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 all the football questions at his locker after Sunday’s double-doink Bennie Fowler III Jersey , which kept his team from advancing in the playoffs.Friday morning, he talked to a national audience, and was even-keeled about the miss (which was officially ruled a blocked kick). During an appearance on NBC’s show, Parkey reiterated that he thought the kick was going through — before it hit the upright and then the crossbar and fell back toward him.“Looking up, I saw it hit the upright and it hit the crossbar, and I’m like, ‘Surely it will go in,’” Parkey said, via the . “Unfortunately it bounced toward me. I’m disappointed I let the fans, my teammates and the entire organization down, but I’ll continue to keep my head held high because football is what I do. It’s not who I am.”The miss sparked big reactions from disappointed fans, but Parkey said he has tried to avoid social media in the wake of the game.“A lot of good can come of [social media], and a lot of bad can come of it http://www.thebearslockerroom.com/authentic-taylor-gabriel-jersey ,” Parkey said. “But at the same time, I’ve gotten a lot of positive messages. Like I said earlier, I feel worse than anybody about missing that kick because I wanted to make it more than anybody. But at the end of the day, I’m going to hold my head high and when things aren’t going my way I’m going to think positive and keep swinging.”He also thanked teammates for having his back, specifically defensive tackle Akiem Hicks, whom host Savannah Guthrie read a supportive quote from.“I think a lot of teammates stood up for me, from what I’ve heard,” Parkey said. “That just shows you what kind of team we have. It’s a family. It’s a bond. These guys see me working hard every day, and they know all the effort we put into it year round. So it’s really awesome to see that Akiem and everyone else stood up for me like that. I really appreciate it.”Whether they continue to in the future remains to be seen, but the outpouring of support for him has been heartening, from a human perspective. LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP)Allen Robinson sees no reason he can’t regain the form that made him a Pro Bowl receiver and help the Chicago Bears snap a string of losing seasons.He insisted the ACL he tore in his left knee in last year’s opener with Jacksonville is coming along just fine. And he expects to be ”fully cleared” for training camp.”I understand it’s a question for the media,” Robinson said. ”But I know how I’m going to go about this thing Womens Trey Burton Jersey , and I know the kind of player I’m going to be. So for me, there’s no questions.”He’s looking forward to catching passes from Mitchell Trubisky and playing in new coach Matt Nagy’s offense. Above all, he’s embracing the challenge in Chicago, where the Bears have just one playoff appearance since the 2006 team’s Super Bowl run.Robinson was one of five free agent acquisitions introduced Thursday along with former Philadelphia tight end Trey Burton, Atlanta receiver Taylor Gabriel, Miami kicker Cody Parkey and New Orleans backup quarterback Chase Daniel.”We just started the offseason acquisition period now,” general manager Ryan Pace said. ”We’re only one day into it. Let’s take it step by step, the excitement. The draft is right around the corner and that’s our primary mode for adding talent to our team.”The Bears have four straight last-place finishes in the NFC North – and four straight seasons with 10 or more losses. Their passing game ranked last in the NFL in 2017.But the Bears are banking on the moves they made to help get the most out of Trubisky – last year’s No. 2 overall draft pick – even though Pace’s record in free agency is spotty.Not only did they add one of the top receivers on the market, they brought in a versatile tight end who threw a memorable touchdown pass to quarterback Nick Foles in the Super Bowl as well as a speedy receiver in Gabriel.They also addressed the kicking game, a sore spot since they released Robbie Gould prior to the 2016 season, and brought in a backup QB familiar with the system to mentor Trubisky. Daniel played for Kansas City from 2013-15 when Nagy was the Chiefs‘ quarterbacks coach.”I was part of this offense in Philadelphia,” Burton said. ”I saw how successful it was. All you need is a couple weapons and a quarterback who can handle all of it and I think that is exactly what we have here in Chicago.”In Trubisky, Gabriel sees a ”very confident guy” who can ”sling it.””When we signed the other day Cody Parkey Jersey , the first thing I asked him was `How’s your deep ball,’ so I’m excited to be with him and excited to get in and play with him.”Robinson was also impressed by Trubisky as well as the ”versatility” of Nagy’s offense.”You see a lot of big plays, you see some dink-and-dunk plays, you see everybody being involved,” he said. ”It’s something that just looked fun to play in.”Robinson is looking forward to playing, period.It wasn’t easy watching the Jaguars advance to the AFC championship game after they posted losing records in his first three years. He came into the season thinking he was poised for big things after a dip in production in 2016.Instead, he injured his knee on the Jaguars’ third play of the season. He has been running sprints and performing ”pretty explosive jumps” as he works his way back.Pace said the fact that Robinson is only 24 and the injury occurred early in the season bodes well, though he wouldn’t put a timeline on when he expects to see him on the field. Once he’s ready, the Bears envision big things from him.”He’s just a big target that knows how to get open,” Pace said. ”He’s a savvy route runner that can set guys up and he’s just a proven receiver you know. He’s a physical guy that can body and out-position guys and it’s a guy that obviously we targeted and are excited to get here.”Notes: The Bears signed LB Aaron Lynch to a one-year contract. A fifth-round draft pick by San Francisco in 2014, he made 19 starts and had 83 tackles and 15 sacks in four seasons with the 49ers.—
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Nearly 51 years ago


By chenyan94, 2020-01-17
 http://www.thechargerslockerroom.com/authentic-justin-jones-jersey , Mike Martz took his future wife, Julie, on their first date to watch Don Coryell's San Diego State Aztecs at what was then called San Diego Stadium."I can't tell you what section. It was behind the Aztecs' bench on the 50-yard line, about halfway up the stands on the right side of the aisle," Martz recalled about that night in 1968.The date was a success. Classmates at Madison High, they would marry in 1971.Martz will be back at the aging Mission Valley stadium on Sunday night, this time on the sideline, coaching the San Diego Fleet of the Alliance of American Football against the Atlanta Legends in the return of pro football to a city that lost the NFL's Chargers to the Los Angeles area two seasons ago."I'm thrilled," Martz said. "I think we're all thrilled. This is something I always dreamed of as a kid. I always wanted to coach here in San Diego."A week after literally taking it on the chin in a 15-6 season-opening loss at San Antonio, the Fleet will begin trying to fill the gaping hole left when the Chargers bolted from their home of 56 seasons after their plan for a new stadium was voted down."I told our players: here's a great opportunity to fill a void," Martz said. "I think there are a lot of football people here in town that want football. They want their own football team. What a great opportunity for us to provide something that will be fun for everybody."The Alliance, co-founded by Hall of Fame executive Bill Polian and TV and film producer Charlie Ebersol, is the latest spring league. While others failed, this one has strong NFL connections and is full of players who hope to get a shot at the big time."This league has been needed," Martz said. "It's been needed for a long time, and for these players who want to keep playing."Martz never realized his dream of playing at SDSU for Coryell, who later revolutionized the NFL's passing game as architect of the Air Coryell offense with the Dan Fouts-led Chargers."I wanted to play for him in the worst way," Martz said. "San Diego State's tight end graduated, and I thought, 'This is going to be a natural. Look at me, he's going to come and get me.' "Coryell passed, so to speak."I wasn't good enough. I was small, slow and a lot of other things. Other than that, I was pretty good," Martz quipped.Martz played at San Diego's Mesa College and at Fresno State. A roundabout coaching career eventually took him to the NFL's Rams, and he was the offensive coordinator of the "Greatest Show on Turf" team that won the Super Bowl behind Kurt Warner following the 1999 season. Dick Vermeil retired after that victory and Martz was elevated to head coach. He took the Rams back to the Super Bowl two seasons later, losing to New England.He was fired after the 2005 season, during which he missed the final 11 games because of a heart ailment.He later was offensive coordinator in Detroit, San Francisco and Chicago, and since 2015 had been a head coach in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl.That's where he met quarterback Philip Nelson, who will start Sunday night.Martz doesn't mess around with his offense. Mike Bercovici started the opener and stayed in the game after absorbing a crushing blow to the chin that sent his helmet flying. But he threw two interceptions and was replaced by Nelson, who has been nicknamed "Admiral Nelson" after the British naval hero.Martz doesn't consider it a quarterback controversy. He said Bercovici just isn't ready to run the offense while Nelson "has pretty good control of the passing game. He understands it really well. I like his even-keel temperament. He just needs to play."Nelson seems to be the epitome of the AAF.After Nelson was elevated to starter, fans discovered his Instagram account was full of photos of him looking a lot like Fabio, with long, flowing hair and showing remarkable abs. It turns out that after failing to make the Bengals or Browns, Nelson had been doing some modeling and acting while continuing to train. "Whatever you have to do to continue to keep the dream alive Womens Kyzir White Jersey ," he said."In the NFLPA game, coach Martz told me he really believed in me but he also told me I needed to cut my hair," Nelson said. "I was like, 'Really, coach?' I was spinning my wheels in the NFL and nothing really happened, so maybe it was the hair, so I got rid of it."Martz indeed recalls telling Nelson: "You want a job, you better cut that hair."Then the 67-year-old coach joked: "Did you see my pictures?"Together, Martz and Nelson will try to help heal a fan base that had its favorite team ripped away."This town's dying for football," Nelson said. "We're really excited to get out there, and as a team I know we want to give them a great show. We want to win and do the best for the fans and our family and friends."Follow Bernie Wilson on Twitter at https://twitter.com/berniewilson As the first wave of free agency has passed, Louis Gorini grades the recent moves of the Los Angeles Chargers"WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections San Diego Chargers Daily LinksSan Diego Chargers NewsSan Diego Chargers OffseasonSan Diego Chargers HistorySan Diego Chargers HumorLatest NewsLos Angeles Chargers NewsChargers OffseasonGrading the Chargers off-season movesNew,69commentsAs the first wave of free agency has passed, Louis Gorini grades the recent moves of the Los Angeles ChargersPDTShareTweetShareShareGrading the Chargers off-season movesBob Donnan-USA TODAY SportsThe NFL free agency period is an exciting time for both teams and fans alike; well unless you are supporters of the Los Angeles Chargers.You see, a lot of teams use this time to either plug-up some major roster holes, completely overhaul their team identity, go all-in and make a run for the Super Bowl, or even tear down their roster to start the rebuilding process. However, the Los Angeles Chargers have a different type of philosophy.As NFL teams are actively wheeling-and-dealing and acquiring notable names; the Chargers for the most part, find themselves on the sidelines avoiding the big free agent signings. The Chargers believe in an (outdated, if you ask me) philosophy to build through the draft and then go bargain bin shopping for free agents with the leftovers. And yes it has worked out in the past, but L.A. has NEVER deviated from that strategy. This year was a perfect example of a time when the Chargers should have been more aggressive with their free agency plans. This past season, they finished two games away from the Super Bowl. They have a talented roster with an aging quarterback who, although he is still elite, is clearly towards the end of his career. But after the first week of free agency, it is safe to say the Chargers are sticking to their guns and doing business as usual.So, as I digress, I take it upon myself to hand out the ever so popular free agency grades after the first week of signings. And before I bestow myself the power to either provide validation or criticism of the following acquisitions, I would like to explain my grading system. Growing up an “A” meant you did a phenomenal job, a “B” was for a good performance, a “C” was just average work, a “D” was below average, and finally, “F” meant you failed. So let’s take a look and see what kind of student the Chargers were during week one.Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY SportsLB Thomas DavisChargers GM Tom Telesco stated earlier this year that one of his biggest priorities was to“heavily focus” on the linebacker core this off season. So it was no surprise that one of L.A.’s first move this offseason targeted that position group. Los Angeles’ first external signing this year was former-Carolina Panther, Thomas Davis, who was signed to a 2-year Virgil Green Jersey , $10.5 million deal (with $5.25 million guaranteed).Now, Davis wouldn’t have been my first choice when it came to upgrading the makeup of the linebackers for the Chargers as there were many younger/higher-ceiling options out there (Jamie Collins and Zach Brown). Couple that with the fact that the 35 year old backer hasn’t played a full season since 2016, and has a history of injuries (3 ACL injuries!!), it is easy to see why some fans probably weren’t jumping for joy.That being said, the move itself was not a bad one. Thomas Davis can play both WILL and middle linebacker at an elite level. With a grade of 74.2 by Pro Football Focus, Davis was the 19th ranked LB in 2018 with 79 total tackles and 3 tackles for a loss. The 35 year old vet will give the Bolts some flexibility at the second level and be a great presence in an already strong locker room. All in all, this was a solid signing by the Chargers.GRADE: C+Kirby Lee-USA TODAY SportsLB Denzel PerrymanOne of my least favorite sports cliches’ is the saying, “Player X is a great player, WHEN HEALTHY*.” A player can’t be great if he is always on the sideline. Never has a phrase been so accurate when describing the Chargers next signing, Denzel Perryman. Outside former Charger Jason Verrett, Perryman has to be one of the most polarizing players on the team for fans. When he is on the field, number 52 has proved to be a physical, punishing MLB that patrols the middle of L.A.’s defense.The former second-round selection is a real difference maker especially when stuffing the run. However, during his tenure with the Chargers, Perryman has never played a full 16-game season. So at first the re signing of Perryman was concerning; that is until the numbers came out. Los Angeles was able to re sign the talented Perryman to a low-risk, high-reward deal (2-year, $12 million, $4.9 million guaranteed). This gives the Chargers some stability and consistency among their linebackers, all while giving them a second look to see if a high-ceiling player can remain on the field. And if he is incapable of doing so, the Chargers can easily get from out of this short-term contract next year without any serious financial implications. Once again, another good deal for the Chargers.GRADE: BDavid Dermer-USA TODAY SportsQB Tyrod TaylorThe last time the Chargers had a competent backup quarterback for Rivers was way back in 2011 with Billy Volek. Since then, the Bolts have rolled out a bunch of misfits and expendables (Charlie Whitehurst, Kellen Clemens, Cardale Jones, and Geno Smith). This brings us to L.A.’s next signing, Tyrod Taylor.I won’t even get into contract details because, frankly, it’s a moot point and doesn’t matter. This is perhaps one of Los Angeles’ best signings so far, and I’ll explain why.Tyrod Taylor is still fairly young (29 years old) but has tons of real game experience and has been adequate, to say the least. In addition, Taylor’s style of play is in stark-contrast of Rivers’. Number 17 is a straight-up, drop back quarterback with almost no mobility. Taylor, on the other hand, has shown time-in and time-out to be extremely elusive when faced with pressure. So god forbid if Rivers ever had to come out of the game, the opposing defense will now have to adjust and have a completely different gameplan to account Taylor and his mobility.GRADE: BRon Chenoy-USA TODAY SportsDT Brandon MebaneTom Telesco was doing pretty good up until this point. This off-season, NFL analysts and draft aficionados have consistently paired L.A. with the top free agent or draft defensive tackle prospects. Los Angeles had a bunch of question marks in the middle of their defensive line with Brandon Mebane http://www.thechargerslockerroom.com/authentic-mike-pouncey-jersey , Corey Liuget, and Darius Philon all becoming free agents for the 2019 season. The possibilities to reconfigure the interior of the Chargers’ defensive line was exciting and limitless! So what did Los Angeles wind up doing to address one of their most pressing needs? They re-signed Brandon Mebane, their 34-year old defensive tackle, to a two-year $10,550,00 deal with $5,250,000 guaranteed. Mebane was not terrible in 2018, though. Last year, the Chargers interior defensive lineman racked up 40 total tackles, one sack, and three tackles for a loss giving him a Pro Football Focus grade of 65.8. However, there was an abundance of other younger, and more promising options for L.A. to target.Whether it was Malik Jackson, Sheldon Richardson, or even more cost-efficient options like Darius Philon or Malcolm Brown, the Chargers had a real shot this year to dramatically improve their weakness and failed to do so. Instead of injecting the middle of the defensive line with youth and talent, Los Angeles ultimately decided to keep the same problem on the field while expecting different results. Now if the Chargers wanted to keep Mebane to be that strong veteran leader in the locker room I would have totally understood. But, Tom Telesco addressed that leadership attribute he constantly looks for in the Thomas Davis signing. So let’s recap this signing: Los Angeles elected to not only bring back a 34-year old defensive lineman over younger and more talented options, but they actually gave him a raise from his last contract as well! This is where being to loyal and constantly focus on signing your own bites the Bolts in the ass!GRADE: FKirby Lee-USA TODAY SportsS/LB Adrian PhillipsJust when I think Tom Telesco couldn’t get any dumber, he goes ahead and does something like this... AND TOTALLY REDEEMS HIMSELF! Adrian Phillips was a much needed Swiss Army knife for the Chargers last year. His contributions every Sunday were one of the main reasons why the “Bolt Gang” was so successful in 2018.The term versatile gets thrown around sports too often, if you ask me. Being versatile does not mean being able to play multiple positions and schemes. What being versatile really means is the ability to play multiple positions and schemes, AT A HIGH LEVEL. Adrian Phillips was a versatile defender for the Chargers last year.Every week he would have a different assignment, whether it was playing both safety spots, or being a linebacker when L.A.’s linebackers were ravaged by injuries. He showed fantastic instincts and closing speed play-after-play and was rewarded by being voted to the All Pro Team as a special teamer (not to mention he also earned his first Pro Bowl bid). Many thought Phillips would leave Los Angeles for greener pastures, and by greener pastures I mean more money. But the market was never there for him this off-season and Tom Telesco scooped him up on a one year deal to keep the “Jack Boyz” fully intact.GRADE: B+Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY SportsGM Tom TelescoI had to slip this one in. Yes, one of the biggest signings for the Los Angeles Chargers was their general manager, Tom Telesco. The Chargers signed Telesco to a multi-year extension at the completion of a successful 2018 season. Where Telesco excels is evaluating draft prospects as he consistently done well over the last couple of years. Another area of strength for the Chargers GM is his ability to attract solid veterans at a discount price which has lead to his nickname: “The Coupon God.”All that being said, Telesco does have some flaws in his approach to assembling a team. Even though he does a good job at acquiring players at a good deal, he fails to show creativity when it comes to salary cap manipulation. In addition, the longtime Chargers GM has never thrown caution to the wind to go for the jugular during free agency. His “build through the draft only” mantra makes him avoid going all-in with one or two big time free agent signings. Nonetheless, extending Tom Telesco was absolutely the correct move as he created a fantastic football culture, to go along with his young and talented squad.GRADE: B+
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Established superstars such as Tom Brady


By chenyan94, 2020-01-17
 or Aaron Rodgers grab all the attention when their teams do well.But a team’s success or failure can often be determined by which players make the biggest jump from year to year.Key players such as Kansas City’s Patrick Mahomes and Pittsburgh’s James Conner have played major roles in their respective teams being in first place through Week 9.And it isn’t always offensive players. Of the 32 teams http://www.eagleslockerroom.com/authentic-fletcher-cox-jersey , nearly half (15) have featured a defensive player and one had a kicker among the most improved.At the halfway point of this NFL season, here’s a look at the most improved players for each team:AFC EASTNew England: Linebacker Kyle Van Noy. The Patriots traded for Van Noy out of necessity two years ago. He’s grown into one of the most versatile players on New England’s defense. Used almost exclusively at outside linebacker last season, he’s now asked to play on the line at times, is an option in multiple blitz packages as well as in zone and man coverages.Miami: Offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil. Tunsil is becoming a top-shelf left tackle in his third season. He was plagued by penalties and other lapses, but has benefited from the mentoring of left guard Josh Sitton, who signed with the Dolphins this year.Buffalo: Linebacker Matt Milano. Milano is starting alongside first-round pick Tremaine Edmunds in essentially a two-linebacker defensive formation. A fifth-round pick in 2017, Milano was eased into the starting lineup and finished with five starts. This year, he’s has started all nine games, credited with 55 tackles.N.Y. Jets: Linebacker Darron Lee. Lee was their first-round pick out of Ohio State in 2016 and has been slow to live up to his lofty draft status. He finished second on the team in tackles each of his first two seasons, but big-time impact plays were missing for a middle linebacker. He’s off to the best start of his career as a more consistent playmaker.AFC SOUTHHouston: Defensive back Kareem Jackson. Jackson had a bad 2017 at cornerback, but has played both cornerback and safety this season and has been strong in a secondary that has dealt with numerous injuries.Tennessee: Linebacker Jayon Brown. A fifth-round pick out of UCLA in 2017, the second-year linebacker is leading the Titans both in total tackles and with four sacks. The speedy Brown has started three of eight games this season and has been a key piece of a defense currently allowing the fewest points in the NFL.Jacksonville: Kicker Josh Lambo. Lambo has made a team-record 23 consecutive field goals in the regular season, including a career-best 57-yarder in London. He had made 27 in a row, including the playoffs, and all 12 of his extra points in 2018.Indianapolis: Quarterback Andrew Luck. Luck didn’t just miss all 16 games last season but 26 of 45 overall because of various injuries (shoulder Womens Jake Elliott Jersey , lacerated kidney, concussion and then shoulder again). Luck has completed 65.8 percent of his passes, is second in TD passes (23) and is on pace to top 4,000 yards again.AFC NORTHPittsburgh: Running back James Conner. Conner has seamlessly replaced Le’Veon Bell with four games with at least 100 rushing yards, 50 receiving yards and at least one touchdown, the most such games by a player in a single season in NFL history. Conner has 1,085 scrimmage yards (706 rushing, 379 receiving) and 10 total touchdowns (nine rushing, one receiving).Cincinnati: Wide receiver Tyler Boyd. Boyd has been a solid complement to star A.J. Green. He has 49 catches for 620 yards and five TDs and will be counted on in the second half with Green dealing with a toe injury.Baltimore: Quarterback Joe Flacco. Despite his team’s recent slump, Flacco has done well for the Ravens. He’s got 12 TDs, six interceptions, 2,465 yards passing and an 84.15 QB rating. Last year, Flacco finished at 18 TDs, 13 INTs and 80.4. He had 3 Derek Barnett Jersey ,141 yards.Cleveland: Defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi. Ogunjobi, a third-round pick in 2017, made one start as a rookie. The 6-foot-3, 305-pounder has developed into a stout run stopper. He also has quickness to get to the quarterback. His presence inside has forced teams to adjust their blocking schemes and given Myles Garrett some favorable one-on-one matchups.AFC WESTKansas City: Quarterback Pat Mahomes. Mahomes started Week 17 last year, but in his first full season as No. 1 QB he’s breaking records all over the place. Mahomes, who appeared in his 10th career game last Sunday against Cleveland, has 29 touchdown passes and 3,185 passing yards, both the most by a player in his first 10 games.L.A. Chargers: Running back Austin Ekeler. The second-year player, an undrafted free agent, is averaging 5.8 yards per carry and 12 yards a reception. Ekeler has teamed with Melvin Gordon to form one of the league’s top running back duos.Denver: Wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders. He was hurt most of 2017 and caught two TD passes, both in Week 2 vs Cowboys. Last year, he had 47 catches for 555 yards in 12 games. This year, he has 56 catches for 707 yards and three TDs and even threw for a TD, hitting fellow SMU alum Courtland Sutton vs. Arizona.Oakland: Running back Jalen Richard. Richard showed flashes his first two seasons as an undrafted free agent out of Southern Mississippi http://www.eagleslockerroom.com/authentic-ronald-darby-jersey , but has emerged as a key part of coach Jon Gruden’s offense.NFC EASTWashington: Safety D.J. Swearinger. Swearinger is tied for the NFL lead with four interceptions as a key part of a secondary that has Washington in first place.Philadelphia: Running back Wendell Smallwood. Smallwood has a career-best 400 scrimmage yards (257 rushing, 143 receiving) along with one rushing TD and two receiving TDs after only playing eight games last year when he was inactive often.Dallas: Linebacker Jaylon Smith. The former Notre Dame standout is finally showing his college form almost three years removed from a devastating left knee injury in his final game for the Irish.N.Y. Giants: Wide receiver Sterling Shepard. Shepard has 40 catches for 542 yards and two touchdowns. Despite a porous offensive line, he is on pace for career highs.NFC SOUTHNew Orleans: Defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins. Rankins was a 2016 first-rounder who missed the first half of his rookie season with a leg injury. Last season, he was solid, but highlights were few. Through the first eight games, Rankins has four sacks and 21 total tackles, on pace for considerable increases in those categories.Carolina: Defensive tackle Kyle Love. Love is a backup, but is making some outstanding plays in the middle of the line, including a forced fumble in Week 8 against Ravens RB Alex Collins that led to a TD and helped turn the game.Atlanta: Free safety Damontae Kazee. Kazee is tied for the NFL lead with four interceptions. He was forced into a starting role after Keanu Neal and Ricardo Allen were placed on IR.Tampa Bay: Tight end O.J. Howard. The Bucs attribute Howard’s growth to being in his second year, being more comfortable with the playbook and the offense in general. He has caught three touchdown passes in the past two games.NFC NORTHChicago: Quarterback Mitchell Trubisky. Trubisky has a 96.1 passer rating, 64.6 percent completion rate, 16 touchdown passes, seven interceptions and a 5-3 record. Last year, he had a 77.5 rating, 59.4 percent completion rate Womens Chris Long Jersey , seven TD passes, seven interceptions and a 4-8 record.Minnesota: Defensive end Stephen Weatherly. Weatherly was a seventh-round draft pick in 2016 who spent most of the season on the practice squad and mostly was on special teams in 2017. But when Everson Griffen was sidelined, Weatherly moved into the starting lineup and had seven tackles, two quarterback hits and one sack in his first career start against the Bills.Green Bay: Defensive lineman Kenny Clark. Clark, playing in his first-year of coordinator Mike Pettine’s system, already has four sacks in seven games, nearly equaling his output (4½) last year.Detroit: Wide receiver Kenny Golladay. Golladay has surpassed his rookie season production and that allowed the Lions to trade Golden Tate to the Eagles at the deadline. He has 33 receptions for 523 yards and three touchdowns.NFC WESTL.A. Rams: Linebacker Cory Littleton. After two years as a backup linebacker and special teams guy, Littleton, an undrafted free agent, earned the starting job when Alec Ogletree was traded in the offseason.Seattle: Running back Chris Carson. Carson showed flashes last year before getting hurt, but the combo of a better offensive line and a new running scheme has fully displayed his skills.Arizona: Safety Budda Baker. Baker has made a big impact after having his role greatly expanded after being a first-team All-Pro on special teams as a rookie. Now he’s a significant part of the regular defense, not just a special teams ace.San Francisco: Tight end George Kittle. Kittle was a pleasant surprise as a fifth-round pick last year with 43 catches for 515 yards after being mostly used as a blocker at Iowa. He now is one of the game’s most well-rounded tight ends. He ranks third at the position with 41 catches and second with 692 yards and is a powerful blocker in the run game.Eagles vs. Colts Inactives: Corey Clement and Jason Peters WILL play The Philadelphia Eagles have officially announced the inactives list for their Week 3 game against the Indianapolis Colts.The following players have been ruled OUT: Jay Ajayi, Alshon Jeffery, Darren Sproles, Nate Sudfeld Wendell Smallwood Jersey , Matt Pryor, Jordan Mailata, and Chance Warmack.Ajayi and Sproles were ruled out on the final injury report. Neither player was able to participate in practice this week. The good news is that Corey Clement WILL play despite being ruled questionable on Friday. He figures to receive a bulk of Philadelphia’s running back touches. Wendell Smallwood and Josh Adams (making his NFL debut) are the only two active running backs behind Clement.Jeffery was ruled questionable heading into this week’s game but it was never expected that he’d play. It seems like he could be poised to return in Week 4. In the meantime, the Eagles only have Nelson Agholor, Kamar Aiken, Shelton Gibson, and Jordan Matthews active at wide receiver.Jason Peters is ACTIVE despite being ruled questionable on the final injury report. Not a surprise considering he said he’d play and Doug Pederson expected him to suit up as well. The question is: how long will Peters be able to remain in the game? He had to come out early against the Bucs last week. Sudfeld is back to being inactive as the third string quarterback now that Carson Wentz is back. Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles is Wentz’s backup, of course.Pryor, Mailata, and Warmack have been inactive for all three games so far. Reminder that Warmack is carrying a $2 million cap hit.Josh Sweat is active for the first time in his NFL career. Philadelphia Eagles Inactive ListRB Jay Ajayi - Injury.WR Alshon Jeffery - Injury.RB Darren Sproles - Injury.QB Nate Sudfeld - Third string quarterback.OT Matt Pryor - Reserve/guard tackle.OT Jordan Mailata - Reserve tackle.OG Chance Warmack - Reserve guard.Indianapolis Colts Inactive ListThe Colts will be without their starting left tackle, their starting running back, their starting tight end, and a starting defensive lineman against the Eagles. DL Denico AutryOT Anthony CastonzoTE Jack DoyleRB Marlon MackOG Mark GlowinskiDT Hassan RidgewayCB Quincy WIlson
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Telvin Smith Jersey , relatively unproven backfield Saturday by signing veteran running back Carlos Hyde to a $2.8 million contract for the 2019 season.The deal includes $1.6 million guaranteed, a person familiar with the terms told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the terms were not disclosed.The 28-year-old Hyde was released by the Jacksonville Jaguars on Friday, and the Chiefs moved swiftly in inviting him for a visit. They were seeking help behind Damien Williams and Darrel Williams, who became their top two running backs when Kareem Hunt was released last season.“We certainly like a bigger back,” Chiefs general manager Brett Veach said during last week’s scouting combine. “I certainly have a thing for 220-pound backs that can run and catch and block.”The 6-foot, 229-pound Hyde certainly fits that mold.He was a second-round pick of the 49ers in 2014, and he came within 50 yards of eclipsing 1,000 twice during his four-year stay in San Francisco. Hyde signed a $15 million, three-year deal with the Browns last season, but he appeared in just six games before a midseason trade to Jacksonville.Hyde wound up making two starts and appearing in eight games for the Jaguars http://www.thejaguarslockerroom.com/authentic-t.j.-yeldon-jersey , though he never made much of an impact. He finished with 58 carries for 189 yards and never reached the end zone, and the Jaguars decided Friday to release him when no trade opportunities materialized.Still, he represents a low-risk, high-upside addition to a dynamic Chiefs offense.With league MVP Patrick Mahomes under center, the Chiefs shattered just about every franchise record — and quite a few NFL marks — while reaching the AFC title game last season. And while most of their pressing issues lie on defense, Veach and Chiefs coach Andy Reid said they’d be open to any offseason moves that could potentially put them over the hump.Damien Williams is expected to remain the starter after he assumed Hunt’s job, and he gouged Indianapolis for 129 yards rushing in the playoffs. In fact, Williams was so steady that Kansas City signed him in December to a two-year extension worth up to $8.1 million.“He just needed an opportunity. And when the opportunity presented itself, he kind of took it and ran with it. That is why we extended him,” Veach said. “He’s always been a talented player. He can run Womens Ronnie Harrison Jersey , catch and block. He can really do everything. He was great on special teams. I would say going into the offseason and going into the 2019 season, it’s Damien’s job to lose.”He’ll have a little more competition now, though. The Jacksonville Jaguars have a new quarterback, maybe even the franchise passer the team has been missing for nearly two decades.A person with direct knowledge of the decision says quarterback Nick Foles has agreed to sign a four-year, $88 million contract with the Jaguars.The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Monday because the deal cannot become official until free agency opens Wednesday. The person says the deal includes $50.125 million guaranteed and could be worth up to $102 million with incentives.More Jacksonville Jaguars newsJaguars take chance on Murray State LB Quincy Williams with 98th overall pickJaguars continue to retool backfield, draft Temple RB Ryquell Armstead in 5th roundJaguars select Florida RT Jawaan Taylor with 35th pick, get Nick Foles help in 2nd, 3rd roundsJaguars add to deep defense, select Kentucky DE Josh Allen with 7th overall pickJaguars Draft Preview: Building around newly acquired QB Nick Foles paramountNFL Network first reported the deal, which is the richest in franchise history.Foles replaces flawed starter Blake Bortles Will Richardson Jersey , who threw 103 touchdown passes in five seasons but was known more for inaccuracy and inconsistency that led to Jacksonville’s offensive instability.The 30-year-old Foles went 4-1 in the postseason and 6-2 in the regular season in place of Carson Wentz the last two years. He earned 2018 Super Bowl MVP honors, making himself the league’s premier quarterback commodity.Philadelphia opted not to use the franchise tag on Foles, allowing him to hit the open market.A third-round pick in by Philadelphia 2012, Foles started six games as a rookie and 18 more before signing with St. Louis in 2015. After one season as the Rams‘ starter, he moved to Kansas City, where he rejoined former Eagles coach Andy Reid to serve as the backup to Alex Smith. In 2016, Foles returned to Philadelphia to mentor Wentz and wound up becoming a fan favorite and a Super Bowl champion.Jacksonville’s offense mostly sputtered under Bortles, who went 24-49 as a starter. He completed 59 percent of his passes for 17,646 yards, with 75 interceptions. His toughness and mobility were among his best assets http://www.thejaguarslockerroom.com/authentic-logan-cooke-jersey , but he still was sacked a whopping 195 times in 75 games. He also lost 19 fumbles.Bortles played turnover-free football in the 2017 postseason, helping the team reach the AFC championship game and showing enough growth that top executive Tom Coughlin and general manager Dave Caldwell opted to sign him to a three-year, $58 million contract in February 2018.The deal included $26.5 million guaranteed. Bortles is due a $1 million roster bonus Sunday.Jacksonville will save $4.5 million against the 2019 salary cap when it cuts Bortles later this week. That number could rise to $9.5 million if the team designates him a post-June 1 release.The worst part of the contract is the Jaguars didn’t need to do it. They already had picked up the fifth-year option in Bortles’ rookie contract and could have let him play 2018 at $19 million and wouldn’t owe him anything now.Regardless, Foles is expected to fill a much-needed void for a small-market franchise that has failed repeatedly at the all-important QB position. The Jags spent a combined $95 million on quarterbacks Byron Leftwich (2003-07), David Garrard (2002-10), Blaine Gabbert (2011-13) and Bortles (2014-18).Now, they’ve committed another $50 million to Foles in hopes that he will be the answer to the team’s most consistent problem.
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A look at the NFL's first decade


By chenyan94, 2020-01-16
 http://www.thebearslockerroom.com/authentic-brian-urlacher-jersey , the 1920s:FRANCHISES: The first season, 1920, the American Professional Football Association had 14 teams, including two Tigers (Cleveland and Chicago). The Akron Pros, Decatur Staleys (later the Chicago Bears), Buffalo All-Americans, Chicago Cardinals, Rock Island Independents, Dayton Triangles, Rochester Jeffersons, Canton Bulldogs, Detroit Heralds, Hammond Pros, Columbus Panhandles and Muncie Flyers also belonged. Eleven returned with the same names for '21 and were joined by such present-day clubs as the Green Bay Packers and New York Giants.Throughout a decade of flux, many franchises came and went. Such colorful nicknames as the Toledo Maroons, Kansas City Blues and Frankford Yellow Jackets surfaced. By the end of the decade, the NFL had 12 clubs, with only the Triangles and Cardinals in their original locations.The name was changed to National Football League in 1922.TOP TEAMS: Akron was awarded the first championship after going 8-0-3; there were no playoffs and even some games against non-league competition. Indeed Womens Leonard Floyd Jersey , there were no playoffs throughout the decade. So the titles from 1921-29 went to, in order, the Chicago Staleys; Canton for two straight years, then the Cleveland Bulldogs; the Cardinals; the Yellow Jackets; the Giants; the Providence Steam Rollers; and the Packers.TOP PLAYERS: The "Galloping Ghost," Red Grange, was America's football icon, but from his years as a college star at Illinois. In 1925, after the Illini's season concluded, he signed with the Bears and became the top attraction on the pro level.Grange starred in a barnstorming tour after that season, at one point playing eight games in 12 days. He also claimed he would have gotten more respect had he joined Al Capone's mob than he did playing for the Bears. He was voted into the Hall of Fame in 1963's original class.Ernie Nevers, also a Hall of Fame original, joined the Duluth Eskimos in 1926 after the team was rescued from bankruptcy. He also was a barnstorming attraction, saying the Eskimos played in 29 games from coast to coast with 16 players. Nevers scored all 40 points while playing for the Cardinals in a victory over the Bears in 1929.Paddy Driscoll, a triple-threat halfback who also played defense,punted and drop-kicked for the Cardinals — and later for the Bears when the Cards couldn't afford him any longer —once scored 27 points in a 1923 game. He entered the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1965.TOP COACHES: George Halas, one of the founders of the NFL and, by far, its longest-tenured coach Eric Kush Jersey , didn't win a championship in Chicago, but did lead the Staleys to the 1921 title in Decatur, Illinois; the franchise moved the next year.Curly Lambeau had title success in the decade as the Packers' boss, winning in 1929 (the first of three consecutive championships). Like Halas, Lambeau was part of the initial Hall of Fame class in 1963.MEMORABLE GAMES: Grange's debut with the Bears came on Thanksgiving Day against the local rival Cardinals. A crowd of 36,000, at the time the largest official gathering for a pro football game, showed up at Cubs Park, not yet known as Wrigley Field. Although the game ended up 0-0 and Grange rushed for a mere 36 yards just a few days after leaving Illinois, he also had an interception and several good punt returns.Driscoll, who briefly played baseball for the Cubs, scored his 27 points on four touchdowns and kicked three extra points in a 60-0 victory over the Rochester Jeffersons, a club that lasted only four games in '23 before disappearing from the schedule. They returned, but folded in 1925.GAME CHANGERS: The biggest innovation in the earliest pro football decade was, well, money. Bidding wars were common for the college stars such as Grange. There also was a 1929 night game, the first in the NFL, when Providence used floodlights when it hosted the Chicago Cardinals.In 1921 http://www.thebearslockerroom.com/authentic-roquan-smith-jersey , Fritz Pollard became the first African-American head coach in the league. In the modern era, the first was Art Shell in 1989.FUN FACT: When 15 men gathered at Ralph Hay's card showroom in Canton, Ohio, to launch the 10 charter teams of the National Football League in 1920, there weren't enough chairs for everyone. A few of the future owners of NFL franchises instead sat on the running boards of the modest Hupmobile in Hay's dealership. And when they were ready to sign the papers to establish the league, they leaned on the hood of the car to finish up. New coordinator Ben Kotwica holds the reins, Giorgio Tavecchio gets the kicking keys, and a bevy of options at returner."A team electing to move on from a franchise veteran is never easy. When that franchise veteran is the organization’s all-time leading scorer, well, that’s where things get a bit dicier. Matt Bryant was a shocking-yet-understandable cut early on in an Atlanta Falcons offseason that’s seen more turnover than any time in Dan Quinn’s tenure as head coach. The focal point of the Falcons’ special teams unit, Bryant is in the twilight of his NFL career but still an extremely productive — and lethally clutch — kicker. With those facts not in dispute, the Falcons willingly closed the door on Bryant’s time in Atlanta.And so began the overhaul of a special teams unit that, quite frankly, hasn’t been very effective or consistent on Dan Quinn’s watch — with the exception of the steady hand (and leg) of Matt Bryant. Bryant’s departure came on the heels of the immediate firing of longtime special teams coordinator Keith Armstrong on Black Monday. A holdover from the Mike Smith Era, Armstrong oversaw a unit that finished top-five in 2010, but points courtesy of Matt Bryant’s boot aside, special teams has been spectacularly pedestrian under Coach Quinn. Marvin Hall may have finished top-10 in kickoff return yards in 2018 with 616, but he was near the bottom of the pack of qualifying returners in yards per return with 23.69. Leading the league in return yards? Well Womens Eddie Goldman Jersey , that’s none other than former Atlanta Falcon Andre Roberts who garnered his first Pro Bowl nod with 1,174. He also finished second among qualifying returners with 29.35 yards per return.It’s a recent example, sure, but it’s glaringly indicative of how desperately this phase of the Atlanta Falcons’ game was aching for new blood at coordinator. Roberts’ immediate twist of the knife with his new team is the type of thing that leads to subsequent changeover on the coaching staff, and so it was no surprise when Keith Armstrong got the axe at the end of the league year.Enter Ben Kotwica, Washington’s former special teams coordinator who now holds the reins and is hoping to amplify production in Atlanta. He did yeoman’s work in D.C. last season, boosting Washington’s special teams rank to 8th in DVOA in 2018 — up from 22nd the previous year. He also flew attack helicopters in the military which is pretty awesome. Kotwica inherits a special teams unit now without its best playmaker, but with a promising young kicker in Giorgio Tavecchio. Tavecchio was absolutely lights out in relief of Matt Bryant last season, going 33-34 in extra points and 5-5 in field goals, including a prodigious 56-yarder to seal it against the New York Giants in Week 7. It’s obvious that he’s got the leg to succeed, but does he have the poise and grit and clutch DNA that carried Matt Bryant through his career? For better or worse, we’re about to find out; but the results so far have been nothing less than encouraging.Reinvigorating the return game is another task that’s been staked to Ben Kotwica, and he’s been afforded new options to turn a lackluster area into a positive. The Falcons selected Louisiana-Monroe running back/returner Marcus Green in the sixth round for seemingly that purpose: to inject his 4.3 speed on kickoff returns and increase Atlanta’s standing in the battle for field position. Other options exist as well in the form of free agent addition Kenjon Barner and undrafted standout and former Oregon running back/returner Tony Brooks-James. Barner is the only established commodity, but Green and Brooks-James both provide some intrigue at the returner spot.Matt Bryant and Keith Armstrong’s departures and the arrival of Ben Kotwica have ushered in a new era for the Atlanta Falcons special teams unit. They’re shifting from entrenched names to relative unknowns, which should stoke some unease in the slow march to the start of the season. But sometimes in order to fix things you have to begin by taking them all apart, and with the litany of changes on special teams it appears that the Atlanta Falcons are willing to throw down their chips on new solutions rather than sticking with the status quo. It’s a hefty gamble, but one they’re willing to make.
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When the clock finally struck zero


By chenyan94, 2020-01-16
 Michael Badgley Jersey , and the Chargers stood stunned in disbelief at the outcome of last night’s 23-20 loss to the Tennessee Titans, there was one player I hoped would finally break out of his normal demeanor and have some thoughts on the whole debacle.In the locker room, defensive end Joey Bosa had a few more words than normal for the media. Here is what he had to say to ESPN’s Eric Williams:Now, I’m just as deflated as any other Chargers fans in the country, but these words helped some of the emotional trauma melt away that night.Usually, players don’t like to make any grandiose statements that may offend or infringe on someone’s respect for them or anyone else. You don’t hear many statements like the one from Bosa because a player or two might take it as him calling them out. It could be seen as a lack of trust or faith in your teammates.But this is not the time for petty feelings such as that. This is a time for gut-check. It’s time for numerous players to take a hard look in the mirror and ask themselves what they could be doing better, or what are they possibly doing wrong.No player is completely innocent at this point, aside from those who haven’t stepped on the field yet. It seems like everyone has made at least one crucial mistake that’s led them to a 2-5 record. Everyone has had their share of lapses in judgement.But at some point, the statements made by Anthony Lynn and his staff following these tough losses will have to ring true before everyone starts taking them as smoke blown up our hind ends.Here was Lynn’s latest:When I heard him say these words in his post-game press conference, I halfway thought he was feeding us a line from the classic gridiron flick “Any Given Sunday”. It just sounded way too familiar.In the end, words are just words. Anyone can make a string of words sound meaningful and impactful with the right cadence and inflection. Actions are what we as a fan base are looking for: Purposeful actions that are visibly scratching and clawing the team in the right direction.But time, as it always does, will tell. We will not know what this team is made of until they’ve played their last snap of the season. Until then, find some hope. Find some silver lining that can keep your optimism afloat for just one more week, and then find it again, and again, and again.SurgeDE Joey BosaI honestly just want to give Bosa a gigantic bear hug and thank him for laying it all out on the field each and every game. If there is one player that visibly exudes effort on every Sunday, it is that man.Bosa is currently second on the team in total tackles with 35, only behind Thomas Davis who sits with 54. His current pace puts him on track for 80 tackles Womens Austin Ekeler Jersey , which is a little eye-popping for a defensive end.The thing is, Bosa has taken his run-stopping abilities to new heights this season. Even in games where he doesn’t record a sack, he is consistently one of the highest-graded ends in the NFL by Pro Football Focus.Last night he finished with six total tackles, two tackles-for-loss, a pair of sacks, and three QB hits. He is now up to five sacks on the season and on pace for 11-12 on the season.RB Austin EkelerAt this rate, how many more times can a guy prove that he is a top-3 offensive weapon on this team and still only get utilized when the team is trying to throw themselves out of a self-inflicted hole?Ekeler, as a “back-up” running back currently leads the team in catches and receiving touchdowns, while also being second on the team in receiving yards.What made Gordon look so great last year is that when he wasn’t finding success on the ground, he usually was able to make-up for it through the air. That’s essentially what Ekeler is doing this year.In fact, he was taking things to a different level last night as Lynn was utilizing Ekeler as a wide receiver to get the most out of his dual-threat back, and it WORKED.The former UDFA finished with team-highs in catches and receiving yards, taking seven for 118 yards and a touchdown. He actually could have had a pair of scores were the replay officials slightly more blind than usual and didn’t wind-up reversing the touchdown on the field to him being down just before the goal-line.Rivers touchdown strike to Ekeler up the right sideline was a thing of beauty and it wasn’t even the first time Ekeler has made that exact play this season.Lynn NEEDS to stop catering to Melvin Gordon and start giving more of his focus on the players that have made an impact on this team early and often this year.LB Uchenna NwosuNwosu has done a fine job filling in for Melvin Ingram at the LEO position over the last three games. He finished with six total tackles in Sunday’s game to go along with a tackle-for-loss, a pass defensed, and a QB hit.He’s been getting after opposing quarterbacks, consistently finding pressure off the edge and causing some misfires along the way.He is best suited for LEO duties and staying near the line of scrimmage. It would be a disservice to his capabilities if he were to see any time at off-ball linebacker spots like the SAM. Keep your best pass-rushers rushing the passer and usually good things follow.StaticRB Melvin GordonWhat do I have left to say that hasn’t already been said by just about everyone in the football community?Subjectively or objectively, the Chargers offense, and team as a whole, has been piss-poor ever since Gordon came back from his useless holdout.Here are some eye-popping numbers for context:Gordon has been less than inefficient. He hasn’t even been a blip on the radar for efficiency’s sake.I just don’t see how this team can attempt to rally from this 2-5 hole unless they make a dedicated decision to change their usage of Gordon. Last year http://www.thechargerslockerroom.com/authentic-melvin-gordon-jersey , some of Gordon’s biggest runs of the year came when his former collegiate teammate and fullback, Derek Watt, was lead-blocking for him.Watt has seen a miniscule amount of snaps in the last three games, including just eight Sunday afternoon, and it’s starting to force us to think there might be some correlation there.I don’t know.This isn’t an excuse for Gordon’s underwhelming performance either, I’m just spit-balling here.Either way, he finished with 32 yards rushing on 16 carries and somehow managed -3 receiving yards on a pair of catches, including his two fumbles and the game-sealer he lost at the end.LB Drue TranquillThis is a bummer to include Tranquill in this section, but the rookie did blow a big-time play against the Titans and it’s unfortunately something he will have to get over and improve upon.One of the biggest and most frustrating themes of this year’s defense is that everyone tends to forget how to tackle in some of the most crucial moments of the game. Last night, Tranquill had a bead on tight end Jonnu Smith on a shallow crosser route that was well in front of the chains on a 3rd-and-14. Tranquill had Smith dead-to-rights, wrapping him up in both arms, but swung off of the third-year tight end before he scampered past multiple Chargers defenders and drug a few more for a gain of 35 yards.The play completely shifted potential field position for the Chargers who wound up getting the ball back at their own nine-yard line.It doesn’t help that, on further replay, safety Rayshawn Jenkins took a horrendous angle on Smith while Desmond King casually jogged from across the field and didn’t actually attempt to help the tackle until after Smith was already past the chains. Were King to pursue the play like every coach teaches their defenders, the Titans would have never gotten the first.By no means am I saying that Tranquill is now “trash” or anything like this. Hell, I think it was a plus that he was so on top of Smith’s route to even be in a position to make that play in the first place. He just has to finish. The entire team just has to learn how to finish.Until they do, we will revolve around this carousel time and time again.The Offensive lineThis is a broken record, obviously. Rivers was sacked just once last night, but that just says more to Rivers’ ability to get rid of the ball than it does to the line’s propensity to keep him clean.But to be honest Philip Rivers Jersey , this is about the run game. At this point, it doesn’t matter who is toting the rock behind them, there isn’t a single crack of daylight to be found. Taking a step back, it’s mind-numbing to comprehend how Justin Jackson was able to average eight yards per carry behind the same unit (minus Pouncey).To be honest, I’ve never seen anything like this. With the Bengals and the Chargers, both lines seem absolutely inept at moving the football on the ground. The Chargers have averaged less than three yards per carry over their last three games.At one point in time during the Bengals and Jaguars game, running back Joe Mixon had nine carries for seven yards. He also has yet to reach the end zone on the ground this season. Same goes for Gordon. Both backs have caught a touchdown, however.It just astounds me how a group of grown men are unable to find it within themselves to execute just ONE run correctly. Out of Gordon’s 16 carries, his longest attempt went for just six yards. It truly makes you want to run your head through the nearest wall.At this point, I’m not sure the presence of left tackle Russell Okung would do much of anything in the way of improving this offensive line. SEATTLE (AP) — Russell Wilson missed a wide-open Jaron Brown for a potential touchdown. He reverted to a problem from earlier this season taking too many sacks. Most costly, he misread coverage and threw a pass that was intercepted and returned for a touchdown midway through the fourth quarter.Yet for all those issues, Wilson was a slightly deflected pass away from leading a remarkable comeback and getting the Seattle Seahawks into overtime against the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday.Encapsulating Wilson’s performance in Seattle’s 25-17 loss to the Chargers is not simple. At times, he showed the same brilliance as a week ago against Detroit when he posted the first perfect passer rating in team history. In other moments, Wilson looked uncertain — especially with Seattle’s run game working only in spurts because of a hip injury to starter Chris Carson.He’ll be lauded for giving Seattle a chance to force overtime on the final, untimed play of regulation following a pass interference penalty against Tyler Lockett in the end zone. But he’ll also lament Chargers safety Jahleel Addae getting the tip of his finger on the throw and deflecting it just enough that David Moore couldn’t make a clean catch.“I knew it was a tight window and we tried to get it in there,” Wilson said. I think it maybe got tipped a hair. It was tough. David has done a great job all year making those plays.”Wilson’s day mirrored Seattle’s as a whole. Their offense was great on the opening possession, only to face problems with penalties and sacks that put them in difficult down-and-distance situations and caused the offense to stagnate. Defensively, the Seahawks allowed the Chargers to average 10 yards per play in the first half, and rush for 7.3 yards per carry for the game. Melvin Gordon ran for 113 yards on just 16 carries Womens Kellen Winslow Jersey , averaging 7.1 yards per rush.Big plays were a problem, too. Seattle allowed a 34-yard touchdown run by Gordon, a 28-yard run by Keenan Allen, a 54-yard pass to Allen and a 30-yard TD toss to Mike Williams.“I feel like we got in our own way a lot,” Seattle defensive end Frank Clark said. “When you look at the past few weeks, you watch how much we’ve improved from where we started. It’s obvious. The stats don’t lie. The rankings don’t lie where we placed. But at the end of the day, we didn’t come to show that today. We didn’t show up and show out at the end of the day and that’s what you’ve got to do in this league.”Despite those issues on the defensive side, it comes back to the play of the quarterback as usual. Seattle’s intended style worked to perfection on the opening drive when Wilson used up more than half of the first quarter and capped the 13-play drive with a 10-yard TD pass to Brown.From there is where Wilson and the Seahawks struggled. Of Seattle’s next nine possessions, none gained more than 49 net yards and only one — finishing off the first half — ended in points when Sebastian Janikowski hit a 44-yard field goal. Wilson was sacked three times and while he was 15 of 20 passing for 148 yards during that stretch, many of those completions came with Seattle facing long down-and-distance situations. Seattle had just 53 yards rushing in the second and third quarters combined after running for 45 yards on the opening drive of the game.“We got behind the sticks today and it hasn’t happened for about a month now. … It changes everything. That’s not the way we’ve been playing,” Seattle coach Pete Carroll said.Despite all that, Wilson nearly pulled off another fourth-quarter rally. Wilson hit Nick Vannett on a 6-yard TD with 1:50 remaining to cut the Chargers’ lead to one score. Seattle got the ball back with 1:24 left at its own 22 and after two completions and a roughing the passer penalty on Melvin Ingram, the Seahawks were at the Chargers 44 with 50 seconds left. Wilson scrambled for 16 yards to the Chargers 28 and, after a spike, Seattle had 30 seconds left.Seattle got a break on the pass interference call, putting the ball at the 1 for an untimed down. Seattle’s J.R. Sweezy was called for false start backing the play up to the 6, and Wilson’s final attempt for Moore was partially tipped by Addae and fell incomplete.“It was really close. We had a chance but it didn’t work,” Wilson said.
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Observations from Tuesday’s session.


By chenyan94, 2020-01-16
" />Skip to main contentclockmenumore-arrownoyesHorizontal - WhiteBleeding Green Nationa Philadelphia Eagles communityLog In or Sign UpLog InSign UpFanpostsFanshotsEaglesOddsAboutMastheadCommunity GuidelinesStubHubMoreAll 322 blogs on Horizontal - WhiteFanposts Fanshots Eagles StoriesScheduleRosterStatsYahoo Eagles NewsYahoo Eagles Team PageYahoo Eagles ReportYahoo Eagles Depth ChartYahoo Eagles TransactionsYahoo Eagles PhotosOdds About Masthead Community Guidelines StubHub ✕Eagles Practice Notes: Carson Wentz continues to shine at OTAsNew Womens Tommy McDonald Jersey ,32commentsObservations from Tuesday’s session.EDTShareTweetShareShareEagles Practice Notes: Carson Wentz continues to shine at OTAsBill Streicher-USA TODAY SportsThe Philadelphia Eagles began the final week of their OTA practice schedule on Monday. The session was open to media and I was there. Keep in mind that these are all non-contact drills at this point. Players aren’t allowed to wear pads yet. There’s only so much to be gleaned from guys running around in shorts, but here’s what I noticed.• CARSON WENTZ UPDATE: Doug Pederson wasn’t just blowing smoke when he said Wentz has been one of the team’s most impressive players in spring practices. The Eagles’ starting quarterback looks locked in. Wentz flashed deep ball accuracy on completions to DeSean Jackson (who shook off Avonte Maddox) and Marken Michel (who ran by Rasul Douglas). Wentz’s arm strength — a quality that Pederson specifically praised — showed when he rifled a pass by Maddox in 3-on-3. Maddox didn’t even have bad coverage as he was sitting on a short curl route but Wentz’s throw beat his reaction time. Wentz threw a strike between multiple defenders over the middle to Greg Ward. Wentz would’ve had a back shoulder touchdown throw to Charles Johnson in the middle of the end zone during a red zone drill had Johnson not dropped the pass. Wentz did have a couple misfires. He overthrew Zach Ertz on a fade in the end zone and he also underthrew a deep throw to DeSean Jackson, which allowed Jeremiah McKinnon to knock the ball down. Speaking of DeSean, Wentz absolutely LOVES throwing to him. They’ve connected so often in just three spring practices I’ve been able to watch this year. It’s not like Wentz is forcing the ball there, either. Wentz rarely throws an incompletion when he’s targeting Jackson. • ATTENDANCE UPDATES: Malcolm Jenkins, Alshon Jeffery, Lane Johnson, and Jason Peters still aren’t at OTAs. All of those players save for Peters attended Wentz’s AO1 charity event in Philly on Friday evening. • INJURY UPDATES: Nelson Agholor wasn’t at practice today. Neither was Miles Sanders Jerome Brown Jersey , Brandon Brooks, Jalen Mills, Nigel Bradham, Fletcher Cox, or Derek Barnett. Rodney McLeod was limited in practice for the first time all spring. The veteran safety didn’t participate in team drills but he did some individual work and took some group install reps with the first team defense. Good sign for McLeod. Mack Hollins (!) proved he’s still alive by doing some rehab work (running) on a side field. Good to see. Also good to hear Pederson say he’s “optimistic” Hollins will be ready for training camp. Josh Adams was running with Hollins off to the side. Ronald Darby, Corey Clement, and Carlton Agudosi were also doing some rehab stuff on a side field. • DEPTH CHART UPDATES: Last week, Rasul Douglas and Avonte Maddox lined up at outside cornerback with Sidney Jones lining up at the nickel. This week http://www.eagleslockerroom.com/authentic-seth-joyner-jersey , Douglas and Jones were back on the outside with Maddox in the slot. Zach Brown practiced for the first time this spring and he was a second team linebacker next to L.J. Fort. Kamu Grugier-Hill and Nathan Gerry were the first team linebackers. The Eagles aren’t just handing Brown a starting job ... but he’ll probably beat out Gerry. Greg Ward took first team slot receiver reps with Agholor out.• I already touched on DeSean in the Wentz section at the top of this post but I’ll say it again here: he’s a pretty good player. And it’s not just about his speed. His route-running has been sharp. This was on display when he shook Douglas for a wide open touchdown reception from Wentz in the back corner of the end zone. It was also on display all practice long when he was always open. Jackson’s speed showed up when he caught a crossing route and easily beat undrafted rookie free agent linebacker Joey Alfieri to the corner to sprint up the sideline. • More up and down from Nate Sudfeld. The good included a fade pass touchdown to Charles Johnson and a jump ball touchdown throw to Johnson in the middle of the end zone. The bad included a pass intended for a target in the flat that sailed wide and out of bounds along with an interception thrown right at Deiondre’ Hall. Sudfeld tried to throw over Hall but the defensive back made the leaping pick. • Vinny Curry stood out when it came to both rushing the passer and stuffing the run. He got the best of rookie offensive tackle Andre Dillard on a number of reps. Curry also brought great energy to practice. Curry started barking like a dog after J.J. Arcega-Whiteside dropped a slant from Wentz. Timmy Jernigan ran up to Curry and started yelling “ALRIGHT! ALRIGHT!” Gotta love the d-line guys bringing the juice in a June 3 practice. • Energetic as the d-line was, though, they pale in comparison to the Eagles’ defensive backs. That group is easily the most animated and fun-loving position on the team. The DBs were going through a special teams drill that featured two jammers versus one gunner. Rasul Douglas got jammed at the line of scrimmage, the whistle blew, and then Tre Sullivan pretended to windmill dunk over Douglas. • Avonte Maddox continues to make plays on the ball. The second-year defender broke up a Clayton Thorson throw intended for Braxton Miller. Miller got his hands on the ball but Maddox knocked it down. Impossible to miss Maddox during a given Eagles practice. • L.J. Fort blew up a Boston Scott run play. Fort’s looked OK.• T.J. Edwards continues to stand out. He blew up another screen play, this one to Wendell Smallwood. He’s good at recognizing what the offense is doing.• Jordan Mailata got benched for a couple plays after false starting. Both sides of the line were a little extra jumpy today.• Case in point: Josh Sweat got flagged for being offside. • Treyvon Hester got good pressure up the middle and “sacked’ Sudfeld. • Shelton Gibson dropped a pass while wide open. His drops aren’t nearly as bad as they used to be but they still happen. • Eagles vice president of player personnel Joe Douglas attended practice. He was not wearing New York Jets gear.• Penn State head coach James Franklin (along with a convoy of PSU associates) attended Eagles practice.Remaining offseason workout scheduleOTA Offseason Workouts: June 4-6.Mandatory Minicamp: June 11-13.BGN Coverage: The following practices are open to the media: June 5, June 11-13. I’ll be at all of those practices. Follow me for live updates: @BrandonGowton. Read on for live updates from Eagles practice!" />Skip to main contentclockmenumore-arrownoyesBleeding Green Nation homepageHorizontal - WhiteBleeding Green Nationa Philadelphia Eagles communityFollow Bleeding Green Nation online:Follow Bleeding Green Nation on TwitterFollow Bleeding Green Nation on FacebookLog in or sign upLog InSign UpSite searchSearchSearchBleeding Green Nation main menuFanpostsFanshotsEaglesOddsAboutMastheadCommunity GuidelinesStubHubMoreAll 321 blogs on Horizontal - WhiteFanposts Fanshots Eagles StoriesScheduleRosterStatsYahoo Eagles NewsYahoo Eagles Team PageYahoo Eagles ReportYahoo Eagles Depth ChartYahoo Eagles TransactionsYahoo Eagles PhotosOdds About Masthead Community Guidelines StubHub ✕Eagles training camp live updates: August 3, 2019New Womens Jason Peters Jersey ,7commentsRead on for live updates from Eagles practice!EDTShare this storyShare this on FacebookShare this on TwitterShareAll sharing optionsShareAll sharing options for:Eagles training camp live updates: August 3, 2019TwitterFacebookRedditPocketFlipboardEmailPhoto by Andy Lewis/Icon Sportswire via Getty ImagesThe Philadelphia Eagles’ 2019 training camp practice schedule resumes Saturday morning following Friday’s rest day. The Eagles will begin practicing at 9:15 AM ET. Head coach Doug Pederson and quarterback Carson Wentz will have press conferences around 11:35 AM ET. Eagles players will be available to the media after practice as well.Follow me (@BrandonGowton) on Twitter for live practice updates. I’ll be covering the entirety of Eagles training camp daily from the team’s headquarters at the NovaCare Complex.Don’t forget to also ”like” on Bleeding Green Nation’s Facebook page (CLICK HERE) to see live videos from practice and press conferences. Check out more scenes from training camp via the BGN Instagram (@BleedingGreenInsta) and BGN Snapchat (Bleeding-Green) accounts. Find tweets from myself and other Philly beat reporters that will appear in the list below.Make sure you keep checking BGN for today’s: practices notes, BGN Radio podcast recap, and much more training camp coverage!READING AND LISTENING MATERIAL WHILE YOU WAIT FOR UPDATESEagles 53-man roster prediction after one week of training camp Report: There’s a possibility Cre’Von LeBlanc could be out until NovemberTrying to make sense of the Eagles signing Johnathan CyprienEagles Training Camp Practice Notes: The big man makes some big playsESPN boldly predicts that the Eagles will trade for a defensive endIs Sidney Jones primed for a breakout season?Doug Pederson names five unheralded training camp standouts, gives injury update on Miles SandersA Twitter List by BleedingGreen
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Pagano Josh Bellamy Jersey , Bears and Colts raise money for cancer research together plus the other news of the day" />Skip to main contentclockmenumore-arrownoyesHorizontal - WhiteWindy City GridironWindy City Gridiron - Being who you thought we were since 2005!Log In or Sign UpLog InSign UpFanpostsFanshotsSectionsBearsOddsAboutMastheadCommunity GuidelinesStubHubMoreAll 322 blogs on Horizontal - WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Latest NewsThe Bears DenNotesXs and OsSuperfansThe Bear’s Den, May 11, 2019New,36commentsPagano, Bears and Colts raise money for cancer research together plus the other news of the dayCDT.com - We strive to make our communities open and inclusive to sports fans of all backgrounds. The following is not permitted in comments. No personal attacks, politics, gender based insults of any kind, racial insults, etc.The Bear’s Den Specific Guidelines – The Bear’s Den is a place for Chicago Bears fans to discuss Chicago Bears football, related NFL stories, and general football talk. It is NOT a place to discuss religion or politics or post political pictures or memes. Unless otherwise stated, the Den is not an open thread, and profanity (including profanity only stated in pictures) is prohibited.Click on our names to follow us on Twitter:WCG Contributors: Jeff Berckes; Patti Curl; Eric Christopher Duerrwaechter;Kev H; Sam Householder; Jacob Infante; Aaron Lemming; Ken Mitchell; Steven Schweickert; Jack Silverstein; EJ Snyder; Lester Wiltfong http://www.thebearslockerroom.com/authentic-anthony-miller-jersey , Jr.; Whiskey Ranger; Robert Schmitz; Robert Zeglinski; Like us on Facebook. The Chicago Bears are above .500 and it feels so good! If they want to stay that way though, they are going to have to beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this Sunday afternoon at Soldier Field. That Bucs offense has put up some outrageous numbers through the first 3 weeks of the season, but then again, they haven’t faced a defense like the Bears yet. If we look at the early season DVOA—provided by Football Outsiders—for both teams, this seems to be a strength-on-strength match-up. The Bears defense currently ranks 1st while the Bucs offense ranks 5th. On the other side of the coin, the Bears offense is all the way down at 27th and will be taking on the 29th-ranked defense of the Bucs. Needless to say, something will have to give here. So far through 3 weeks, the Bears seem to have the slight advantage and this is what I will be watching for:What to Watch ForOn offense, it’s all about getting back to basics. Both head coach Matt Nagy and quarterback Mitch Trubisky had similar things to say in their press conferences on Wednesday. If you missed it, the basic premise is getting back to basics. Nagy admitted that there are plays that he ran in Kansas City that simply aren’t working here and plays that didn’t work there, that are working here. Another thing I took away from the press conference is that the other 10 players on offense are struggling to digest the full playbook as well. If they weren’t “blowing smoke,” then we should expect to see a lot of the RPO’s, crossing routes Womens Sherrick McManis Jersey , bi or tri-level route combinations with Trubisky on the move (bootlegs/roll-outs), and getting back to more spread concepts (shotgun/outside zone) in the running game. This is something that I noticed right from the beginning and have been clamoring for since the second half of the Green Bay game. Good on them for recognizing it and (hopefully) fixing it!I would expect a simpler game plan than we have seen so far this year, but don’t confuse that with “dumbing it down,” because that won’t be the case. The fact of the matter is there are plays in this offense that everyone knows better than other plays. When everyone knows exactly what they are doing, they can play fast. So all those fun, but not overly complicated, plays we saw in the preseason when Chase Daniel and Tyler Bray were in the game, look for those on Sunday. Defensively, it all comes down to pressure. In the first 2 games of the season, the Bucs offense didn’t face much pressure and lit up the stat sheet. For those who watched the Monday night game last week, you saw the Steelers get home in the first half with both the front-4 (or 5) and with the blitz. When that happened, quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick—who I fully expect to start—was easily flustered and threw up some nice “duck and chucks.” The Steelers defense has been pretty putrid so far this season and their secondary is a mess. If they were able to make Fitzpatrick throw the ball up for grabs on at least 6 occasions—3 of which resulted in an interception—in that game, what will he do with Khalil Mack Charles Leno Jersey , Akiem Hicks, Leonard Floyd, and company hot on his tail? My guess is that this will be another game where he puts the ball in harms way multiple times. Where Fitzpatrick really struggled is when the Steelers were playing zone coverage. With a virtually non-existent running game, I would expect to see the Bears play a lot of zone coverage looks this week. The way that the secondary has seemed to find its groove in the interception department, plus the fact that the Bears have 2 solid-to-good coverage linebackers in Danny Trevathan and Roquan Smith, and you got yourself a potential recipe for disaster for Fitzpatrick and the Bucs’ offense. That’s what I will be watching for on Sunday afternoon, what about you? The Bears were a hot mess at times in Arizona, but if they can get back to basics and put pressure on the quarterback, I think it might just be time for the Fitz-magic to run out. Check out my ‘which players to watch for’ right now.
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