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  • liny ha creado el nuevo tema » C.J. Beathard is starting because he knows the off en los foros. , not because he’s the best quarterback No sooner did Jimmy Garoppolo’s knee injury put C.J. Beathard into the starting line-up, the announcements came of all the quarterbacks to bring in for workouts; Dan Savage, Matt Simms, Kellen Clemens. The San Francisco 49ers are not in a rush to sign anybody, as they should be. C.J. Beathard gives them and everyone not the best chance to win, but the best chance to develop in a consistent scheme. This is to keep things rolling into 2019, to keep those rookies and second-year players developing without introducing wrinkles never to be used again. Who can the 49ers bring in that a) can learn the playbook (one of the hardest in the league) to where it’s not detrimental to the other 10 guys in the huddle, and b) apply it on the field?There’s only one quarterback on that roster who potentially knew the offense better than Garoppolo, and that was the guy he replaced in 2017: Beathard. In 2018 http://www.sanfrancisco49ersteamonline.c...olomon-thomas-jersey , Kyle Shanahan has a young team that for all intents and purposes is—and was—in a developmental season. At this point, it’s a a squad with a majority of younger players that need to know the offense—that offense—inside and out. And Kyle Shanahan’s playbook doesn’t allow that in one season. Especially if you’re brought up in Week 4.Bringing a quarterback off the street in doesn’t help anyone if that’s the case. The 49ers went down this road last year with Jimmy Garoppolo and a scaled back playbook. There was a benefit to that, the 49ers were looking at keeping Garoppolo around for the long-term and wanted to see how he’d perform (and if they needed to get Kirk Cousins). They have no intention of doing that with whoever they would replace Beathard with. The focus is now on everything around the quarterback.This isn’t a season where the 49ers are in win or bust mode, it’s a season where everyone needs to get on the same page for the future. It’s a season wherea signal caller who knows this offense is more beneficial, not one who can change everything since they have all the talent to go to a Super Bowl, because they don’t.Maybe Beathard doesn’t give them the best chance to win, but he at least knows the terminology and play calling that Garoppolo used. Bring in someone off the street and you’re not only scaling back the playbook, but you’re stunting the development of everyone for a backup quarterback you have no intention of keeping for no reason at all. And yes, this is exactly what they did with Garoppolo last year Authentic Laken Tomlinson Jersey , but again,that is a completely different scenario than the one the 49ers face now. So again: Who would you go get that could run Shanahan’s offense better at this point in the season?There are better quarterbacks out there, but there isn’t one who can ramp up Shanahan’s playbook in time to where it helps. Someone who was at training camp and has been a better part of this offense for a year is a much better fit given the circumstances. For better or worse, there’s no one better than Beathard.Jimmy Garoppolo injured in wild loss to Chiefs The San Francisco 49ers lost to the Kansas City Chiefs 38-27 in a game that offered a swing all along the rollercoaster of emotions — and the loss was far from the bad news of the day. Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo suffered a knee injury in the fourth quarter and was taken to the back on a trainer cart. He was working for extra yards on 3rd and goal, and lowered his shoulder on this hit. Initially what seemed to be a shoulder injury turned out to be a knee injury.The 49ers mounted a comeback against the Chiefs, and looked like they might be able to cut the lead to one score. Instead, the injury happened, and 49ers fans have their fingers crossed heading into Week 4.This game was a roller coaster of emotions for 49ers fans. Both sides of the ball were a mess in the first half. The offense couldn’t get anything going thanks to drops and penalties. The defense had numerous opportunities to short-circuit some of the Chiefs drives, only to blow it repeatedly on third down. There were two separate 3rd and 15+ plays where the 49ers defense managed to blow it. The Chiefs scored touchdowns on their first five drives and led 35-10 at the half.The 49ers did not give up in this one Womens Brock Coyle Jersey , and while it came up short, it was a valiant effort. They put up back-to-back touchdowns in the third quarter, and had the ball driving to cut the lead to a touchdown. Instead, the drive ended with Jimmy Garoppolo getting hurt, and then Kyle Juszczyk called for a bogus offensive pass interference call on what should have been a touchdown pass from C.J. Beathard.Up next: @ Los Angeles ChargersThe 49ers face a tough Chargers squad, but the big question for now remains Jimmy Garoppolo’s left knee. It’s pins and needles for the next few days.
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  • liny ha creado el nuevo tema » The Atlanta Falcons will look at their current ros en los foros.
    San Francisco 49ers Hoodie , the safety who will miss the remainder of the season after tearing a ligament in his left knee Thursday night in an 18-12 opening loss at Philadelphia .Coach Dan Quinn said Friday he and general manager Thomas Dimitroff discussed outside options that could include free agent Pro Bowl safety Eric Reid."We have talked about that," Quinn said when asked specifically about Reid.Quinn didn't rule out looking to acquire help in the future, but he said the first option would be a combination of Damontae Kazee, who replaced Neal in the game, and Jordan Richards, a safety who was acquired from the New England Patriots on Aug. 31."We'd like to go in-house first," Quinn said. "The reason is the presence of Jordan and the emergence of Kazee. We'll go down that road first. Then they'll definitely be, when you put a player down for the year on IR, there will be some opportunities that we could look at as well. But from a starting standpoint look in-house first."The loss of Neal, a leader on the defense who was selected to his first Pro Bowl in 2017, is a major blow to the Atlanta defense."It's very disappointing," defensive end Takkarist McKinley said following a team meeting on Friday. "He is a leader on this team, our best player. Losing him, someone else has got to step up. We've all got to step up."Friday's news was especially devastating because the initial diagnosis of the Falcons medical staff Youth Customized San Francisco 49ers Jerseys , which Quinn relayed to reporters following the game, was the injury wasn't believed to be serious. The team learned Friday Neal had torn his anterior cruciate ligament."You can imagine he was certainly heartbroken," said Quinn of Neal. "... It was a tough, emotional day."Neal used his Twitter account to pass along a message of faith. "TRUST in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. He has a plan," Neal wrote.The injury news added more shock to a Falcons locker room reeling from another close loss to the Eagles. After being stopped on the goal line in a playoff loss in Philadelphia last season, the Falcons again were denied on five plays in the red zone to end the game.Then came Friday's news that Neal was lost for the season."You can't replace a guy like that," said cornerback Desmond Trufant. "We've just got to pray for him and pick up the slack."Neal hurt his knee in the first half, returned in the second half and then left the game for good.Quinn said he didn't think Neal aggravated the injury by returning to the game.Reid, 26, knelt beside San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick on the sideline during national anthems in the 2016 season to protest social injustice. Reid continued his protest in 2017. He filed a collusion grievance against the NFL in May after he was not signed as a free agent last offseason.The NFLPA has filed a grievance on Reid's behalf.Reid started 69 of 70 games with 10 career interceptions and remained unsigned despite attracting interest from Cincinnati and Tennessee.Neal was a 2016 first-round draft pick from Florida and one of the key building blocks on Quinn's defense. Neal had 113 tackles with one interception, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries while starting every game last season.Neal also has set the pace for the defense with his physical style."His physical nature is one that he plays like a linebacker, but is fast enough to play in the middle part of the field and play outside," Quinn said. "We'll certainly miss him because of the physical nature he plays with."Are the 49ers still a playoff team? C.J. Beathard thinks so The San Francisco 49ers were nowhere near sniffing a Super Bowl before the 2018 season began. Once Jimmy Garoppolo went down with an ACL injury, the optimism of sniffing a wild card berth dropped as well. Don’t tell that to C.J. Beathard though , he still thinks the 49ers are a playoff team despite all the injuries blanketing the squad. He was Damon Bruce’s guest on 95.7 The Game and had this to say about the team’s playoff chances: The 49ers aren’t circling the drain as far as playoff hopes are concerned, but they aren’t separating themselves from the rest of the NFC either. Winning the division would require some insane theatrics with the lead—and talent by extension— the Los Angeles Rams have. To win the wild card, the 49ers would need to start winning—which is easier said than done. To finish out the first half of their schedule, the 49ers play the Arizona Cardinals twice, the Green Bay Packers and the Los Angeles Rams. Three of those games (Cardinals and Packers) are winnable. The Packers have several issues right now, most notable being a great quarterback with a bad knee and no one to throw to in Aaron Rodgers, while the Cardinals ... well, they’re the Cardinals. If the 49ers can win the next three of four games, that puts them at 4-4 and at .500 to start the second half of their schedule. The second half was anticipated as being easier, however teams such as the Chicago Bears and Tampa Bay Buccaneers have shown it’s not going to be as easy as it once was at the start of the season. If you take into consideration the 49ers are inundated with injuries, it’s even harder. Do you see the 49ers as a playoff team this season?
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  • liny ha creado el nuevo tema » Richard Sherman wasn't in a celebratory mood after en los foros.
    That's what allowing two fourth-quarter touchdowns and needing a favorable call by the officials just to avoid blowing a 17-point lead will do."A win's a win but it feels like a loss ," Sherman said following San Francisco's 30-27 victory over the Detroit Lions on Sunday. "We played like crap down the stretch. We have to execute down the stretch and play better. It's a good lesson for a young team that we needed. It's a humbling lesson. Thank goodness we got a win out of it."The 49ers (1-1) broke out to a 30-13 lead behind two touchdown passes from Jimmy Garoppolo and a 66-yard TD run by Matt Breida only to see most of it evaporate on a pair of TD passes by Matthew Stafford in the fourth quarter for the Lions (0-2).That's when the biggest play happened with San Francisco facing a third-and-2 near midfield. Garoppolo threw a quick out to Breida, but Tracy Walker stepped in front and intercepted the pass, returning it to the San Francisco 7.Quandre Diggs was called for holding George Kittle on the other side of the field, giving the 49ers a reprieve."I didn't see it, but it doesn't matter," Detroit coach Matt Patricia said. "That's the way the game is being called all the way across the board. We just can't do it, make plays and then the penalties."The 49ers managed to run off more time and Stafford didn't get the ball back until he had 1:08 to go and the ball at his own 16. Detroit moved the ball to the 39 before three straight incompletions led to a turnover on downs.But a 49ers team that was happy to get any kind of win last year after an 0-9 start was far from satisfied."It's a different mindset than last year," Garoppolo said. "Last year if we got a win, we were happy about it. Now, you kind of progress as a team. I think our guys are growing and learning like that. When you have a chance like we had to blow them out and take advantage of that stuff, we didn't. It's just little things like that we need to clean up."Here are some other takeaways from the game:UNDER PRESSUREThe Lions managed to put heavy pressure on Garoppolo even though top pass rusher Ezekiel Ansah missed the game with a shoulder injury. Detroit finished with six sacks Cheap Jimmy Garoppolo Jersey , including two apiece from Jarrad Davis and Devon Kennard. Three of the sacks came in the red zone, forcing San Francisco twice to settle for field goals."I've got to get the ball out faster," Garoppolo said. "Help those guys out, make it easy, get our offense in to more of a rhythm and just take what they're giving me type of thing."BREIDA'S DAYThe 49ers faced questions at running back when Jerick McKinnon went down with a season-ending knee injury a week before the start of the season. Breida showed he can handle some of that load by rushing for 138 yards on 11 carries and catching three passes for 21 yards. His TD run was San Francisco's longest since Colin Kaepernick had a 90-yarder against the Chargers on Dec. 20, 2014."You have to make the most of your opportunities," Breida said.EJECTIONDetroit running back LeGarrette Blount was ejected in the third quarter. Blount took exception to Elijah Lee pushing Stafford as he stepped out of bounds. Blount was standing on the sideline right in front of the play and went on the field and pushed Lee. Blount was assessed a personal foul and ejected."He knows better," Patricia said. "He knows that he can't do that."REPEAT RETURNSFor the second straight week, the Lions allowed a long return in the kicking game. D.J. Reed's 90-yard kickoff return to start the second half set up San Francisco's second TD of the game. Last week, Andre Roberts scored on a 78-yard punt return for the Jets.Jets defenders credit knowledge of Matthew Stafford hand signals in four- interception performance Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford had a miserable Week 1 performance, throwing four interceptions on Monday Night Football in a 48-17 loss to the New York Jets. The Lions looked like they were going to thump New York early running back a pick six on Sam Darnold’s first pass attempt of the game , but things changed in a hurry.After the game, Jets defensive players had a rather shocking revelation. They knew what was coming based on Stafford’s hand signals.The Lions hired a new head coach this offseason in Matt Patricia, but he chose to retain offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter. That would explain similar hand signals, but it does not explain why the Lions offense looked out of rhythm as they did.It was a rough night for Detroit, with a poor performance coupled with numerous injuries. Matthew Stafford appeared to injure his knee early, but finished out a drive. He later left with a rib injury and was replaced by Matt Cassel. Stafford returned later before being benched in the fourth quarter. Just as important, Darius Slay (head) and edge rusher Ezekiel Ansah (shoulder) both left with injuries, and their statuses for Week 2 is unknown.The San Francisco 49ers host the Lions next Sunday, and Detroit is in a tough spot. They are going on the road after a short week dealing with a host of injuries after an embarrassing season opener. The 49ers are a field goal favorite, coming off their own eight point loss to the Vikings. I don’t think recency bias will have a big impact on the betting numbers, but it will be interesting to see if and how the line moves the next few days.Head coach Kyle Shanahan met with the media right around kickoff of the Lions game Youth Weston Richburg Jersey , and was asked if he would watch the broadcast. He said he prefers to wait until he has full tape so he can watch coverages and other things, while also being able to fast forward and rewind the tape. Here’s what he had to say as the 49ers begin preparations for the Lions.Will you watch the game tonight for the audio of calls or how do you approach it when the team you’re playing is on Monday Night Football?“I wait until it’s on tape that I can see everything. I don’t know how people get opinions off of watching it on TV because you see the quarterback, you see where the ball goes, you have no idea what the front’s coverages are. It’s just, I think it’s very hard to see unless you can have a fast forward and rewind remote, you can see the sideline copy, the end zone copy. So, I’m not going to waste too much time watching it until we get it into our computers.”Is there anything you can pick up from the audio?“Yeah, you can. We have other guys who do that type of stuff. I know a lot of coaches and organizations, they have someone sitting there listening to every call the center makes, all that stuff Cheap Fred Warner Jersey , stuff you can give D-Linemen, snap counts, things like that. It gets harder the more people are mic’d up, but also it’s fun for people to think the words you’re going to use and then change them the next week also and get people to jump offsides. So, there’s always that cat and mouse game, how much you want to commit to that stuff. You commit a lot to that stuff and it doesn’t work out the way you planned then you’re going to be in trouble. So, you take a little and then you ignore it sometimes, too.”
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  • liny ha creado el nuevo tema » The second half of the season is going to be an en los foros.
    . They’re not pushing for a playoff spot , but these next eight games will help give a glimpse into what the Giants have heading into the 2019 season. While the defensive side of the ball will have a focus on what players will be there next year, the offense has the players (for the most part) and needs to focus on how to use the talent at hand better than it has been during the 1-7 start. Let’s look at some steps the Giants can take to get the offense on track in the second half.Figure out the offensive lineThere’s no other place an offensive breakdown can start than where the offense most often breaks down. The left side of the offensive line has not and likely will not change. Nate Solder is financially locked in as the left tackle and Will Hernandez is the legitimate bright spot on the line. Outside of those two spots, though, nothing has been good or consistent. Ereck Flowers was benched. Patrick Omameh was benched. Jon Greco might be on his way back to the bench.The Giants claimed guard Jamon Brown off waivers from the Los Angeles Rams last week. Brown is just 25 years old and started all 16 games from the Rams in 2017, but a suspension to start the season and good play from fill-in Austin Blythe made Brown expendable. Last season Brown played the most snaps (1,077), had the second-fewest blown blocks (18, three behind Andrew Whitworth’s 15 on 155 more snaps), and allowed just one sack, per the Football Outsiders Almanac. He might be in line to start for the Giants as early as Monday night against the 49ers. If that’s the case, it will be the the fourth different starting combination the Giants have used this season. It will also have three different starters than the Week 1 lineup. For a unit where continuity and communication are important, that’s not great turnover to have.2018 Giants OL startersWeekLTLGCRGRTWeekLTLGCRGRTBrown is on the last year of his rookie deal, so if he does play well and the Giants want to keep him, they’ll have to re-sign him. If that’s not the case, the Giants might still be looking for three new starters on the offensive line come the offseason. That won’t be an easier task than it was this past offseason.Any complaints about the running game also fall into this category.Get in motion, pick up the paceLast season with the Minnesota Vikings, Pat Shurmur used pre-snap motion to create mismatches with the defense. This season , that’s gone away. Per Sports Info Solutions charting, the Giants use pre-snap motion on the ninth-lowest percentage of plays in the league.But they also have the sixth-biggest difference between yards per play with motion and yards per play without it. This should be an easy element to add to the offense since it’s something they have used at times already and it’s something Shurmur used way more often in his last stop.If the Giants aren’t going to use motion to make defenses uncomfortable, then maybe they can start to use pace. As it stands right now, the Giants are one of the slowest teams in the league when it comes to the pace of the offense, per Football Outsiders. On situation neutral plays — basically non-garbage time — the Giants run the 28th quickest offense in the league. At any point in the game when the score is within six points either way, the Giants are the 32nd-fastest offense.When the deficit gets to seven points or more, the Giants turn into the league’s fifth-fastest offense and that is when the unit has been the most dangerous and done its most damage. Since the Giants don’t change personnel as much as expected, getting to the line quicker and using pace to create mismatches for the likes of Odell Beckham and Saquon Barkley would help.The Giants don’t have to turn into the Chip Kelly Eagles (though, Shurmur was that team’s offensive coordinator), but a combination of limited misdirection, whether it be play-action or pre-snap motion, and a slow pace is the exact opposite of what’s happening with the evolution of modern offenses.Reinvent the wheelSaquon Barkley’s role in the passing game has been underwhelming at best over the first half of the season. He’s still been more productive as a receiver than a runner (minus-3.78 Expected Points Added on the ground and 13.1 EPA on pass targets), but his receiving production could be even better. He’s consistently targeted as a check down option and only recently has he gotten more work past the line of scrimmage.The easiest way to get Barkley involved past the line of scrimmage and limit the time needed to pass block is the wheel route. By EPA, the wheel route is one of the most efficient routes in football and when done correctly out of the backfield it sets the running back up with a matchup that’s nearly impossible for the defense to win.What makes the wheel route so hard to defend is that the defense usually has a linebacker on the running back when it’s man coverage. The route starts like it’s going to be a flat route, which gets the opposing defender moving horizontally, and then the running back turns up the field. There aren’t going to be many linebackers who can go from lateral movement to chasing a back on a vertical route. There are fewer who would be able to keep up with an athlete like Barkley.On this play, the Rams used it inside the 10-yard line and got Todd Gurley on linebacker Anthony Barr. When Gurley got out of the backfield Womens Odell Beckham Jr Jersey , Barr had to stop and try to read Gurley’s break, but there was none and Gurley was able to run past him up the seam for an easy touchdown.The wheel can work on its own at any part of the field, but it can be opened up even more when there’s a route combination with it from the receiver on the same side. Typically that’s a slant or hitch that creates a natural pick that adds an extra element the defender needs to get through on his path to the running back. The Carolina Panthers used this on Thursday night against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Devin Funchess ran a quick slant and turned to get in the way of the linebacker while Christian McCaffrey ran an uncontested wheel out of the same side and had a clear path to the end zone.Opposing defenses against the Giants will already be focused on the slant potential from Odell Beckham, so adding a layer to that with a Barkley wheel outside of it creates a dangerous combination that shouldn’t be able to be defended. On this note, the Giants should use more combinations with Beckham and Barkley on the same side of the formation, wheel or not.Getting Barkley more efficient targets will help open up the passing game for others (more than a good running game would). The ability to gain yards on quick passes is something the Giants have tried to accomplish, but getting those routes open past the line of scrimmage will be significantly more useful than the high volume of dump offs Barkley has seen in the passing game so far.Giants at Texans, Week 3: First look at Sunday’s matchup of 0-2 teams 0-2 is not how the New York Giants and Houston Texans, both teams that have hopes of being playoff contenders this season after difficult 2017 seasons, hoped to start the 2018 NFL season. It is, however, the reality. Houston open the week heavily favored to be the team that gets its first victory on Sunday at NRG Stadium.Let’s take our first look at Sunday’s 1 p.m. ET matchup.By the numbers0.80 — That’s how many rushing yards Giants running backs are getting before contact. That’s the worst in the league by a wide margin.117 — That’s how many yards after contact Saquon Barkley, Wayne Gallman and Jonathan Stewart have gained in two games, fifth-most in the league.119.9 — The passer rating for Eli Manning on third down after two games. That, of course, is when he hasn’t been buried beneath the pass rush.8 — That’s how many times Manning has been sacked thus far. That puts him on pace for 64, which would be the fourth-most all time. The most times Manning has been sacked in a season was 39 Womens Janoris Jenkins Jersey , in 2013, when the Giants started 0-6. He was sacked 31 times last season.14 — That’s how many pass receptions Saquon Barkley has last week. That’s a Giants franchise record, NFL rookie and third-most all-time for a running back in a single game. Here is a look at the top single games receiving by NFL running backs:Single-game receptions by running backsPLAYER TEAMDATERECPLAYER TEAMDATEREC0 — The combined total of sacks and takeaways the Giants had Sunday vs. Dallas. The Giants, per the team’s PR department, are 2-21 since 1990 when that happens.300 — The number of rushing attempts by Manning in his career. He has only 546 yards to show for those.34 — The number of games the Giants have gone without scoring 30 points. The last time they did so was Jan. 3, 2016 in a 35-20 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. That was Tom Coughlin’s final game, and Pat Shurmur’s only game as Eagles interim head coach. The streak is the longest for the franchise since the Giants went 57 consecutive games without scoring at least 30 points from 1975-79.32 — Where the Giants offense ranks after two games in yardage per play gained on first down.343 — Manning (340) needs three touchdown passes to surpass Hall of Famer Fran Tarkenton for seventh-most touchdown passes all-time.89.6 — That’s the highest Week 2 Pro Football Focus grade awarded to any Giant.About the TexansHouston went 4-12 last season, a year that went up in smoke when then-rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson blew out his knee in practice. The Texans were 3-3 in games Watson started last year, but only 1-9 in their other games.This season, the Texans have opened the year with losses to the New England Patriots and Tennessee Titans. Texans fans are already speculating about/calling for the firing of head coach Bill O’Brien, who is in his fifth season as the team’s head coach.The week aheadStick with Big Blue View for all your coverage leading up to Sunday’s game. We will have offensive and defensive previews, a look at things to watch, a breakdown of Eli Manning from Mark Schofield, and much more.[E-mail Ed at Esta dirección electrónica esta protegida contra spam bots. Necesita activar JavaScript para visualizarla or via the Big Blue View Contact Page | Follow Big Blue View on Twitter | ‘Like’ Big Blue View on Facebook | Follow Big Blue View on Instagram]
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  • liny ha creado el nuevo tema » Giants vs. Saints: Snaps and stats from the Giants en los foros.
    The New York Giants collected their third loss of the 2018 season on sunday against the New Orleans Saints. It seemed as though the Giants had turned a corner against the Houston Texans and were moving in the direction of competing with the rest of the NFL. Instead Curtis Riley Jersey , the game had a sickeningly familiar feel to it, with the offense seeming like an ineffective exercise in futility. In many ways, this game reminded of the Giants’ week two loss to the Dallas Cowboys, particularly on offense. But how similar was it, really? Let’s take a closer look at the stats from the game and see what they have to say.OffenseQuarterbackAt first blush, Eli Manning had an efficient day against a poor Saints defense. He completed 31 of 41 attempts, good for a completion rate of 75.6 percent, for 255 yards and a touchdown. This marks the third time this season he has completed at least three quarters of his passes and thrown a touchdown pass.However, a closer look at the stats reveal that the Giants were playing “keep away” with their passing game, rather than actively trying to attack a defense which had given up just over 34 points per game and the most passing yards in the NFL through the first three weeks. Per Next Gen Stats, Manning was tied for the third fewest intended air yards among quarterbacks Sunday, with averaging just 6.1 yards through the air. His average completion was the shortest in the NFL, at just 3.6 yards per completion. Finally, Manning also threw the ball the second furthest from the first-down marker, averaging 2.9 yards behind the sticks. “Short,” “quick,” and “safe” are the words to describe the Giants’ passing game against the Saints, but like with a similar game plan against the Dallas Cowboys, “ineffective” comes to mind. An offense featuring Eli Manning, Odell Beckham Jr., and Saquon Barkley simply is not built to play it safe and chip away at a defense. Offensive lineAll told, the Giants played 62 snaps on offense, and the entire offensive line of Nate Solder Nate Solder Jersey , Will Hernandez, John Greco, Patrick Omameh, and Chad Wheeler played all of them. It might be assumed based on Manning’s passing stats that they failed in protecting him. While saying that they ‘failed’ to protect him is a bit strong, Manning was sacked three times and each of the Saints’ top rushers came closer than league average to Manning on their average rush. However, he did have time to throw, averaging 2.66 seconds from snap to throw, which was only about two hundredths of a second less than league average. Skill positions The Giants didn’t run the ball much as the game slipped away. But even so, Barkley (54 snaps, 87 percent) only had two carries further than five yards. Given what we have seen of Barkley’s ability to pick up extra yards with a quick cut or powering through an arm tackle, the line did not block for many of the rookie’s yards. Considering he only saw an eight (or more) man box on just 20 percent of his runs — per Next Gen Stats — that does not reflect well on the line. Barkley did rate as the NFL’s fourth-fastest ball carrier, topping 20 miles an hour on his breakaway run.He was once again successful as a receiver, catching six of eight targets for 56 yards.Odell Beckham played 59 of 62 snaps, catching 7 of 11 targets for 60 yards. As indicated by Manning’s average of 3.6 yards per completion, Beckham caught most of his passes short, and did what he could against a defense which was allowed to play downhill all game. Sterling Shepard, who also played 59 of 62 snaps was the Giants’ leading receiver, catching each of his 10 targets for 77 yards and a touchdown. The Giants spent almost all of the game in their 11-personnel set, with TE Rhett Ellison playing 54 of 62 snaps, and WR Russell Shepard playing 51 of 62 snaps. The Giants receivers were getting open, per Next Gen Stats, with four of the Giants’ top five receivers getting much more than league-average separation. Manning just wasn’t finding them down the field. After that primary personnel set, TE Scott Simonson got the most snaps at 14 of 62. The Giants clearly came in with the plan to spread the Saints out. DefenseFront SevenOnce again Authentic Sterling Shepard Jersey , true defensive linemen Damon Harrison and Dalvin Tomlinson lead the way in the snap count, getting 37 of the defense’s 70 snaps. Per Next Gen Stats, Tomlinson was the Giants’ best pass rusher, and the only one to come closer than league-average on his average rush.Rookie defensive tackle B.J. Hill saw an uptick in his snap count, from 14 to 24 snaps, after an effective day against the Houston Texans.EDGE players Kareem Martin and Connor Barwin played the most snaps, between outside linebacker and defensive end. Martin played 56 of 70 snaps, while Barwin played 45 snaps, coming up with three tackles and a pass defensed. Both players were among the Giants’ top pass rushers, but both were only about league average in terms of their average distance to the quarterback.Linebackers Alec Ogletree and Ray-Ray Armstrong played the most snaps among the front seven, with Ogletree playing all of the defense’s 70 snaps, notching 12 total tackles. Meanwhile Armstrong played 57 snaps, and came up with 7 tackles. SecondaryEach member of the Giants’ starting secondary played all of the defensive snaps, with Janoris Jenkins, B.W. Webb, Landon Collins, and Curtis Riley each playing 70 snaps. The Giants’ secondary played well overall, limiting Drew Brees to just 18 of 32 for 215 yards and no touchdowns. That is impressive work for the defense, considering Brees had been on a historic run to start the game, completing well over 80 percent of his passes and dissecting every defense he saw.Nickel corner Donte Deayon was the final member of the secondary to see a major share of the snaps, with 53 of 70.The Giants were largely suffocating in coverage, with four of the Saints top five receivers averaging about half a yard less separation than league average. Particularly impressive was the work of Jenkins on wide receiver Micheal Thomas. Thomas had been having an excellent season to date, and Jenkins held him to just four catches for 47 yards. He only allowed Thomas Youth Kareem Martin Jersey , who is quickly becoming one of the NFL’s best receivers, an average just 2.38 yards of separation — four tenths of a yard less than the average NFL receiver.Final thoughtsThe stats suggest that the Giants should have won against the Saints. Instead they lost in an ugly landslide. The Saints were showing looks which should have allowed the Giants to run the ball — yet they didn’t. The Giants’ receivers were getting wide open, yet the passing game made no effort to look down the field. The defense played far better than the lopsided 15-point loss would have suggested, and if a team holds a quarterback the caliber of Drew Brees to the day he had, they should expect to win. The problem was with the Giants’ offense and an ineffective game plan. The question going forward is whether the Giants coaching staff will open up the offense as they did against Houston, or continue to play the ineffective horizontal scheme which lost against Dallas and now New New Orleans. It’s Week 6 of the 2018 NFL season and yet the NFC East is as far as its been from having a truly dominant team. Though the picture may get clearer following Thursday night’s matchup between the New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles, a Giants win puts the entire division at two victories apiece before Sunday’s slate of games. For now, the NFC East is up for grabs. Here’s what the Eagles, Dallas Cowboys and Washington have been up to this week in order to pull away from the pack.Philadelphia Eagles: Bleeding Green Nation’s Brandon Lee Gowton broke down the Eagles’ final injury report on Wednesday, with five players ruled out for Thursday night. But there was a surprise addition to the injury list early on Thursday — offensive tackle Lane Johnson is now questionable with a high ankle sprain, per the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport (via Gowton). This complicates matters for the Eagles’ offensive line, because left tackle Jason Peters has lately had to take plays off with a nagging quad injury. There could be chaos on the line tonight.Another factor for tonight’s game is the weather. Remaining precipitation from Hurricane Michael is expected to have an effect. Alexis Chassen has the weather report, which calls for thunderstorms and a 95 percent chance of precipitation at kickoff. The good news is that wind isn’t going to be a factor, but a wet ball will affect passing for both the Eagles and the Giants.Dallas Cowboys: The season isn’t even at the halfway point yet, but NFL offenses are already breaking records for points scored and yards earned. That’s not the case for the Cowboys, however. Blogging the Boys’ RJ Ochoa breaks down how the Cowboys have been playing “opposite day” this season, struggling to score points and to adopt their offense to current trends.Perhaps the problem is a simple one — perhaps it is Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott who has been holding Dallas’ offense back. But even if that’s not the issue, Connor Livesay has seen some concerning tape regarding Prescott’s mechanics. Michael Sisemore also thinks that the Cowboys’ receiver-by-committee approach isn’t working out. His verdict: The Cowboys have made “[a] mis-evaluation of the quarterback’s development and skill set as a passer,” as well as“[a] mis-evaluation of the capabilities of the receiving corp they chose for this committee.”Washington: Hogs Haven’s Steve Shoup writes that Washington fans should “Be careful what you wish for when considering replacing Jay Gruden.” Restlessness with a 2-2 start has led to many fans wanting Gruden to be canned after the 2018 season, but Shoup breaks down the plethora of head coaching hires around the NFL since 2015 to illustrate just how hard it is to find the Bill Belichick-type that so many fanbases think they deserve.Scott Jennings provides an injury update on running back Adrian Peterson, who has a shoulder sprain but isn’t expected to miss any time. Jennings also reports that receiver Josh Doctson was back at practice on Thursday, though the heel injury that had him sit out in Week 5 will likely bother him throughout the remainder of the season.
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  • liny ha creado el nuevo tema » You can tell things are bad for the Giants en los foros. , because the one thing they could count on failed them Monday night.The fact that one thing is a rookie speaks to a different problem, but they’re 1-6 for a reason.Via Tom Rock of Newsday, running back Saquon Barkley was disappointed in himself, after he failed to break 100 yards from scrimmage for the first time in his career. He had 14 carries for 43 yards and a touchdown, and another nine receptions for 51 yards.鈥淗onestly, personally New York Giants T-Shirt , I didn鈥檛 play a good game,鈥?he said. 鈥淔irst half, second half, I wasn鈥檛 the player that I usually am. I have to continue to grow there, continue to develop. . . .鈥淚t wasn鈥檛 up to my standards. 鈥淚 feel like I didn鈥檛 break enough tackles. The whole game was off all around. I could have done better. I was falling. I just wasn鈥檛 myself.鈥滻t’s apparent now that if he’s not himself, the Giants have little chance to succeed. Their problem is the sheer volume of problems they create for themselves New York Giants Hats , including a play that kept Barkley from more yards. In the fourth quarter, they called a screen pass for him, but had no blockers set up in front of him, leading to an 8-yard loss.鈥淚t鈥檚 frustrating,鈥?Barkley admitted. 鈥淚t was frustrating in general.鈥漈hough he’s new there, the No. 2 overall pick has caught on fast to the theme of their season. Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham hasn’t shied away from talking about his goal of an 8-0 second half of the season over the last couple of weeks New York Giants Hoodie , but head coach Pat Shurmur consistently talked about focusing on the next game rather than the big picture.After beating the Buccaneers 38-35 on Sunday, Shurmur was willing to entertain some of the thoughts his star wideout has been sharing. Shurmur cautioned his 3-7 team has “a long way to go” and a lot of areas they can improve, but did gaze way down the road for a moment or two.“Crazy, isn’t it?” Shurmur said, via Newsday. “That’s why I said through the first eight weeks, ‘You just have to keep playing. You never know.’ If we let the [outside]聽noise get to us and get us all dark and stormy and weird about things Cheap Customized New York Giants Jerseys , then you’re not set up to do anything at the end of the season. … If we can keep battling and fighting, who knows? Who knows? That鈥檒l be a fun thing for everybody to write.”The Giants have shown over the last two weeks that their 1-7 start hasn’t dampened their fight and that’s put them in position to even entertain notions of something other than another losing season. They’ll get an Eagles team coming off a thumping next week as they bid to keep hope alive at least a little bit longer.
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  • liny ha creado el nuevo tema » Fantasy Football: Week 3 Start and Sit Projections en los foros.
    Another week and another weekend of fantasy football festivities! If you’re like me and had Carlos Hyde rolled out for the Thursday Night game then you’re pretty happy. If you had him in your flex positions White Bryan Anger Jersey , well, good luck to you!First, let’s check in on how we did in Week 2:Quarterbacks (3/3): Ben Roethlisberger made good on my starter advice and was the second-highest scoring quarterback with 37-points. My sleeper also came through as Ryan Fitzpatrick put up 31-points. Good enough for QB9 last week. As for Dak Prescott, he unfortunately proved me right by falling in at QB24.Running Backs (2/3): We didn’t do as well here as we did with quarterbacks. Jordan Howard disappointed and came in at RB27, doing even worse than my sit of the week LeSean McCoy who came in at RB26. Austin Ekeler continues to impress, and had his second-straight week in RB2 territory with thirteen PPR points.Receivers (WR and TE)(0/3): A big old goose egg in this category for Week 2. Hey, even Fabiano has bad weeks from time to time. Jarvis Landry and the Browns should have won, but his 10 target reduction from the monsoon in Cleveland to the dome in New Orleans really killed this high PPR performers numbers. OJ Howard turned in a 75-yard touchdown for the Buccaneers, and it helped him become the only sit prediction to earn starting numbers as TE3 for the week. Ryan Grant was my biggest reach as a sleeper, and he showed why as he failed to capitalize on a big opportunity against the Redskins.Defense/Special Teams (3/3): A strong finish to go with a strong start. All three picks here came through. The Jacksonville Jaguars rode the line but pulled it out finishing as the 12th ranked defense for Week 2. Our sit, well, they sat and the Pittsburgh Steelers defense was the 31st ranked unit in fantasy last weekend. Finally, our sleeper the Chicago Bears looked like one of their classic groups and pulled off a first place finish among all D/ST groups in fantasy football last week.Overall (8/12 - 66%): Better than average, but not good enough. Completely missing on the receivers hurt a lot. Let’s do better!QUARTERBACKSJason Getz-USA TODAY SportsSTART: Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons (vs New Orleans Saints)The Saints allowed fifteen fantasy points to Tyrod Taylor last weekend, which isn’t much. However, in the process Taylor completed 75% of his passes and threw for 246-yards. Matt Ryan is a little more experienced than Taylor, a little bit better at the position, and has Julio Jones, Calvin Ridley and Mohammed Sanu to throw to.Twice the Saints’ defense has given up big fantasy football weekends to opposing quarterbacks. This one will be the same.SIT: Mitch Trubisky, Chicago Bears (@ Arizona Cardinals)Could this be Trubisky’s coming out party? It could, but it won’t. Unless the Bears just decide to piss off the rest of the league and go full pour-it-on mode in this one, Trubisky and his offense should enjoy a pretty comfortable lead early on.This means plenty of Jordan Howard and Tarik Cohen, and less Trubisky throwing the ball.It’s possible Trubisky is a touchdown thieving fool this weekend, but that’s the only way he’s putting up starting numbers.SLEEPER: Kirk Cousins, Minnesota Vikings (vs Buffalo Bills)After two weeks of action Cousins is QB3 according to PFF’s fantasy stats. So how is he a sleeper?Well Youth O. J. Howard Jersey , he and the Vikings are facing the Buffalo Bills. The team tied with the Detroit Lions for giving up the most actual points among NFL teams this year with 39 per game.Cousins has thrown for six touchdowns this season so far and sits tied with the likes of Philip Rivers, and Andy Dalton in the category. But, if his team jumps to an early lead, we may see his running backs get a lot of work. Rolling with him seems like a smart play because of the start he’s had, but if his running backs cap off two early drives and the Vikings defense gets a score, Cousins’ bottom line is going to hurt.RUNNING BACKSMatthew Emmons-USA TODAY SportsSTART: Saquon Barkley, New York Giants (@ Houston Texans)The rookie has started his fantasy career with a RB5 standing two weeks in. Not bad. And his early success should continue against a Texans defense allowing over 150-yards of rushing offense per game.Six ball carriers have averaged three-yards per carry or more thus far against the Texans and Barkley comes in averaging 4.6 yards per carry after facing two teams with statistically better run defenses.SIT: Lamar Miller, Houston Texans (vs New York Giants)The New York Football Giants are allowing less than 75-yards per game to opposing rushers and is allowing fewer than three touchdowns per game as well.So, if Miller is going to score this week, it’s going to be a surprise to the Giants.Considering the Texans’ generosity in allowing opposing teams to score around four times per game thus far, Houston is going to have to turn to DeShaun Watson at some point to both run and pass. When it happens, Miller’s numbers will fall.SLEEPER: Jordan Howard, Chicago Bears (@ Arizona Cardinals)I promise I’m not just rolling Howard out there until I’m right. Facing Arizona, Howard should get a lot of work and have plenty of opportunities to turn in big fantasy football points for those who play him.Yes, Tarik Cohen is going to get some touches too, but Howard should get enough quality touches to satisfy his landing somewhere RB12 or better.RECEIVERS (WR/TE)Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY SportsSTART: Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona Cardinals (vs Chicago Bears)Larry-Legend may be the only real offensive consistency the team has, but he’s the only one you need if he’s the only Cardinals player you’re playing in fantasy football.Fitzgerald is a PPR machine, and should be good for at least six catches this weekend as he continues to be his quarterback’s best friend, and his team continues to play from behind.SIT: Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Jacksonville Jaguars (vs Tennessee Titans)ASJ has had three catches in each of the first two games of the season and even found the end zone last weekend.Some have identified him as a sleeper to bust out at any moment and have even stashed him as a sleeper option for later in the season.However, three receptions per game is not a lot, even for a tight end. Furthermore, he’s facing a Titans defense allowing only 4.6 points per game to fantasy tight ends.SLEEPER: Jesse James, Pittsburgh Steelers (@ Tampa Bay Buccaneers)Vance McDonald is likely the tight end most fantasy football enthusiasts are eyeballing when they look at the Steelers.But in two games this season, James has ten targets (five in each game) and has turned those into eight catches for nearly 200-yards and a touchdown.He’s also a catch/no-catch decision waiting to happen every time he’s thrown the ball White Ryan Fitzpatrick Jersey , and isn’t that what Monday Night Football is all about?DEFENSE/SPECIAL TEAMSPatrick Gorski-USA TODAY SportsSTART: Chicago Bears (@ Arizona Cardinals)Turns out, I really like the Bears over Arizona.My sleeper from last week, Chicago turned in a D/ST1 performance which earns them my start position this week.The defense has looked solid, albeit against lesser competition, which is exactly what Arizona’s offense is for the most part.Tarik Cohen continues to play a part in special teams which is a touchdown chance every time Arizona punts. Which will be a lot.SIT: Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Pittsburgh Steelers (vs Each Other on MNF)Both teams look to be getting top notch cornerbacks back to their defenses. Brent Grimes and Joe Haden seem on track to play Monday night.Still, this should be a 60+ point shoot-out between a team looking to stay on the high they’ve started the season on, and a team looking to shelve some drama for a week.Watch with delight, but don’t start either D/ST.SLEEPER: Philadelphia Eagles (vs Indianapolis Colts)Weird to see the Super Bowl winning defense on here as a sleeper. Well, it would be - if this was the Super Bowl winning defense.As James Yarcho said last week on the Locked on Bucs podcast, this isn’t the same team as it was when it won the Super Bowl.Players like Vinny Curry and Mitch Unrein are playing for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as one example. Big losses to the defensive line group.So far, Philly’s defense sits 14th in PFF’s defense and special teams unit fantasy football scoring rankings. Not bad, but not good.Week 3 presents a chance for the Eagles’ defense to rise up the ranks a bit as they face the Indianapolis Colts.Sure, the Colts are better with Luck back, but they’re not challenging for a Super Bowl title anytime soon. This defense just might.The Crow’s Nest: The Batmobile, setting Buccaneers passing records, and on-field protests Bucs’ Gerald McCoy shows off Batman-themed Rolls Royce - Tampa Bay TimesGerald McCoy will pull up to training camp in a new Rolls Royce sporting a Batman logo on the hood.Yes, Jameis Winston can set Bucs career passing records in 2018 | tbo.comBucs QB Jameis Winston, still only 24 years old, can set franchise career records for passing yards and touchdown passes this season.Year Three Goals for Noah Spence and the 2016 Draft Class - Buccaneers.comJust as members of the Bucs' Class of 2017 have a chance to make a Year Two leap in 2018, several 2016 draftees could make a bigger impact by meeting some reasonable goals for this season.The Future Of Kwon - JoeBucsFan.comIf one is to take a gander past the 2018 season, there are all sorts of question marks with the Bucs.Jurrell Casey plans to protest on field during anthem - NFL.comTennessee Titans defensive end Jurrell Casey says he plans to protest on the field during the national anthem before games this season and "take my fine."Former Jets CB Darrelle Revis retiring after 11 seasons - NFL.comThe starry, wondrously unique career of Darrelle Revis has come to an end. The seven-time Pro Bowl cornerback announced his retirement from the NFL on Wednesday.Antonio Brown is the 'Madden 19' cover athlete - NFL.comBusiness is boomin'. The Steelers All-Pro WR is the latest NFL star to grace the cover of Madden. Hear AB's thoughts on the honor and see what makes his cover historic.Salute to Darrelle Revis, a cornerback who won big even when he lost - SBNation.comDarrelle Revis called it quits, so we took a look back at his careerRandy Gregory is back in the NFL; Brandin Cooks won’t be traded again - SBNation.comBrandin Cooks’ third team in three years decided to pay him like a No. 1 receiver and lock him up for the long-term. Wednesday’s Rise ‘n Grind takes a look at Cooks’ new deal in comparison to other top receivers.
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  • liny ha creado el nuevo tema » Bucs at Bears: Reviewing five keys to victory Well en los foros. , I’ll go ahead and let everyone know, this is not a pretty review. Tampa Bay essentially failed in all five keys to victory that I outlined prior to the baffling blowout loss to Chicago.It was a game where nothing went right. Seriously. Mitchell Trubisky had thrown just nine touchdowns to ten interceptions in his career before he got a chance to play the Buccaneers. Offensively, it wasn’t any better against a Bears defense that pressured Ryan Fitzpatrick and Jameis Winston all game.1. Limiting turnoversA week after turning the ball over four times against Pittsburgh, the Buccaneers lost possession of the ball three more times against Chicago.Fitzpatrick tossed another interception after three against the Steelers while Jameis Winston threw two picks during his 2018 debut.With a defense that is one of the worst in the NFL Tampa Bay Buccaneers Womens T-Shirt , Tampa Bay has to take extra care of the football going forward. 2. Slowing down the Chicago pass-rushTampa Bay allowed three sacks a week ago and they surrendered a season-high four sacks against the Bears vaunted pass-rush. It’s been an ugly two weeks for this offensive line after a solid start to the season.Now, it seems like we’re left with more questions than answers. Were the first two weeks a fluke? Or were the last two weeks a fluke? It’s safe to say that this is a puzzle that needs to be solved quickly. 3. Flustering Mitchell TrubiskyConsidering that Trubisky looked like the second coming of Joe Montana on Sunday, Tampa Bay failed here big time. The defense generated just one sack (in the first quarter) and three quarterback hits all day.That allowed Trubisky to stand in the pocket and deliver passes. He finished the game with 364 yards and six touchdowns. How will the defense respond after getting absolutely picked apart by one of the worst quarterbacks on their schedule? 4. Scoring touchdowns in the red zoneAfter a 2/5 performance in the red zone against Pittsburgh, Tampa Bay wasn’t much better against the Bears. The Buccaneers finished 2/3 in the red zone and were forced to settle for a field goal during the first quarter from the Chicago 13-yard line.The touchdown the Bucs scored didn’t come until the fourth quarter when this game was well out of a reach. You have to wonder if this team will take a step forward or stay relatively the same in the red zone with Jameis Winston leading the offense. 5. Finding more balance on offenseThe running game has been a problem for Tampa Bay since week one. The Buccaneers had 112 rushing yards in their season-opening win over the New Orleans Saints.In the three weeks since then Tampa Bay Buccaneers Hats , the Bucs have recorded a total of 166 yards on the ground. The offensive line has failed to consistently pave running lanes and the running backs haven’t been great at hitting them either.Tampa Bay ran 18 times for 60 yards (3.3 YPC) against Chicago. They haven’t had a rush longer than 23 yards all season and have scored just one touchdown on the ground, courtesy of Fitzpatrick.The Crow’s Nest: Bucs, Titans game reactions Tampa Bay Buccaneers 30, Tennessee Titans 14 - Fox SportsTampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston came off the bench to throw 2 touchdowns in the 30-14 preseason win over Tennessee Titans.Winston Unlocks Bucs' Big-Play Potential in Win Over Titans - Buccaneers.comTampa Bay ran its 2018 preseason record to 2-0 with a 30-14 win in Tennessee on Saturday night Tampa Bay Buccaneers Womens Hoodie , doing much of their damage in an explosive second quarter guided by QB Jameis WinstonBuccaneers vs. Titans Highlights | NFL 2018 Preseason Week 2 - YouTubeThe Tampa Bay Buccaneers take on the Tennessee Titans during Week 2 of the 2018 NFL preseason.Koetter: "Yeah, Well, You Saw The Play" - JoeBucsFan.comJoe’s got a couple of interesting pieces of video from last night below: And Joe will deduce that they mean that Dirk Koetter wasn’t pleased overall.Fascinating WR Battle More Interesting - JoeBucsFan.comIn the Bucs’30-14 win over the Titans in the second preseason game, rookie wide receiver Justin Watson sure made a case to be kept.Why wait? Time for Bucs fans to start missing Jameis Winston - Tampa Bay TimesHere in the land of love-sick country ballads where the dog dies Womens Customized Tampa Bay Buccaneers Jerseys , the pickup truck tires are slashed and somebody leaves a note on the way out of town, Bucs fans should already star...2-Point Conversion: Winston Having A Spectacular Preseason For Bucs | Pewter ReportJameis Winston's spectacular preseason has guided the Bucs to a 2-0 start this August, writes Scott Reynolds in his 2-Point Conversion.Tom Jones’ Two Cents: Mixed bag for Bucs’ first teamers vs. Titans - Tampa Bay TimesTampa Bay Times columnist Tom Jones offers up his Two Cents while tuning in to the WFLA-Ch. 8 broadcast of Saturday night's Bucs-Titans preseason game.It's preseason.
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  • liny ha creado el nuevo tema » before people jump to conclusions, this is not a en los foros.
    Now Cheap Jameis Winston Jersey , That said, Smith has an opportunity staring him in the face this Sunday to quiet - not silent - his critics. One game isn’t going to make the problems in the previous 36 disappear, but it can show that things may be headed in the right direction. All he has to do is figure out how to stop Julio Jones.For whatever reason, despite the fact that Mike Smith and Dirk Koetter coached Jones in Atlanta or that Smith drafted him, neither guy can seem to get a grasp on how to stop him. Hell, forget stopping him - just slow him down!In two years as defensive coordinator in Tampa Bay, Smith’s defense has allowed 27 receptions for 484 yards and three touchdowns in four games to Jones. Last season, Jones had 307 of those in the teams’ two meetings and he scored two touchdowns. He scored one in the other fourteen games combined.Granted, it’s not just Smith and his defense. The Bucs have been torched by Jones throughout his entire career. In twelve career games, Jones has 83 receptions Ryan Fitzpatrick Jersey , 1,413 yards, and ten touchdowns. That’s the most in all three categories against any team in the NFL for Jones - and it’s in two less games than he’s faced the Saints.Slowing down or stopping Jones will give slight relief to Bucs fans that adjustments are being made. Game planning is evolving. That there isn’t that round peg/square hole issue that Smith is unwilling to waver from his philosophy despite the players not being able to execute it.Don’t get me wrong. Smith could implant the perfect scheme and perfect way to take Jones out of Sunday’s game, but it’s on the players to get it done. However, to this point in Smith’s 2.25 seasons as defensive coordinator, the players have yet to buy what Smith is selling and it shows.It won’t be the end all be all for Smith’s woes if Jones is shut down, but it would certainly give the fans - and the players - a small sigh of relief that things aren’t quite as bleak as many fear. There is a certain swagger required to play cornerback in the NFL, a quality Artie Burns picked up long before the Pittsburgh Steelers selected him in the first round of the 2016 draft.And for the first time Burns can remember, that swagger is gone, lost amid a barrage of blown coverages and missed opportunities that have temporarily cost him his starting job.Penciled in as a shutdown corner for the next decade after a solid rookie season, the mild slide Burns experienced in 2017 has extended into something far more troubling three weeks into his third year in the league."I don't feel like I'm really confident now Cheap Carlton Davis Jersey ," Burns said. "I've got to get back to the basics and make the plays I know I can make. Nothing spectacular. Just getting roasted every play."Maybe not every play, but it certainly feels like it to Burns, who is currently sharing time with Coty Sensabaugh and Cam Sutton for the Steelers (1-1-1).All three expect to be tested early and often on Sunday night when the Baltimore Ravens (2-1) and revitalized quarterback Joe Flacco visit Heinz Field.And why not?Pittsburgh's pass defense is among the league's worst through three weeks. The Steelers have allowed 15 pass plays of 20 yards or more and their 10 passing touchdowns given up are tied with New Orleans for the most in the NFL.Though there's plenty of blame to go around — from a pass rush that has fluctuated between dominant and nonexistent to veteran cornerback Joe Haden's hamstring injury that forced him to watch Kansas City's Patrick Mahomes carve up the Steelers in Week 2 — Burns' struggles have been perhaps the most visible.The thoughtful, soft-spoken 23-year-old looks tentative at times and overmatched at others.During Monday night's victory over Tampa Bay, he found himself futilely clutching at Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans while Evans hauled in a 51-yard pass.It's those plays — and not the exquisitely timed hit that forced a Tampa Bay fumble during Pittsburgh's game-turning second quarter — that linger with Burns."Every time I expect to make a play on the ball," he said. "I don't care who it is or what the situation is. I'm supposed to make that play. That's the standard they hold me to."A standard Burns knows he is not meeting. Then again, neither are his teammates. Like Burns, Sensabaugh and Sutton have struggled to distinguish themselves and coach Mike Tomlin plans to continue to use all three in a rotation until the steady stream of big plays allowed stops.Sensabaugh, however, is a journeyman of sorts. Pittsburgh is his fourth stop since 2015. Sutton is basically a rookie after injuries limited him to five games last season.Burns by comparison became the first cornerback the Steelers selected in the opening round of the draft in nearly 20 years when they grabbed him with the 25th overall pick in 2016.The early returns were promising. He quickly played his way into the starting lineup and when Pittsburgh traded for Haden at the end of training camp last summer it appeared the Steelers had the kind of fast, physical corners they'd been searching for since Ike Taylor's retirement in the spring 2015.Burns remains plenty fast but admits he's regressed. Haden Cheap Chris Godwin Jersey , who has developed a close friendship with Burns over the past 13 months, said Burns is "doing everything he can" to get it fixed. He's watching tape. He's focusing on the fundamentals. At some point, both Burns and Haden believe that work will translate on the field.Burns is hardly the first player to have playing time taken away early in his career. Taylor already had a Super Bowl ring when he was benched in 2006. Steelers All-Pro wide receiver Antonio Brown took two-plus years to fully morph from sixth-round project to starter.Yet this is the first time in Burns' football life he can remember being told to take a seat."I'm not used to this, personally," he said.How long will it last depends on when — or if — Burns can regain his form and his swagger. Haden is eager to do what he can, but understands some lessons need to be learned on their own."He's been playing corner for a long time too," Haden said. "I'll try to help him out with it too. But Artie knows what's up."NOTES: WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (abdomen), CB Mike Hilton (elbow) and S Morgan Burnett (groin) were limited in practice on Thursday. ... G David DeCastro was a full participant for the first time since fracturing his right hand in Week 1 against Cleveland. RT Marcus Gilbert (hamstring) and LG Ramon Foster (coach's decision) were also full-go on Thursday.
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  • liny ha creado el nuevo tema » Browns 21: Gregg Williams loses debut as interim c en los foros.
    Cleveland Browns:“Chiefs 37 , - “New coach. More focus. Less internal discord. Same result. The Browns’ revised formula for the second half of the season led to a more cohesive effort...”“Baker Mayfield looks for positives as Browns’ season slips away” (ESPN) - “Mayfield was not shrugging off a loss. There also is no dissension between quarterback and receiver. But those two statements do accurately reflect where the Cleveland Browns are...”“Browns not in the mood for excuses, moral victories after whirlwind week ends in loss to Chiefs” ( - “The Browns lost again Sunday, and that’s all Landry sees. Never mind the adversity they faced to start and end the week.”“Travis Kelce and Kareem Hunt enjoy homecoming against Cleveland Browns” (Plain Dealer) - “All of the hopes and dreams of Travis Kelce and Kareem Hunt came to fruition on Sunday at FirstEnergy Stadium.”“Refocused, NFL Week 9: Kansas City Chiefs 37, Cleveland Browns 21” (PFF) - “The Browns suffered more injuries on defense, forcing them to go further down the depth chart, and it certainly didn’t help their chances.”“Chiefs vs. Browns Week 9 Highlights” (YouTube) - “The Kansas City Chiefs take on the Cleveland Browns during Week 9 of the 2018 NFL season.”NFL:“Injuries we’re tracking from Sunday’s Week 9 games” ( - “Denzel Ward suffered a hip injury in the first quarter against the Kansas City Chiefs and did not return. Cornerback E.J. Gaines was ruled out with a concussion in the first half.”“Ravens coach John Harbaugh reportedly on the hot seat, midseason move not being ruled out” (CBS) - “According to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport, Harbaugh is on the hot seat in a season that is now being viewed as playoffs-or-bust.” Below, we analyze the snap counts and stats on defense for the Cleveland Browns’ Week 3 game against the New York Jets.Defensive LinePosPlayerPlays%StatsPosPlayerPlays%StatsThis was the first game in which Larry Ogunjobi out-snapped Myles Garrett, and apparently Cleveland Browns T-Shirt , being worked to death isn’t hurting either of them. Garrett had two sacks, the second of which came on the Jets’ final drive — the play where replay review ruled he was down. Ogunjobi, meanwhile, bull-rushed the Jets’ center into Sam Darnold, helping force the interception that Joe Schobert nabbed.Per PFF, “Ogunjobi now leads the Browns with 11 pressures on the year after creating just 12 all of last season.” Garrett and Ogunjobi both made the list of Top 5 defenders of Week 3.Don’t sneeze at the job that Chris Smith did again, filling in for Emmanuel Ogbah. Smith forced three tackles for losses. The defensive line had 7 of the team’s 10 tackles for a loss.The reps for Anthony Zettel, Chad Thomas, and Carl Davis remain limited.LinebackerPosPlayerPlays%StatsPosPlayerPlays%StatsThis was a standout game for LB Joe Schobert, who answered the bell of me asking him to make more high impact plays. His interception pretty much sealed the game, and in the first half Cleveland Browns Hats , he nearly had a diving interception (which instead was just a knockaway). Schobert was PFF’s second-highest graded player on defense with an 89.5.Genard Avery saw 57% of the snaps, a number that ballooned due to the MCL injury that forced James Burgess to exit early. Burgess was playing well before his injury.CornerbackPosPlayerPlays%StatsPosPlayerPlays%StatsAfter a “meh” Week 2, Denzel Ward was lights out against the Jets in Week 3. He was the team’s highest-graded defender by PFF with a 90.9. Per PFF, Ward allowed just 2 catches for 9 yards in the 4 times he was targeted. He also forced a big fumble on WR Robby Anderson in the third quarter. Ward returned the ball to the 8 yard line, but Cleveland could only manage a field goal off of that.Terrance Mitchell? No complaints here — he is 3-of-3 with solid performances, by my estimation. For the second week in a row, T.J. Carrie took over for Briean Boddy-Calhoun in the nickel. Some more coverage of Ward’s early-season success can be found here.SafetyPosPlayerPlays%StatsPosPlayerPlays%StatsDespite his heel injury, Damarious Randall played all but one snap. It was his quietest game of the season, but I probably attribute that to the Jets choosing not to throw more than 5 yards downfield all game.For the first time this season, Jabrill Peppers out-snapped Derrick Kindred.
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  • liny ha creado el nuevo tema » Cleveland Browns:“Browns sign WR Rod Streater to t en los foros.
    place” (BrownsWire) - “Streater is best known — like Gordon , but to a lesser extent —for an impressive end to 2012 and full 2013 season when he was an Oakland Raider.”“Josh Gordon trade: Browns reportedly spoke to several teams, include these three from NFC” (CBS) - “Before trading Josh Gordon away to the New England Patriots on Monday, the Cleveland Browns spoke to multiple teams about a possible deal.”“Greg Joseph will get crash course with new Browns teammates” ( - “Coach Hue Jackson admits that dynamic poses a challenge with a Thursday night bout against the Jets fast approaching.”“Hue Jackson claims he was aware of no injury to his former kicker” (PFT) - “In response to news that Gonzalez has been kicking with a groin injury that requires an MRI, coach Hue Jackson said, almost literally, that was news to him.”“Success of Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes reflects well on General Manager John Dorsey” (CantonRep) - “Patrick Mahomes has become quite an example for Browns fans who hope John Dorsey knows how to pick a young quarterback.”“Jets’ Darnold focused on now, not being passed on by Browns” (AP) - “Sam Darnold appeared destined to go to Cleveland in the months leading up to the NFL draft. Then, the Browns called an audible along the way...”NFL:“Injuries: Giants C Jon Halapio fractured leg, ankle” ( - “The New York Giants focused on bolstering the offensive line during the offseason, but will now prepare for the rest of the season without a key piece.”“If Josh Gordon Doesn’t Work With the Patriots, Bill Belichick Won’t Hesitate to Move On” (MMQB) - “Maybe Josh Gordon’s career in New England will pan out like Randy Moss’s. Maybe he will be Michael Floyd, Kenny Britt or Chad Ochocinco.”Quarterback stability, bubble watch, and observations from Browns’ win over Giants The Cleveland Browns and New York Giants preseason opener is behind us, but there’s still plenty to discuss as the Browns prepare for their next matchup on Friday against Buffalo.Overall, the Browns looked encouraging, especially on offense and especially at the quarterback position. It’s been a long time since those words have been strung together and actually seemed more likely than not to be true.On that note, we’ll roll right into some observations, starting with the team’s revamped quarterback group.99 problems but a Quarterback—hopefully, finally—ain’t oneWhat a difference one season makes. I’m glad everyone is finally able to see on the big screen what those at practice have been saying since training camp started: the Browns finally have competent quarterbacks, and it’s the most exciting thing maybe about this year’s team.Forget the Baker Mayfield against Tyrod Taylor debates. The Browns have been conditioned to perpetual quarterback competitions, and that coverage has dominated the team’s media presence for what seems like forever. But this situation is different, and it’s time everyone comes to grips with it—at least for now, right? Give it a few minutes before I possibly change my tune.Taylor appears to be everything the Browns hoped he’d be after trading a third-rounder to Buffalo before last April’s NFL draft. He wasn’t tested much from the pocket during his two series—hat tip to the team’s new-look offensive line—but he threw darts Authentic Chris Hubbard Jersey , putting the ball right on his receivers. It was a limited showing, but an encouraging one that we’ll be hoping he can duplicate as the starting offense gets much more involved in the next two preseason games.Everything you can hope for from a rookie quarterback, Mayfield flashed it in his NFL preseason debut. It wasn’t just the results that impressed me the most. The young signal-caller demonstrated a level of acumen, nuance, and attention to detail that rookie quarterbacks typically fail to grasp, especially the first time they step onto an NFL field.Most impressively, Mayfield’s comfort and ability to play from the pocket was remarkable. He also showed acute situational understanding, throwing the ball away at the right time, keeping his eyes down the field, then knowing when to use his more-than-capable legs to convert first downs in big spots when the situation called for it.Mayfield was 8-for-13 for 154 yards and two touchdowns when throwing from a clean pocket, according to Pro Football Focus. His 142.3 passer rating on those throws ranked him second out of 22 quarterbacks with qualifying dropbacks through Thursday’s games.Despite the early strides, there’s still no quarterback controversy in Cleveland. Mayfield will be ready to play sooner than later, and that will be a huge day for the Browns franchise, but Taylor appears to have the job locked up. It would take a big change in sentiment in Berea for coach Hue Jackson to shift to the rookie, although I wouldn’t say it’s impossible if Mayfield continues to impress enough to make it a conversation. And he very well could do that, especially if Jackson breaks from his hardline stance of giving Taylor all of the first-team quarterback snaps. That’s the sign to look for if you’re wondering whether Mayfield has any legitimate shot at earning the starting job.The running game woesRunning the football is an art form in the NFL. In a league that’s quickly identifying itself as a passing league, running the ball has become an afterthought lost in the shuffle of the main storylines. But its importance is not going away despite pass-friendly rule changes and perception to the contrary.Being able to run the ball results in a much easier path to offensive consistency, and it also helps open up the passing game. If the Browns are going to succeed, they cannot ignore that aspect of their offense as they have in the previous two seasons under Hue Jackson.For now, it’s fair to say the offensive line is struggling with its identity. It’s likely we’ll see some improvements after they play more together and build better cohesion and trust for one another. Getting into a rhythm is also key, both for offensive coordinator Todd Haley and the between the players. Haley should be able to find that rhythm in the upcoming weeks as the first-team line plays longer together. Those longer series will allow him to use his full arsenal to develop and set up plays, and also to learn what his players do best and and play to their strengths. The running backs will also be able to learn along the way, figuring out what works and where the holes are going to be.It’s too soon to be concerned, but the running game is definitely a focus area moving forward.Although Cleveland’s offensive line struggled moving defenders in the run game Womens Jabrill Peppers Jersey , its pass protection was commendable and topped Pro Football Focus’ rankings following Thursday’s action.Denzel Ward looks the part, and the overhauled secondary looks better, tooYoung cornerbacks are baptized in fire in the NFL. It’s not often a rookie player enters the league and becomes an instant shutdown player at the position. But there is certainly hope for Denzel Ward. The Browns passed up a potential pass-rusher or offensive lineman to draft Ward at No. 4 overall, making him the highest selected cornerback since the Raiders took Charles Woodson at No. 4 in 1998.Watching his debut a second time showed me a glimpse at the elite player he’s capable of becoming. Ward plays fast, instinctive, and is a very versatile defender who can both cover and provide run support. He needs to continue getting reps to help hone his technique and learn the routes he’ll be facing as he begins to take on the premier receivers in the league.Key offseason acquisition T.J. Carrie logged 45 percent of the snaps, the most by any Browns cornerback. And he showed up too. According to Pro Football Focus, Carrie allowed only one reception for seven yards on six targets, while allowing a passer rating of just 39.6, which was the best of any Browns cornerback.My five standouts from Bubble WatchAfter every preseason game I’ll highlight five players who are on or near the roster bubble who I thought helped their chances of making the final 53-man roster.LB B.J. Bello—Bello is someone I noticed in linebacker drills in Berea. Gregg Williams was constantly lauding—yelling at excitedly, more like—the large 6-foot-3, 229-pounder from Illinois State. When Williams yells, it’s good to listen, and I’m glad I was paying attention. Bello played as good as anyone on the field defensively for the Browns against the Giants. He finished with four stops while playing 45 percent of the team’s defensive snaps. Bello was cut, signed to the Browns practice squad, then activated and played in all 16 games for the Browns last season—mainly on special teams until seeing increased playing time in December. He’ll be competing for a roster spot with my next standout, James Burgess Jr.LB James Burgess Jr.—Burgess led all Browns defenders, playing 76 percent of the team’s defensive snaps, and finished with three stops and one quarterback hurry. Burgess will benefit from his experience last season. He finished the year as a big contributor, logging 60 percent of the team’s linebacker snaps after Jamie Collins went down for the season in Week 10. Both Burgess and Bello could potentially end up on the Browns roster this year, although the additions of Mychal Kendricks and Genard Avery make that result unlikely.WR C.J. Board—Board fumbled a punt return, but has been otherwise noteworthy for his receiving work. He has come on slowly to become a reliable option for Baker Mayfield, both in practice and now his hard work showed up in game situations. Board’s nifty grab on 3rd-and-18 helped extend the drive, which ultimately ended in Mayfield’s touchdown toss to David Njoku. Even with Corey Coleman gone Authentic Jarvis Landry Jersey , Board is facing an uphill battle for a roster spot. Antonio Callaway, Jarvis Landry, Rashard Higgins, and Josh Gordon are all good bets to make the team—assuming Gordon and Callaway are active and not facing discipline by the team or league. That leaves one or two spots up for grabs, one likely to go to special-teamer Jeff Janis, assuming he gets healthy soon. Can Board outplay Damion Ratley, Derrick Willies, and others for that sixth spot, assuming the team carries six receivers?DE Marcell Frazier—Per PFF, Frazier had three quarterback pressures in 15 pass-rushing snaps, albeit against third-stringers in the second half. He also lined up as a standing left defensive end, hit a spin move between the right tackle and tight end, then wrapped and deflected Kyle Lauletta’s third-down pass attempt, forcing a long 3rd-and-18, then eventual punt. Frazier, a 6-foot-5, 260-plus-pound behemoth of a man, is competing with Carl Nassib and Nate Orchard for a rotational defensive end roster spot. Frazier went undrafted but was projected to be a Day 3 pick in April’s NFL draft. He initially signed an undrafted free agent deal with Seattle, but was waived then claimed by the Browns in May. He stood out, making several big plays during the Browns’ Orange and Brown scrimmage earlier in August. He continued to bolster his already strong case to make the Browns roster with his performance in New York.DB Derron Smith—Derron Smith laid down some lumber on multiple occasions, filling up from the secondary to make some big stops near the line of scrimmage. While looking for depth behind Jabrill Peppers and Derrick Kindred may not be a huge concern, Smith is making a case for himself to crack the bottom of the roster. Here’s a look at Smith’s big third-down stop, courtesy of Jake Burns:
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  • liny ha creado el nuevo tema » The Seattle Seahawks are expected to sign lineback en los foros.
    to a one-year contract despite his recent guilty plea on insider trading charges.Two people with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press on Thursday that Kendricks' agreement is expected to be finalized in time for him to join the Seahawks for their Week 2 Game at Chicago. They spoke to the AP on the condition of anonymity because the team had not announced the signing.ESPN first reported Kendricks' deal with the Seahawks.Kendricks signed a one-year contract with the Cleveland Browns in June after winning a Super Bowl title last season with the Philadelphia Eagles. Kendricks pleaded guilty last week to insider trading charges in Philadelphia. His sentencing is expected in January.The Browns released him Aug. 29 Cleveland Browns Hats , after the charges were filed. While Seattle is signing Kendricks to bolster its depth at linebacker, it's unclear how long he might play for the Seahawks because the NFL has yet to impose any discipline.NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said the situation is under review and Kendricks is currently allowed to sign and participate in activities, including games.Seattle's reasoning is the need for depth. Seattle played the opener without starting linebacker K.J. Wright due to minor knee surgery in late August, and All-Pro linebacker Bobby Wagner was an unexpected addition to the Seahawks injury report on Thursday with a groin injury.The 5-foot-11, 240-pounder recorded a team-high eight tackles in last season's NFC Championship against Minnesota and had four in Philadelphia's Super Bowl win. Kendricks signed with Cleveland in the offseason and the Browns said they made the decision to release him after learning more about his involvement.Federal prosecutors said Kendricks used tips from an acquaintance to make about $1.2 million in illegal profits on four major trading deals.Prosecutors say his co-defendant Cleveland Browns Womens Hoodie , Damilare Sonoiki, was paid $10,000 in kickbacks in the scheme from 2014-2015, as well as perks like tickets to Eagles games and tagging along to a music video shoot or nightclub appearances.Sonoiki had been working as a junior analyst at Goldman Sachs but left the financial field and has most recently been writing for TV shows. An IMDB profile lists him as a former writer on the popular TV series "Black-ish" as well as other movies and TV shows.In a statement released by his lawyer the day he was charged, Kendricks said he was sorry and takes full responsibility for his actions."While I didn't fully understand all of the details of the illegal trades Womens Customized Cleveland Browns Jerseys , I knew it was wrong, and I wholeheartedly regret my actions," he said in the statement.Kendricks also claimed he didn't take any of the profits for himself but didn't elaborate on where the money went."I am committed to repaying all of the funds gained illegally and accept the consequences of my actions." Cleveland Browns:“Grounded: Mayfield, Browns thumped in 38-14 loss to Chargers” (AP) - “Baker Mayfield and the Browns got grounded. A week after he led Cleveland to a thrilling overtime win, the Browns rookie quarterback was bottled up and bashed on Sunday...”“Reality bites Browns and Baker Mayfield Baker Mayfield Jersey Elite , as the inevitable happens and it becomes obvious they’re not a finished product” (C-T) - “Reality can be such a party pooper. Baker Mayfield is still a rookie, and sometimes he’s going to play like one.”“How Baker Mayfield and Co. respond to blowout loss vs. Chargers could be season’s turning point” (ABJ) - “The notion that the Browns are truly turning it around took a big blow Sunday when they fell flat on their faces in a 38-14 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers.”“Refocused, NFL Week 6: Los Angeles Chargers 38, Cleveland Browns 14” (PFF) - “The loss to the Chargers will not make the list of memorable performances for the up-and-coming Browns defense.”“Browns pay homage to Joe Thomas, who believes team is on cusp of turnaround” ( - “Over the course of 11 seasons , Joe Thomas became masterful in the art of deflecting praise with a certain brand of humility tinged with humor and self-deprecation.”“Chargers vs. Browns Week 6 Highlights” (YouTube) - “The Los Angeles Chargers take on the Cleveland Browns during Week 6 of the 2018 NFL season.” - VIDEONFL:“Injuries we’re tracking from Sunday’s Week 6 games” ( - “Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen exited in the third quarter with an elbow injury and did not return against the Houston Texans. He was replaced by Nathan Peterman.”“Ryan Shazier Returns to Paul Brown Stadium One Year After Spinal Injury” ( - “The last time Ryan Shazier was in Paul Brown Stadium, he was being carted off, facing the possibility that he would never be able to walk again.”“First time for everything: Patrick Mahomes gets first loss as Chiefs starter” (ESPN) - “For the first time in his seven NFL starts, Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs couldn’t keep up with their opponent.”
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  • liny ha creado el nuevo tema » When it comes to stopping opposing offenses from m en los foros. , the San Francisco 49ers defense has fared all right early this season.When it comes to generating the game-changing takeaways that so often determine who wins in the NFL, no team has been worse so far.There are many reasons why the 49ers are off to such a disappointing start with one win through five games, with the season-ending knee injury to quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo the most notable.But a defense that has generated a league-low three takeaways for the fewest total for the franchise after five games since 1977 is a major reason why."We just have to find a way, that's all it comes down to," cornerback Richard Sherman said. "Takeaways are kind of more of a ball bounces your way, you get tips sometimes. Last week, we limited them pretty good. We have to be more violent in tackling and can't miss when the quarterback throws into coverage."Turnovers often come because of the pass rush and the 49ers have struggled there with no consistent edge rusher. They rank in the bottom half of the league in both sacks and quarterback pressures despite allowing the ninth fewest yards per play at 5.31.The only takeaways so far this season have come when Sherman recovered a fumble in the opener at Minnesota, Cassius Marsh recovered one after a strip sack by Elijah Lee against Detroit in Week 2 and Antone Exum had a pick-six on the third play from scrimmage two weeks ago against the Chargers.The team has generated no turnovers in the 113 plays on defense since then."We've had our opportunities this year," defensive coordinator Robert Saleh said. "There's an old cliche saying that San Francisco 49ers T-Shirt , 'Catch the ones that are thrown to you.' We've had our opportunities, especially early in the year where I think we've dropped about three or four interceptions this year. We've gotten the ball out. We're taking shots at the ball. There's great intent. Takeaways come in bunches, they do. ... I know it's a result-oriented business, but the result is a product of the process that you go through within every play, within every day. If we keep attacking the ball the way we have and the D-Line keeps pressing the pocket and getting after the quarterback, I'm very confident that eventually they'll come."Trying too hard for turnovers can back fire, however. On the first play of a loss to Arizona last week, free safety Adrian Colbert jumped up in coverage anticipating a throw over the middle to Larry Fitzgerald.Instead, Cardinals rookie Josh Rosen targeted Christian Kirk deep and the play turned into a 75-yard touchdown because cornerback Ahkello Witherspoon didn't have the deep help he expected from Colbert on the play.The Cardinals gained just 145 yards the rest of the game but it proved to be enough in a 28-18 victory San Francisco 49ers Hats , especially because the defense provided no short fields for the offense, which began each of its 13 drives inside San Francisco's 40-yard line."When people feel like they need to do more than what they're being asked to do, that's when bad things actually happen," Saleh said. "Right now, that first play, and A.C. will tell you, he'd love to have that play back, but the way they responded after that play and the way they came out and played and executed the defense all the way through, I thought was really good on their part to remain composed and to continue to fight all the way through the game." The Oakland Raiders opened Thursday Night Football moving the ball with relative ease into the San Francisco 49ers red zone. A holding call set up a 2nd and 22 San Francisco 49ers Womens Hoodie , and they ended up settling for a field goal. It seemed like this was going to be a tough contest out of the gate.Except that drive was the highlight of the game for the Raiders.The 49ers ran off 34 unanswered points. Nick Mullens had one of the greatest debut performances in NFL history. The 49ers had seven sacks after entering the game with 16 total through the first eight games. Everything that could go right for the 49ers did go right.It is not surprising that after the game, 49ers players had this to say.The Raiders were a mess most of the evening, but one play in particular showed how bad it was. Running back Raheem Mostert took a pitch to the right and rumbled 51 yards for the touchdown. Mike McGlinchey had a great block on it, and Mostert made some solid moves, but watch how bad the Raiders look on the play.I don’t want to take away too much from the 49ers performance, but the Raiders really did not seem to give a crap about being out there. I realize some of their players were likely giving their all, but the team as a whole seemed fine just quitting and heading back to Oakland as soon as possible.The 49ers looked great in winning, and deserve plenty of credit for game-plan and execution. But the Raiders really didn’t want to be there.
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  • liny ha creado el nuevo tema » The NFL is heading into Week 8 en los foros.
    Womens Customized San Francisco 49ers Jerseys , which will bring a little over half the league to the halfway point of their 2018 schedule. There is a lot of football left to be played, but we are starting to get a little clarity on who will be in the playoffs and who will be competing for the top pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.Through seven weeks, the New York Giants hold the No. 1 overall pick, followed by the San Francisco 49ers, Arizona Cardinals, and Oakland Raiders. I asked Josh, Alex, and Greg to put together a six pick mock draft, along with their thoughts on the 49ers pick. I went with six picks because right now that’s the group most likely competing for the top pick in the draft. The Cleveland Browns sit at No. 7 with a 2-4-1 record, but I think they’re showing enough improvement that they won’t climb that high in the draft order.2019 NFL mock draft, October 24thPickTeamJosh EcclesGreg ValerioAlex EisenPickTeamJosh EcclesGreg ValerioAlex EisenGreg ValerioThe cold hard slap of reality has shattered 49ers’ expectations of the season, and the preseason high we were excitedly riding to cloud nine has quickly become a spiraling nose dive into a pool of misery. Nonetheless , we are entering the time of season where a potentially high draft selection is creating some excitement amidst the sorrows of 49ers’ gameplay. The question is, is this the year the 49ers finally draft a glaring need fans have been clamoring for? It is no secret the 49ers’ pass rush has been less than desirable for a few years now. To put it bluntly, the edge presence sucks. With the second pick in the draft, selecting Nick Bosa would be a step in the direction of transforming the 49ers’ edge presence into a feared dominating force.It is rare to see two brothers sharing high-end success at the next level, but Nick Bosa is on the path to match older brother’s “Joey” ride and success in the NFL. The junior is a tremendously gifted athletic talent showcasing a terrific combination of size, strength, athleticism, natural ability, power, quickness, football intelligence, and superb technique. A man amongst boys San Francisco 49ers T-Shirt , Bosa is an all around complete player with excellent technique, adept in all facets of the game whether rushing the passer, wreaking havoc in the backfield, or as a stout run stopper. NFL bloodlines runs thick and Bosa’s successful transition to the next level is pretty much a sure thing, but first he needs to get healthy.Alex EisenThe 49ers biggest need has been, and will continue to be a pass rusher (or two) until it is addressed. The blueprint and foundation for a Super Bowl roster includes a quarterback who can make accurate throws downfield and captain the offense, an offensive line that can protect their leader, a defensive line that can create disruption along the line, and pass rushers who can get to the quarterback. Nick Bosa is the best pure pass rusher in this upcoming draft class. His ability to create disruption along the line of scrimmage and get to the quarterback in the opponent’s backfield is second to none. Bosa has made a tremendous amount of big-impact plays, and is downright nasty against blockers. He is a nightmare to game plan against for any offensive coordinator. Bosa is a pure blue-chip prospect, who will not only improve the 49ers defensive line, but upgrade and take the 49ers entire defense to a whole other level. Bosa is a no-brainer pick for a team that has their franchise quarterback locked up long term. Josh EcclesThe cup runneth over when it comes to the talent level and potential for the defensive linemen in the 2019 NFL Draft. There is honestly no shortage of suitable prospects within the first 3 rounds San Francisco 49ers Hats , which begs the question: should San Francisco spend what is going to be a high-end pick on a position that can be answered in a later round? My answer to that is no, especially given the lackluster play and inconsistency we have seen from the 49ers’ secondary this season. Greedy Williams out of LSU fits the bill for the future of this defense as he possesses every quality you’d want to see in a shutdown corner and, if given the opportunity, will be able to learn from one of the game’s best in Richard Sherman.Robert Saleh offers comments on Jullian Taylor, Pita Taumoepenu The San Francisco 49ers defense has dealt with inconsistencies through the first quarter of the season. The unit is trying to get on track, and while we do see some positives, questions remain for a group that will need to step up further following the loss of quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo.The defense is struggling in different areas, and that has brought up questions as to potential personnel changes. Most notably, people are wondering if rookie defensive lineman Jullian Taylor will get an opportunity.Taylor has been inactive for the first four games of the season. Defensive coordinator Robert Saleh met with the media on Thursday, and he was asked how Taylor is progressing.Taylor had some big moments in the preseason. In the opener against Dallas, he started in place of an injured Arik Armstead, and got work at both the LEO and strong end positions San Francisco 49ers Hoodie , but primarily at LEO. He had a sack, two quarterback hits, and three run stops.He was relatively quiet in the second and third preseason games, accumulating a quarterback hurry and an assist on a tackle. In the preseason finale, he had a sack and two quarterback hurries, along with one run stop.While Taylor impressed, I would be surprised to see him get an opportunity unless one of the defensive linemen gets hurt. At some point it might be worth some re-shuffling, but there are likely too many bodies ahead of him.Saleh got the same question about practice squad linebacker Pita Taumoepenu, and specifically whether or not he might get promoted at some point.Taumoepenu got work at the SAM linebacker and LEO edge rusher positions. He finished the preseason with six quarterback hurries and five run stops. He was part of final roster cuts before signing to the practice squad. With the move of Malcolm Smith to the SAM position and Taylor still a potential LEO option, I don’t expect Pita T to be promoted short of an injury to a current roster member.
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  • liny ha creado el nuevo tema » Bookmaker offering odds on Antonio Brown trade en los foros.
    The Pittsburgh Steelers are not trading Antonio Brown. He is clearly a little frustrated with some issues Cheap Jimmy Garoppolo Jersey , but a trade is not happening. We can joke about it until the trade deadline, but hopefully nobody seriously thinks something will happen.That being said, this is another instance that proves why it is easy to make money as a bookmaker. The folks at decided to put together a prop bet asking which team Brown will be playing for on November 15. It opened with the Pittsburgh Steelers favored at -2000 (1/20), the Cleveland Browns and Arizona Cardinals as the non-Steelers favorite at 10/1, and our San Francisco 49ers installed at 28/1.The odds update regularly, and the Steelers are now -1893. The Philadelphia Eagles opened at +1600 (16/1), and have since dropped to +1376. Additionally , “Field” opened at +1200 (12/1) and is now +1065. We don’t know for certain who is betting what, but that suggests some money has come in on those two and the bookmakers want to even it out a bit.The Steelers would incur over $28 million in dead money if they traded Brown. It would be split $7 million this year, and the remainder in 2019. Suffice to say, the Steelers are not trading him. You could win a few bucks betting on the Steelers, but it would be a very small amount of money. Based on the current odds, you have to bet $1,893 to win $100. Sure Youth Weston Richburg Jersey , it’s a few bucks won, but more than likely, they’re taking in a few bets on longshots from people that figure, what the heck, maybe we’ll be surprised. Those bets likely will be more than enough to compensate if not go beyond bets on the Steelers to retain him.All of that is to say, it’s a sucker bet and the best example of why sportsbooks make money hand over fist. Lost amidst the hubbub surrounding Nick Mullens’ spectacular first half against the Oakland Raiders was an unexpected sight during the National Anthem. One of the 49ers Gold Rush cheerleaders took a knee during the Anthem.I believe this is the first time a 49ers cheerleader has taken a knee during the Anthem. Since Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid’s departures, Marquise Goodwin has been the primary source of social justice protest during 49ers games.The protests have quieted down considerably Cheap Fred Warner Jersey , but there are still sporadic examples of individuals making a statement. The NFL likely is finally realizing they never needed to try and jam through a policy to force players to stand or remain in the locker room. It’s fallen off the radar, and with Donald Trump not banging that drum as the election approaches, it is likely entirely off his radar for the foreseeable future.Twitter user @GatorLenny had an end zone seat and got this picture of it.
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  • liny ha creado el nuevo tema » Giants trade center Brett Jones to the Minnesota en los foros.
    The New York Giants have traded center Brett Jones to the Minnesota Vikings for a 2019 draft pick.Jones was a primary backup along the interior offensive line before being injured in the 2016 season Color Rush Patrick Omameh Jersey , flashing the form that made him the best lineman in the Canadian Football League in limited action at left guard and center. He became the Giants starting center in 2017 when Weston Richburg was lost for the season with a concussion. “I think the trade was good for both (Minnesota and us). We got a pick in return for Brett Jones. He’s one of my favorite guys and he’s going to a really good place. With their situation in the offensive line, he’s going to have a chance to compete to maybe be their starter,” coach Pat Shurmur said Sunday afternoon. “I’m pretty familiar with their situation and he’s going to a very good place, so I’m happy for him, because he’s a real likable guy. He works hard, he’s tough, and I feel like if he can’t be here – I tell the players all the time, we want you all to be here; if you can’t be here Color Rush Nate Solder Jersey , we want you to be somewhere good, and that’s a good place.”Jones had been in a battle for the Giants’ starting center job with former guard Jon Halapio — a player who, in an ironic twist, Jones helped learn the center position. That battle seemed to be over by the start of the summer program as Halapio took nearly all of the starting reps, despite apparently being outplayed by Jones in preseason games. “We like what Halapio has been doing,” Shurmur said. “We just like the way he’s played.”The move will free up nearly $3 million in cap space, as well as seemingly guarantee John Greco’s roster spot. Ian Rapoport is reporting that the pick the Giants will receive is a 7th-rounder.— Stay with Big Blue View as we wait more details After Quadree Henderson showed promise in two games as the kickoff and punt returner for the New York Giants, the team waived him this week to make room on the roster for defensive lineman R.J. McIntosh Youth Evan Engram Jersey , the fifth-round pick who had been on the non-football illness list.The Giants Thursday brought Henderson back, signing him to the practice squad and cutting running back Jhurell Pressley. Coach Pat Shurmur indicated that Henderson could still be the team’s return man on Monday against the San Francisco 49ers, something that would require another roster move.“We had to make a roster move to get R.J. (McIntosh) up. He’s cleared (waivers),” Shurmur said. “We certainly can make a roster move all the way up until game day, so there’s always a chance we can bring him up, but we had to make a roster move that required us releasing someone and so we did that.”If Henderson is not activated, rookie Jawill Davis would seem the logical candidate to be the primary returner. Davis has averaged 24.4 yards on seven returns.Henderson is also a wide receiver, and the Giants currently have six of those — Davis Youth Will Hernandez Jersey , Odell Beckham Jr., Sterling Shepard, Corey Coleman, Russell Shepard, Bennie Fowler — on the roster.
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  • liny ha creado el nuevo tema » Everyone's still chasing the New England Patriots en los foros.
    .Many of the faces change every year in Miami Cheap Will Hernandez Jersey , Buffalo, New York — and even in Foxborough — but Bill Belichick and Tom Brady are constants in the division.So are AFC East titles for the Patriots. They've won nine in a row, and 14 of the past 15. And, it certainly appears they're an excellent bet to add to that haul this season.Not that Belichick is too comfortable with any of that."Each year is a new year, and each year has its own challenges," said the coach, whose 278 overall victories are third-most in NFL history. "Again, each year we all have to regain our — to the best we can — our ability to perform our jobs. That's what I'm trying to do. I think that's what all of the players, all of the coaches, we're all trying to do that."The Patriots don't lack motivation.After all, they're coming off a Super Bowl loss to the Philadelphia Eagles and had an interesting offseason. Brady sat out workouts, tight end Rob Gronkowski hinted at retirement and skipped voluntary workouts before rejoining his teammates, defensive coordinator Matt Patricia was hired as Detroit's coach, and wide receiver Julian Edelman was suspended four games for violating the NFL's policy on performance enhancers.Brady turned 41 on Aug. 3 and has shown no signs of slowing, although some wonder if this might be the year he finally regresses. Well, not those who are around the five-time Super Bowl champion."He's hands-down just remarkable, it's amazing," Gronkowski said. "At age 41, I mean, there's coaches younger than us, younger than him on the roster. He looks younger than the coaches, he looks younger than everyone. The way he's moving, how just reliable he is at all times is just unbelievable and something to look up to."Here are a few other things to know about the AFC East:BRADY'S BUNCH: One of the biggest questions for New England heading into the season is who'll catch on in the passing game.Gone are Danny Amendola, Brandin Cooks, Malcolm Mitchell and Kenny Britt, Eric Decker retired just a few weeks after joining the Patriots, Jordan Matthews was released early in camp and Edelman is out the first four games.Chris Hogan, Phillip Dorsett and newcomer Cordarrelle Patterson figure to be the primary options among wide receivers — unless the Patriots add someone before the start of the regular season.Still, Gronkowski will once again be Brady's main man, and rookie running back Sony Michel could see lots of passes his way once he's healthy from a knee issue."You've got to go out there and show it on the practice field," Brady said, "so that we can all gain trust in each other."RYAN'S HOPE: Ryan Tannehill is back under center for Miami after being sidelined since December 2016 because of two injuries to his left knee.The Dolphins are banking on him having a big-time comeback, or at least be better than Jay Cutler was last season while filling in. But Tannehill's durability is a concern, and if he goes down again, Brock Osweiler and David Fales are the fallback options.Some good news, though: The offensive line Cheap Eli Manning Jersey , anchored by veteran newcomer Josh Sitton, could be the best Tannehill has played behind. The Dolphins also added Amendola, Albert Wilson, Frank Gore and rookie Mike Gesicki at the skill positions, which should add some playmaking options — especially with DeVante Parker uncertain to be ready for the start of the season because of a broken finger."It's a lot of fun," Tannehill said. "With so many playmakers, it's just a matter of getting the ball in their hands and letting them go to work."SLING IT AGAIN, SAMThe Jets traded up three spots to get to No. 3 in the draft, hoping to get a potential franchise quarterback. After Cleveland took Baker Mayfield and the Giants went with running back Saquon Barkley, Sam Darnold fell right into New York's lap — getting the guy it wanted all along.The 21-year-old Darnold was given every opportunity to win the starting job in a three-way competition with Josh McCown and Teddy Bridgewater, and the rookie did nothing but impress the coaching staff this summer. The former USC star is the future of the franchise — and that could mean right now."He's everything that you're looking for in a young quarterback," offensive coordinator Jeremy Bates said, "as far as the ability to go out there and the game is not too big for him."WHO'S IN THE HUDDLE?The Bills traded Tyrod Taylor to Cleveland in the offseason, then traded up five spots to draft Josh Allen with the seventh pick.The strong-armed former Wyoming star is raw and remains a work in progress, displayed in a shaky start against Cincinnati in the third preseason game. Playing behind a patchwork offensive line didn't help, but Buffalo might have to open the season with the rookie watching from the sideline.Newcomer AJ McCarron and returning backup Nathan Peterman could be the starter when the Bills — who snapped a 17-year playoff drought — open at Baltimore on Sept. 9.Whoever is under center will have LeSean McCoy in the backfield. Even at 30, he's expected to be a workhorse. A hip/groin injury limited him in the preseason, but he's expected to be ready for the Ravens. Also, an off-field issue regarding his ex-girlfriend being hurt in a home invasion in July, hasn't been much of a distraction.PREDICTED ORDER OF FINISH: Patriots, Dolphins, Jets, Bills.AP Sports Writers Jimmy Golen, John Wawrow and Steven Wine contributed. It has been a busy week for the New York Giants. The team has traded defensive starters Eli Apple and Damon Harrison, which has sent waves throughout Giants-land. And while they have given every indication of the season being over, there are still games to play, including one this week against the Washington Redskins. The Giants’ offense finally took advantage of an opponent’s weakness against the secondary of the Atlanta Falcons. But while Sterling Shepard and Odell Beckham Jr. had big games, the running game was thoroughly suffocated. Will the Giants’ find a run game against Washington? Will they be able to build on their good passing performance in Atlanta before the bye week? Let’s take a closer look.StatsWhich passing game will show up?So far this season, the Giants have played two distinct styles of offense. The first sees them attacking every level of the defense, sending Beckham and Shepard on deep routes, intermediate routes, and quick passes with the chance for run after the catch. The other style of offense has been a ball control offense which was heavy on quick timing passes. The vast majority of targets coming inside of 5 yards from the line of scrimmage, with many coming at or behind the line of scrimmage. Those plays were designed to chase completions and try to supplement a nonexistent running game. The oddest part of the Giants’ offense through the first seven weeks of the season has been how they have swung wildly between philosophies on a weekly basis. The team fielded their most conservative offense in their week 6 game against the Philadelphia Eagles, then their most aggressive against the Atlanta Falcons. The difference in game plan is perfectly captured in how Beckham was used in those two weeks: The question now becomes the one we have asked each week for the last month: Which offense will we see Sunday? We have seen that the Giants’ offense is at its best when it has a vertical element and forces opposing teams to defend the whole field. Will the Giants break from their pattern of going back to a horizontal offense in weeks after using a more vertical passing game? There is also the Giants’ Red Zone woes to consider. With less room with which to work, the speed of the game increased, and mistakes compounded inside the 20-yard line , the Giants have been wholly ineffective in the Red Zone. They have found explosive plays when looking deeper down the field, and while scoring from beyond the 20-yard line isn’t a sustainable way to play offense, neither is settling for field goals whenever the offense is in scoring position.Can Shurmur figure out how to use Barkley? When the Giants drafted Saquon Barkley with the second pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, the reasoning was that thanks to his well-rounded skill set and incredible athleticism, not only would they be getting a potentially elite running back, but an elite receiver as well. So far the Giants have not used him as such. Barkley has proven his worth as a runner. He has been criticized for not taking 2-3 yard gains more often, but any success in the run game rests almost entirely at Barkley’s feet. Per Football Outsiders, the Giants’ offensive line is last in the league in Adjusted Line Yards (yards gained by the offensive line) and 29th in runs stuffed. Meanwhile, the GIants are 11th in running back yards (yards gained by the back, independent of the offensive line) and are first in the league in “open field” yardage, which is the yards gained past 10 yards beyond the line of scrimmage. In the passing game, however, Barkley has rarely been allowed to get the ball in space. He has been used as either a check-down option or on swing passes almost exclusively. That means that he usually catches the ball behind the line of scrimmage with the defense converging on him. He has had highlight reel plays on screen passes or on down-field plays, but those have been few and far between. The Washington defensive line is young, athletic, powerful, and very stout against the run. Their defense hasn’t been as spectacular as some around the league, but they thoroughly solid football, lead by the trio of Matt Ioannidis, Jonathan Allen, and Da’Ron Payne. With Washington’s defense giving up just 87.3 rushing yards per game, the Giants are unlike to find any consistent success on the ground. If the offensive line can’t open any holes for Barkley, the Giants should try getting him past the line of scrimmage before getting him the ball. There are few running backs — or players at any position — who can do what Barkley can with a bit of space. The Giants should try to put him in position to get as much space as possible and be the playmaker they drafted him to be.Will the big plays continue to come?Speaking of big plays, the Giants field one of the most explosive offenses in the NFL. With players like Odell Beckham Jr. Sterling Shepard, and Barkley, that is to be expected.Unfortunately, the explosiveness doesn’t translate into consistent production — it just means that a big play could come at any time. This doesn’t always mean a seven step drop and a deep bomb from Manning to Beckham, it could be on a screen pass to Barkley, or Sterling Shepard catching the short slant on a tosser concept and turning upfield for a big gain. The problem is that the Redskins don’t give up big plays, ranking fifth in the league in giving up plays of 20 yards or more. The Giants are built to be a big-play offense, and ball control has proven unsuccessful. Whether they want to or not, the Giants depend on them for the bulk of their offensive production. If they can’t get them, the offense has its work cut out for it.
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  • liny ha creado el nuevo tema » :cheer: Odell Beckham Jr. has fun with Saquon Bark en los foros.
    That was Odell Beckham Jr. of the New York Giants on Thursday , kiddingly chiding running back Saquon Barkley for straining a hamstring during practice early in the week. Beckham, in case you don’t remember, missed the first four games of the season during his 2014 rookie season because of a hamstring injury.On a serious note, Beckham did have some advice for the exciting rookie.“I told him, just take your time. There’s nothing you need to prove to any of us, there’s nothing you need to prove to anybody. You know what you’re capable of, I know what you’re capable of, we know what you’re capable of, it’s just about getting healthy,” Beckham said.“I remember I think I pulled my hamstring my rookie year, and just having to deal with that, I kind of can give him some insight on what I went through. But at the same time, I still have to step back because it’s his journey and you have to let him make his decisions. But just trying to keep his spirits up, he wants to be out there, he’s always been a guy who works hard. Just keeping his mind right, man, he’s going to be good come September 9th and that’s all that really matters now.”Here are a few more takeaways from Beckham’s time with the media on Thursday.On the decision to practice against the Detroit LionsBeckham, without a new contract and still not having played in a game since fracturing his ankle last season, was a full participant in joint practices vs. the Lions.“I just need it, the season is coming up. You need that work, I can’t really shy away from it right now,” he said.“There were some periods where I remember I was going eight plays in a row, or something like that. You kind of build up that wind. And even in practice, I’ve been getting pushed a lot at practice. Asking for reps just because I need it. I need to feel that. I need to feel eight to 10 plays, maybe 15 plays, and just kind of get that back. It’s just very helpful to be able to come out and go against somebody else and compete. Every day that you have the chance to go out on the field, we have a chance to get better right now. So, that’s all I’m focusing on.”The contract questionOf course questions about his contract would come. Beckham, as he did a couple of weeks ago, deflected.“I definitely think it’s going to work itself out. When is it going to happen? You don’t know. That’s the business side that is still new to me in a sense, this is the first time I’ve had to deal with this or go through any of those things. I believe that it’s going to work itself out, it’s just a matter of time. Just like everything in life, it’s timing,” Beckham said. “I’ll let them figure it out. Right now, I just want to be back on the field. It feels good out there to run routes, to catch passes, to be able to be with those guys, grinding every day. We’re up at seven, we have meetings, this, that, just to be back in the swing of things, I just feel like I’m back in love with what I’ve always loved.”Will he play Friday night?Beckham was evasive about whether he would play against the Lions, or in any of the Giants preseason games.“Coach (Shurmur) and I have a game plan. We usually figure it out and we just go from there. So, we’ll see what it is for this week, and then worry about next week when it comes New York Giants T-Shirt ,” Beckham said. “I’ve been playing football all my life, football is always going to be football. I can go in preseason and get hit a million times and go in a game and get hit once. I can go in preseason and get hit once, you never know, every play in football is a dangerous play. I feel very confident in myself and, like I said, I’ve been playing football all of my life, so it’s always going to be football to me.” The 2018 season is now all but over for the New York Giants after losing a must-win game to the Philadelphia Eagles in a depressing and all too familiar manner. There isn’t much to look forward to now for the 2018 Giants. We will be keeping track oftheir draft position, and we should be looking to see whether the coaching staff can keep the team together through a lost season and whether they will make any obvious changes to a scheme that obviously isn’t working.But for now, there isn’t much to do but see if we can find out where it all went wrong. And as is our day-after tradition, we’ll take a closer look at the stats and snap counts from last night’s game and see what that can tell us. OffenseQuarterbackAfter having two of his best performances in years in the last three weeks, Manning has followed each of them up with some of his worst. Part of it was the Giants’ offensive line, which has been hemorrhaging pressure, and big part of the problem was the scheme. Once again, as they did against the Dallas Cowboys and New Orleans Saints, the Giants made little attempt to throw the ball downfield until they absolutely had to. This game, however, took the the problem to a new extreme. Per Next Gen Stats, 14 of Manning’s 24 completions were at or behind the offensive line. Manning’s average intended air yards were a season-low 5.8 yards, likewise, his completed air yards was a season-low 2.4. Eli threw the ball an average (and astounding, but for all the wrong reasons) 3.4 yards short of the sticks. There is plenty of criticism to be made of Eli’s play, with inaccuracy and poor decisions, as well as of the offensive line’s pass protection. However, we have seen Manning play well this year, at times against Jacksonville and then again against Houston and Carolina. However, those were game plans that worked around the offensive line’s deficiencies and catered to the strengths of Manning and his offensive weapons. The game plan we saw in weeks 2, 4, and 6 did not.The fact remains that after two bad games in which this manner of offense simply did not work ... the Giants went back to it a third time. Whether that is the fault of the coaches, or Manning himself making bad decisions, we can’t know from the outside.Offensive Line The Giants actually ran the ball well against the Eagles, particularly between the right A and B gaps. However, much of that is due to rookies Saquon Barkley and Will Hernandez. The Giants found their most success on power runs, with Hernandez pulling around to the right side and blowing holes open and giving Barkley a chance to make defenders miss and accelerate in space. We got a look at just how good Barkley could be with a functional offensive line, and the results were impressive: 4 carries for 111 (27.75 per carry) yards and a touchdown.The rest of the time, however, the line was a problem. Manning was sacked four times, bringing his season total up to 20, and putting the team on pace to give up 53 sacks on the season — far and away the highest total of the season. In addition to the four sacks, the Eagles also got 13 quarterback hits and a forced fumble. Per Next Gen Stats, each of the Eagles’ top four pass rushers got within league average distance from manning, averaging 3.83 yards per rush. That is a problem, however, the Houston Texans’ defensive front averaged 3.81 yards from the QB on their average rush, and that didn’t stop the Giants’ offense from performing in week 3. Skill PositionsApart from Will Hernandez, the few bright spots for the Giants on offense were at the skill positions. First up is Saquon Barkley, who played 50 of the Giants 65 offensive snaps (77 percent). He carried the ball 13 times for 130 yards and a touchdown New York Giants Hats , as well as caught 9 passes for 99 yards. He came just one receiving yard shy of being the only player in Giants’ history to have 100 yards rushing and 100 yards receiving in the same game — an impressive feat considering the team once had Tiki Barber. But what Barkley did in this game was simply amazing, breaking tackle after tackle. Of the Giants’ 401 yards of offense and 13 points, Barkley was responsible for 229 yards and 7 points. And perhaps nothing illustrates just how hard he worked for that production than this: The other bright spot for the offense was wide receiver Cody Latimer. Latimer was the Giants’ second-leading receiver after Barkley, and played 32 of 65 snaps. He caught three passes on four targets for 52 yards.Most of that came on one deep reception, but his ability to get behind a defense and make contested catches is a weapon which the Giants need to use more consistently. It was reported before the game that Odell Beckham Jr. was fined for his comments about the Giants to ESPN. He played 63 of 65 snaps, missing two as he went in to the locker room for an IV. The Giants did much of the Eagles’ job of containing Beckham for them, with only 3 of his 12 targets coming beyond 10 yards down the field. With starting tight ends Evan Engram and Rhett Ellison injured, Scott Simonson played 63 snaps, as did Sterling Shepard. Undrafted rookie receiver Jawill Davis played 18 snaps on offense, as well as return two kick-offs for an average of 29 yards (with a long of 32). Second-year running back Wayne Gallman got 17 snaps to spell Barkley, picking up 17 yards on 4 carries (4.3 yards per carry), as well as 25 yards on 2 receptions. DefenseThe Giants’ defense only played three more snaps than the offense, 71 to 65, and they were on the field for longer, 32:30 to 27:30 . The Giants’ struggled to get off the field on third down, with Philadelphia converting 9 of 16 third downs, and giving up 23 first downs overall. Front SevenAlec Ogletree once again lead the Giants’ defensive front in snaps, playing all 71 defensive snaps. He finished with 8 solo tackles. Unsurprisingly, EDGE Olivier Vernon was second in snaps, despite it being his first game since week 3 of the pre-season. Vernon played 54 of 71 snaps (76 percent), which is a much lighter workload than he he received the previous two years, but probably about the right amount of usage for him. He had an immediate impact, with a sack, two quarterback hits, and a tackle for a loss. Per Next Gen Stats, Vernon was the only Giants’ rusher to consistently come closer than league-average to Carson Wentz, though Dalvin Tomlinson was roughly league-average. Kerry Wynn was next, playing 41 snaps at defensive end, and coming up with 6 total tackles and a tackle for a loss. Defensive tackle Dalvin Tomlinson lead the way for the interior with 40 snaps, while B.J. Hill and Damon Harrison collected 32 and 30 snaps, respectively. Hill’s role on the defense continues to grow.It was a relatively busy day for inside linebacker B.J. Goodson. With Ray-Ray Armstrong going down with a concussion at the start of the second half, Goodson played 38 snaps, racking up six total tackles as well as a pair of quarterback hits. Rounding out the snap totals for the front seven, Kareem Martin played 27 snaps, Josh Mauro played 23, Lorenzo Carter played 22, and Nate Stupar played 20. SecondaryOnce again, Landon Collins played all 71 of the defense’s snaps. as did Eli Apple in his second game back. Apple struggled with balance through contact when asked to play press-man, but continues to play well in off-man coverage. He finished with 8 total tackles (several of which came in coverage on Zach Ertz), as well as all three of the Giants’ passes defensed. Janoris Jenkins and Curtis Riley played 70 of the Giants’ 71 snaps, with Jenkins coming up with 2 total tackles and Riley with 6. The Giants spent almost the entire game in the nickel package, with B.W. Webb playing 65 of 71 snaps as the slot corner, and picking up 2 tackles. The only other defensive back to get on the field on defense was safety Michael Thomas, who saw 13 snaps.
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  • liny ha creado el nuevo tema » Who has the most to lose and the most to gain agai en los foros.
    Even though people usually couldn’t care less about the fourth preseason game http://www.tampabaybuccaneersteamonline....won-alexander-jersey , there is still something to be said for the players that will be on the field tonight. Dirk Koetter and Jason Licht recently stated that they have about 98% of the depth chart figured out. That has to be relieving to some players while absolutely terrifying to others. Which player stands to lose out on a bad performance tonight and which one can make the roster with a big game?Player with the most to lose - RB Shaun WilsonWilson has had a great camp and has shown why the coaching staff has talked him up during the summer. With Charles Sims heading to IR, Wilson hasn’t had a better chance than now to make the active roster. But Dare Ogunbowale has made some plays during the preseason as well. If Wilson has a bad night or succumbs to injury, then Ogunbowale could fill the fourth running back spot or the Bucs could decide to carry three backs into the season and use Wilson’s potential roster spot elsewhere.How many running backs do the Bucs’ plan on carrying for the season? They came into 2017 with just three on the roster, which doesn’t bode well for Wilson. Tampa Bay will be forced to carry three quarterbacks into the season due to Jameis Winston’s suspension and that also takes away a potential roster spot for Wilson.Injuries in both the offensive and defensive trenches will affect Koetter’s and Licht’s decision as to how many backs they need as well. Despite all of the outside factors, it appears that Wilson is safe, but a bad night will most likely leave him on the outside looking in.Player with the most to gain - T Brad SeatonTampa Bay’s injuries at offensive tackle have been well documented. While that is never a good thing, it does allow for more evaluations on the backups.When called upon, Seaton has done a pretty good job at filling in this season. One would think he would get the start tonight at right tackle for Demar Dotson, who obviously won’t be playing. There still hasn’t been any word on when Leonard Wester will return from injury and while it wouldn’t be crazy to see Donovan Smith on the field in week one, the Bucs will most likely carry an extra tackle into the season. Evan Smith’s and Ali Marpet’s versatility also helps in regards to the fact that the Bucs won’t need to carry many backup guards - or a center. This leaves the door wide open for Seaton. If the youngster comes out and dominates against Jacksonville’s backups, then he should be a lock for the roster. That’d be a major accomplishment for a 7th-round draft pick who is already on his second team in as many years. Jameis Winston's three-game suspension for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy predictably was a hot topic of discussion when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers reported for training camp.That is , except for the quarterback himself.The fourth-year pro, who'll miss the start to a season in which the Bucs are hoping to end a decade-long playoff drought, was not among three players the team made available for interviews Wednesday at One Buccaneer Place.Instead, Winston and coach Dirk Koetter are scheduled to speak publicly about the suspension for the first time after practice Thursday.Meanwhile, teammates Lavonte David, Mike Evans and Ali Marpet expressed support for the 24-year-old quarterback, who was disciplined after the league's investigated an accusation that Winston groped a female Uber driver during a ride in Scottsdale, Arizona, in March 2016.David said Winston, who was drafted No. 1 overall in 2015 despite questions about his behavior in college at Florida State, made a "silly mistake back in the day" but that the 2013 Heisman Trophy winner isn't a bad person."He knows what he's done. He's going to learn from it because from whenever it happened to now Womens Gerald McCoy Jersey , he's matured a lot," David said, adding Winston is engaged to be married to his long-time girlfriend and recently became a father."It happened a long time ago. It was a bad decision by him," the linebacker, entering his seventh pro season, said. "I'm 100 percent sure he's learned from it."The NFL concluded Winston violated the league's personal conduct policy by touching the Uber driver "in an inappropriate and sexual manner without her consent."The quarterback apologized for the incident in a statement released on Facebook last month, but has not spoken publicly about it since the NFL announced its findings.During his college career at Florida State, a fellow student said Winston raped her but he was never charged.The university settled a Title IX lawsuit over its handling of the allegations with Winston's accuser, Erica Kinsman, in January 2016 for $1.7 million.Evans said Winston is "one of my best friends." And while the receiver added "obviously I was hurt by" what happened, he reiterated he remains supportive and is confident backup quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick can help the Bucs stay afloat during the suspension.Tampa Bay has missed the playoffs 10 consecutive season and hasn't won a postseason game since the club's 2002 Super Bowl run.Marpet Womens Donovan Smith Jersey , an offensive lineman who was part of Winston's draft class, said he learned of the suspension from the quarterback himself."We talked, and his mindset is how can he be the best teammate moving forward. I think he's doing that. We all support him. We're one family," the fourth-year guard said."For the first three games, we'll have a different quarterback," Marpet added. "But again, I think we'll do a really nice job. We believe in Fitzy, and there are a lot of other talented players that can step up."
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