the open thread, just assume it’s sarcasm.With that, the beer light is on and the bar is open. Belly up & tie one on. Don’t annoy your waiter, try the Mojito and as always, Welcome Aboard! Normally, I bring you the postgame recap via the Stock Market Report, which is regionally unpopular, nationally unknown, and IP banned in 41 countries. With no game to recap this past week, I decided I’d go back over the SMR’s so far this season, tally up who has done what, and sort of give us a season review to this point, and talk a little bit about the road ahead.So since we’re at the interlude, what better time than to PLAY THIS DAMN SONG THAT I HOPE WILL NOW BE STUCK IN YOUR HEAD THE REST OF THE DAY BAH BAH BAHHHHHHH!!!Where it beganI can’t begin to knowin’But then I know it’s growing strongWas in the springAnd spring became the summerWho’d have believed you’d come alongHands, touchin’ handsReachin’ out, touchin’ me, touchin’ youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuSweet Caroline (BAH BAH BAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH)Good times never seemed so good (SO GOOD, SO GOOD, SO GOOD)I’ve been inclined (BAH BAH BAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH)To believe they never wouldHeh, you’re welcome. You know you’re listening to this on your drive home now.Your ‘I didn’t know what else to write on the bye week so I settled on this’ SMR follows.Blue Chip StocksDalvin Cook, RB, 7: Cook leading the way shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone. He’s having a year on par with past running backs who have won the MVP award. Cook won’t win it over Lamar Jackson or Russell Wilson, nor am I saying he should, but I think it’s fair to at least consider his numbers before discounting him completely. He’s third in the NFL with 1,017 yards rushing, second in touchdowns with 11, and has another 455 yards receiving. When Cook plays well Adrian Peterson Jersey , the Vikings usually win. When he gets throttled, the Vikings usually lose.Eric Kendricks, LB, 4: If Cook is the spark that makes the offense go, you could say the same for Kendricks on defense. He’s having the best year of his career, and has made one big play after another. Fans tend to focus on what’s wrong with the defense lately, but let’s not let the season Kendricks is having get lost in the noise. Kirk Cousins, QB, 4: After an uneven start, Cousins has been on a tear. He won the NFC Offensive Player of the Month for October, won a couple prime time games, and led the Vikings on their big comeback against Denver.Stefon Diggs, WR, 3: If there’s a ‘Turn Your Season Around’ award the team hands out annually, I’m going to stand on the table for Diggs. After the Vikings week four loss to the Bears, Diggs making his displeasure known seemed to be the catalyst that got the Vikings untracked. If you want to call him a diva, fine. I will maintain that he voiced his displeasure to get everyone’s attention, and it worked. He then went on a three game tear, going for over 140 yards in consecutive games against Philly, Detroit, and Washington, as the Vikings went from 2-2 to 8-3.Harrison Smith, Anthony Barr, Danielle Hunter, Adam Thielen, and...Dan Bailey all have registered two blue chips this year, while five players, one position group (the offensive line), and two coaches (Keven Stefanski and Marwan Malouff) made the SMR once.Solid InvestmentsAlexander Mattison, RB, 6: Maybe, just maybe, picking Alexander Mattison in the third round wasn’t a bad pick. I’ve mentioned on here before how worried I was about replacing the production Latavius Murray gave the Vikings. I always felt Murray was underrated here, and did a lot of little things very well. Mattison has stepped in and made the transition rather seamlessly. He’s as good of a runner and pass protector as Murray was, and although I think his pass catching skills aren’t quite up to his predecessor’s level, it really hasn’t been needed Dalvin Cook is having such a tremendous season. Mattison has been a mostly exceptional complement to Cook this year, and his half a dozen solid investments are a testament to that.Harrison Smith, S, 3: Smith has been his steady, solid self once again this year. He’s such a fundamentally sound player, and so much fun to watch. His hamstring injury against Denver is a concern, as he does so much for the defense. Hopefully, he’ll be good to go for Monday Night.Kirk Cousins, QB, 3: It’s not the first time you’ve seen Cousins on the Portfolio Update...and it won’t be the last. He has the most appearances on the SMR John Randle Jersey , but that’s to be expected when you’re the starting quarterback. His good games are scrutinized as much as his bad games are, and they will continue to be. Fortunately, he’s had more good to great games so far this year than he’s had bad games, and with any luck, that trend will continue for the rest of the season.Eric Kendricks, Adam Thielen, Everson Griffen, Bisi Johnson, and Irv Smith, Jr. have been a solid investment twice, while eight players and one position group (the offensive line) have made it at least once.IPONew category, four guys: Early this season, I asked about new categories for the SMR, and someone suggested an IPO category for someone who makes an appearance on the SMR for the first time. It wasn’t in week one, or Alexander Mattison would have been included. But four worthy awards have been given out, though. Irv Smith, Jr., Bisi Johnson, Laquon Treadwell, and Jaleel Johnson have all gotten the call, and with any luck, we’ll have a few more as the season hits the home stretch.Junk BondsXavier Rhodes, CB, 3: It hasn’t been the best of years for the X Man, especially in recent weeks. He didn’t start off strong, but was at least treading water, at least I think so. His play in the last month or so, though...and the rest of the secondary, if we’re being honest...has really tailed off. It’s a disturbing trend, and if the Vikings don’t find a way to correct it, it’s hard to see them making a real deep playoff run.Pat Elflein, G, 2: Overall, I think Elflein’s play has really steadied the last 2-3 games, for the most part, but for a good part of the season he was the weakest link in what I think has become a pretty improved o-line. The way Elflein and the Vikings interior line plays is usually an early indicator of how games unfold for the Vikings. If they’re solid, the Vikes play very well. If they struggle, and it’s usually Elflein that sticks out if that’s happening, the team will struggle offensively.Kirk Cousins, QB, 2: Oh hey, it’s Cousins again. At this point, I feel he’s like the Wadsworth poem about the little girl with a curl in the middle of her forehead. When he’s good, he’s very good indeed, but when he is bad he is horrid.Mike Zimmer Alan Page Jersey , HC, 2: I like Zimmer as the Vikings coach. The Minnesota Vikings are in a much better place, both on and off the field since he became the head coach in 2014. Mike Zimmer has been badly outcoached at times this year, most notably in Chicago, Kansas City, and the first half of the Denver game. All of these things can be simultaneously true. Six players and one position group (once again the o-line) have been a junk bond once.Buy/SellBuy: This is a playoff team. With a better than 90% chance to make the postseason, this isn’t anything close to resembling a hot take. This is a good football team, with explosive players on both sides of the ball. When they are playing well, they can beat anyone.Sell: This is a team built to win three road games as a wildcard. That said, they still have questions to answer in these last five games. Yes, they had their four game winning streak in October, but they’re not going to play the Giants, Detroit, or Washington in the playoffs. Yes, they had that great comeback at home against Denver. Go down 20-0 on the road in the playoffs, and you’re going to end up on the wrong end of an ass kicking. But...they beat Dallas in Dallas, and yes, they have a chance to put the rest of the NFC on notice if they can beat Seattle next Monday.Buy: The Vikings can win the division. Again, when the Vikings are firing on all cylinders, they can play with and beat anyone. Can they win in Seattle? Yes. If they do, is 13-3 very realistic? Yeah, it sure the hell is.Sell: The Vikings can win the division. Will they win in Seattle? I hope so. I don’t think a lot of people had this penciled in as a win when the schedule came out, and Seahawks QB Russell Wilson is on the short list of MVP candidates this year. If they do, I think they run the table. If they lose, I think they drop one more, finish 11-5, and end up as the sixth seed in the NFC playoffs.Buy: The 49ers and Ravens look to be the clear cut favorites right now. Watching both these teams play over the weekend, I’m having a hard time finding any real weaknesses in either one. San Francisco’s defense is incredibly fast to the point of attack and they relentlessly go after the QB. The Ravens running game is unstoppable, and Lamar Jackson is also a deadly accurate thrower. Right now, their matchup this weekend looks like a Super Bowl preview.Sell: The 49ers and Ravens will be the favorites a month from now: I’m not saying they won’t be, but five games in the NFL is an eternity. San Francisco has a brutal finish to their schedule, and could go from the number one seed to a wildcard if they drop a few games to close things out. Heck, if the Vikings run the table, which they are very capable of doing, they’ll more than likely get a bye, and will be in serious running for homefield throughout the playoffs. If that happens, they’ll be Super Bowl favorites. Or New Orleans could be, or Green Bay could be.My point is that there’s a lot of football left to play, the Vikings are one of the healthiest teams in the NFL, and have one of the best rosters in the league. If they’re going to go on a run, it starts Monday in Seattle.Go Vikes, beat the Seahawks.]]> Welcome Mat Wed, 15 Jan 2020 03:16:49 +0000 Subject: The New York Jets return home to the cozy confines - by: liny195 Quinnen Williams New York Jets Jersey , New Jersey as they take on the Houston Texans today. The game starts at 4:30 pm EST.The weather in East Rutherford will be damp and cool. Rain is expected earlier in the day but by game time the showers should be out of the area. Skies will be mostly cloudy throughout the game. Temperatures will be cool but mild for December in East Rutherford, starting the game in the upper 40s and sinking slightly to the mid 40s by the end of the game. Winds will be light and variable at 5 - 10 mph out of the north northeast. Humidity will be high, in the mid 70s, making for a clammy feel to the game. There will be a slight chance of precipitation, around 10% throughout the game. With the rain gone by game time, the temperatures relatively mild for December and the winds light, the weather for this game should not provide undue challenges for the players, though a raw, damp feel will make the conditions less than ideal for the fans at the game. For those watching the game at home, conditions will be comfortable Cheap Quinnen Williams Jersey , with steady temperatures in the low 70s, low humidity, no wind to speak of and no chance of showers.Enjoy the game everybody. Mike Maccagnan is living in the present 鈥?with an eye on the New York Jets' future.The fourth-year general manager is far from pleased or satisfied with the team's third straight 3-5 start. He also insists there's plenty of time left before this season can be accurately judged.Playoffs or not, Maccagnan knows this: He and the rest of the franchise believe they've got their quarterback in Sam Darnold and the Jets will have plenty of money 鈥?about $100 million 鈥?to build around him during what the GM says will be a "very active" offseason for the team."We have a lot of things in place that with a successful offseason," Maccagnan said Thursday, "we can actually put ourselves in a position 鈥?with cap space and cash in free agency, along with our draft picks 鈥?in our mind to really springboard this thing forward."Maccagnan's future with the Jets isn't a stone-cold lock beyond this season, and neither is that of coach Todd Bowles. New York has a game Sunday at Miami and home against Buffalo next Sunday before taking its bye-week break.The Jets might have a good sense of where this season is headed at that point. An eighth straight year without a playoff appearance won't sit well with fans, and maybe not with owner Christopher Johnson, either."Where Sam Darnold is today is not where he's going to be a year from now or two years from now Womens Quinnen Williams Jersey ," Maccagnan said. "The goal is the playoffs. If you don't make the playoffs, are we moving the team in that direction?"Progress is the key, and that's the goal over New York's final eight games of the regular season. Not that the Jets have chalked up this season to developing Darnold, and wins be damned."I don't know if you go in with the mindset of, 'Hey, we're just going to write this one off,'" Maccagnan said. "We're like everybody else: We want to win football games."The Jets haven't done that consistently enough over the past three years under Maccagnan and Bowles. Part of the issue has been the lack of success in the draft during that span 鈥?with only 13 of 22 picks taken from 2015-17 still on the roster 鈥?despite Maccagnan saying he feels "pretty good" about his selections.But this season is different in the sense that New York has Darnold, the No. 3 overall pick who has started from Week 1 and been the anointed face of the franchise since his name was called by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell at the draft in April.It has been an up-and-down season for Darnold, whose 10 interceptions are tied for the most in the league. There are spurts of brilliance, though Red Quinnen Williams Jersey , and a mental approach that has been highly praised by coaches, teammates, opponents and media, along with his natural instincts."When you look at him from kind of his approach to the game, his work ethic," Maccagnan said, "it's something we knew coming in, but obviously watching him kind of handle that situation, handle the locker room, how he approaches it 2019 Quinnen Williams Jersey , his passion to be good and his competitiveness, that's been a really big positive for him."So far, that has been one of the few things Jets fans have been able to feel good about this season.Maccagnan understands the record isn't ideal. Neither are the tough losses. Patience, for now, is being preached."It's not enjoyable to go out and lose games every week," Maccagnan said. "I think anybody who has gone through that, or is currently going through that, it's not a great experience. That's not what we get paid to do. But I do think that you're going to have to go through that maturation process at some point in time with the quarterback."Still, Maccagnan said the Jets' focus is trying to win as many games as they can in the second half of the season."There's things that we're going to go through this season that will help us going forward," Maccagnan said. "The idea is that Men Quinnen Williams Jersey , in the end, our goal is to go out there and compete consistently for the playoffs."That's the delicate balance of a GM in Maccagnan's position: trying to marry the short-term goals with the long-term view for the franchise."Where we are right now, we're not at the end result yet," Maccagnan said. "But we're in the process where we feel really good about some of the pieces we have and we're going through a maturation process."NOTES: CB Trumaine Johnson (quadriceps) was limited at practice after sitting out team drills the past three weeks. It's still unclear if he'll be able to play at Miami. ... WRs Quincy Enunwa (ankle) and Robby Anderson (ankle), TE Neal Sterling (concussion), NT Steve McLendon (ankle) and LBs Frankie Luvu (neck) and Kevin Pierre-Louis (foot) all didn't practice. ... WR-KR Andre Roberts tweaked his back and was limited. ... LT Kelvin Beachum (knee/ankle) was also limited. ... S Marcus Maye (thumb), C Spencer Long (knee/finger) and LB Jordan Jenkins (ankle) were all full participants after being limited Wednesday.]]> Welcome Mat Wed, 15 Jan 2020 02:58:59 +0000 Subject: The rookie was officially presented yesterday." - by: liny195 Authentic Byron Cowart Jersey ,5commentsRelated: N’Keal Harry shares his thoughts on joining the PatriotsEDTShareTweetShareSharePatriots first-round pick N’Keal Harry already knows how he will invest his NFL moneyMark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY SportsWhile first-round pick N’Keal Harry has not yet joined the group of 2019 draft selections to sign a contract with the New England Patriots, he will do so soon enough. And the wide receiver, who was introduced to the media on the eve of the Patriots’ 2019 rookie minicamp, already has a use in mind for the approximately $10.1 million that his new four-year deal will be worth: he wants to use it in a charitable fashion.“[I want to] give back in any way that I can,” Harry said during the photo op and Q&A session inside Gillette Stadium yesterday. “Definitely help my family, help some people on the island. I feel like with this platform I’ve been given, it’s my duty to do something good with it. God has blessed me to be in this position. So it would be a disservice if I didn’t give back and if I didn’t show appreciation, so that’s my biggest goal.”The ‘island’ that the 22-year-old mentioned is St. Vincent and the Grenadines: while born in Canada, Harry’s family hails from the Caribbean nation which is home to not even 150,000 people. Until he was four years old — at this point, he moved to his grandmother Felna in Arizona — Harry was one of them, and now wants to give back to the tiny country and its communities.“I’m still trying to figure it out [what to do] but I definitely want to help,” Harry continued when asked about whether or not he already has a specific use for the money in mind. “I feel like there’s a lot of talent on the island and it doesn’t get seen. So whatever I can do to help, I’m more than willing to do that. I haven’t really explored it too much because there’s been so much going on but that’s definitely something I want to look into.”As he pointed out, his home country will not be the only benefactor of his future wealth. Harry’s family will also get a share — and one member of it was specifically mentioned by the rookie yesterday: the woman that effectively raised him.“She’s been everything,” Harry said about his grandmother. “There’s no way I would have been in this position if my grandmother wasn’t a part of my life. She’s been a great role model. That’s where I get my work ethic from White Drew Bledsoe Jerseys , just seeing how hard she works, seeing her come from a different country and having to start over. I really do know there’s no way I would be in this position without that woman.”Following the traditional introduction event, the Patriots published a short clip about Harry’s day on their social media channels: New England had contact with plenty of prospects over the last few weeks."Later today, the first round of the 2019 NFL draft will take place in Nashville, and the New England Patriots will be the final team on the clock courtesy of their victory in the Super Bowl three months ago. Who they will ultimately end up picking is up in the air given their current needs, draft capital, and the fact that the club had some form of reported pre-draft contact with dozens of players throughout all positions.Let’s take a closer look at those positions to find out which were the most active ones for the Patriots and who they have spoken to according to our pre-draft tracker — and what this might mean in the grand scheme of things. (S = Senior Bowl meeting; C = combine meeting; P = pro day meeting; W = workout; V = top-30 visit)Wide receiver: 16The Patriots were active this offseason when it comes to upgrading their wide receiver position, but as their pre-draft activity shows they are likely far from done. All in all, the team had reported contact with 16 players over the last few weeks — including potential early round targets such A.J. Brown, Deebo Samuel, N’Keal Harry, Riley Ridley, and J.J. Arcega-Whiteside. Beyond those five, combine standout Miles Boykin and slot targets Andy Isabella and Hunter Renfrow are names to watch.Defensive edge: 16After parting ways with both Trey Flowers and Adrian Clayborn earlier this offseason, the Patriots have shown a keen interest in this year’s edge defender group. Potential first-round prospects such as Clelin Ferrell and Montez Sweat had no reported contact with the world champions, however Drew Bledsoe Jerseys 2019 , which could mean that the club would rather invest in developmental mid-round options.Defensive tackle: 9New England’s defensive tackle group is solid as it stands right now — despite Malcom Brown and Danny Shelton no longer being a part of it — but players like Jerry Tillery or Dre’Mont Jones would still be good additions in rounds one and two, respectively. As is the case at the defensive edge, however, the bulk of pre-draft meetings were conducted with more developmental players.Tight end: 8The Patriots need to add talent to their tight end group after losing Rob Gronkowski to retirement last month — and their list of pre-draft contact reflects this. While top prospect T.J. Hockenson is not on the list, potential day one/day two options Noah Fant, Irv Smith Jr. and Jace Sternberger are. All three would add upside to the group, with Fant a particularly intriguing option given his outstanding pass-catching abilities.Quarterback: 5The Patriots don’t need to draft a quarterback with Tom Brady still showing no signs of slowing down. With the GOAT turning 42 in August, however, investing in a developmental passer would be a solid decision — especially if done in one of the mid or later rounds. That being said, spending a day two pick on Will Grier or Tyree Jackson could also pay dividends for the club.Running back: 5With Sony Michel, James White, Rex Burkhead and Brandon Bolden all under contract, the need to invest in another running back is a small one. Nevertheless, the Patriots did meet with some potential targets that might become interesting in one of the later rounds.Offensive tackle: 5While the Patriots face plenty of uncertainty at offensive tackle after losing Trent Brown in free agency, they have been relatively quiet when it comes to working out players at the position ahead of the draft. The biggest name among the five reported meetings certainly is Dalton Risner, who could come off the board on day one and would give the Patriots insurance in case 2018 first-rounder Isaiah Wynn is not yet fully recovered from his Achilles injury.Cornerback: 5Just like running back White Steve Grogan Jerseys , cornerback is a deep position on New England’s current roster: Stephon Gilmore was an All-Pro last year, while Jason McCourty and rookie J.C. Jackson both played at a high level. The Patriots also have 2018 second-round draft choice Duke Dawson and slot corner/core special teamer Jonathan Jones under contract, which means that the position is pretty set for 2019 and — with the exception of impending free agent Jones — beyond. The Patriots still took a look at some cornerbacks during the pre-draft process, however, with Rock Ya-Sin as the biggest name on the list.Linebacker: 4None of the linebackers who met with the Patriots this offseason is expected to be drafted early, and it would be a surprise if the team picked a player at the position in the first two rounds. After all, New England has a solid and still young core led by Dont’a Hightower and Kyle Van Noy together with Elandon Roberts and 2018 rookie Ja’Whaun Bentley.Safety: 4Nasir Adderley, Taylor Rapp, and Johnathan Abram are three of the top safeties in this year’s draft — and as such players to watch on the first two days of the event. While different in style, all three would be intriguing additions to New England’s group as rotational options and even potential heirs to Devin McCourty and Patrick Chung, respectively.Offensive guard: 3While right guard Shaq Mason is under contract through the 2023 season, his counterpart is scheduled to hit free agency next year. Consequently, the Patriots might opt to invest in a guard early this weekend to find a long-term replacement for starting left guard Joe Thuney. If doing so, Chris Lindstrom would be a logical target as one of the best interior offensive linemen the draft has to offer — a player who could also kick outside to play tackle.The main question with pre-draft meetings, at least when it comes to projecting what the Patriots will do, is whether or not they mean anything. Let’s take a look back at the last three years to find out how much pre-draft contact actually led to the team investing a draft pick or free agency check in a player.Last year Steve Grogan Jerseys 2019 , the Patriots drafted nine players — five of them had pre-draft contact with New England: first-round selection Sony Michel spoke with the club at the combine, while Duke Dawson, Christian Sam and Braxton Berrios all were brought in for top-30 visits. Furthermore, Keion Crossen was worked out privately by the club as well.While the team was in touch with the majority of its draft picks, it did not have any reported form of contact with a member of its undrafted rookie class.In 2017, New England drafted a league-low four men and spoke with half of them before the event: the team brought offensive tackle Antonio Garcia in for a top-30 visit and worked out defensive edge Derek Rivers at the Youngstown State pro day. Both Garcia and Rivers were later drafted in the third round.Besides meeting with the two future draft picks, New England also had contact with three players who would join the team as undrafted rookie free agents: defensive backs Damarius Travis and D.J. Killings both met with the team at their respective pro days, while defensive tackle Josh Augusta was brought in for a visit.In 2016, the Patriots were more active on draft day and picked a total of nine players. Of those nine, three met with the team before the draft: wide receivers Malcolm Mitchell and Devin Lucien as well as cornerback Cyrus Jones. Tight end Bryce Williams, later signed as an undrafted free agent, also had pre-draft contact with New England.As can be seen, the majority of players picked in the two previous drafts never had any reported meetings with the Patriots. Last year, however, was different as five of nine draft choices was in contact with the club at one point during the process. Could 2018 be an outlier or a general change in the club’s pre-draft behavior? We will find out over the next few days.]]> Welcome Mat Wed, 15 Jan 2020 02:46:24 +0000 Subject: A decade after a signature victory for Eli Manning - by: liny195 Womens Daniel Jones Jersey , the writing on the wall will only get more pronounced for the two-time Super Bowl MVP quarterback with each loss the New York Giants have like their opener.Daniel Jones, the heir apparent to Manning, could be doing more than taking a few snaps late in an out-of-reach game like the sixth overall pick in this year's draft did in a 35-17 loss Sunday to Dallas.While Manning threw for 306 yards to start his record 16th season with the Giants, fourth-year quarterback Dak Prescott and the NFC East rival Cowboys easily moved the ball up and down the field against a drastically changed and young Giants defense."Have got plenty of work to do," coach Pat Shurmur said. "Got a lot of young players out there playing for the first time. There's some good, and there's some stuff we've got to get cleaned up."The Cowboys piled up 494 yards Authentic Daniel Jones Jersey , including 405 yards passing and a career-high four touchdowns by Prescott. Dallas scored touchdowns on five consecutive drives, all of them at least 75 yards, and led 35-10 early in the second half. New York did finish with 470 yards, but was 2 of 11 on third downs and lost two fumbles — Manning had one on a fourth-down play inside the Dallas 10 late in the third quarter, and Jones had the ball knocked loose when he was scrambling for a first on his only drive after the two-minute warning."We moved the ball well, did a lot of good things Daniel Jones Jersey Boys , just didn't play well enough, and just keep up with what Dallas was doing," Manning said. "And the second half kind of got out of hand."When New York won the first regular-season game the Cowboys played in their showplace stadium in 2009, a then-28-year-old Manning supposedly left his signature on the wall, noting the score (33-31) along with the fact that it was the first game there.That was the start of the second season after Manning's first Super Bowl title with New York, and two years before he got another one during the 2011 season. The Giants have been to the playoffs only once since then Color Rush George Asafo-Adjei Jersey , and have an 8-25 record since the start of 2017.Jones was the NFL's leading passer in the preseason with a 137.3 passer rating (29 of 34 for 416 yards and two touchdowns) while the Giants won all of those games."Just it being a regular-season game has a different feel to it. I think the circumstance in the game also felt a lot different," Jones said. "Still exciting to run out there."While Jones was the holder on kicks, his first regular-season snaps at quarterback came with 1:46 remaining, which Shurmur called "an obvious situation" to get him in the game. The kid from Duke completed three short passes for 17 yards before his first incompletion, then fumbled when pushing forward for first-down yardage on a third-and-4 play."You can see he's a competitive guy. He'll learn to run out of bounds. In his mind, he competes and he said I wanted to guarantee we got the first. You've just got to secure the ball Youth George Asafo-Adjei Jersey ," Shurmur said. "For the rest of it, I felt like it was important to get him some work." Anarumo will becoming defensive coordinator in Cincinnati"WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections New York Giants NewsGiants Training Camp 2016Giants vs. Eagles 2015, Week 17New York Giants NewsGiants lose defensive backs coach Lou Anarumo to Cincinnati BengalsNew,33commentsAnarumo will becoming defensive coordinator in CincinnatiESTShareTweetShareShareGiants lose defensive backs coach Lou Anarumo to Cincinnati BengalsLou AnarumoJim Dedmon-USA TODAY SportsThe New York Giants have a big hole to fill on their coaching staff. The Cincinnati Bengals onThursday hired now-former Giants’ defensive backs coach Lou Anarumo to be their defensive coordinator.Anarumo, 52, joins the staff of new Bengals head coach Zac Taylor. The two were both assistant coaches at one time with the Miami Dolphins.Last season was Anarumo’s only one with the Giants. He was defensive backs coach with the Miami Dolphins from 2012-2017 Womens George Asafo-Adjei Jersey , and served as interim defensive coordinator for 12 games in 2015.The Giants lost assistant defensive backs coach Deshea Townsend earlier in the offseason when he took the job as defensive backs coach of the Chicago Bears. They hired Henry Baker to replace Townsend.In hiring Anarumo, Taylor told the Bengals official website:]]> Welcome Mat Wed, 15 Jan 2020 02:30:30 +0000 Subject: /authentic-devin-singletary-jersey - by: liny195 , N.Y. (AP)Buffalo Bills coach Sean McDermott says medical test results on LeSean McCoy’s injured right ankle were negative, giving the running back a chance to play against Jacksonville in the AFC wild-card game on Sunday. McDermott would not go into detail except to say the team received ”some good news” Monday, a day after McCoy was hurt in a 22-16 win at Miami. The victory combined with Baltimore’s 31-27 loss to Cincinnati clinched Buffalo (9-7) its first playoff berth since the 1999 season, and ended the longest active postseason drought in North America’s four major professional sports. McCoy was hurt and carted off the field after a 3-yard run on Buffalo’s first possession of the third quarter. The ninth-year player leads Buffalo with 1,138 yards rushing, 59 catches and eight touchdowns, including two receiving. Overall, his 1,586 yards from scrimmage account for 33 percent of the Bills’ total. Buffalo also lacks depth at the position a week after backup Travaris Cadet broke his ankle. That leaves Mike Tolbert and newly signed Marcus Murphy as the Bills’ only running backs on the roster, along with fullback Patrick DiMarco. Murphy had one career carry for no yards in his previous two seasons with New Orleans, before leading Buffalo with 41 yards rushing against Miami. — ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Zay Jones can reflect on the past 18 months and see how much he's matured as a player and a person.Looking back, the Bills‘ second-year receiver realizes how ill-prepared he was entering the NFL as a second-round draft pick in 2017. Jones had the wild idea then in believing his success at East Carolina Womens Dawson Knox Jersey , where he set NCAA records for career and single-season receptions, would immediately translate at the professional level."You have to understand that things just don't happen like that," Jones said, snapping his fingers for emphasis. "Things take time," he added. "For me as a man, just understanding this league, how it goes and finally letting the dust settle with everything, I've learned a lot."It's a hard-earned perspective gained from his season-long struggles as a rookie, followed by a frightening meltdown during which a bloodied and naked Jones was arrested — but not charged — after trashing a downtown Los Angeles apartment in February.Jones, who still has scars on his right knee from the outburst, wouldn't change a thing if he could."It hurts sometimes because there's growth pains," he said. "You don't understand what the NFL requires until you're in it. And hopefully, for some guys it's not too late."It wasn't too late for Jones Jaquan Johnson Jersey Draft , who is beginning to show signs of emerging as a dependable receiver on a young and patchwork offense expected to have rookie Josh Allen back under center Sunday, when Buffalo (3-7) hosts Jacksonville (3-7).Jones entered the bye week coming off a career-best outing. He had eight catches for 93 yards and a touchdown in a 41-10 win over the New York Jets on Nov. 11, with Matt Barkley starting for Buffalo. Jones now leads Buffalo with 37 catches for 392 yards and two TDs receiving. He's already passed last year's totals in catches (27) and yards (316) while matching his scoring output."I'm proud of myself, I wouldn't lie to you," Jones said. "It was nice to just sit back during the bye week and recognize the things that I've done, but also know there's still a long ways ahead."It's a far better place than where Jones was a year ago, when he was being criticized for dropping too many passes and not being on the same page with quarterback Tyrod Taylor. The most memorable incompletion came in the final seconds of a 9-3 loss at Carolina in Week 2, when Jones failed to bring down a pass near the goal line.That's not the type of production anyone, including Jones, was expecting from a player who finished his college career with 399 catches, including 158 in his senior season.In Jones' defense, he spent a portion of last season playing with a shoulder injury. It was also unfair to expect Jones to stand out amid a group of receivers mostly made up of rookies and journeymen.Jones was disappointed by his lack of production and stung by the criticism."If people want to place the blame on me last year, sure I'll take it Jaquan Johnson NFL Jersey ," he said. "But it's helped me grow as a man. It's helped me grow as a football player. I've matured."How much Jones matured wasn't immediately apparent in February, when security video showed him arguing with his brother before being arrested for vandalism. It didn't help that Jones required surgery to repair a knee injury, which sidelined him through the second week of training camp in August.Jones won't go into detail, except to say what happened in Los Angeles could have cost him his life.He will acknowledge having made mistakes."I'm a professional in what I do. And I take that criticism," Jones said. "Is a lot of it deserved? Maybe some."Coach Sean McDermott is impressed by the maturity Jones showed in putting the past behind."He persevered, and that's a testament to Zay," McDermott said. "He's still a work in progress, like we all are. But to be able to step back and learn and grow from those moments on the field and then off the field in February says a lot about him as a person."NOTES: DE Shaq Lawson did not practice a day after hurting his elbow. … DE Trent Murphy, who has missed three games with a knee injury, practiced on a limited basis. … LB Matt Milano has been cleared from the concussion protocol.]]> Welcome Mat Wed, 15 Jan 2020 02:12:10 +0000 Subject: - by: sonareeta New Glo Hair The amount of solution depends on the thickness and length of the hair. As a rule, 50-60 g of solution is sufficient for medium-length hair. To enhance the effect of peroxide: add ammonia (5-6 drops of ammonia per 50-60 ml of solution) to the bleach. To prevent splashing or dripping of a solution of hydrogen peroxide with ammonia, you can add a little liquid soap or alkaline shampoo. Ammonia can be replaced by ammonium bicarbonate, which slightly thickens the composition, which is important when lightening. 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