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  • liny ha creado el nuevo tema » DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Rockies are at a en los foros.
    loss for why they scuffle against teams with a losing record.It’s a trend they just can’t seem to shake — even when they’re rolling along. Eric Hosmer and Austin Hedges homered off Tyler Anderson and the San Diego Padres cooled off the Rockies with a 4-3 win on Tuesday night.Colorado is 23-24 against teams below .500 and 45-33 versus those at or above .500.“You’re reading too much into it Matt Holliday Jersey ,” Rockies catcher Chris Iannetta said. “This team is really good. We’ve been saying that all year. Their record isn’t indicative to the amount of talent they have.”Colorado arrived home after a 5-1 trip that included a four-game sweep of Atlanta.Still, this had potential trap game written all over it: Colorado’s streak of 46 straight contests against teams at or above .500 ended with a Padres squad that is hovering at the bottom of the NL. Over the stretch, the Rockies went 30-16 and climbed back into the thick of the NL West race.Asked before the game if he was concerned about a letdown, Rockies manager Bud Black simply responded: “No. No concern.”The Padres are 6-7 against the Rockies this season. Hedges had the big blow with a solo homer in the sixth, giving San Diego a 4-3 lead.Padres left-hander Robbie Erlin (3-3) allowed three runs over five innings. He made five scoreless relief appearances against the Rockies earlier this season.“I really like Robbie on the mound right now. He’s done a nice job,” Padres manager Andy Green said. “Thought we could’ve made a couple plays for him, probably would’ve made his day a little bit easier. Probably would’ve have kept some runs off the board for him as well. But he was efficient.”The pivotal moment was in the eighth when the first two Rockies hitters reached on singles. DJ LeMahieu bunted them over, and the Padres intentionally walked Nolan Arenado to load the bases.Craig Stammen then escaped the jam by striking out Trevor Story and getting Carlos Gonzalez to ground out to second baseman Christian Villanueva, who made a nifty sliding play.Black defended a decision that took an at-bat out of Arenado’s hands. The All-Star third baseman is hitting .309 with 30 homers and 87 RBIs.“Obviously, we took away Nolan’s at-bat … to get Trevor up there with the bases loaded and Cargo behind him,” Black said. “It didn’t work out for Trevor.”Kirby Yates pitched the ninth for his fifth save, with Chris Iannetta flying out to deep left to end the game.Anderson (6-6) had pinpoint accuracy over 6 1/3 innings — 74 of his 99 pitches were strikes — except for two misplaced cutters. Hosmer hit one for a two-run shot in the first inning and Hedges added his 10th homer of the season.The left-handed Anderson has now surrendered 26 homers, which is tied for the most in the NL.“Anytime you throw a pitch that goes up the wall, you wish you had it back,” Anderson said.Iannetta took a foul tip off his right wrist while catching in the top of the fifth, but remained in the game. In the bottom half, he launched a solo homer to tie the game at 3.TRAINER’S ROOMPadres: LHP Eric Lauer (left forearm strain) is scheduled to throw about 65 pitches Friday for Triple-A El Paso. It will be his second rehab start since going on the DL on July 31.HOLLIDAY ROADEntering Tuesday, slugger Matt Holliday was hitting .347 with three homers in 14 games for Triple-A Albuquerque. He figures to be on the Rockies’ radar with rosters expanding on Sept. 1.“I want him to come up. I want him here,” Arenado said. “He was one of my favorite players growing up. … I know he can definitely be a help.”Holliday played the first five seasons of his 14-year career with the Rockies. He hit .290 as a rookie in 2004 and helped lead Colorado to its only World Series appearance in 2007.UP NEXTPadres RHP Jacob Nix (1-1, 6.75 ERA) will make his third career start and first against the Rockies on Wednesday. Colorado has won eight straight games with RHP Jon Gray (9-7 Austin Romine Jersey , 4.76 ERA) taking the mound. Elsa/Getty ImagesNEW YORK 鈥?The uniform was always there, in the last locker by the door leading to the New York Mets dugout. It was there even when David Wright couldn't be, the "Mets" script on the front, the No. "5" on the back and the invisible "C" that never had to be added because everyone just knew that Wright was the Mets captain.It was hard to look at it the last couple of years, for anyone who remembered what Wright had been to this team and for everyone who lamented that injuries would never allow him to be that again. It was nice to see this week, when Wright finally put on that jersey again, something he would never let himself do during all the time on the disabled list.He'll play one more game for the Mets, one more game for himself and for all of us who have enjoyed watching him, whether we're Mets fans or not. He'll play Saturday night at Citi Field against the Miami Marlins, and then that will be it.At 35, his career will be done, although he'll still get paid through 2020 under terms of an eight-year, $138 million extension Wright signed after the 2012 season. It was a contract that never worked out for the team, even with insurance that will soften the blow.But it shouldn't be the way to remember a guy who never expected his fine career to end this way."As a young player ... you think you can play forever," he said earlier this week. "For me, unfortunately, my body is not allowing it to happen."He'll never ask for your pity. He'd rather remember how fortunate he was to play for the team he grew up loving. He'd rather remember how often things were good, rather than how much it hurt physically and mentally when things began not being so good anymore.We should, too. We will, too http://www.yankeesfanproshop.com/authentic-giancarlo-stanton-jersey , because if it feels unfortunate that Wright never could recapture the high points he hit in his 20s, the truth is those high points will remain with us longer and more vividly than the injury struggles that followed.He was one of the best players ever to wear a Mets uniform, possibly the best ever to spend his entire career as a Met. He was great to watch, great to be around, great to have as a representative of his team and his game."I respect everything about him," said Todd Frazier, who has taken over as the Mets third baseman but will give way to Wright for one night.Jay Bruce came to the major leagues with the Cincinnati Reds in 2008, a 21-year-old kid from Texas who saw Wright as the very model of what a major leaguer should be. He remembers asking Wright for his phone number back then, just for a chance to chat.Wright, of course, was more than willing to talk.He still is, willing to talk, willing to help, willing to lead. And willing to play, if only his body will allow it.Asked this week if he was at peace with the end of his playing career, Wright grinned and responded: "No, of course not. I want to play."Wright was already hurting by 2015, but he made it back and hit a home run in the World Series.Jim McIsaac/Getty ImagesRemember him that way, but also remember how he played at his best. Remember him as the seven-time All-Star, the guy who four times finished in the top 10 in voting for the National League's Most Valuable Player."For six or seven years Bernie Williams Jersey , he was in the conversation for being the best player in the game," Bruce said. "He was really on his way."He really was.From 2006 to '10, Wright hit 128 home runs. Only two third basemen in the major leagues (Alex Rodriguez and Aramis Ramirez) hit more. He had 522 RBI, second to A-Rod among third basemen. According to Baseball Reference, his WAR for those years was 25.2, third behind the totals of A-Rod and Adrian Beltre.If not for his performance-enhancing-drug use, Rodriguez would sail into the Hall of Fame. Beltre, who may also be playing his final games this weekend, is a likely Hall of Famer, as well.Wright was on that path through 2010, when he was still only 27 years old. He was an All-Star again in 2012 and in 2013, and while injuries limited his playing time to 38 regular-season games in 2015, he was able to return in time for the playoffs and World Series.He homered in his first at-bat in the first World Series game played at Citi Field. He had a hit in the first All-Star Game played at Citi Field, too, in 2013."He was as good as there was," said Ruben Amaro Jr., now the Mets first base coach but in those years the general manager of the rival Philadelphia Phillies. "He was the best third baseman, I thought, in the game."Amaro also called Wright "the Mets' version of Chase Utley," which may not help him with Mets fans but is the highest praise he could offer.Another comparison Mets fans may not love would be to Don Mattingly C.C. Sabathia Jersey , a New York Yankees captain who was among the game's best players in his 20s but suffered from back trouble that ultimately kept him from making it to the Hall of Fame.When the All-Star Game came to Citi Field in 2013, Wright was there with the best in the National League.Brace Hemmelgarn/Getty ImagesMattingly's final game came in the 1995 playoffs, when he was 34 years old. Wright played no major league games when he was 34, unable to make it off the disabled list after three games in the minors. He'll play one more now鈥攁t 35鈥攁fter 12 games in the minor leagues that pretty much proved to him that his body won't allow him to go on.He had seven hits in 41 at-bats in those games at St. Lucie and Las Vegas, six singles and a double. He struck out 10 times.His neck, his shoulder and his back were all still issues, just as they have been since Wright was diagnosed with spinal stenosis early in the 2015 season.He wanted a chance to play a major league game in front of his older daughter, who was born in July 2016. He wanted a chance to go out on his own terms, as players like to say.Wright would love to think he can summon up some of what once made him great, but he knows that may be asking too much. Listen to what he said when someone asked him about getting to perform in front of the Citi Field fans one more time."Hopefully perform is the right word," he said. "I hope to be able to do something that isn't going to embarrass myself. Contact is a goal right now, more than performance."A friend from Boston was talking the other day about attending Carl Yastrzemski's final game, in 1983 at Fenway Park. All these years later, he remembers Yaz charging Jim Essian's single to left field. It looked like he'd have a play at the plate, one last chance to throw a runner out the grass under his feet gave way and the ball slipped out of his hand. He remembers Yaz's last at-bat, when he popped up swinging at a 3-0 pitch over his head.My friend treasured that game, just as Mets fans will treasure Wright's final game Saturday night.It's not about how he plays now. It's not about how much the Mets had to pay him for those years when he couldn't play.It's about what Wright was at his best.As one-time teammate Jeff Francoeur said, "He was just a hell of a ballplayer." Danny Knobler covers Major League Baseball as a national columnist for Bleacher Report.Follow Danny on Twitter and talk baseball.
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  • liny ha creado el nuevo tema » LAS VEGAS (AP) — The revamped New York Mets en los foros.
    bullpen is set to include a very familiar face — longtime reliever Jeurys Familia.Familia reached agreement on a $30 million http://www.tigersfanproshop.com/authentic-joe-jimenez-jersey , three-year deal late Wednesday night with the team that traded him away last summer. The contract won’t be complete until he passes a physical.The 29-year-old righty will join a Mets bullpen that recently added major league saves leader Edwin Diaz in a trade with Seattle that also netted longtime All-Star second baseman Robinson Cano, a move made by new general manager Brodie Van Wagenen.Before leaving the winter meetings Thursday, Van Wagenen said the Mets liked Familia because of his “age, performance, repertoire and comfort being able to handle our market.” The GM said he also thought Familia would be a good influence on Diaz.Familia had spent his entire career with New York before being traded to Oakland last July. This move likely means Familia will slide back into a setup role, where he flourished as a rookie in 2014.Familia was a combined 8-6 with 18 saves in 24 chances and a 3.13 ERA for the Mets and A’s last season. He has 123 career saves for the Mets, who signed him at age 17.Craig Kimbrel, Andrew Miller, Adam Ottavino and David Robertson are among the other relievers on the free-agent market. Van Wagenen said the Mets would like to add a lefty but didn’t anticipate it being a high-priced one.“Would we play on multiple, high-end arms in the bullpen?” he said. “I don’t think that’s part of our strategy at this point.”The Mets Alan Trammell Jersey , looking to bounce back from consecutive losing seasons, are hoping for a quick turnaround with Van Wagenen in charge. They still want to upgrade all over the diamond, and he said they made progress at the meetings.“I know we wanted to be busy, we were,” he said.Familia posted 43 saves in 2015 when the Mets made it to the World Series. He led the majors with a franchise-record 51 saves the following year and was an All-Star, again helping New York reach the playoffs.Familia served a 15-game suspension at the start of 2017 for violating Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy. Later that year, he had a blood clot that required surgery and finished 2-2 with a 4.38 ERA and six saves in 26 games.Last season, he was 4-4 with a 2.88 ERA and 17 saves in 21 chances with the Mets. He struck out 43 and walked 14 in 40 appearances covering 40 2/3 innings.The Mets got two minor leaguers from Oakland for Familia, acquiring Triple-A righty Bobby Wahl and Class A third baseman Will Toffey, and $1 million in international signing bonus pool allotment.Working mostly as a setup man for A’s closer Blake Treinen http://www.tigersfanproshop.com/authentic-joe-jimenez-jersey , Familia was 4-2 with one save and a 3.45 ERA in 30 games as Oakland earned an AL wild card.Notes: The Mets picked RHP Kyle Dowdy from Cleveland in the Rule 5 draft. The 25-year-old was a combined 9-12 with a 5.15 ERA in the minors for Detroit and the Indians last season. Van Wagenen said Dowdy can throw fastballs in the upper 90s mph and good breaking balls, and can start or relieve. CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland’s rock ‘n’ roll roots will be on display for the 2019 All-Star Game.Inspired by the city’s deep musical history, the team unveiled the logo for next year’s game — a red-white-and-blue guitar with a body bordered with baseball stitching.The blending of baseball and music is a not-so-subtle reminder to the rest of the country that Cleveland rocks.The Indians are hosting the annual mid-season event on July 9 for a record sixth time. And next year’s game coincides with the 25th anniversary of Progressive Field, which was known as Jacobs Field when it hosted the 1997 game.Owner Paul Dolan, MLB Deputy Commissioner Tony Petitti, Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson and Indians manager Terry Francona, All-Star shortstop Francisco Lindor and first-base coach Sandy Alomar, who hit the game-winning home run for the American League in ’97, attended Tuesday’s ceremony that officially begins the countdown to next year’s game.Plans for the logo began shortly after the team was awarded the game.“We ask them what do they want to do with their mission and what they wanted to do was celebrate Cleveland as the birthplace and spiritual home of rock and roll,” said Anne Occi Lance Parrish Jersey , MLB’s vice president of design, who has been involved in creating All-Star logos for 28 years. “They wanted to talk us through the game and the experience and how the idea of baseball and rock and roll go together within the central part of Cleveland culture.”Occi said one of the biggest challenges in designing a logo that can be used across a variety of platforms — from merchandise to uniform patches to being painted on the field.She’s especially proud of the 2019 logo, which she described as “unique.”It’s certainly not divisive.Under pressure from MLB and others, the Indians will no longer wear the contentious Chief Wahoo on their caps and jerseys starting next season. And while there has been speculation that Cleveland conceded to the move in order to host the All-Star Game, the team has insisted the timing was just coincidental.Dolan said there was no discussion about Chief Wahoo in designing the All-Star logo.“That wasn’t even on our radar,” he said. “One, we did this a long time ago. The typical All-Star logo is the skyline of the city, maybe with the ballpark in the background, and we said we would like to do something different and we would like to draw on music as being a theme and that was the extent of our instruction.”Cleveland, which also hosted All-Star Games in 1935 http://www.tigersfanproshop.com/authentic-joe-jimenez-jersey , 1954, 1963 and 1981, has long been considered the birthplace of rock after local disc jockey Alan Freed coined the term “rock and roll.” The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame opened one year after Jacobs Field, and the two structures have been linked to the city’s downtown rebirth.The Indians and MLB officials have met with the Rock Hall about being incorporated into festivities around next year’s game.“You can see from the logo what we think the tie-in should be in Cleveland,” Petitti said. “We try to do something unique in every market we’re in, so music is what you can expect to see in 2019.”
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BOSTON (AP) — David Price went home a winner in a postseason start for the first time in his career.That, he insisted, is all he ever cared about.“This is bigger than David Price,” he said on Sunday night. “This isn’t about me. This is about the Boston Red Sox.”Price was good enough, the Red Sox relievers were even better Kevin Kiermaier Jersey , and Jackie Bradley Jr. delivered a go-ahead, three-run double off the Green Monster to lead Boston to a 7-5 victory over the Houston Astros and tie the AL Championship Series at one game apiece.Price fell one out short of qualifying for the win, which would have been his first in 11 postseason starts. But it was the first time his team had won a playoff game he started, snapping a record run of October futility.“It’s baby steps,” said Price, who entered the night 0-9 in 10 career playoff starts. “I expect myself to be great in big moments, and I haven’t done that thus far in my career. But I came here to win, period. I came here to win a World Series, and to do it multiple times. And that’s what I’m about.”Game 3 is Tuesday in Houston, followed by two more at Minute Maid Park and a chance for the defending World Series champions to clinch a second straight AL pennant at home. Marwin Gonzalez homered for the Astros, who had won five straight postseason games dating to Game 7 of the 2017 Series.“We came here and won a game, and they played well tonight,” Houston third baseman Alex Bregman said. “It’s going to be a fun series, so we’re looking forward to going back home.”Price was spotted a two-run lead in the first inning and then fell behind 4-2 before Bradley clanged one off the left-field wall that Gonzalez chased helplessly as it bounced back toward the infield.Price left leading 5-4 with two on with two out in the fifth before Matt Barnes struck out Gonzalez to end the inning and then pitched a perfect sixth to earn the victory. Ryan Brasier pitched a scoreless inning and erstwhile starter Rick Porcello set the Astros down 1-2-3 in the eighth.Closer Craig Kimbrel gave up Jose Altuve’s RBI single with two outs in the ninth before Bregman launched a high fly to left that Andrew Benintendi caught a step in front of the Monster.“I knew I missed it,” Bregman said. “If I got it, it would have been on the street behind Fenway Park.”Gerrit Cole Alex Cobb Jersey , who was so dominant in his Division Series start against Cleveland, gave up a double to Mookie Betts — the first batter of the game — as Boston sent eight batters to the plate in the first and scored twice.The AL West champs tied it in the second on George Springer’s two-run double down the right-field line. And when Gonzalez cleared the Monster — and the seats above them — with a two-run homer in the third, it looked like Price was headed for another loss (he has won two postseason games in relief.)But Boston, which won the AL East and a franchise-record 108 games, came back in the bottom half, starting with Xander Bogaerts‘ one-out single and then a double by Steve Pearce that sent Gonzalez crashing back-first into the metal scoreboard on the left-field wall. He fell to the warning track, but after the training staff and manger AJ Hinch went out to check on him he stayed in the game.“The ball, the wall, he’s back-pedaling. He’s got to make a decision on whether or not to concede the wall and try to play it off the wall or try to make a catch,” Hinch said. “It’s a well-placed hit.”Cole walked Devers on four pitches to load the bases and struck out Ian Kinsler on three before Bradley lofted one down the left-field line and off the Monster. As the ball bounced back toward the infield, it hopped on the padding along the side wall, just out of Gonzalez’s reach.“Not really catching a break with it rolling on this awkward piece of padding all the way down was unfortunate,” Cole said. “But you put yourself in that position.”Betts scored an insurance run in the seventh, walking to lead off the inning and coming around to make it 6-4 on a wild pitch and a pair of passed balls. He gave Boston a 7-4 lead with an RBI double in the eighth.PRICE IS RIGHTIn all, Price was charged with four runs on five hits and four walks, striking out four in 4 2/3 inningsPrice’s teams had lost all 10 of his previous postseason starts Wade Boggs Jersey , the longest such losing streak in baseball history. He allowed three runs and got just five outs in Game 2 against the Yankees, the only Red Sox loss in the series.As Price left the field on this night, the crowd rose to applaud the pitcher they booed off the mound in the Division Series, and he tapped the brim of his cap.“It’s definitely appreciated,” Price said. “It wasn’t the line I dreamed up to have tonight. But our offense, our defense, everybody rallied together.”SALE OUTThe Red Sox said Game 1 starter Chris Sale was hospitalized with a stomach illness but Cora said he was still hoping the he would join the team in Houston.“He was feeling bad and he’s at the hospital,” Cora said. “From what I know, it’s nothing serious. But obviously whenever you have to go to the hospital you’ve got to be ‘worried.'”Cora said it did not affect his performance in the series opener, which Houston won 7-2 .HOMER HAPPYIt was Houston’s 14th straight postseason game with a homer, breaking the major league record that had been held by the Astros from 2001-04.UP NEXTDallas Keuchel, who was 12-11 with a 3.74 ERA in the regular season, will start Game 3 for Houston. He allowed two runs in five innings in the Game 3 clincher against Cleveland.With Porcello pitching in relief on Sunday, the Red Sox are expected to start Nathan Eovaldi on Tuesday. He was 6-7 with a 3.81 ERA in the regular season and allowed one run in five innings for the win against the Yankees in Game 3 of the ALDS — his first career postseason appearance.
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  • liny ha creado el nuevo tema » CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs are closing en los foros.
    in on the NL Central championship and have their sights set on another deep playoff run.It sure would help if Kyle Hendricks keeps pitching like this. They’ll take a few more big home runs from Kris Bryant Gregory Polanco Jersey , too.Hendricks went eight innings in another strong start, Bryant connected and the Cubs moved closer to the division title while dealing another hit to St. Louis’ playoff hopes, beating the Cardinals 8-4 on Friday.“This is what you look for,” Hendricks said. “These are the games you want to play in, games that have meaning like this. That’s why we play the game. Hopefully, we’ve got a lot of these left.”The Cubs came into the final weekend of the regular season with a franchise-record fourth straight trip to the postseason assured and their third division title in a row in sight. They remained one game ahead of Milwaukee, which beat Detroit 6-5 on Friday night.The Cubs can clinch the NL Central on Saturday — and home-field advantage throughout the NL playoffs — with a win and a Brewers loss.St. Louis matched a season high with its fourth straight loss, after being swept by Milwaukee this week. The Cardinals trail Los Angeles by two games for the second NL wild card after the Dodgers won 3-1 in San Francisco late Friday night.With two games remaining, one more St. Louis loss or Los Angeles win would eliminate the Cardinals from postseason contention.“Clearly the back is completely against the wall,” manager Mike Shildt said.Hendricks (14-11) gave up two runs and seven hits . The right-hander is 5-1 with a 1.52 ERA in his past seven outings and has thrown a career-high 199 innings.“He’s pitched with his best stuff since I’ve known him,” Cubs manager Joe Maddon said. “There’s not many strikeouts, not a lot of swing-and-misses. But the velocity on the fastball, he’s back to the weaker contact in general. He looks strong. … I just see a stronger version of Kyle.”Bryant made it 3-0 with a long solo drive to center against Adam Wainwright in the fourth.That gave the 2016 NL MVP just two homers in 27 games and 13 total in a season marked by injuries. Bryant missed the previous two games because of a bruised left wrist after getting hit by a pitch and was on the disabled list two times this year because of left shoulder inflammation.Daniel Murphy had two hits, two runs and an RBI. He singled and scored in a two-run first, doubled and came around in the fifth, and added a sacrifice fly in the seventh.Anthony Rizzo had an RBI single and sacrifice fly.Albert Almora drove in two with a single against Dominic Leone to cap a three-run eighth, making it 8-2 Jung-ho Kang Jersey , and the Cubs won their third in a row after losing four of six.“We’ve been here before,” Bryant said, referring to three straight appearances in the NLCS and a World Series championship in 2016 that ended a drought dating to 1908. “We’ve been under pressure situations. I think we know how to handle it.”Wainwright (2-4) is now 11-3 lifetime at Wrigley Field. He lasted five innings, allowing four runs and five hits, in what could be his final start for the Cardinals. Though he didn’t sound like a player ready to walk away, the three-time All-Star has an expiring contract and was on the disabled list three times this season because of hamstring and elbow injuries.“If you had asked me that question about two months ago, I would have already checked out on you,” Wainwright said. “But the way I’m feeling right now, if that is my last start, it would be kind of hard to walk away knowing the way I’m feeling right now.”TRAINER’S ROOMCubs: Manager Joe Maddon said he wasn’t sure if reliever Pedro Strop (strained left hamstring) will pitch this weekend. The right-hander still feels some discomfort on the landing throwing off the mound. Strop has been sidelined since Sept. 13, when he was hurt running to first on a double-play grounder at Washington. … The Cubs activated C Bobby Wilson, who was acquired Aug. 30 from Minnesota on Friday. The Twins placed him on the 10-day disabled list Aug. 24 because of a sprained right ankle.UP NEXTCardinals: RHP Miles Mikolas (17-4, 2.94 ERA) looks to win his fifth straight start, after holding San Francisco to two runs and two hits in seven innings on Sunday.Cubs: LHP Cole Hamels (4-2, 2.47) tries to shake off back-to-back losses after going 4-0 in his first nine starts for Chicago following a trade from Texas. He homered against Pittsburgh on Monday but got outpitched by Jameson Taillon. The Washington Nationals, who have won two straight division titles and three in the past four years, need a miracle to make the playoffs this season.On Monday night Francisco Cervelli Jersey , the Nationals (76-74) visit the Miami Marlins to start a quick two-game series. The Nationals enter Monday in third place in the NL East, trailing the division-leading Atlanta Braves by 7.5 games.Article continues below ...The Nationals are also six games out of the second and final wild-card spot with just 12 contests left on their schedule. Worse yet, the Nationals trail five teams in the wild-card standings.“It’s a bummer we’re not winning games,” Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper told the media recently. “That’s the biggest thing on my mind.”If Harper is disappointed, imagine how the Marlins feel. Miami (58-91) has the worst record in the National League and the third-lowest win percentage in the majors.Miami hasn’t won consecutive games since Aug. 24-25, and the Marlins have gone 5-13 in that span.Monday’s pitching matchup features a pair of 25-year-old rookie right-handers: Miami’s Trevor Richards against Washington’s Erick Fedde.Richards (3-9, 4.85 ERA) has struck out at least seven batters in six of his 22 games this season. He has a below-average fastball (90.8 as opposed to the league norm of 93.1 mph). But he survives on a nasty changeup.Lately, though, it appears teams have figured him out. In his past seven starts, Richards is 0-4 with a 6.68 ERA.Perhaps a good omen for Richards is the fact that he pitched six scoreless innings the only time he faced the Nationals at Marlins Park this year, allowing just three hits and two walks while striking out eight.Fedde (2-3, 5.12 ERA), a Las Vegas native, was Washington’s first-round pick in 2014, coming out of UNLV.His best pitch may be his hard (94 mph) slider, and this will be his first-ever start against the Marlins, so there could be an adjustment required of Miami hitters.Fedde is coming off his best start of the season http://www.piratesfanproshop.com/authentic-josh-bell-jersey , holding the Philadelphia Phillies scoreless for 5 2/3 innings on Tuesday, striking out nine while allowing just two hits.One of the batters Fedde will have to pitch carefully to is Marlins right fielder Peter O’Brien, a 6-4, 235-pounder who has massive power but has yet to get his major league career untracked at age 28.A former University of Miami star, O’Brien was picked up by the hometown Marlins earlier this month and has two homers and five RBIs in his past three starts.“We’re going to get him extended playing time as we finish up,” Marlins manager Don Mattingly said of O’Brien. “He has a good approach and a feel for his game, which is that he can hit the ball out of the ballpark.”Indeed, O’Brien hit 26 homers in 2013, 39 in 2014, 32 in 2015 and 29 in 2016. He hit just 16 homers last year but has 32 this season in a bounce-back campaign.Still, out of all those homes, only eight have come in the majors, where his career OPS is just .699.“I’m looking to have quality at-bats,” O’Brien told the media on Sunday when asked about his approach. “Consistency is the main thing.”Harper, of course, is Washington’s big bat. He has 97 RBIs, 97 runs scored and 118 walks. He is on track to become just the sixth player since 2014 to record 100 in each of those categories.A free agent after this season ends http://www.piratesfanproshop.com/authentic-josh-bell-jersey , Harper — who turns 26 next month — needs to drive in two more runs to tie his career high.“I’m not worried about my numbers because I am who I am,” Harper said. “That sounds bad, but I am. On any given night, I’m able to do things that are special.”Harper hit just .214 with an .833 OPS in the first half of this season. But since then, he has hit .305 with a .985 OPS.The Nationals, who have won seven of their past nine games, have ridden the hot bats of Harper, Anthony Rendon and Juan Soto, among others.Rendon has reached base in 25 consecutive games, hitting .330 during that span. He hit his 20th homer on Sunday, marking the third straight season he has reached that milestone.Soto, 19, has reached base in 21 consecutive games. That ties Hall of Famer Mickey Mantle for the second-longest streak by a teenager since 1920. Mel Ott, who had a 22-game streak in 1928, owns the record.
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  • liny ha creado el nuevo tema » Breaking down the 49ers’ defensive line success en los foros.
    against the Vikings Before the San Francisco 49ers took the field on Sunday Youth Alfred Morris Jersey , if a fortune teller told me that San Francisco would hold the Minnesota Vikings to 17 offensive points, hold quarterback Kirk Cousins to 244 passing yards, and rack up three sacks, I would have thought that Kyle Shanahan’s squad comes out of the weekend 1-0.Instead, dropped passes, ill-timed interceptions, and missed opportunities were key factors in an opening week loss in Minnesota. While moral victories don’t appear in the standings on Monday morning, they certainly can encourage a young team. The defensive line’s performance on Sunday should be one of the bright spots that encourage the 49ers’ defensive coaching staff heading into Week 2.Let’s take a look at what former first-rounders DeForest Buckner, Arik Armstead, and Solomon Thomas were able to accomplish in Minnesota. Per Pro Football Focus Cheap Solomon Thomas Jersey , Armstead graded out the highest among the three, finishing with a 72.7, after playing in 59 of the 71 snaps. Armstead played solid run defense, but was less effective as a pass rusher. Buckner finished a close second, at 70.1, but graded relatively the same in run defense and pass rush. Thomas ranked among the worst on defense, with a 48.5 overall grade.Let’s flip over to the film, to see what made Armstead and Buckner successful.In the second play of the game, the Vikings hand off the ball to running back Dalvin Cook, who’s immediately met by lineman Solomon Thomas and Buckner for a loss of two yards. The 49ers’ studs are lined up on the right side Cheap DeForest Buckner Jersey , immediately release from their blocks and stop Cook in his tracks.Later on the same drive, Buckner gets his first sack of the season, easily blowing by the Vikings’ left guard and taking down Cousins. This was one of the quickest sacks during opening weekend, per NFL’s Next Gen Stats.In this next clip, Buckner’s high motor is on full display. The ex-Oregon lineman rushes up the field, stops, runs back to make the tackle on Cook for a six-yard loss. Defensive Player of the Year, anyone? In the first game of the season, Buckner’s making his case as one of the best defenders across the NFL. In this play, he’s able to disengage from the Vikings’ lineman and chase down Cousins for a nine-yard loss on the play.Now http://www.49erscheapstore.com/k_waun-williams-jersey-cheap , Buckner and fellow lineman Ronald Blair III team up for a sack, chasing Cousins out of the pocket and bringing him down immediately. The 49ers’ defenders were effective in making Cousins antsy in the pocket and then bringing him down before he could take off and run.Now in the red zone, Buckner and Armstead line up on the right side of the defense and stuff Cook for only a two-yard gain. While Buckner is still being held by the Vikings’ offensive lineman, he’s able to hold onto Cook until the rest of the troops arrive.Here is Armstead’s most impressive play of Sunday afternoon, being blocked by Minnesota tight end Kyle Rudolph and bringing down Cook for a one-yard loss on the play. Armstead routinely displayed this strength in the preseason, but it hasn’t translated well into the regular season — until now.The former Oregon first-round pick is able to disengage from the Vikings’ offensive lineman and take down Cook for a one-yard loss on the play. This is what 49ers’ fans expect more of from Armstead moving forward this season. Unfortunately, this is the play that most 49ers’ fans are going to remember from Thomas. While it didn’t cost the 49ers the game, it was a mental error that should not have happened. Everyone in the stadium and at home knew Cousins was not snapping the ball, yet Thomas (and Armstead) fell for the hard count.The 49ers’ brain trust invested three first-round picks into the defensive line, hoping for returns such as Sunday’s performance. While the Vikings’ offensive line was beat up and in-experienced Youth Richard Sherman Jersey , it was a strong outing from Buckner and Armstead in particular. Thomas had his problems, but if the 49ers’ run defense and pass rush is to find any success in 2018, it’s going to have be catalyzed from those three players. The NFC divisional rounds conclude this evening with the New Orleans Saints gearing up to host the Philadelphia Eagles. The game kicks off at 1:30 p.m PT on FOX, with Kevin Burkhardt on play-by-play. Charles Davis has the commentaryThe Philadelphia Eagles surprised a lot of people last week by beating the Chicago Bears. Some of this is on Philadelphia getting a go-ahead score in the final seconds to take the lead, and some of this is on Bears kicker Cody Parkey for whiffing on a short,walk-off field goal. The Bears have gone home and the Eagles advance to keep their two-peat hopes alive. The Saints are either the biggest sleepers of the year or the ones to win it all this year depending on who you talk to. All the talk has been the Los Angeles Rams and Kansas City Chiefs, but the Saints have been dominating their opponents and when they can’t get the points, they find ways to take care of business. The rebuild they have had officially ended with their playoff appearance last year, and this year, they might be better than their Super Bowl team from a decade ago. This game brings the biggest spread of the weekend Cheap Dante Pettis Jersey , with the Saints sitting at -8. A majority of the public is riding the Eagles once again, which brought the line down a point to a point and a half, depending on your sportsbook of choice. The Saints are the very clearly better team, but the Eagles remaining perpetually scary. They are in New Orleans and the Saints are a different team at home. I’m taking the Saints for this one. Philadelphia Eagles at New Orleans Saints Where: The Superdome, New Orleans, LouisianaWhen: January 13, 2018 | 1:30 p.m. PSTTV: FOXAnnouncers: Kevin Burkhardt, Charles DavisRadio: Eagles Radio | Saints RadioOnline Streaming: Fox SportsOdds: Saints, -8Eagles blog: Bleeding Green NationSaints blog: Canal Street Chronicles
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  • liny ha creado el nuevo tema » 6 takeaways from the 49ers’ Week 4 loss to the en los foros.
    Chargers Before the game began www.authenticssanfrancisco49ers.com , if I told you that the San Francisco 49ers would lose left tackle Joe Staley, wide receiver Dante Pettis and play with a hobbled right tackle Mike McGlinchey, most would have predicted a blowout in favor of the Los Angeles Chargers. Yet, late into the fourth quarter, the 49ers had multiple chances to steal a win on the road with their backup quarterback C.J. Beathard leading the team. Coming into Sunday’s contest, the keys for a 49ers’ victory included a strong rushing attack and a “bend, don’t break” defensive effort, but Kyle Shanahan’s squad could not execute in either of those departments.Running back Matt Breida only rushed for 39 yards on nine carries, while backup Alfred Morris only gained 14 yards on four attempts. It’s usually not a good sign when a team’s non-mobile quarterback is the second-leading rusher for the team. The 49ers only ran 21 running plays, in comparison to Beathard’s 37 passing attempts on Sunday. As currently constructed, Shanahan’s team isn’t constructed to win playing this style of football. Robert Saleh’s group wasn’t productive on Sunday either, missing more tackles (2018 season’s unfortunate theme) and letting Chargers’ quarterback Phillip Rivers carve them up. It didn’t help that corner Richard Sherman and safety Jaquiski Tartt were not playing with various injuries, but it seemed like the 49ers were thoroughly outplayed on defense. A lack of a threatening pass rush, combined with poor tackling ability is a nightmare for a defensive coordinator. As San Francisco prepares to host the win-less Arizona Cardinals next weekend, here are some key takeaways from the 49ers’ close loss in Los Angeles. 1. QB C.J. Beathard is playing an unsustainable brand of football.Just scanning over the box score San Francisco 49ers T-Shirt , it looks like Beathard had an above average performance, completing 23 of 37 passing attempts for 298 yards, including two touchdowns and two interceptions. The weirdest statistic on the box score is that Beathard only took one sack for a loss of 10 yards.Huh? It seemed like the 49ers’ quarterback was constantly getting up from the ground and that his jersey was covered in green after the game ended, yet there was only one sack recorded.While most 49ers’ fans will applaud Beathard for his toughness and resilience for getting up after every Chargers’ hit, he can’t continue to take those hits. As the NFL continues to make the game safer for their most prized assets, Beathard continues to put himself in harm’s way, opening himself for vicious hits. In the second half, there was one hit that took the 49ers’ signal caller out of the game, allowing backup Nick Mullens to make a cameo appearance. A large contributor to poor protection can be attributed to injuries, as backup tackle Garry Gilliam had to step in for Staley and McGlinchey continued to play while he was clearly hobbled. The second side to this is that Beathard is holding onto the ball for a split second longer than he should. Waiting for his receivers to get open, the 49ers’ quarterback is allowing the pass rush to get a hit on him after releasing the throw.I’m sure the 49ers’ brain trust would like to see the remaining 12 games include Beathard in the starting lineup to evaluate his future potential, but if this keeps up, he won’t make it to Week 17. 2. Kyle Shanahan continues to work coaching wonders with an under-manned roster.As I said earlier, there was absolutely no reason for the 49ers to have only lost by two points to a significantly better roster and veteran quarterback on the road. The difference in this game? One sideline had Kyle Shanahan and the other had Anthony Lynn. When push comes to shove, I know which head coach I’d rather have running my team. With San Francisco’s franchise quarterback and star running back out for the season San Francisco 49ers Hats , Shanahan hasn’t flinched, preaching the “Next Man Up” motto and coaching the team like there’s supposed to win games on Sunday.This week’s game is a prime example of why Shanahan’s elevating the offensive roster beyond its capabilities. With multiple injuries along the offensive line, backup skill players in the starting lineup and a second-year backup quarterback, the 49ers managed to put up 20 points, 298 yards through the air and 76 yards on the ground. While the media continues to praise counterpart Sean McVay for the job he’s done with the Rams – rightfully so — what Shanahan’s doing with a Swiss cheese-like roster can’t be ignored either.3. TE George Kittle, not FB Kyle Juszczyk, is the real offensive weaponKyle Shanahan’s offense seems pretty straight forward from an outside perspective. Use the zone-running game to set up the play-action passing game. Who benefits the most in that style of offense? It’s the tight ends who get wide open in the flat and the middle of the field because of the run-play fake. Former fifth-round pick George Kittle has exploded onto the scene as one of the best tight ends in the league. A dazzling performance that featured six catches for 125 yards, including an 82-yard touchdown catch and run. When quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo was in the lineup, it seemed like his most comfortable target was Kittle and now with Beathard, that connection hasn’t skipped a beat. Wideouts Marquise Goodwin and Pierre Gar莽on are inconsistent in their play, having a lot of boom or bust potential in their weekly output, but Kittle seems to be productive every Sunday. The Iowa tandem carried their college connection into today’s game, as Beathard targeted Kittle eight times – the most of any 49ers’ receiver. As the season goes on, the trust and chemistry is only going to grow between the two. If I was asked who the best skill player on the 49ers’ offensive roster was, I wouldn’t hesitate to respond: George Kittle.4. LBs Reuben Foster and Fred Warner are the most athletic line-backing duo in the NFL — already. Alright San Francisco 49ers Hoodie , before you claim that I’m making a bold statement after watching Foster and Warner through my homer-colored glasses, there’s some factual validity. During Sunday’s contest, Foster and Warner combined to make 17 total tackles, one tackle for loss and also one quarterback hit. While Foster had a poor showing last week in Kansas City, missing six tackles, he had a bounce-back game in Los Angeles, flying all over the field and making his impact known. There were numerous plays where the former first-round pick blew up the Chargers’ running back and it seemed like the Alabama version of Foster was on full display. On the flip side, Warner had some poor moments in coverage, but was stellar in run defense, leading the team in tackles on Sunday with 10. Warner was already among the NFL’s leaders in tackles and I expected him to stay near the top of the leaderboard, even with Foster returning to the lineup.Carolina’s Thomas Davis and Luke Kuechly, Atlanta’s Deion Jones and De’Vondre Campbell, Seattle’s Bobby Wagner and K.J. Wright, and Minnesota’s Anthony Barr and Eric Kendricks are the other line-backing pairs that have similar athleticism to Foster and Warner. Given their age and inexperience, I only expect the 49ers’ duo to improve as the year goes on. 5. The 49ers may have found an emerging contributor in S Antone Exum Jr.While injuries ruin a team’s chemistry and rhythm Youth Customized San Francisco 49ers Jerseys , it also provides the opportunity for a practice squad player to immediately show off their ability to the team’s decision makers. With starting strong safety Jaquiski Tartt unable to dress on Sunday, Robert Saleh and the defensive coaching staff turned to Antone Exum Jr., who delivered in the biggest way possible.On the Chargers’ first offensive drive, Exum Jr. picked off Rivers and took it to the house for a touchdown – giving the 49ers’ their first defensive score of the season. Adding to that, Exum Jr. also had three tackles, three passes defensed and was around the ball in numerous plays.While Tartt’s clearly the better player and will re-assume his starting position when he comes back from injury, Exum Jr. is a solid backup to have on the roster. Tartt’s brand of football gives way to lots of bumps and bruises and having Exum Jr. waiting in the wings isn’t the worst thing for Saleh.6. WR Kendrick Bourne continues to impress in Year 2.“Come for the touchdown, stay for the end-zone dance,” is how I’d classify Bourne’s season so far. After catching his first-career touchdown against the Lions, the ex-Eastern Washington receiver has followed it up with another reception for six points on Sunday. Every week, I’m expecting a different end-zone celebration dance from Bourne after he scores a touchdown. Bourne finished the afternoon with three catches on four targets for 34 yards. He’s starting to solidifying himself as the third receiving option, after questions were raised about his roster spot with wideout Richie James Jr. emerging during training camp. Bourne’s speed and strong route-running ability is allowing him to get open easily and make plays for the 49ers’ quarterbacks. With Pettis’ return time frame unknown, Bourne will continue to earn more playing time in the next few weeks.While there were improvements on certain parts of the roster, the 49ers-Chargers game certainly had shades of 2017, with San Francisco competing for four quarters www.49ersauthorizedshops.com , but unable to close the deal in the waning moments of the game. Onto rookie quarterback Josh Rosen and the win-less Arizona Cardinals. The San Francisco 49ers are parting ways with defensive tackle Earl Mitchell, and both parties confirmed the news on Wednesday. NFL Network reporter Ian Rapoport had the news first, the 49ers confirmed it shortly after with local media, and now Mitchell has offered his own confirmation via Twitter.The move is not a surprising one. He brought veteran leadership to the locker room, but the decision to move D.J. Jones into the starting lineup the final four weeks suggested the team was ready to move on from Mitchell.The team did not pick up his option, and reports suggest this will let him hit the open market before free agency formally begins in March. This gives him a leg up for finding a job sooner rather than later. Matt Maiocco suggested the team might welcome him back at a lower price (he was due $3.7 million in 2019), but that seems unlikely.He could very well land a deal soon, but it wouldn’t surprise me if he didn’t sign a deal until closer to an offseason workout program or potentially even training camp. The current CBA makes it more likely teams will look for younger, cheaper options. Veterans get jobs after being released, but it usually takes some time to get things done.Best of luck to Earl!
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  • liny ha creado el nuevo tema » 49ers depth chart updated to reflect Jimmy Garoppo en los foros.
    www.the49ersfootballauthentic.com/kyle-j...zyk-jersey-authentic , new linebacker lineup The San Francisco 49ers travel south in Week 4 to face the Los Angeles Chargers, and with that game comes a shake-up in the depth chart. The team’s PR department released the unofficial depth chart on Tuesday, and a slightly major move on Wednesday has resulted in a change.The 49ers have placed Jimmy Garoppolo on injured reserve and promoted Nick Mullens from the practice squad. The initial unofficial depth chart listed C.J. Beathard as the starter and Garoppolo in brackets for his injury. I have removed him and added Mullens in. The team is sticking with two quarterbacks for the time being.The PR department also formally moved Malcolm Smith into the SAM spot, Fred Warner into the MIKE spot, and Reuben Foster into the WILL spot. This is a formalization of what we’ve already seen. As long as Smith remains healthy, it looks like he’ll be the SAM the rest of the way, with Mark Nzeocha handling backup work.The running back situation is currently listed as Matt Breida or Alfred Morris as the No. 1 running back. They are splitting the workload pretty evenly, but Breida is starting to emerge as the more successful back, leading the league in rushing yards and yards per carry. One has to wonder if at some point the 49ers will be willing to remove the “OR http://www.49erscheapstore.com/kyle-juszczyk-jersey-cheap ,” or if they think his success is built in part on having someone like Morris to offset his workload.49ers offensive depth chart, Week 4 vs. ChargersPositionFirstSecondThirdPositionFirstSecondThird49ers defensive depth chart, Week 4 vs. ChargersPositionFirstSecondThirdPositionFirstSecondThird49ers special teams depth chart, Week 4 vs. ChargersPositionFirstSecondThirdPositionFirstSecondThirdGolden Nuggets: Wake Me Up When Monday Comes Around Good morning folks, unfortunately, that time of the season is upon us when we’ve got our first Sunday of football sans 49ers. Like many of you fine people, I’ve put off many Sunday projects over the past several weeks, and finally, the day has come where I have no legitimate excuse to avoid doing them. I’d love to tell you about the wonderful* slate of games scheduled for tomorrow Youth Jaquiski Tartt Jersey , but, frankly, I don’t know what they are. I’ve got stuff to build, and my fantasy football season is akin to a plastic bag floating aimlessly in the wind until week 8 when Le’Veon Bell returns. The 49ers finished their week of practice yesterday, and the injury report, while shorter than it had appeared earlier in the week, remains saturated with offensive linemen, and in a new development, wide receivers. Linemen Joe Staley Youth Alfred Morris Jersey , Weston Richburg, and Mike Person remain questionable to play on Monday after the trio were all on a limited basis on Saturday’s practice. However, the WR group is showing up all over the injured list - Dante Pettis remains out, Trent Taylor has missed every practice this week and is optimistically considered doubtful, and Pierre Garcon is listed as questionable. Fortunately, Marquise Goodwin has since returned as a full participant and is expected to be available for Monday, after a murky several weeks suffering with a deep thigh bruise.In other news, Chris Biderman, now of the Sac Bee Cheap Solomon Thomas Jersey , has officially jumped the shark. Ladies and/or gentlemen, we’ve got the first technical 2019 offseason preview that I’ve read so far this year. I’m not talking about the “wAy ToO eArLy 2o19 MoCk!” that gets published 45 minutes after the first round of the draft ends, either, folks. Biderman has thrown in the towel, and he’s already preparing for free agency & mock draft season. I know things look bad now, but a 12-4 season finish is a mere 11 game winning streak away. Keep the faith!Saturday injury report | Maiocco, NBC Sports Bay Area | Biderman, Sac Bee | Madson, NinerswireYoung WRs to get more snaps with injured starters | Maiocco Cheap DeForest Buckner Jersey , NBC Sports Bay AreaK’Waun WIlliams hit with $20k fine for roughing the passer | Maiocco, NBC Sports Bay AreaRichard Sherman doesn’t see youth as an excuse | Almquist, KNBRA look ahead at the 2019 offseason | Biderman, Sac Bee
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  • liny ha creado el nuevo tema » Odell Beckham’s contract has serious 2019 cap rami en los foros.
    http://www.giantscheapshops.com/cheap-au...connor-barwin-jersey , now that Odell Beckham Jr. has his record-setting mega-contract the question many have is how that deal affects the salary cap for the New York Giants both now and into the future.Yours truly is not a salary cap expert. I’m learning, but I don’t know all the ins and outs and the various permutations of the cap. Big Blue View contributor and ‘Locked on Giants’ podcast co-host Patricia Traina is the one around here who really knows the cap. Unfortunately for those of you who don’t subscribe — and for BBV in general — her astute breakdown of the contract’s ramifications for the Giants was published behind the paywall of The Athletic.I can, however, read and understand where the contract will help the Giants and where it will force them to make decisions.There is $41 million that was fully guaranteed at signing, including a $20 million signing bonus, and a total of $65 million guaranteed over the life of the deal. The remaining $21 of the fully guaranteed money will be paid by 2020. Per Over The Cap, here are the annual base salaries in the deal over the next three seasons.2018 — $1.459 mllion2019 — $17 million2020 — $2.541 millionIncluding his pro-rated signing bonus, Beckham’s cap hit jumps from $5.459 million in 2018 to a whopping $21 million in 2019. That’s 11.1 percent of a projected $190 million cap, behind only the $23.2 million cap number carried by Eli Manning. Next season is what we have to talk about. Because the Giants, with only a projected $12.449 million under that anticipated $190 million cap number and needing to sign Landon Collins long-term, are going to have some gut-wrenching cap decisions to make. That means some high-priced, big-name veteran players could be shown the door. Let’s go through some of the possibilities, using the numbers from Over The Cap.Manning — Yes, we have to start here. He will be 38 next season, and the Giants could save $17 million of that $23.2 million cap hit by cutting him. I have always believed in Manning Cheap Will Hernandez Jersey , always thought many have never appreciated what the Giants have had with him at the helm. Whatever. I also believe this — no matter how well Manning plays this season if the Giants do not make the playoffs it makes no sense whatsoever for the franchise to continue with him as the quarterback. That would make six of seven seasons of missed playoffs, and zero playoff wins.There are two young and talented quarterbacks — Davis Webb and Kyle Lauletta — waiting for an opportunity to prove they can be NFL starters. If the Giants don’t make the playoffs it will be time to give them that chance.Olivier Vernon — The defensive end will be in the fourth season of his five-year, $85 million deal. The last $12 million of his guaranteed $40 million is being paid this season. Vernon is unlikely to go anywhere next season. Sure, the Giants could save $11.5 million against the cap by cutting him. They would, however, carry a massive $8 million is dead money. They aren’t doing that.Janoris Jenkins — Jackrabbit is perhaps the most vulnerable of all of the veterans signed to massive contracts by then-GM Jerry Reese before the 2016 season. He has no guaranteed money remaining to be paid, carries a $13.25 million cap hit next season and the Giants could save $9.25 million by moving on. The selection of Sam Beal in the NFL Supplemental Draft could well have been a sign that the Giants might be planning for a post-Jenkins future at corner.Damon Harrison — He is the best run-stuffer on the planet, but at 350 or so pounds his knees aren’t going to hold up forever. B.J. Hill could be the Giants’ nose tackle of the future. Could that future begin in 2019? Snacks carries an $8.6 million 2019 cap number. The Giants could save $5.4 million while carrying $3.2 million in dead money by parting ways with him.Alec Ogletree — While many, including yours truly, lauded GM Dave Gettleman for finally paying attention to the linebacker position when he acquired Ogletree from the Los Angeles Rams, this is the new GM’s most questionable salary-cap move thus far. Ogletree carries an $11.75 million cap hit next season, and he really isn’t a player who should be chewing up 6.2 percent of a team’s cap. Problem is, the Giants are pretty much stuck with that deal unless they can re-negotiate it. They could save $6.5 million against the cap by cutting him, but being stuck with $5.25 million in dead money is likely prohibitive.Jonathan Stewart — Yes, there have been tons of questions about why Gettleman signed Stewart in the first place. No Cheap Eli Manning Jersey , he isn’t going anywhere this year. Not with $2.95 million in guaranteed salary, $3.45 million in dead money if the Giants cut him and only a savings $475,000 vs. the cap. Next year is a different story. The Giants could save $2.95 million vs. the cap with only $250,000 in dead money. That’s why we keep telling you Stewart is really on a one-year deal.Rhett Ellison — A four-year, $18 million contract was a massive one for a blocking tight end. The Giants would save $3.25 million against the cap and carry $2.5 million in dead money by cutting Ellison before next season. Patrick Omameh — Even if the veteran guard doesn’t play the Giants hope, he probably isn’t going anywhere until after the 2019 season. He carries a $6.25 million 2019 cap hit. The Giants could save $3.15 vs. the cap by moving on, but would be stuck with $3.1 million in dead money. It might be sort of hard for a quarterback who could be taken in the top half of the draft to be overlooked, but in some ways that has been the case recently for Daniel Jones of Duke. With the obsessing over Dwayne Haskins and the hysteria over the announcement by Kyler Murray that he will enter the 2019 NFL Draft, Jones has not gotten a ton of attention.That could, however, change this week. Jones will join the group of quarterbacks strutting their stuff for NFL scouts at the Senior Bowl. With the New York Giants perhaps looking for a successor to Eli Manning in the upcoming draft, that puts Jones on their radar. With that in mind, Jason Evans of SB Nation’s Duke website, the Duke Basketball Report and the Duke Basketball Report podcast, joined the ‘Valentine’s Views’ podcast recently to give us the low down on Jones.On what Jones meant to Duke football“We are incredibly sad to be seeing him leave. The kid is an offensive juggernaut. At the college level he is someone who is able to pass very successfully and he’s also a very effective runner for us http://www.giantscheapshops.com/cheap-au...c-riley-dixon-jersey ,” Evans said.“I don’t want people to think he’s another Russell Wilson or Lamar Jackson or something like that, not at all. In the pros, he will be a pocket passer. But at the college level he’s really been a fabulous player and he’s led Duke to some very successful seasons.“We’re not a program that has a huge history of success in football, so having Daniel Jones do as well as he has for Duke has been really great.”On why a Dave Brown comparison isn’t validBrown, of course, is the former Duke quarterback taken by the Giants in the 1992 Supplemental Draft. That didn’t turn out well.“The first reason would be [head coach] David Cutcliffe,” Evans said, calling the Duke coach “a quarterback whisperer, a quarterback savant.”“Brown did not have the benefit of playing for Cutcliffe.”Jones was with Cutcliffe for four seasons, three as the Blue Devils starting quarterback and one as a redshirt freshman.“When you’re an NFL team that’s a huge selling point because you know David Cutcliffe knows how to produce really, really, really high-quality quarterbacks,” Evans said.“He’s the guy who taught Eli Manning. He’s the guy who taught Peyton Manning. If you’re a starter for three-plus years under David Cutcliffe your career ends in the NFL. It’s almost unanimous.”On Jones’ accuracy as a passerJones has a 59.9 percent completion percentage over three seasons at Duke. That’s low for a top-tier college quarterback, and a concern for some leading up to the draft. Evans isn’t buying that concern.“To me that doesn’t reveal the quality of Daniel Jones’s throwing. You know the saying it takes two to tango? In a football passing attack it takes three to be successful. Those three are the QB throwing the ball, wide receivers getting open and catching the ball and the offensive line protecting the quarterback Cheap Sterling Shepard Jersey ,” Evans said.“We had a really great QB throwing the ball, we had sort of an OK offensive line, we had below average wide receivers.“I think that when you see Daniel Jones throwing to professional NFL-quality wide receivers you’re going to see a real step up in that completion percentage. The guy is a very, very accurate passer and that’s hugely important in the NFL.”On the idea of Jones playing for the GiantsEvans said he believes Jones “has some real upside” and that “I don’t see why it wouldn’t fit” should he land with the Giants.Not only does Jones share a coach with Manning in Cutcliffe, but Jones has attended the Manning Passing Academy multiple times and, per Evans, has had some exposure to Manning during the summer workouts the Giants’ QB has held at Duke.“Jones would have a great mentor in Eli. In fact, Eli has probably already mentored him some,” Evans said. “I can’t think of any reason he wouldn’t be able to handle the NY market just fine.“I feel like based on the success he had at Duke and what I’ve seen from him Daniel Jones could be a successful NFL quarterback.”Listen to the full show below.Where to subscribeYou can find and subscribe to Big Blue View Radio on the show’s home page. 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    Good morning Womens Customized New York Giants Jerseys , New York Giants fans! Let’s get to your Wednesday morning headlines.“Real joy” after beating 49ersMonday’s victory over the San Francisco 49ers didn’t salvage the season or put the 2-7 Giants back into playoff contention. It did, however, provide a struggling team with a much-needed boost.“Anytime you win, it kind of verifies that what you’re doing is right,” coach Pat Shurmur saids Tuesday. “The reason we all started playing and coaching football is because we love the competition, we love the physical nature of the game, and we love the process of getting ready to play the next opponent. Then on game day, you put all your energy into winning, all your energy into putting a winning performance on the field, and so I sensed real joy in the locker room yesterday – a bunch of guys that put a lot into it, and we were able to overcome some adversity and win a football game. “Hopefully we can get on a little run now and win a few games in a row here and just see what happens. Certainly when you win, it helps verify and justify that what you’re doing is right.”Quarterback Eli Manning agreed.“Wins are important,” Manning said. “Wins mean a lot, especially after this season and what we’ve had to go through as a team, what I’ve had to go through www.giantscheapshops.com , and just the questions and this and that. So, just to be able to have a two-minute drive to win a football game, hopefully we can just focus on some positive things for at least one more week.”Around the Inter-GoogleThe future of football looks a lot like Andy Reid and Patrick Mahomes | SI.comArmed with the ideal QB and a penchant for concepts (new or old) meant to bamboozle a defense, the Chiefs’ guru is, at age 60, giving offensive football a whole new lookFor Giants, feeling good again matters -- even more than draft position | SNYWhere are the sacks? Why Giants don't have a pass rush | How it impacts James Bettcher, 2019 NFL Draft | NJ.comForget Lawrence Taylor, Michael Strahan. Giants Romeo Okwara, Jason Pierre-Paul. Can DC James Bettcher find a pass rush?Another Giants rookie starting to turn headsSaquon Barkley has impressed Giants fans since his first preseason touch. Now, the team’s top defensive draft pick is showcasing exciting potential,...Eli Manning's throwback game should mean nothing for 2019Eli Manning delivered a vintage performance in a 27-23 win over the San Francisco 49ers, but that shouldn't be a reason for the New York Giants to keep the 37-year-old legend after this lost season.The future of football looks a lot like Andy Reid and Patrick Mahomes | SI.comArmed with the ideal QB and a penchant for concepts (new or old) meant to bamboozle a defense, the Chiefs’ guru is, at age 60 New York Giants T-Shirt , giving offensive football a whole new lookFor Giants, feeling good again matters -- even more than draft position | SNYWhere are the sacks? Why Giants don't have a pass rush | How it impacts James Bettcher, 2019 NFL Draft | NJ.comForget Lawrence Taylor, Michael Strahan. Giants Romeo Okwara, Jason Pierre-Paul. Can DC James Bettcher find a pass rush? Giants quarterback Eli Manning knows something of comebacks.It’s just been a while since he’s led one.Manning’s game-winning drive to lead the Giants over the 49ers was the 36th of his career, but just the second in the last two seasons.“It doesn’t get old,” Manning said, via Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com. “It’s fun. It’s fun playing in those games, and having a two-minute drive to win it. Those are the situations you want to be in. You want to have a chance. Obviously, you’d love to have a two-score lead with a little time and run it out or whatnot, but you prepare and practice for those two-minute drives to go win football games.“To come through is exciting. And the team needs that. The defense needs that, to know that we can do that; offense, we needed that for ourselves, saying, ‘Hey New York Giants Hats , we can win.’ If we get close in games, we can go win football games. And we just had to do it.”Of course, beating the undermanned 49ers might not match up with other great comebacks in his personal history, but it will help him keep the calls for his starting job at bay, at least for a week. Coach Pat Shurmur was blunt last week, promising him only this week and making it clear the elder quarterback needed to play better.But his teammates knew he had it in him, even the young ones.“After we went and scored, I came back on the sideline and was like, ‘Man, you been doing this since I was like 12,'” 21-year-old running back Saquon Barkley said. “That’s Eli. When he’s in those moments, he’s a heck of a player.“When you’re around him you know why. When you’re young and you’re watching TV you’re like, ‘Wow. He’s just making those plays.’ But his craft that he works on. Such a smart player. Such a hard worker ?on and off the field. In these positions he just thrives.”At least this week, and at least against the 49ers.
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  • liny ha creado el nuevo tema » The Redskins arbitration case vs former GM Scot Mc en los foros.
    has finally concluded Authentic Paul Richardson Jersey , and Washington has won their case. McCloughan was fired for cause before the NFL Combine last year. There were reports that McCloughan was abusing alcohol on the job, which was one of the reasons for his release from the Redskins. The former NFL executive has been plagued by alcohol issues at his former jobs with the Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers.McCloughan arrived with plenty of fanfare, and Redskins fans were prepared to finally have a real scouting mind in charge of the team. He had mixed results, and made many head-scratching picks during his time here, but also drafted some cornerstones of the 2018 Redskins like Brandon Scherff Youth Alex Smith Jersey , Matt Ioannidis, Preston Smith, and others. But misses like Matt Jones and Su’a Cravens hurt.The Redskins moved on quickly after McCloughan was fired. They elevated Doug Williams from Personnel Executive to Senior Vice President of Player Personnel. Director of College Scouting Scott Campbell saw his role reduced before he was let go. Rising star in the organization Kyle Smith took over Campbell’s job. Eric Schaffer took on more responsibility with the team as the Senior Vice President of Football Operations. Jay Gruden also took on a bigger role in the draft and personnel.McCloughan continued his scouting service after the Redskins let him go. He was working closely with the Cleveland Browns last year, and was in their war room during the draft. McCloughan is not working for them anymore, but continues his scouting service that is available to 31 teams in the NFL.Redskins signed RB Kapri Bibbs to their practice squad The Redskins kept 5 RBs on the roster yesterday http://www.authenticswashingtonredskins....-mason-foster-jersey , but Kapri Bibbs was not one of them. Many people thought he had earned a spot on the roster through a combination of his performance, and injuries to other backs on the team. Bibbs joined the practice squad last season after Chris Thompson was placed on IR. He was signed to the main roster after Byron Marshall also went on IR. Chris Thompson is healthy now, but Byron Marshall is likely to go on IR in the next day or two with a sprained ACL/MCL. Jay Gruden said that Bibbs did everything right, but it was just a numbers game. The Redskins signed Adrian Peterson after a string of injuries happened in the preseason, including 2nd round pick Derrius Guice going on IR with a torn ACL. Peterson took over the starting job with a strong performance against the Broncos in Week 3 www.authenticswashingtonredskins.com/che...hew-ioannidis-jersey , while Rob Kelley and Samaje Perine made the team as backups. Thompson is returning from a broken leg, and is confident he's ready to go. Bibbs will now be the 1st man up if any injuries happen this year. Custom Los Angeles Chargers Jerseys
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    Olisaemeka Udoh Cheap Alex Smith Jersey , OTSchool: Elon | Conference: CAACollege Experience: RS Senior | Age: 21Height / Weight: 6-5 / 327lbsProjected Draft Status: 4th - 6th roundNFL Comparison: Vladimir DucasseCollege StatisticsN/APlayer Overview4-year starter for Elon after redshirting his freshman year. Udoh was named first team All-American and has received invites for both the East-West Shrine Game and the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl. He is the first player from Elon to play in either contest since 2014. He impressed enough at the Shrine Game to earn an invite to the Senior Bowl. In his senior year, he was a vital part of an Elon offense that averaged 199.5 rushing yards a game and gave up a Colonial Athletic Conference low 16 sacks. Elon also finished second in the conference for most rushing TDs with 22 on the season. Started at right tackle for the Phoenix but some scouts have him projected as a guard at the next level. He worked out in both positions during practice at the Senior Bowl.StrengthsSize. He obviously has the frame to play at the next level. He measured in at the Senior Bowl at 6’5 ” 327lbs. Having dropped some weight from his time at Elon.Length. He measured in with the largest wingspan of any player at the Senior Bowl at 85”Strength. Udoh showed real raw power at the FCS level. Showed the ability to manhandle guys in the run game especially.High ceiling. Raw talent that has a lot of potential given time. You can see flashes of dominance on filmRun game. His strength is in the run game. Had to pull and run in the screen game at Elon. Climbs well to the second level.WeaknessesRaw. Along with that high ceiling comes a low floor. Udoh is raw and is seen by some as more of a developmental project.Lean. Has a tendency to lean in pass sets, leaving himself vulnerable to speed rush and hand fighting moves.Competition. MediaHow He’d Fit on the RedskinsThe Redskins obviously had woes at the guard position this season, with Brandon Scherff, Shawn Lauvao, Arie Kouandijo Cheap Jonathan Allen Jersey , and free agent signing Jonathan Cooper all spending time on IR, and injuries at times to replacements Tony Bergstrom and Luke Bowanko. Scherff is obviously the guy at the right guard but the Redskins are in the position again of trying to find the person to fit at left guard. Udoh could be that guy. The raw ability we saw at Elon is quickly showing itself into something greater as he faces higher levels of competition in both the Shrine Game and the Senior Bowl. This is causing some scouts to rethink Udoh as a higher tackle prospect. This versatility could help a Redskins team that has seen many shakeups on the line. Udoh has the size and strength to step in and play guard right away, but could also play out as a swing tackle if needed. Giving up 501 yards to the opposing offense is generally not helpful to your team’s chances of winning football games, but it didn’t hurt Washington on Sunday afternoon.Thanks to four turnovers and two missed field goals, the Buccaneers only managed three points while Washington managed to put up 16 despite being outgained by 215 yards. It’s not a blueprint that anyone would draw up to win a football game, but head coach Jay Gruden will take being 6-3 over the alternative.“If that’s what it takes to win a game Shawn Lauvao Jersey , I really don’t care,” Gruden said, via 106.7 The Fan. “I’ll save the fantasy football for the guys who play that. We’re just trying to get a win and grind it out anyway we can. I told the team last night: if we win 6-3 or 50-49, I don’t care. The whole idea is to win the game. Right now, we’re winning ugly, but I’m not sure there’s any such thing as winning ugly.”Washington’s offense should look better in the coming weeks if wide receiver Jamison Crowder Deshazor Everett Jersey , running back Chris Thompson and left tackle Trent Williams can get healthy. Even if it does, it will be a good idea to start holding opponents under 500 yards. Custom New England Patriots Jerseys
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  • liny ha creado el nuevo tema » Is Landry Jones really gone? Or is this nothing mo en los foros.
    There was a huge celebration with many members of Steeler Nation when the news hit the wire of Steelers backup quarterback Landry Jones failing to make the 53-Man roster. From Charleroi to Shamokin Cheap Maurkice Pouncey Jersey , and all points in between, fans reveled in the career demise of a 29-year old New Mexican (with the pleasant demeanor of a labradoodle) as if an oppressive dictator was brought down in a coup with a boom box and the best of Megadeth on cassette.Meanwhile on my couch, I smelled something funny. True my dog had just gotten into the garbage and polished off three-day old Chinese cuisine, but something made my Spidey senses tingle like like Pop Rocks massage oil in the nether regions. Could this all be a ruse?Now, it’s true that I love a good conspiracy theory from fake news to magic bullets to aliens among us to Paul McCartney being dead and Elvis never dying...I have no problem pondering any explanation that makes references to hidden, malevolent forces seeking to advance some nefarious aim. But my own idiotic black-and-gold mind has me inclined to think No. 3 will be backing up Ben Roethlisberger in Week One.Now www.steelerscheapshops.com/cheap-authent...avier-grimble-jersey , I’m not denying Joshua Dobbs or Mason Rudolph could be the heir apparent to Big Ben. I’m not suggesting their talent and higher ceiling doesn’t measure higher than that of Mr. Jones. But what I can’t quite come to grips with is that the Rooney Family, Kevin Colbert and Mike Tomlin actually were willing to roll the dice with passers who have zero combined pass attempts in regular season action should their franchise quarterback succumb to injury. I read all of your comments that if No. 7 goes down, the season is over. Truthfully some of you may crumble into the fetal position when faced with adversity, but NFL front offices and coaching staffs usually refrain from that very practice. There was a thought Landry would be kept around for that exact scenario. Since he’s been cut, the decision flies in the face of the typical Steeler thought process.Here’s my thinking. The Steelers wanted to keep Jones all along, and were willing to part ways with Dobbs Cheap JuJu Smith-Schuster Jersey , but not without proper compensation. Other teams had designs on the rocket scientist as well, but knew he would become available and the Steelers wouldn’t keep four QBs like they did in 1995. (I know they did so in 2010, but Ben was suspended. That was different.) They gambled on getting Dobbs for free. I also think they may have gambled in exposing the Oklahoma product. But maybe they let him in on the scheme beforehand. If this whole scenario I’m imagining did occur, they would receive higher return than losing a player they spent a fourth rounder on just a year ago. Dobbs, for sure, would have never been allowed by other organizations to join the Pittsburgh Practice Squad.Look Youth Bud Dupree Jersey , I’m cool with the move in keeping the players they decided to keep. I would respect the scam I’m accusing them of perpetrating. Maybe all of this is an excuse to quote Billy Joel. “You may be right. I may be crazy. It just might be a lunatic you’re looking for” may just describe my irrational rationale. But then again, it can happen. And we all know that I’ll never let any of us forget it.Week-3 betting preview: Steelers 1-point favorites over Buccaneers To the surprise of many observers, the Pittsburgh Steelers opened as 2.5 points favorites over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at the start of the week, and while the bookmakers have since made an adjustment, they’re still giving the Steelers a slight edge in the contest. With the Las Vegas sports books currently offering a line of -1 at the time of this writing, Pittsburgh is an increasingly good value for those who haven’t lost faith in the Black-and-gold. While an initial totals position of 49.5 points has more commonly been replaced by a line of 53.5 points Womens T. J. Watt Jersey , it might not yet be high enough to account for the two defenses that will be on the field at Raymond James Stadium — each of which has struggled to stop anyone from scoring this season. But it’s perhaps worth noting that only one of the 10 games played between these two teams dating back to 1976 has ever exceeded the current points total.Moneyline backers should be attracted by a change in price from an early offering of -167 to +130 on Monday to a more appealing line of -120 to +100, if you like the Steelers.According to Oddsshark, although Pittsburgh is 1-8 against the spread in their last nine games, they are 4-1 ATS in their last five games versus Tampa Bay. While the the total has gone over in four of the Steelers’ last five games, it has gone under in four of their last six against the Buccaneers. Our pick would be to take Pittsburgh and the over on Monday night.Those looking for value-prop bets for the game should look into the available prices for James Washington to be first touchdown scorer. 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  • liny ha creado el nuevo tema » www.authenticspittsburghsteelers.com en los foros.
    Steelers vs. Chiefs Black Joe Haden Jersey , Week 2: Setting the stage, and picking the winner of this AFC matchup This is the part of the season where I shamelessly plug the Kansas City Chiefs. I think Kansas City is a great town. Their fans are convivial, well-mannered, and pleasantly Midwestern. Their home jerseys are the perfect shade of red. Their all-white away uniforms, complete with the red helmet, are among the best in football. Jamaal Charles was great. Dante Hall was amazing. The BBQ is top-notch. Andy Reid looks like the titular character from a vibrant, fairytale epic about a magical, sexagenarian walrus and his gaggle of red men. They’re always in contention. There are bad things, though. Despite having been regular fixtures in the AFC playoffs since the beginning of this decade, the Chiefs have one playoff win since 1993, a 30-18 road victory back in the 2015 postseason over a Houston Texans team whose starting quarterback was the wretched Brian Hoyer. They are responsible for two of the most impossibly astounding playoff collapses—they blew a 21-3 lead, at home, to the Tennessee Titans last season and, stunningly, a 38-10 lead to Andrew Luck, T.Y. Hilton, and a bunch of scrubs wearing Colts uniforms in 2014—in NFL history. They are 2-7 against the Steelers in the Ben Roethlisberger era. (Pragmatically, they are the Bengals). Famously, they once went 19 games without throwing a touchdown to a wideout.And though their franchise has historically been blessed with solid quarterback play, the Chiefs have never drafted a functional NFL quarterback of their own...[Move trailer narrator voice] Until now. In preparation for the eventual departure of noodle-armed check-down artist Alex Smith, the Chiefs traded up in the 2017 NFL Draft to select canon-armed gunslinger Patrick Mahomes 10th overall. It’s still kinda early to fire off any thermonuclear takes about what is essentially a rookie quarterback—albeit one who used his actual rookie campaign as a de facto redshirt season—but Mahomes, after dropping a series of highlight-reel bombs in each of the past two preseasons (seriously, go watch this gorgeous off-balance dime) and torching the San Die...erm, Los Angeles...Chargers in Week 1, looks like a pretty legit quarterback. In front of a hilariously pro-Chiefs crowd at whatever derelict MLS venue the Chargers currently finds themselves in, he threw four touchdowns against a Chargers secondary that is, at least on paper, one of the best outfits in the league.More specifically, he threw the ball all over the yard. Tyreek Hill (more on him in a second) was the primary beneficiary, catching seven passes for 169 yards, including a 58-yard touchdown, but no fewer than seven Chiefs caught at least one pass. Spreading the ball around and getting everyone involved in the passing attack has always been Reid’s modus operandi, but having a guy under center who can proficiently orchestrate that kind of passing attack and throw the ball 70 yards downfield represents a pretty significant concern for the remainder of the NFL. Also, one of Mahomes’ touchdowns went to Anthony Sherman, a fullback. It ruled. More fullbacks should score more touchdowns. What the Chiefs lack in quarterback scouting aptitude they more than make up for in successfully uncovering stud running backs. Kareem Hunt led the whole NFL in rushing as a rookie last season and is a safe bet to finish among the top five or so rushers again this season—that is, of course, assuming he fends off backup Spencer Ware, who, before blowing his knee out last preseason, looked like he was going to be the next Great Chiefs Running Back. Either way, containing Kansas City’s backfield is gonna be a problem Youth Ben Roethlisberger Jersey , especially since Hunt, Ware, and all-purpose utility tool DeAnthony Thomas are such proficient receivers. They’re loaded at tight end and receiver, too. Travis Kelce is by far the best tight end in the league not named Rob Gronkowski, and the receiving corps, composed of Hill, Chris Conley, and Sammy Watkins, a former top-five draft pick seeking his third career revival in as many seasons, can overwhelm opposing secondaries with speed and power. But this is all secondary to Hill. Even without the creative offensive system, the big-armed quarterback, and the bounty of effective skill players to divert attention elsewhere, Tyreek Hill would still be the kind of dynamic, game-breaking presence who defensive coordinators ought to game plan specifically against; having those things just makes the proceedings a lot more one-sided. On any given play, he’s obviously a threat to simply jet past whatever defensive back is unlucky enough to line up across from him and score a long touchdown, but he’s also a crafty ball carrier, capable of grabbing slants and screen passes and zig-zagging his way, untouched, through complex labyrinths of defenders, and a reliable pass catcher, snagging 75 passes last season to go along with nearly 1,200 yards. He’s not particularly fumble-prone, either, losing just a single fumble on 266 career touches thus far, though he does get noticeably looser with the football on special teams (five total on 80 career returns). Unfortunately, he’s an ace punter returner, having four career punt return touchdowns to his name, including a dazzling 91-yard foray to open the scoring against Los Angeles, so it isn’t as if his fumbling proclivity on special teams gives the opposition any sort of advantage. If Keith Butler and (special teams coordinator) Danny Smith have been getting a lot of shuteye this week, the Steelers are in trouble. Your level of concern about Kansas City’s defense should depend on the availability of safety Eric Berry, who did not play against the Chargers; he’s still nursing an Achille’s injury that he suffered against New England in Week 1 of the 2017 season. Injuries are always fickle and unpredictable things, but managing a player’s recovery from a torn Achille’s tendon—an injury that can very legitimately render professional athleticism totally useless—is a particularly sensitive process, one that often involves playing the long game, constantly and carefully monitoring flare-ups and strains. I am not a qualified healthcare professional, but being that Berry hasn’t practiced this week (or since the beginning of August), it doesn’t seem likely that his season debut will come against Pittsburgh. With Berry presumably out and Marcus Peters having been traded to the Rams, Kansas City’s secondary is vulnerable, and the Steelers would be wise to exploit it. Of course, considering that the Chiefs allowed the Chargers to rush for 123 yards on only 22 carries, perhaps it would behoove the Steelers to feed James Conner once again.Prediction: Steelers 24, Chiefs 23I’m giving the Steelers the slightest of nods because a) the game is at home Youth JuJu Smith-Schuster Jersey , where Ben Roethlisberger actually plays like Ben Roethlisberger instead of, like, Chad Henne and b) Ho Flo might dump a bunch of rain on Pittsburgh, making Heinz Field something akin to the boggy morass they played on in Cleveland. If it doesn’t rain, spot each team an additional touchdown. Here is a very hot, but probably very incorrect and very bad take: this is my prediction regardless of whether or not Roethlisberger plays. Ben is objectively better at home than he is beyond the confines of Heinz Field, but he’s barely over .500 in early season games (he’s 21-20-1 in September for his career). Screw it; let the Josh Dobbs era begin. I wholeheartedly welcome our new soft-spoken overlord.By the time you read this, either the Bengals or Ravens will be 2-0, which is a disgusting thing to say and I’m surprised my computer even allowed it. Falling to 0-1-1 isn’t gonna throw a wrench in the Steelers’ postseason hopes (I think...), but it would be preferable to not fall a game-and-a-half behind one of your primary rivals two games into the regular season. Thus, I’m concerned that this grim reality could transpire if the law of averages plays out and enables Kansas City to steal a win, but this kind of thinking is exactly why I continue to pick the Steelers to beat the Patriots, so you are free to take this bit of analysis—or all of it, whatever—with a grain of salt. Unsung Player of the Week: Special teamsIt feels like it’s been a while since we’ve seen a Chris Boswell game-winner. He missed his chance last week, shanking a forty-something yarder in overtime against the Browns, but the field was a disaster and the weather was terrible. What I’m hoping is that those aforementioned points have been reinforced by every person Boswell has encountered over the past week, because the absolute last thing the Steelers need is for their robot kicker to come down with a case of the yips. Futher, it would be nice if Jordan Berry could crush some high, booming punts...directly into the stands. Please do not kick the football anywhere near Tyreek Hill. Better yet, let’s just hope the Steelers never have to punt. The Pittsburgh Steelers’ season is over, but if you think the news surrounding the black-and-gold is over — think again. For the drama-filled Steelers, things are just heating up, and this is where the daily links article comes in. You might have missed some key news, and we fill you in and give you the latest, and sometimes greatest, news surrounding the Steelers.Today in the Black-and-gold links article we take a look at whether the surprise of the season in 2018, offensive tackle Matt Feiler, might not have a huge role on the 2019 roster. This all despite having a tremendous 2018 season filling in for oft-injured Marcus Gilbert.Whether he should have a bigger role, or not, nothing is guaranteed as the 2019 season approaches.Let’s get to the news:Steelers’ Matt Feiler awaits role after establishing himself as a viable starterBy: Chris Adamski, Pittsburgh Tribune-ReviewAs Matt Feiler entered his fifth NFL training camp and after four seasons as part of organizations in the league, he’d had all of five regular-season games and 75 offensive snaps to his credit.So it had to be gratifying to Feiler that in 2018 for the Pittsburgh Steelers he proved he was a viable, effective NFL starter-caliber player.“It’s nice to see the hard work pay off,” Feiler said at the end of this past season. “But there’s still a lot more work ahead.”Feiler started 10 games for the Steelers this past season – and he started them at right tackle. The 6-foot-6, 330-pound native of the Lancaster area who played Division II college football at Bloomsburg had previously practiced mostly at guard during his time in the NFL as a practice-squad player for the Houston Texans (2014) and Steelers (2015-16, with 2017 a season mostly spent as a Sunday inactive).Yet when Marcus Gilbert suffered what would become a season-ending knee injury in October and with the Steelers short at tackle because of injury to Jerald Hawkins and a desire to bring along 21-year-old rookie Chuks Okorafor slowly, Feiler became the man at right tackle.“It is kind of crazy to think about,” Feiler said in how far his career came during 2018, “but I haven’t spent much time looking back at it. I was in camp to just prepare for whatever, and that’s what I did.”By all indications, Feiler performed well in his first regular NFL action. Pro Football Focus graded him as the 14 th -best right tackle in the NFL Black Bud Dupree Jersey , giving him an overall “above average” grade as well as an “above average” designation in pass blocking and an “average” mark in run blocking.But that won’t assure him any role in 2019. Gilbert could return to health and regain his starting job (though neither of those is a guarantee, and the Steelers might elect to cut him). Hawkins also figures to be healthy, and Okorafor would seem be in line for an increased role.(To read more, click the link in the headline above...)The blame-shifting for — and enabling of — Antonio BrownBy: Tim Benz, Pittsburgh Tribune-ReviewAs you probably have heard by now, Antonio Brown was reportedly involved in a domestic dispute .As you have also probably heard, it’s the media’s fault.To be clear, Brown was not charged . No arrests were made as result of the police inquiry.Which is exactly what the media entity that first reported the story — TMZ — stated in its post Tuesday.Multiple times.Which is what made the response from Brown’s attorney so curious.”The allegations are baseless and false,” said Darren Heitner. “It’s unfortunate that the media is trying to use distractions like this and prior stories in an effort to tarnish my client’s name and reputation.”First of all, the media isn’t trying to tarnish Brown’s name or reputation. Brown is doing that all by himself.And it’s time for his lawyer, his friends, and his family to tell him that. Because blaming the public for discussing it won’t slow the process.It’s not the media’s job to promote Brown’s brand. It’s his job to protect it. And no amount of “work ethic in practice” will offset the road he is traveling right now.It’s entirely possible that the domestic allegations really are “baseless and false.” At the very least, they weren’t deemed significant enough to warrant an arrest or charges of any kind.But the Hollywood (Fla.) Police Dept. confirmed to TMZ Sports that Brown “was involved in a domestic dispute.”Whatever prompted the police to investigate the case didn’t involve a member of the media. Similarly, no one from TMZ was alleged to have helped Brown throw patio furniture off a balcony near bystanders. That’s something else he is accused of doing.No one from the Trib was driving him 100 mph down McKnight Road. None of the Pittsburgh TV stations hit “send” on Brown’s phone when he made a physical threat to a reporter on Twitter.Someone should remind Brown — and his lawyer — of those situations.Brown is responsible for being accountable to society. The media isn’t responsible to bury these allegations once they become public record.What we’ve got here is a macro version of Brown’s illogical meltdown back in June when he blamed the press for attention that was being paid to him via posts on his own social media accounts.Or a macro version of when he got frustrated with the media for asking him questions about his own “Trade me let’s find out” tweet back in September.Steelers owner Art Rooney II once described these occasional AB news dumps as “minor annoyances.” We’ve graduated beyond that description.The Facebook Live stream simply made Mike Tomlin look bad. Celebration penalties only cost 15 yards at a time. Going AWOL this December just impacted football. Throwing a cooler merely wasted $10 of Gatorade.Now the safety of others is potentially being compromised.(To read more, click the link in the headline above...)Analysis: These advanced stats say Antonio Brown slipped sharply in 2018By: Adam Bittner, Pittsburgh Post-GazetteAntonio Brown’s stats were as solid as they’ve ever been in 2018. He finished among the NFL’s top 11 in catches (104), yards (1,297) and touchdowns (15), numbers that square nicely with his reputation as one of the game’s premier receivers.Still, it felt like his “WiFi” connection with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was just a bit off at times. The explosive plays that seemed so effortless for the pair in the past would go missing for noticeable stretches. For every vintage performance — 185 yards on 14 catches against New Orleans, for example — there was a dud like his five catch, 35-yard effort in an embarrassing loss at Oakland two weeks prior.Your eyes weren’t deceiving you. Advanced statistics from analytics website Football Outsiders suggest Brown did considerably less with his opportunities this season than he has in the past. If you’re a baseball fan, you’ve probably heard wins above replacement, or WAR, tossed around a lot in recent years. The stat is the product of a complex calculation aimed at estimating a player’s offensive and defensive value in one number, expressed as wins contributed to the player’s team compared to what an easily-acquired “replacement” player might produce over the course of a season. If you’re unfamiliar, you can read more about the methodology here. Football Outsiders produces a similar number: defense-adjusted yards above replacement, or DYAR. With consideration given to the quality of opposing defenses, its goal is to estimate how many yards — or equivalent value in first downs, touchdowns, and turnovers — a player produces for his team beyond what a run-of-the-mill backup might in similar situations. You can read more about the methodology here, but the important thing to know is that DYAR attempts to separate quality from volume. Any receiver can be targeted 160 times in a season, for example. DYAR is an estimate of how much more the best receivers produce with their opportunities.Brown had been among the NFL’s best in this category before 2018, ranking no worse than seventh in the league in any year from 2013 to ‘17. He topped the ranking with 554 DYAR in 2014, 517 in 2015 and 430 in 2017. In 2018, his 191 DYAR was good for just 19th. Not only was he beaten out by teammate JuJu Smith-Schuster (235 DYAR), he also produced less than half of top receiver Tyler Lockett’s total of 464 and came in behind second-tier names including Detroit’s Kenny Golladay (250) and Green Bay’s Davante Adams (246.)(To read more, click the link in the headline above...) Custom Philadelphia Eagles Jerseys
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  • liny ha creado el nuevo tema » The Atlanta Falcons lost yet another starter to a en los foros.
    ending injury Monday.Yet a team with Super Bowl aspirations is hoping that safety Ricardo Allen's torn Achilles tendon won't derail their season."We will not play the role of the victim with injuries Youth Solomon Thomas Jersey , and we've got a locker room full of tough competitive guys, and I expect us to play well," coach Dan Quinn said Monday, a day after Allen injured his leg against the Saints.That's a hard sell before Sunday's game against the Bengals, given how important Allen is to the Falcons' injury-ravaged defense. Allen is the third Falcons defensive starter to go on injured reserve so far this season.The Falcons said they're not feeling sorry for themselves even though starting strong safety Keanu Neal was lost for the season with a knee injury in the first game at Philadelphia. Middle linebacker Deion Jones suffered a foot injury that will keep him out at least eight games. Atlanta also has lost starting left guard Andy Levitre to a season-ending arm injury."This is the life we live," defensive tackle Grady Jarrett said. "You can't sit there and worry over it."Allen, a fourth-year veteran from Purdue, is respected for his ability to coordinate the defense on the field.He was carted off the field late in Sunday's 43-37 overtime loss to the Saints, and the Falcons (1-2) have little depth at the position heading into Sunday's game against the Bengals (2-1).Second-year pro Damontae Kazee White Alfred Morris Jersey , a cornerback in college at San Diego State, moved into the lineup after Neal was lost.That bumped the 5-foot-9, 186-pound Allen — a cornerback in college — to strong safety, where he was expected to play a lot of run defense.Jordan Richards, a former second-round pick by the Patriots acquired by a trade days before the season, jumped into the strong safety position upon Allen's injury."It's big. Just got to pray for him," Falcons cornerback Desmond Trufant said. "Big part of the D. Everybody knows what he brings, but other people got to step up."The Falcons have just one other safety on the roster, having signed Keith Tandy a couple of weeks ago. He was inactive for Sunday's game against the Saints.Quinn said that reserve linebacker Kemal Ishmael http://www.authenticssanfrancisco49ers.c...kyle-juszczyk-jersey , a former safety whose primary role has been to play special teams, will be a consideration, and third-year nickel back Brian Poole, will practice at the safety spot.Allen is respected for his overall grasp of the defensive concepts of Quinn and coordinator Marquand Manuel and for his ability to communicate to teammates."That was one of Rico's strengths, just how smart he is, his understanding of what's going on before plays happen on their side and our side," Trufant said.Quinn said the Falcons will look to add another safety to the roster, but rebuffed the suggestion that the team might seek to acquire Seahawks safety Earl Thomas or sign free agent Eric Reid, another former Pro Bowler. The San Francisco 49ers and New York Giants square off in a little more than a week’s time on Monday Night Football. Both teams will coming into the game with plenty of rest. The Giants have a bye this week http://www.authenticssanfrancisco49ers.c...earl-mitchell-jersey , while the 49ers wrapped up their Week 9 on Thursday with a 34-3 win over the Oakland Raiders.Prior to Thursday’s game, the Westgate SuperBook released a lookahead line for the Week 10 49ers-Giants matchup. The lookahead line provides a glimpse at where sportsbooks are looking before they release official lines Sunday night. For 49ers-Giants, the Westgate installed the 49ers as two-point favorites.The official line might actually be delayed at some sportsbooks because of the 49ers quarterback situation. Nick Mullens had a dominant performance against the Raiders, and head coach Kyle Shanahan has not announced his decision on who will start in Week 10. Shanahan said on Friday that he would wait to announce the starter after the team returned from four days off, so we likely won’t know the answer until Tuesday. Ian Rapoport reported Sunday morning that it would be “major surprise” if it was not Mullens.When the line does open, if Mullens is starting, it will be interesting to see how far the line swings, and how gamblers perceive the 49ers versus an awful Giants squad.
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  • liny ha creado el nuevo tema » There isn’t much to say about Nick Mullens’ stunni en los foros.
    and glorious debut Thursday night against the Raiders in the final Battle of the Bay (worth clicking if only for the photo) that you don’t already know. You’ve watched the impressive highlights. You’ve seen the eye-popping stats. You’ve read the glowing accounts and analysis. You’ve heard his teammates rave about his work ethic. You’ve listened to the postgame Brett Favre call. You know he was verified on twitter mid-game (even if he already had a fan account).You don’t need me to tell you Mullens owned the Raiders -- but just in case Customized San Francisco 49ers Jerseys , I have reputable sources.No word on whether Mullens plans to go ahead with the planned move to Las Vegas now that he has taken control of the franchise. He did, however, give the embattled Jon Gruden a vote confidence.You don’t need me to tell you how endearing Mullens’ emotional post-game interview was.I will say that I don’t blame him for showing the emotion that he did there. I would also get choked up if I were in that position -- talking to Erin Andrews, I mean.But one thing which I think has gone overlooked is the effect he had on the entire team’s performance. Many people will say Thursday night’s beatdown had more to do with playing against the lowly Raiders than anything else. And I can’t argue that with “logic” or “reason” or any kind of conventional weapons. But dammit if I didn’t feel something different with Nick Mullens on the field. And it seemed like his 49er teammates felt it too.Suddenly, the mistakes -- dropped passes, silly penalties, and unforced errors -- dissipated. I don’t think C.J. Beathard caused false starts, bad snaps, and fumbles, so what happened to them?Suddenly, the much maligned defense had their best effort of the season by far, holding the Raiders scoreless after an opening drive field goal. Suddenly, they could not just rush the passer, but sack them -- over and over again. The Raiders line may not be very good, but they’re not atrocious, and they managed to keep the Colts from sacking Derek Carr four days earlier. So why did Cassius Marsh suddenly look like Khalil Mack with taekwondo training and better dance moves?Suddenly, the offense was explosive, jumping out to a big lead early on for the first time this year www.sanfrancisco49ersteamonline.com , behind big plays from their C Team -- Mullens, Raheem Mostert (pours out 40oz), and Richie James Jr.Suddenly, these were the bizarro Niners.Yes, I know the Raiders are a train-wreck led by a cartoon character who won’t stop making crazy statements. And sure, their defense is surrendering more yards per play than any unit in NFL history. But enough with the damn “facts,” this is about a feeling!Besides, the 49ers are no stranger to getting beat by bad teams. The 2-6 Cardinals wouldn’t have a win at all if it weren’t for the Niners. Throughout the winnable games against Arizona -- and even in the close losses to the Chargers and Packers, when Beathard played well -- there seemed to be something missing. And it goes beyond talent. The air was let out of the balloon when Jimmy Garoppolo got hurt, and while the effort has continued to be present -- a tribute to Kyle Shanahan -- the lack of energy on the team has been hard to miss. There appeared to be more spring in the 49ers collective step on Thursday night. Mullens’ play, attitude and very presence seemed to raise everyone’s game. I can’t say exactly why. Maybe his teammates wanted to rally around a guy they knew had worked his tail off to get this chance. Or maybe he did the little things we can’t see on the sideline, in the huddle, and between the lines to help them raise their game. You could see it in the little things -- like Matt Breida’s relentless second effort to convert a 3rd and 1 on the 49ers second drive to get a 1st and goal they would convert into their second touchdown.Hell, I even saw it in the comments section of this very site. We all had high hopes for 2018, and it’s been hard to maintain positive vibes once reality slapped us around. But as soon as the news broke that Mullens would start, something changed. A palpable sense of excitement grew. Maybe it was just the anticipation of the unknown. Maybe it was optimism borne out of Mullens’ impressive showing in the preseason. Or maybe, just maybe, there really is a little magic in Mullens. Sure he doesn’t have the strongest arm San Francisco 49ers T-Shirt , and he doesn’t have the physical stature you look for out of an NFL quarterback. But perhaps what they say is true: it’s not the meat, it’s the motion. In any case, you can’t argue with the results. Or the stats. Mullens put up such great numbers, it’s time to ask whether he is best QB to ever come out of Southern Mississippi. Here’s the tale of the tape:CAREER STATISTICSNick Mullens — Winning%: 1.000, Completion%: 72.7, TD%: 13.6, INT%: 0.0, Rating: 151.9Brett Favre — Winning%: .624, Completion%: 62.0, TD%: 5.0, INT%: 3.3, Rating: 86.0Looks like it’s time for Southern Miss to retire another jersey. And before any of you nerds in your mom’s basement tell me I’m working with too small a sample size to analyze, think again: Mullens and Favre have combined to play in 303 NFL games. That’s a huge sample.Speaking of premature quarterback comparisons...Stat of the weekCAREER RECORDNick Mullens: 1-0C.J. Beathard: 1-9This is not meant to slam Beathard, or belittle him in any way. He’s been put in a tough spot and hasn’t had much to work with. I’m not even saying Mullens is better than Beathard, or that he should be the backup to Jimmy G next year -- though it did appear Mullens is better able to get rid of the ball quickly and avoid taking the excessive punishment Beathard is prone to taking. What I am saying is it would be a crime if Mullens didn’t get a chance to repeat his prime time magic this Monday night against the Giants -- if only because in a lost season such as this, it benefits the Niners more to evaluate what they have in as many players as possible. I have to imagine Shanahan sees this, and expect he will make the decision official before long -- possibly even before you read this. Speaking of the Giants...Who’s got it better worse than us?That’s right — against all odds, this gag is still alive! There’s at least one team left that’s objectively worse off than the 49ers. And again San Francisco 49ers Hats , it’s their next opponent. Isn’t that convenient? The Giants not only have one less win than the 49ers, they’ve lost 21 of their last 25 games. And like the Raiders, they are awash in dysfunction. Sure, they have one of the most exciting -- and distracting -- receivers in the game in Odell Beckham Jr. And yes, this year they drafted one of the most dynamic young running backs to enter the league in years in Saquon Barkley. Not to mention, last year they added a very promising young tight end in Evan Engram -- though he has regressed thus far this season.So, who’s in charge of getting all those playmakers the ball? This guy:Despite all the talk of regression and old age eating into Manning’s talent, Eli is basically who he’s always been. He’s pretty much the same guy who won Super Bowls, and who people like me thought would never win Super Bowls -- talented, but shockingly inconsistent, capable of great plays, and prone to jaw-dropping mistakes.Don’t believe me? Look at the stats. Eli’s QB rating this year: 90.9. For his career: 83.8. His last two full seasons: 86.0 and 80.4, which averages out to 83 and change -- right at his career average. His TD percentage is down, but so is his INT percentage. Still don’t believe me that Eli is who’s he’s always been? Check this out:Still, it’s time to move on. Manning’s performance is slipping -- even if not by the degree most seem to think -- and it’s time to look to the future. Which is why many are saying drafting Barkley instead of a potential franchise QB was a mistake.So who did the Giants bring in to manage this largely unmanageable situation, and steer this sinking ship to shore? The... uh, experienced Pat Shurmur. It has not gone well. First, Shurmur’s choices regarding how to use his old and immobile QB came under fire.Then San Francisco 49ers Hoodie , after starting 1-5, questions began to be raised about whether Eli was still the man to lead this team in the present.On October 23, heading into their Week 8 game vs. Washington before the Giants bye week, Shurmur stood by his struggling 37-year old quarterback. Six days later, after a loss to Washington in which they scored all of 13 points, Shurmur wouldn’t commit to starting Manning at QB against 49ers, saying, “Well see.” This raised the possibility he might elevate rookie Kyle Lauletta out of Richmond, who hadn’t dressed for a game all season. Shurmur said as recently as a week before the game that Lauletta had been getting practice reps during the Giants bye week.The very next morning, Lauletta was arrested for nearly running over a police officer -- but not just that:That is a lot of stuff to do wrong at one time. But hey, everybody has a bad day once in a while. I’m sure it was an isolated incident. Or not. Maybe from now on, we should spell his name LOL-etta.Still, some Giants fans feel this development is a little too convenient (NSFW) and are wondering if the police might have have a vendetta for Lauletta (hey, that rhymes!). But what would the police possibly have to gain by arresting him?Hmmm. He does have a motive. And before you call this theory ridiculous, you should know that multiple reports have confirmed it.Giants players reported Lauletta missed practice later that day, despite Shurmur claiming all players were present. So it seems like maybe we shouldn’t pay that much attention to what Shurmur says. But he’s still the man in charge, and he’s reportedly fuming over the incident, which seems to end any chance Lauletta gets his first NFL start against the Niners. That’s a shame Customized San Francisco 49ers Jerseys , because I love the idea of Nick Mullens being the seasoned veteran in this matchup.In any case, the entire situation is ridiculous, embarrassing and melodramatic -- or, in other words, very New York Giants!Matt Breida nominated for Fedex Ground Player of the Week OK. first, let me put this here, because this never gets old: Now, because of that play, Matt Breida is nominated for the Fedex Ground Player of the Week. Breida currently leads the league in rushing yards with 184 yards. A good portion of that came from the (awesome) 66-yard play above that we are going to drop in any post where it is relevant, which rounds out to 80 percent of the posts here at Niners Nation (fun fact: watch Mike McGlinchey’s dance once Breida strolls into the endzone). The rest has been because of his shifty and quick movements. He’s nominated which means you can still go vote for him. Given his competition, Breida has a chance at winning. You’ve got Tevin Coleman, but his run resulted in a fumble and no touchdown. Phillip Lindsay’s run was pretty cool, but again, no touchdown. Only one player in these nominees toted the rock 66 yards for the score. That’s Matt “The Cheetah” Breida.Go vote for him here.
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  • liny ha creado el nuevo tema » Call Odell Beckham Jr. the eternal optimist en los foros.
    .When the New York Giants' flashy wide receiver was asked Friday what he hoped his 1-7 team would do for the remainder of the season http://www.newyorkgiantsteamonline.com/b.j.-goodson-jersey , Beckham didn't pull any punches."I think the goal is to win eight games, go 9-7 and go to the playoffs," Beckham said.Even though no NFL team has ever pulled off such a comeback?"It's not an easy task," Beckham added. "But that's the goal. We want to win every game and I want to do everything I can to help that. The Giants have been there before, gone 9-7 and got into the playoffs. Anything is possible. It's not impossible to win eight games. It wasn't impossible to lose seven. Anything can happen."Beckham remained upbeat as his team prepared to face the San Francisco 49ers in Santa Clara, California on Monday night. He was certain his team is ready to turn it around, albeit in miraculous fashion 鈥?provided the Giants do a better job of scoring touchdowns."We've lost a lot of close games that we just didn't pull through," Beckham said. "We know what situations we're in when we are in those close games. We just haven't found a way to pull them through. It's easy to sit up here and be like we want to win eight games knowing that it's very tough to do. You just got to pull it all together now."I know we're not in a very good situation, but you just got to make the most out of that."Beckham signed a five-year, $95 million contract, with approximately $65 million guaranteed, during training camp in August, so he's the new face of the franchise moving forward. He was asked if he felt he had any pressure to be the one who kick-starts the offense."Not any more than I ever have," said Beckham, who has caught 61 passes for 785 yards and two touchdowns this season. "Hopefully I can start catching some of these things and start taking them to the crib, making bigger plays. I put more on myself. Whatever happens is what's going to happen http://www.authenticsnewyorkgiants.com/c...aldrick-rosas-jersey , but I know that my mentality is not going to be to quit. I'm not going to be out there not trying to go hard every play. Any chance that I get, that's just always how I'm going to be."Beckham was also asked if the Giants could eliminate some problems in scoring touchdowns once they get inside the opponent's 20-yard line."I think that any chance I get, and all of us get a chance to take something to the house, it's time to go," he said. "There's no more holding back, playing it safe, or waiting for the next play, because you don't know if you're going to have a next play, and that's just the mentality we have to take. Any chance I get now, and I catch one of these slants, there's no motion wasted. It's just got to be somebody has got to come catch me. You trust your training, you trust your speed 鈥?somebody has got to come catch me. I'm trying as much as I can to make these plays, explosive plays, and we all need to do that."Fellow wideout Sterling Shepard also recognizes his team's struggles in the red zone."Explosive plays are always good themselves, but if you can take them all the way, then that obviously is better for the team http://www.authenticsnewyorkgiants.com/c...noris-jenkins-jersey ," said Shepard, who has 40 receptions for 542 yards and two touchdowns. "You just take them as they come and some of them will pop, some of them won't, but an explosive play all around is good for the team. I think it's we're just not being assignment sound. I feel like one guy is always off or two guys off when we get into the red zone, and that can kill your chances of scoring."Beckham Jr. is befuddled why the Giants aren't scoring more."Not to say that the opportunities haven't been there, but they've been limited," he noted.But Beckham feels the tide is about to turn for him personally."I don't know, but towards the back end of the season, I feel like I do better," Beckham said. "As the season goes on, people's bodies start to break down. I really try to maintain and I really try to be better than I was in Week 1 or Week 10. I feel a lot stronger going in towards the back end of the season. I feel like I'm in the best shape of my life. Now, it's just time to do that."NOTES: Coming off a bye, the Giants had a full team at practice Friday. WR Jawill Davis (concussion), who had been out, returned to practice, so he will more than likely be the Giants' main return option on punts and kickoffs Monday. Starting LB Alec Ogletree (hamstring) returned to practice Color Rush Riley Dixon Jersey , as did OT Chad Wheeler (ankle). . Olivier Vernon said that there was no difference in preparing to face 49ers QB Nick Mullens, who will be making the second start of his pro career. "We have to disrupt him and make him feel uncomfortable," Vernon said. "There's not a whole lot of film to watch on him, so we just have to have the mindset to get after him and get him out of a comfort zone."Giants news 9/22: Pat Shurmur, Giants trying to focus on this week With his team 0-2, New York Giants coach Pat Shurmur has been reminding his team to focus on the task at hand — getting ready for the Houston Texans — and not worry about the outside noise.“I think the important thing is just go through the process,” Shurmur said on Friday. “The message today was to make today the best Friday and keep going, keep moving. We feel good about the plan we put in place, now we’ve just got to go out and execute it.”Secondary coach not worried about JackrabbitCornerback Janoris Jenkins has given up long pass plays in each of the Giants’ first two games. Defensive back coach Lou Anarumo isn’t fretting about Jenkins, though.“I think that if you ask him and would it be one or two things at the line of scrimmage that he could’ve done better and I think that’s what kind of got him in a bad spot. You saw last week he stumbled out of his break and then really in the Jacksonville game was just more of an alignment issue so we’ve talked about it with him and worked on it,” Anarumo said. “He’s a guy that has had great success in this league and is a very competitive guy. He doesn’t want to give up anything so we’ve been working hard on that and he has and I think it won’t be an issue going forward.”Tyke Tolbert: “We will find you the ball”For the wide receivers to help the struggling Giants’ offense, wide receiver coach Tyke Tolbert said Friday he tells his group that “it’s just a matter of doing your job.”Tolbert was asked if Odell Beckham Jr. was frustrated after Sunday’s game when he caught four passes in nine targets.“I think Odell realizes that every time you’re open, the ball is not going to come your way. Again, my stress to him is keep getting open, we will find you the ball,?” Tolbert said. “Sometimes Color Rush Landon Collins Jersey , it doesn’t always work out the way we want it to. Sometimes it may not work out, sometimes it may work out two or three times in a game, or you’ll have a huge game and a lot of touchdowns were scored, a lot of points, and win a lot of games; but at some point in time, it’s going to click for all of us on offense, and when it does, it’s going to be something special to watch.”Around the Inter-Google Sterling Shepard knew Baker Mayfield was primed for thisBaker Mayfield didn’t look like a rookie. He didn’t act like one, either, entering his first NFL regular season game and leading the Browns to their first...Tom Coughlin says hot seat could benefit Giants coach Pat Shurmur | Newsday“That was great,” Coughlin said on Friday night at the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Champions for Children Gala in Manhattan. “Every season after that we would get together and I’d say ‘Will you guys please print that I’m going to get fired? Because whenever you do that, we win a Super Bowl.’ You did it in ‘11, you did it in ‘07. Let’s get it out there again!”NY Giants co-captain Mike Thomas set for Houston homecomingNY Giants defensive back and special teams ace Mike Thomas is heading home to Houston with great perspective and responsibility as captain to leadInjured Olivier Vernon on rehab: 'This is just my path right now' | NewsdayAsked about his frustration at having been injured to start the season, he said, “That’s football. You’re always going to have ups and downs . . . Not everything is just going to be smooth.“There are going to be all different types of paths along the way. This is just my path right now. Just have to fix it and be all right.”
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    Giants vs. Jaguars: 5 questions Authentic Saquon Barkley Jersey , answers about Jacksonville We have been studying the Jacksonville Jaguars from a variety of angles this week. Today, let’s go right to the heart, right into Big Cat Country, for some information. Ryan O’Bleness answers our 5 questions about the Jaguars, whom the New York Giants face on Sunday.Ed: I will turn the tables with a question you asked me. What surprised you the most about how the Jaguars built their 53-man roster?Ryan: There weren’t a ton of surprises on the roster front, but I was happy to see Tre Herndon, an undrafted free agent out of Vanderbilt, make the squad. He was the only UDFA to make the initial 53-man roster and worked his tail off throughout training camp and the preseason. I was a little bit surprised to see tight end Ben Koyack -- who had the game winning touchdown reception in the playoff win against the Buffalo Bills -- get waived initially, but the Jaguars signed Austin Seferian-Jenkins and Niles Paul in the offseason. Koyack cleared waivers, however, so he will revert back to IR with some sort of undisclosed injury and have to miss the entire season. The Jags also chose to roll with only three running backs on the active roster, which is a little bit lighter than normal, but not all that shocking. Ed: Heading into Week 1, any injuries with Jacksonville that are concerning?Ryan: The Jaguars lost No. 1 wide receiver Marqise Lee (torn ACL) for the season during a preseason tilt with the Atlanta Falcons. This is the second season in a row that the top receiver (Allen Robinson in 2017) has gone down before the first quarter of the first regular season. game has even finished. I guess the silver lining there is that Jacksonville is a run-first team, and has other capable receivers on the roster. Outside of Lee -- knock on wood -- the Jags have been unusually lucky with injuries. The same injury luck was true last season, which helped Jacksonville achieve the success it had. The only notable injury on the active roster is with starting center Brandon Linder who suffered a knee injury in Week 2 of the preseason. With that said http://www.newyorkgiantsteamonline.com/saquon-barkley-jersey , Linder participated in practice on Monday and I expect that to continue throughout the week, so he should be good to go on Sunday. Ed: How do you see the Jalen Ramsey-Odell Beckham matchup playing out?Ryan: I’m really looking forward to seeing how this plays out. Odell Beckham is probably a top-three wide receiver in the league, while Jalen Ramsey is a surefire top-three cornerback, and possibly the best in the league at his position. I’m sure both players are going to make plays, but I also imagine the jawing between the two will be pretty intense. I think it will come down to which one can phase out the other one’s trash talk and just play their game. If I had to guess, I would say Ramsey gets the better of Beckham, and by that I mean limits his damage to something like three or four catches with zero touchdowns. Wouldn’t be surprised either way, though.4. If you could take ONE player not named Beckham off the Giants roster and put him in the Jacksonville lineup who would it be? Why?Ryan: Interesting question. I’ve always been a fan of Landon Collins, but the Jaguars are pretty set at both safety positions. A part of me also wanted the Jags to draft Will Hernandez early on in the process, but the Jags signed All-Pro Andrew Norwell at left guard in free agency, and A.J. Cann has looked much improved at right guard this preseason. So then, if I can’t have Beckham, I would take Sterling Shepard and see if he could give the Jaguars’ wide receiver corps a boost with Lee out for the year. I do like the young and talented players Jacksonville has there, but they are mostly unproven at this point and I would think Shepard could provide some stability. Ed: Are you a believer in Blake Bortles? I’m sure there are many who still wonder if the Jaguars can win big with him at quarterback.Ryan: I am, to a degree, a Bortles believer. With the caveat that I understand what Bortles is and I don’t have crazy expectations. The Jaguars want to play smash-mouth football and run the ball down your throat. The ball is often being taken out of Bortles’ hands http://www.newyorkgiantsteamonline.com/patrick-omameh-jersey , but you also have to deal with opposing teams putting eight men in the box at a higher rate than normal and will need to count on Blake to make plays sometimes. With all of that in mind, this team can win with Bortles, and that was proven last year. Bortles had a very nice playoff run last season, and has looked poised, confident and in better command of the offense throughout training camp. Another underrated aspect of Bortles’ game is his ability to make plays with his feet. He has had both good and bad moments in the preseason games. His teammates trust him, though, as he was named a captain this week. He seems to be in line to have the best season of his career, but it has always been Bortles’ inconsistencies that have caused his biggest issues. If he is able to limit turnovers, make better decisions and make throws in tough situations, then this team will go very far. His play is pivotal.Giants practice report, 8/14: A Detroit writer’s takeaways from today’s workouts Hey, Giants fans! My name is Jeremy Reisman and I’m the managing editor over at Pride of Detroit, the SB Nation blog for the Detroit Lions. I’m here at the request of your glorious leader Ed Valentine to bring you personal observations from Tuesday’s joint practices between the Lions and Giants. While I’m sure many of you know the Giants a little better than I do, I think I’ll be able to put the Giants’ performance into context in a unique way, considering I know a lot about the players they’re going against. With that in mind, and a little guidance as to what may interest you http://www.newyorkgiantsteamonline.com/kareem-martin-jersey , here are some observations from Tuesday’s practice about the Giants, but from a Lions point of view.Slay vs. BeckhamLet’s be honest, you were going to skip to this section first, so I may as well lead with it. We’ve seen Odell Beckham Jr. and Darius Slay face off twice before, but both matchups underwhelmed. In the first, Slay left the game in the first half with an injury. In the second, Beckham was coming off an injury of his own and didn’t quite look like himself.Tuesday, both looked full speed, and I must admit, Beckham got the better of Slay. The 2017 Pro Bowl cornerback has looked unbeatable in all of training camp, but it’s clear he hasn’t been lined up against anyone the likes of Beckham. Odell wasn’t completely dominant, but he consistently had a step on Slay and Eli Manning was able to find him more often than not.Also, during individual drills Beckham roasted rookie undrafted free agent Chris Jones for a bomb, which isn’t a nice thing to do to a guy with no chance of making the team.Kyle Lauletta getting the rookie treatmentI heard y’all have a backup quarterback battle brewing, and nothing grabs more headlines than a backup QB battle.Well, on Tuesday http://www.newyorkgiantsteamonline.com/aldrick-rosas-jersey , it didn’t look like much of a battle. It’s not that Kyle Lauletta looked bad—he didn’t. It’s that the Giants barely gave him a shot. During one-one-one drills, Lauletta was busy checking down to running backs against linebackers, while Eli and Davis Webb were throwing bombs to the wide receivers vs. corners.And when it came to full 11-on-11 drills, I could count the amount of reps for Lauletta on two hands. Toward the end of practice, each team (first, second, and third) got a single drive against the opposing defense. Lauletta didn’t even get a full drive. He split it with Alex Tanney.As for Webb, he had a very inconsistent day. He threw a couple deep dimes during the one-on-ones, but when it came to the full 11-on-11s, he looked much more uncomfortable. He sailed a handful of passes Tuesday, and when the Lions came with an A-gap blitz, you could see the panic in Webb, as he sailed a pass well over the receiver’s head and was nearly intercepted.It’s hard for me to give an honest review of Lauletta at this point in considering the very limited sample size, but it’s clear to me the Giants coaching staff isn’t ready to hand the fourth-round rookie too many responsibilities at this point.Saquon looks fineI’m no doctor, but I wouldn’t expect Saquon Barkley to miss any time once the regular season rolls around. Though he obviously didn’t practice on Tuesday, he did just about everything else the coaches would let him. He was even sporting pants and a helmet—missing only the shoulder pads.You can see above http://www.newyorkgiantsteamonline.com/will-hernandez-jersey , he went through the motions of position drills early in the day before taking the rest of practice off.Overall thoughtsWhile I’m not going to sit here and tell you Team A was better than Team B, I will say that the Giants were able to control the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball when the first teams were facing off. Jonathan Stewart seemed to slip through considerably-sized holes on a fairly regular basis. While that isn’t all that surprising from Detroit’s point of view—the Lions’ front seven is the team’s biggest weakness—it’s definitely good news for the Giants.When the Lions had the ball, the trenches were a little more evenly matched. Though the Lions running game continued to struggle, Matthew Stafford sat pretty comfortably in the pocket for much of the day. However, when it the second and third teams took the field, it was clear the Lions’ offensive line depth was no match for the Giants’ defensive line depth.However, the Lions’ skill position evened out the day. Marvin Jones Jr. and Kenny Golladay made some impressive catches over Eli Apple and Curtis Riley. Additionally, the Lions running backs—specifically Theo Riddick and rookie Kerryon Johnson—were giving Giants linebackers fits in the passing game. To be fair, those guys have been embarrassing Lions linebackers all camp, too.As for Eli Manning, I came away more impressed than not. He has a pretty clear command of the offense and looked decisive and comfortable the entire day. Perhaps it was just the juxtaposition next to Webb, but there was a certain command to the offense when Manning was in that made the Giants look efficient. The same can’t be said when Webb was i.However, Manning’s day ended with a poor read on a two-minute drill, leading to an interception by Lions safety Glover Quin. That’s the Eli Manning I know.If you want my Lions observations from Tuesday’s practice, head over to Pride of Detroit.Our thanks to Jeremy for the extra work he has done for us here. Hope you all appreciate it.
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    a better time to play the New York Giants.The NFC East-leading Redskins (4-2) have won two straight Authentic D.J. Swearinger Jersey , are coming off a big win over Dallas, and now face a team that's seen its management trade cornerback Eli Apple and defensive tackle Damon Harrison ?two starters ?for late-round draft picks in the week leading to Tuesday's NFL trading deadline.It's clearly a housecleaning as the Giants (1-6) struggle through a second straight dismal season.How the Giants react remains to be seen.The bottom line is the Redskins should be licking their chops heading into Sunday's game at MetLife Stadium. New York has lost four in a row and won four times in 23 games over the last two seasons.Washington left tackle Trent Williams is wary, insisting the so-called easy game might be a distraction."You're going through so much that football is your sanctuary," Williams said of the Giants. "Football is where you kind of go to let off frustration. We can go in there and look at them from an outside perspective and say, 'All right, they're going through a lot. They should easily lay down and let us win this game.'"In reality, no matter what they're going through, playing on Sunday can fix everything. When your building is on fire and you win, it kind of puts it off for a second."The Giants were adamant in saying they will show up Sunday."We're not throwing in the towel at all," said B.W. Webb Authentic Montae Nicholson Jersey , who will probably replace Apple. "That's disrespectful to us players. We don't go into any game thinking we are just going to throw it away. We fight every week for our families, our kids and each other. It's disrespectful when we hear that, that someone says we are tanking or something like that."Some things to watch on Sunday:ALL DAY, NOT EVERY DAYAdrian Peterson still is producing at age 33, with four games of at least 95 yards rushing, and 10th in the NFL with 438 yards despite dealing with shoulder and knee injuries. With a career total of 12,714 entering Sunday, the guy nicknamed "AD" 鈥?as in "All Day" 鈥?needs only 26 to surpass Tony Dorsett and move into ninth in league history.In a nod to Peterson's age and health, coach Jay Gruden is giving his starting running back Wednesdays off. "The crazy thing is, I don't like it. I'd rather be out there Womens Mason Foster Jersey , practicing with those guys. But (I'm) being smart: I've been around for a long time. I think I've paid my dues," Peterson said.TRADE AFTERMATHThe trades of Apple to the Saints and Harrison to the Lions create opportunities for Webb and tackle Dalvin Tomlinson. Webb has been the Giants' nickel back. He probably will start at cornerback, like he did when Apple missed a game in Houston with a groin injury. Coincidently, the Giants won. Tomlinson has been in the rotation at tackle. He probably will start with rookie B.J. Hill.With Harrison gone, the Skins are sure to test them with Peterson.WATCHING SAQUONJust like everyone else who watches football, Peterson has been impressed by Giants rookie RB Saquon Barkley. "From what I've seen so far, he shows some God-given ability. Great patience. His lower-body strength and balance is amazing. He flows," Peterson said. "I always sit back and watch young guys when they come in, and he's one of those guys that really excites me."O LINEThe Giants thought they solved their offensive line problems signing left tackle Nate Solder and guard Pat Omameh as free agents and drafting guard Will Hernandez in the second round. Despite having Barkley in the backfield, the Giants rank 30th in rushing and Eli Manning has been sacked 24 times. Solder and Hernandez have struggled on the left side the past two weeks. Expect the Redskins to probe there.Giants coach Pat Shurmur expects to use the same combination as last week Womens Jamison Crowder Jersey , with Spencer Pulley starting at center and John Greco at right guard. Chad Wheeler is the right tackle.ALABAMA WALLSafety D.J. Swearinger has nicknamed defensive linemen Jonathan Allen and Daron Payne "the Alabama Wall," and that duo 鈥?first-round draft picks the past two years after starring for the Crimson Tide 鈥?is a big part of Washington's sudden ability to stop the run. The Redskins are giving up 87.3 yards on the ground each game, third in the NFL.One key: Washington is one of two clubs (Minnesota is the other) not to allow a 20-yard run this season. Last season, Washington owned the worst run defense in the NFL, allowing 134.1 yards per game.AP Pro Football Writer Howard Fendrich contributed to this report. As Washington scrambles to beef up a quarterback depth chart that will be headlined by Colt McCoy for as long as he’s healthy enough to play, many are wondering whether Washington will consider Colin Kaepernick.They won’t be.Per a league source, Kaepernick hasn’t received an invitation to the Gong Show tryout that reportedly will happen on Monday, with EJ Manuel, T.J. Yates, and Mark Sanchez among the candidates identified by Adam Schefter of ESPN.Another source tells PFT that team president Bruce Allen previously has made clear within the organization his position that Kaepernick won’t be signed by Washington www.redskinsfootballauthentics.com , ever. Allen is a political conservative, which would make Kaepernick and his habit of protesting during the national anthem something that Allen wouldn’t be inclined to embrace, ever.So even though Washington quarterbacks coach Kevin O’Connell served on the last coaching staff in San Francisco that had Kaepernick on the roster, Kaepernick won’t be on the Washington roster, barring a dramatic change of heart by Allen — or a direct order from owner Daniel Snyder that having someone who possibly could help push a 6-4 start toward a finish atop the division outweighs all non-football considerations. Custom New York Giants Jerseys
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