Month: January 2018

Mara said the owners expect more of the same from the White House.

Trump was on Twitter Wednesday morning to assail the league’s inaction on the issue, writing: The NFL has decided that it will not force players to stand Jaromir Jagr Youth jersey for the playing of our National Anthem. Total disrespect for our great country!
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I don’t have any reaction to that, Mara said. We’re all aware that that’s going to continue. We just can’t allow ourselves to get baited by that. We’re going to do what we think is best.

The best players acquired in that draft include three-time Pro Bowl cornerback Antoine Bethea (207th overall), left tackle Charlie Johnson (199th) and running back Joseph Addai (30th) 锟斤拷 three key contributors to the Super Bowl-winning team from that same season.

Indianapolis has done so well over the past two decades there is little reason to expect them to not do it again. In fact, the Colts are expected to walk away from the 2017 draft with the fourth-highest expected value over the next five years, behind only the Cleveland Browns, San Francisco 49ers and Tennessee Titans.

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The Panthers drafted Christian McCaffrey eighth overall as much for his receiving ability as his running ability, and they have attempted 90 passes to him, tying Devin Funchess as Cam Newton’s most frequent target. The Chiefs’ Kareem Hunt, despite slowing after a monstrous start to the year, has caught 39 balls for 367 yards. Dalvin Cook caught five passes for 72 yards in a game before being injured for the season. Cohen, the player Payton bypassed for Kamara, has been a key cog in Chicago’s passing game.

He lines up primarily on the right side of the defensive line, giving Redskins backup left tackle T.J. Clemmings 锟斤拷 who surrendered a sack, hit and three hurries against Seattle 锟斤拷 and backup left guard Arie Kouandjio one of their most difficult matchups of the season.

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Hall, Guy lead No. 2 Virginia past No. 18 Clemson, 61-36

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Virginia’s players were all smiles after the No. 2 Cavaliers’ 61-36 victory over No. 18 Clemson, but for reasons generally considered uncommon among college basketball players.
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It was the Cavaliers’ smothering defense, which fueled a 22-2 run and limited the Tigers to 13 second-half points, that had them grinning.

We’ve still got our defense, we’ve got our rebounding on some nights and then we also have our offense, guard Grayson Allen said. So on any given night, everything has to be there. Rebounding and offense wasn’t there … but our defense was, and that’s got to be consistent.

Wendell Carter Jr. had 23 points and 12 rebounds and Marvin Bagley III had 16 points and 11 rebounds for the Blue Devils (18-2, 6-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), who built a 20-point lead with their defense and kept Wake Forest at arm’s length the rest of the way.
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The 21 turnovers forced — 15 in the first half — matched a season high for Duke, which turned them into 34 points while also holding the Demon Deacons to 5-for-20 shooting from 3-point range.

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Arians announced his retirement earlier this month, as did quarterback Carson Palmer, leaving the Cardinals with a void at quarterback. Arians said the Cardinals tried to find an heir apparent for Palmer, but it just never worked out.

We tried it with Logan (Thomas). I thought Blaine (Gabbert) was going to be the guy, and I still think Blaine is going to be a player. He’s got so much talent, Arians said. Like last year, we loved Patrick Mahomes (of Texas Tech) and we loved Deshaun Watson (of Clemson). We thought we were going to get one of them, and all of a sudden, boop, somebody trades right in front of you. That’s the hardest thing in the draft: What are we going to give up to go up two spots? And he’s (probably) going fall to you anyways? That’s the beauty of the draft.

NFL looking into whether Raiders violated Rooney Rule

The NFL is looking into whether the Oakland Raiders violated the Rooney Rule during their hiring of Jon Gruden as head coach, a league spokesman confirmed to NFL Network’s Steve Wyche.

Last week, the FPA had no problem with how the Raiders handled it, but then Davis’ words came back to adjust the timeline, Wyche said. They want to make sure the Raiders complied … and that the interview process was parallel, meaning: If Mark Davis spent five hours talking to Jon Gruden, did he spend that much time talking to other candidates? Or was it just a sham or lip service-type of interview just to meet this qualification?

The league and the Fritz Pollard Alliance wants to make sure that the Rooney Rule is exercised in good spirit at all times.

Davis fired coach Jack Del Rio after the Raiders’ Dec. 31 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers. Davis told reporters he would have retained Del Rio if Gruden wasn’t available, adding that he had been pursuing the former Monday Night Football color commentator for six years.

If the NFL finds the Raiders violated the Rooney Rule, they could face a fine from the league, Wyche reported.

As long as I’m going fast and making plays, they’re going to forget how many hands I have, he said.

Griffin, the twin brother of Seattle Seahawks CB Shaquill Griffin, lost his left hand to an amputation at age 4, necessitated by a pre-natal condition known as Amniotic Band Syndrome. His journey from the youth leagues to college star, and the role his twin brother played in it, made him one of college football’s most inspiring stories the last two years.

The only thing I can do is play hard and see if I can change some guys minds, he added.

Senior Bowl executive director Phil Savage said he believes Griffin’s floor as a draft prospect — a worst-case, baseline pro expectation — is as an outstanding special teams player. He said Monday night that he intends to show NFL teams the versatility to play almost anywhere in Senior Bowl practices this week, as a pass rusher, off-the-ball linebacker, or defensive back. He was a pass-rushing linebacker at UCF, but is undersized for that role in the NFL.patriots_152_ea5b39131c8d5aba-180x180

Brees told The Advocate about how he admires Thomas’willingness to learn.

Watching the tape from that game showed the Jaguars played Ramsey some on him in press- and off-man coverage, while Bouye did the same. They also used Colvin on him when lined up in the slot and they played a lot of Cover-3 zone, a big part of their defense.
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The first play of the game was what corners dream about: It was Ramsey playing up in press-man against Brown, those two on an island, a yard of green grass separating them.
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It was exactly what I wanted, but not the outcome I wanted, Authentic Kevin White Jersey Ramsey said. The first play of the game against the best receiver in the league, me trying to cement myself in this game. I wanted that matchup. He won that one, but I won my fair share as well.

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The Jaguars held the Bills to three points last week in their 10-3 Wild-Card victory to get to this spot. With the offense struggling, they had to play that type of game. It’s hard to imagine they will limit the Steelers offense in that same fashion, even if they dominated them in Week Five.

The Jaguars have had trouble at times with a few things on defense. Among them are their run fits, which is why they are ranked 26th in rush yards per attempt. They have also had busts at times in the secondary that have led to big plays.

No there’s not (anything flashy about Thomas’game), Brees told ESPN in mid-December. But, man, there’s consistency and there’s dependability, and there’s a lot to be said for that.

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The Jaguars will need Bortles to be more than that.

Blake Bortles is a great leader on an off the field, Jaguars linebacker Carroll Phillips said. I know the offensive guys for this playoff game are going to dig deep and get something cooked up. Blake is our game manager.
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We’ve got to make more plays for him, Jaguars running back T.J. Yeldon said. We moved the ball but we didn’t put points on the board. We’ve got to get the running game going like it has been and that will make it easier for all of us. Blake is one of our leaders. He’s trying to make plays. No matter what people say, he fights for us.

The Jaguars own the league’s top-ranked rushing offense, but it was snuffed by the Titans.
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The Titans defense put the game on Bortles and his receivers had their share of drops. His linemen produced their share of blocking whiffs. And Bortles made his share of miscues, finishing with 158 passing yards and two interceptions.

He had the ball trailing by five points for a drive that began at the Jacksonville 34 with 9:19 left and another that began at the Jacksonville 32 with 5:01 left. But both opportunities to go win it ended in punts. After that, Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota produced a stiff-arm run for 13 yards Devan Dubnyk Womens Jersey on a third-down quarterback scramble that helped ice the game for Tennessee.

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Gronkowski was wobbly as he got to his feet but walked to the locker room under his own power. He remained there and was officially ruled out at the start of the fourth quarter.

Church was penalized for unnecessary roughness, as his helmet made contact with Gronkowski’s, although Church initially appeared to be leading with his shoulder.

If you go low, you’re a dirty player. If you go high, it’s unsportsmanlike conduct. It’s tough, Church said following the game.

When reporters entered the locker room after the game, Gronkowski was not present.

He had been part of the Patriots’ first 26 offensive snaps of the game. No. 2 tight end Dwayne Allen stepped into his role at the end of the second quarter.

Quarterback Tom Brady credited offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels with making adjustments after Gronkowski went out.

Rookie offensive lineman Laremy Tunsil was a surprising omission from the Dolphins’starting lineup yesterday

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While the season ended poorly, there were still plenty of positives from Kansas City’s 2017.

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The Eagles will host the NFC Championship on Sunday, Jan. 21 with kickoff set for 6:40 p.m. ET. At 3:05 p.m. that day, the Patriots will host the winner of Jaguars vs. Steelers in the AFC Championship.

In addition to the modern-era finalists, the Hall of Fame has two senior nominees and a contributor on the final ballot.

The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced its final ballot for the 2018 class, which features a unique mix of old-time veterans and modern-day stars becoming eligible for the first time. A handful of the 2000s’ biggest stars are looking to get their gold jacket this year.

This year’s senior representatives are Robert Brazile and Jerry Kramer, with Bobby Beathard in the contributor category.

The Hall of Fame 2018 class will officially be announced on Feb. 3 at the NFL Honors show, the night before the Super Bowl. The enshrinement ceremony will take place in early August in Canton.

“I just want to try to make it a better world for everybody, but definitely for my daughters,” he says. “We’re just trying to get our girls to see that they hold all the power in their hands and they can do whatever they want to do in life. I think it is important that our females see Hillary Clinton running for president; that’s the first time anyone has seen that. We just want to show them keep dreaming and if you want to be an astronaut, you can be an astronaut. DoctorYou can be a doctor.”

The Steelers hired Mike Tomlin in 2007, although Rooney said he wasn’t interviewed to comply with the league’s policy as the team already interviewed future Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera.

What happens if a team doesn’t follow the Rooney Rule? Whenever a team makes a quick hire, there is typically concern that the franchise didn’t properly follow the rules. Those concerns were raised in 2018 when the Oakland Raiders scooped up Jon Gruden, though it was reported that the team did interview a minority candidate.

In 2003, shortly after the rule was put in place, the Lions fired Marty Mornhinweg and immediately hired Steve Mariucci without interviewing other candidates. It cost the team a $200,000 fine.

But I’ll repeat something that one owner told me before the last New York meetings 13 days ago: Goodell has so few friends on the player side—he has a cold relationship with union chief DeMaurice Smith—and he’s feeling the cold shoulder from more and more owners that he doesn’t have the chips to call in to make tough deals right now. And certainly not something as important to an increasing group of players and owners as the anthem issue.wings_1033

He gets that number attached to him, but everybody’s involved.

Mularkey said he doesn’t anticipate any changes to his coaching staff, unless 80-year-old defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau decides to retire. Mularkey, who has gone 20-21 in two-plus seasons as the Titans coach, defended the play calling of offensive coordinator Terry Robiskie despite a slip from having the NFL’s 11th-ranked offense in 2016 to 23rd this season.
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I think Terry did a very good job, a very good job, Mularkey said Sunday. Being a play-caller, that’s not Captain Munnerlyn Jersey easy. I thought he did a very good job.

On this subject Brey brings up Adrian Dantley, another D.C.-born 6’5 Notre Dame forward who went on to a Hall of Fame career with the Jazz and Pistons in the 1980s. Humphrey, a 6’8 former Irish forward who was drafted with the No. 19 pick in 2002, counsels Colson by citing his own career, during which he struggled while overemphasizing his outside game. I tell him all the time: Don’t change who you are, Humphrey says. Keep playing the way you’ve played and you’ll end up in the right situation.

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Ex-Cardinals coach Bruce Arians was quick to jumpstart rumors about Saban coaching the Giants Tuesday on The Herd with Colin Cowherd.

It wouldn’t surprise me, Arians said. There’s a job he covets, and it just happens to be open. But he’s got a dynasty right now, [and] another dynamite recruiting class. Why he would do it? I don’t know, but it would not shock me if he did.

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According to New York Post, there is no merit to Arians’ rumors. Post sources say Saban isn’t interested in the Giants head coaching job. And why would Saban leave Alabama, which is paying him $11.1 million this season and has the 66-year-old coach under contact through 2025, according to USA Today Sports.

Saban won his sixth title Monday, tying fellow Alabama great Bear Bryant for the most career championships. Saban owns a 132-20 record in 11 seasons with the Crimson Tide. He’s got another stellar recruiting class on the way. Life is too good for Saban to leave Tuscaloosa.

The Falcons are scoring 12.5 points per game less than last year.

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There are fewer surefire pros than usual on this year’s Kansas team, but all three of these guys are certainly on radars. Vick’s play has been strong and I’ve been a fan of his game since high school. People are paying attention and it’s definitely possible he makes the cut for our next Big Board. He’s productive in several areas and has done well having to play essentially as a forward in a guard-heavy rotation. It’s worth mentioning that Vick’s domestic assault situation that dates back to 2015 will lead teams to do heavy background work.

It’s hard not to notice that Mykhailiuk has been playing the best ball of his career, and while he’s a senior, he’s still just 20 years old. He looked overwhelmed at last year’s draft combine, tested and measured poorly and will have to really shoot the lights out to make it at Joe Maddon Womens Jersey the next level. I’ve never been especially high on him, but I’d venture he’ll have another chance to prove himself. As for Azubuike, he moves well for a (very) big guy, but there’s just not much to his game at this stage beyond being enormous.

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While the Cowboys (8-6) got a controversial fourth-down measurement in their favor to help them drive for the tiebreaking field goal in a 20-17 victory, the Raiders (6-8) blew their final possession when a near game-winning rushing touchdown by Carr turned into a fumble out of bounds through the end zone for a game-losing touchback.

Predictably, just as NFL fans and observers couldn’t believe that a game-winning TD catch by Steelers tight end Jesse James was neither a TD nor a catch against the Patriots a few hours earlier, the touchback rule got lambasted again in a high-profile prime-time game.

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