Will the Colts be able to win even one Super Bowl with Andrew Luck?

Andrew Luck appeared destined to surpass Peyton Manning’s individual and team accomplishments not long after he took his first snap as the Indianapolis Colts’ franchise quarterback in 2012.

Luck led the Colts to 11 victories while throwing for an Dainius Zubrus Authentic Jersey NFL-record 4,374 yards that season. But it wasn’t all about the quarterback for them. The Colts had a vision that was bigger than simply Luck.

Owner Jim Irsay talked about wanting to surround Luck with a complete team. He didn’t want one that put up “Star Wars” type offensive numbers like they did during Manning’s 13-year career with the franchise only to end up not having a lot to show for it in terms of Super Bowl titles.

The Colts thought they had only a brief hiccup when they missed the playoffs in 2015 after they reached the AFC Championship Game in 2014. They were supposed to get back on track with a healthy Luck in the lineup this season, but that has been far from the case.

But logging a whopping 3,681 minutes over the course of 80 games and hoisting 2,106 shots from the field — without the benefit of a 3-point line to pad his scoring totals and spare him some of that painful contact — definitely “took a toll on me” in the words of a 6-foot-1 guard who played at a mere 150 pounds.

“You pay for that, too,” Archibald said.

Not that he has similar fears for Harden or Westbrook.

“These guys are bigger and stronger than me,” Tiny said. “And Damon Severson Authentic Jersey the technology is different. The medical technology is different. Bernard King, who tore up his knee, he would be back quicker nowadays. He wouldn’t have to wait a year and a half or two years to come back. Everything is much better and I think that’s why guys last longer. These guys are equipped with a different century than we were.”

It’s an era he’s happy to take in as a fan like the rest of us, gasping at the audacious way Westbrook can finish a game with his left hand. Or wondering if Harden can really continue to be the first player this league has ever seen to generate in excess of 60 points a night with his scoring and passing in D’Antoni’s most free-flowing offense yet.

Bryant likes to think “good guys finish first.” Next comes marriage

At the plate he just keeps improving. The power numbers were great, of course, but perhaps his best statistic of 2016 was his strikeout-to-walk ratio. It’s down to 2-to-1 after Bryant struck out a league-leading 199 times in 2015. And he’s not done — his goal is an even 1-to-1 split. This year he covered more of the plate than in his rookie season. According to ESPN Stats & Information, Bryant hit .217 and slugged .330 on outside pitches in 2015. Those numbers jumped to .289 and .474 this past season. This is what Bryant does: He sees a weakness and attacks it.

“I’ll continue to work harder than I have ever before to sustain that,” he said.

Bryant’s greatest asset, however, might be his demeanor. He takes every failure as a challenge and nothing seems to get him down. That extends off the field, where he possesses an MVP attitude.

The Diamondbacks announced the entire coaching staff Thursday. The newcomers are Tony Perezchica as third-base coach and a pair of ex-Diamondbacks — Mike Fetters as bullpen coach and Robby Hammock as quality control and catching coach.

“A well-deserved honor for a player that puts his name in the MVP conversation year in and year out,” Angels manager Mike Scioscia said of Trout in a release. “Mike is the consummate team player and deserves every accolade he receives on the field just as he should off of it for the person he is.”

Odds are Bryant will have more years like 2016, as he and the young Cubs are just getting started. The win cemented an unprecedented four-year run for the 24-year-old. No other player besides Bryant has won the award for best amateur (University of San Diego, 2013), top Minor League Player of the Year (2014), Rookie of the Year and now MVP. In fact, none of the other five players to win three of those awards did so in consecutive seasons. Bryant accomplished the feat in four straight years.

“To hear that, see it, it’s Danielle Hunter Authentic Womens Jersey amazing,” Bryant said. “To even know I’m the first to do that is very humbling and I’m so grateful. I don’t know if that will ever set in.”

Kris Bryant earned 29 of 30 first-place votes in winning the NL MVP award.

Bryant’s ability to adjust quickly when struggles arise means he never slumps for long. He has dominated at every level, including the Arizona Fall Emmanuel Lamur Authentic Womens Jersey League, where he won MVP honors shortly after being drafted. His trophy room is filling up.

“It’s all downhill from here,” Bryant joked.

Bobby Johnson with Bill Parcells at the 25th anniversary celebration of the New York Giants’ Super Bowl XXI win

On Oct. 16, Johnson was invited to MetLife Stadium to attend the Giants’ Week 6 game against the Ravens, joining 74 other Giants alumni being honored in a pregame ceremony. But before the ceremony began, Johnson was approached by Giants personnel.

“He’s Robert Quinn,” Barron said. “He’s Eric Wood Authentic Jersey doing what he always does. To see him back, after his situation, it’s good.”

“Thirty years ago, my dad presented you with a Super Bowl ring,” Mara told Johnson. “Through the efforts of some very good people, we were able to recover your ring after all these years. We want to present it to you today.”

Johnson was stunned. “I just couldn’t believe it. It was like a dream. It really was,” he said. “I just remember putting it on and crying. For Glenn Gronkowski Authentic Jersey five to 10 minutes, that’s all I remember.”

“She asked me, ‘Are you my son? I didn’t raise you like this. This is not you.'”

Johnson has been clean for 14 years. ESPN learned his story, and shared it before this season’s Giants-Vikings matchup in Week 4.

Within hours, a campaign to get Johnson’s ring back to him began.

Leading the charge was Lee Einsidler, a sports fan who was deeply moved by Johnson’s recovery and positive outlook.

Einsidler, who declined to be interviewed for this story, reached out to his close friend Bill Parcells with his idea. The two had bonded 10 years ago through a shared passion for horses in Saratoga, New York.

“Lee had seen the piece that ESPN had done on Bobby, on being homeless and selling his Super Bowl ring,” Parcells said. “Right after that aired, Lee called me and he said, ‘You know, Bill, we need to try and get this guy his ring back.’ And I said, ‘Well, Lee, I would like to assist you in doing that, if you would be gracious enough to let me.’ Which he was.”

Einsidler pursued the trail of Johnson’s Super Bowl ring to a memorabilia dealer’s collection on Long Island. From there, he and Parcells split the cost to purchase it.

“I felt like I failed with him in some respects,” Parcells said of that 1986 season. “I wasn’t able to keep him from going off the deep end, so to speak. We wound up having to trade him, and then football ended for him. Most of us thought that when we did hear about him, it wasn’t going to be that good of news.”

Parcells crossed paths with Johnson five years ago, when the 1986 team celebrated the 25th anniversary of its Super Bowl win.

“He was different,” Parcells said. “He was good. He came right up to me, he gave me a big hug, told me the dark days were over. You could just tell that things were a lot better for him.”

Former NFL coach Brian Billick articulated this argument

Unlike baseball, which is an individual sport at heart, football is the ultimate team game. Downgrading in one area –especially one as vital as the offensive line — could generate a dangerous domino effect. Robert Griffin III, who was signed after the Browns troubled quarterback Johnny Manziel, will likely see his performance suffer if he doesn’t have a competent offensive line in front of him.

Former NFL coach Brian Billick Benjamin Watson Youth Jersey articulated this argument in a January interview with ESPN’s Mike & Mike.

DeMarco Murray is long gone and Ryan Mathews may not be far behind him. Enter Elliott, a true building block for new head coach Doug Pederson. Elliott has the ability to be a workhorse back, but he helps a lot in the passing game thanks to his skill as a blocker and pass catcher. Elliott warrants a top 10 pick because he’s such a complete player with few flaws.

It’s true that current left tackle Donovan Smith showed flashes of talent as a rookie last season. But his projection coming out of Penn State was to be a right tackle. Stanley is arguably the draft’s best pass blocker and could push Smith to the right side. Having Stanley and Smith uses the same principles as the Titans having Tunsil and Taylor Lewan Brandon Williams Youth Jersey up front to block for a star second-year quarterback.

This is a hard choice to peg down. A strong argument can be made for a pass rusher, even with the signing of Olivier Vernon. Another cornerback, or possibly an offensive lineman, could be brought in. The choice for now, though, is Lawson. He’s a natural 4-3 pass rusher who could start in a rotation with Vernon and Jason Pierre-Paul.

Hargreaves may not have elite size for a cornerback, but he’s so smooth and pro-ready as a prospect. He was better in 2014 than 2015, so it makes you wonder if he was looking forward to the NFL. But at this point it doesn’t matter. His ability as an off man coverage corner is very good, and his technique is advanced.

Reed may not be my top defensive tackle in the draft — he’s third behind teammate A’Shawn Robinson and Sheldon Rankins – but he fits what New Orleans needs the most. Reed is a supreme run stopper and would open things up for the all the new Saints linebackers.

There is arguably no cornerback in the draft who has Alexander’s football intelligence. He’s a true student of the game and it shows in his ability on the field. Alexander can lock down smaller and quick receivers and knows how to neutralize bigger receivers as well.

Garrett Celek’s military interests stem from relationship with grandfather

As a kid growing up in Cincinnati, San Francisco 49ers tight end Garrett Celek often found himself wrapped up in stories. His favorite storyteller wasn’t the same as most children, though.

Instead of falling into the world of Dr. Seuss or Roald Dahl, Celek needed only to go see his grandfather. Joseph Zang was an infantryman in the United States Army who served in the Korean War and, in one of the wildest tales he shared with Celek, actually ended up serving in the military longer than the requirement for reasons out of his control.

Brady relayed this week how Belichick talked to the Jasper Brinkley Authentic Jersey Patriots about the Seahawks’ “it’s all about the ball” philosophy as it relates to creating turnovers. The Patriots have had solid bottom-line results in this area with just six giveaways on the season, which ties for the second fewest in the NFL. Meanwhile, the Seahawks have just eight takeaways, which are tied for the fourth fewest in the league.

Those numbers indicate that turnovers shouldn’t Jeff Locke Authentic Jersey be a problem for the Patriots, but the Seahawks’ scheme and their execution present a different type of challenge that will test the Patriots in this area.

As Belichick has said, there is no statistic that correlates more to wins than turnovers.

The Seahawks haven’t lost a game by more than 10 points in each of the past five seasons, which reflects a level of physical and mental toughness that has earned the respect of Bill Belichick & Co. The 2012 game between the teams was a gem, with Russell Wilson leading host Seattle to 14 points in the final 7:21 in a 24-23 Seahawks win. Similar to that game, this one should come down to the fourth quarter. PREDICTION: Patriots 23, Seahawks 16.

Asked if trying to organize the video gave him a new appreciation for what the team’s coaches go through each week, Miller added: “I said that from the get-go. They ask me ‘Von do you ever see yourself coaching?’ I’m like, you know what? I have a newfound appreciation for all of our coaches because it’s hard to get 27-year-olds and 25-year-olds to just listen. Listen to what we’re talking about this is important … Some guys it’s just hard.”

Billy Burns would be a great name for anyone

Here’s a simple reason to look forward to the A’s 2016: They have the best names. Most teams have one or two players on their rosters with really great names: The Giants have, the Yankees have and Didi Gregorious. But 2015, the A’s had who’d rank among the top 10 percent on a highly scientific ranking of all League monikers — and they added even more this offseason.

At least four new acquisitions prove Ahtyba Rubin Authentic Jersey that Oakland is trying not only to improve on the field, but also to monopolize the market on the sport’s best names. Let’s take a look. If the field of meteorology coalesced into a single human being, and that human being played professional baseball, he would be named Sonny Gray — the pitcher with the name for any forecast.

Billy Burns would be a great name for anyone. It has that delightful ee sound at the end of the first name, and the intimidating surname that wouldn’t be out of place professional wrestling. But when you consider Burns is also a player to make diving catches, the name Bobby Wagner Authentic Jersey is just perfect. Thanks to the films starring and, Doolittle is amusing last name its own right. But it becomes even more delightful when you realize it makes the relief pitcher’s name into. As :, do little. Good thing he doesn’t listen to that. Along with, Graveman is one of MLB’s players who wouldn’t be out of place a Disney Channel Halloween special. I mean, Crisp is probably the greatest MLB player name of all time, right?

The A’s netted Rzepczynski the deal that sent and to San Diego, and, well, just look at that last name. Two Z’s! A ynski! They ‘t call for nothing — if his name were eligible word, it’d be worth a hefty 40 points. Though, there’s technically only one Z-tile the actual game. There’s a tradition of Cuban Y names, but Yonder — who came to Oakland the same deal as Rzepczynski — might have the best of the bunch. Or at least Wendelken, who the A’s received along with return for, hasn’t pitched the Majors — it’s unclear if he’ll start 2016 with the A’s or the Minors — but he’s on the 40- roster, and we couldn’t leave him off. Saying that surname is too delightful, especially when you consider the A’s As a general rule, names ending bo are great. Names that double as slang for, even moreso. Clearly the A’s were following such logic when they added Lambo off waivers from the Pirates.

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Marshall continues to complain about Maxwell’s tactics

Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall started complaining on Wednesday about Dolphins cornerback Byron Maxwell’s tactics, and he kept piling it on even after New York’s 27-23 loss on Sunday to Miami.

“He’s exactly who I thought he was: He’s a holder, he’s Hunter Henry Jersey a grabber,” Marshall said of Maxwell. “That’s not how you play football.”

Maxwell covered Marshall on almost every play, and it was a chippy matchup from the outset. On many plays, they were seen pushing and grabbing each other after the whistle. It was an all-day wrestling match.

Maxwell was called for two pass-interference penalties Jahleel Addae Jersey while covering Marshall.

“I felt like an idiot,” Kelce said. “I can’t do that to my teammates. I can’t do that to the [fans], to myself. It was a terrible decision.”

But later, when asked what he had learned from the situation, Kelce said, “I can’t throw my flag at the ref, but he can throw his all day long.”

Coach Andy Reid had a brief conversation with Kelce before he left the playing field and went to the locker room.

“You can’t do that stuff,” Reid said later when asked what he told Kelce.

Kelce said he was frustrated after not getting that pass interference call and others this season.

“It’s built up,” Kelce said. “It’s not going to get any better in terms of my hoping. They’re not going to change just because 87 from the Chiefs is crying about the call.

“That was a guaranteed touchdown if I had got my hands on it. That’s where the frustration comes in. It’s a close game and I had kind of been quiet during the game. We finally get some momentum … and we don’t even get the call for it. I just lost it.”

The Chiefs defeated the Jaguars 19-14 on Sunday. Kelce was held without a catch before his ejection.

Rex Ryan optimistic RB LeSean McCoy can play Monday night

Buffalo Bills coach Rex Ryan was optimistic Friday that running back LeSean McCoy (hamstring) will be able to play Monday night against the Seattle Seahawks.

“I feel like he’s really close,” Ryan said. “Hopefully … I’m thinking he’s going.”

Washington general manager Scot McCloughan Eric Berry Authentic Womens Jersey chose to franchise Cousins over the offseason in lieu of allowing him to hit unrestricted free agency or locking him up with a long-term extension. The goal, naturally, was to keep Cousins on the roster while waiting to see whether the guy who blew up in 2015 was the real deal. Eight weeks into the season, as I discussed with Mina Kimes and Sheil Kapadia in our live podcast this week in Seattle, I’m not really sure we know the answer.

The Magic 8 Ball appears to be coming up with “shake again” for Cousins, but let’s see if we can look a little deeper into Cousins’ run to Eric Fisher Authentic Womens Jersey figure out what Washington might do — and should do — this offseason.

Will the Cowboys try to get out from underneath Tony Romo’s big contract? Will the Bears move on from Jay Cutler? Here are the biggest looming roster questions facing all 32 teams.

While Cousins played relatively well in all facets of the game during the 2015 season, his incredible 10-game run was built upon two fronts, both of which were going to be difficult to maintain. One was an oddly microscopic interception rate: a passer who had thrown picks on 4.3 percent of his pass attempts before the now-famous “You Like That” game versus the Buccaneers threw just three interceptions over his final 315 pass attempts in 2015, a 1.0 percent clip.

While you might hear people talking about another lopsided Thursday night game, the good news is your team is in good shape heading into the weekend if you had any of those players above or if you were fortunate enough to have lower-owned types like Adam Humphries (five catches, 46 yards, one touchdown) or Cameron Brate (five catches, 53 yards, one touchdown).

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The aforementioned Mr. Westbrook will exceed 20 triple-doubles for the season.

While it’s true that we haven’t seen a player cross that threshold for triple-doubles since Wilt Chamberlain rang up 31 back in 1967-68, Angry Russ had 18 of them last season.

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Nate Archibald is the only player in NBA history who has led the league in both points per game and assists per game in the same season, pulling that double off for the Kansas City Kings in 1972-73. For all the (valid) questions about the Rockets’ defensive Rogie Vachon Authentic Jersey frailties, Harden has a real chance to go Tiny on us.

I suppose you could say the same for Westbrook, but all-too-legit concerns that the Rockets might have to routinely score 120-ish points to win games make Harden’s conditions to reach the heights of Tiny Territory as favorable as we’ve seen for ages.

February will be dominated by DeMarcus Cousins speculation.

Can’t promise you that the Kings will actually trade Cousins. If you insist on squeezing a firm prediction out of us on this one, as we speak on Oct. 28, I’d have to say he’ll stay.

Sacramento is determined to make the playoffs this season, or at least a credible playoff run, which somewhat compels the Kings to keep their best player.

But the reality is that Cousins has only one season left on his current contract after this one. If the Kings keep him beyond Feb. 23, they better be sure they can re-sign him, because they’re sure to fetch less in return for Expiring Contract Boogie.

Portland is the surest team to make a trade this season.

The Blazers have an aggressive front office and more wings (Allen Crabbe, Evan Turner, Moe Harkless) and bigs (Mason Plumlee, Meyers Leonard and Festus Ezeli) than they need.

INJURIES IN THE NFL are commodified, sloganized, reduced to transactions. They’re interchangeable, disposable, devoid of pain. They’re dehumanized, disembodied, such an expected part of the game that they’ve got their own capitalized catchphrase: Next Man Up.

Check the injury report, adjust your fantasy team. See how easy this is? How painless? One goes down, another pops up.