starters on Saturday night http://www.brownsfanshop.com/Austin-Seibert-Jersey , but they had several defensive regulars in the lineup for the early part of the preseason matchup with the Colts.Defensive end Myles Garrett was an exception. After the game, head coach Freddie Kitchens said that Garrett got a little banged up during Thursday’s joint practice with Indianapolis and that was enough to rule him out of game action.“It’s just if they’re a little bit banged up, I’m going to make sure they’re fine,” Kitchens said, via Cleveland.com. “If we’d have played a [regular-season] game today, he would’ve been out there.”Cornerback Denzel Ward also sat for the Browns and Kitchens said he would have rested others, “but numbers-wise we just couldn’t do it.” The Browns will be back in action against the Buccaneers on Friday in what’s typically a dress rehearsal for the regular season. The Browns may not have a first-round pick, but don’t let that stop us from mocking the first round as a community!" />Skip to main contentclockmenumore-arrownoyesHorizontal - WhiteDawgs mocking the first round as a community!EDTShareTweetShareShare2019 NFL Draft: Sign Up for the DBN Community Mock Draft Ken Blaze-USA TODAY SportsIt’s time for the ninth annual Dawgs (if that team has 2 picks) Sheldrick Redwine Jersey , and teams are decided on a first-come first-serve basis. In order to sign up for a team, leave a comment in the comments section AND immediately send me an email at email@example.com confirming which email address I should use for you, what team you have, and what your DBN user name is. Make sure you list a specific team -- do not say, “give me any team.”The Cleveland Browns, Chicago Bears, Dallas Cowboys, and New Orleans Saints do not have a first-round pick http://www.brownsfanshop.com/Sione-Takitaki-Jersey , so do not pick them as your team.You must be a Browns fan to sign up. In our first attempt to get people to sign up, you must have been a member for at least one month, and you must have at least 100 comments posted on DBN. If we don’t have 32 members who sign up after a couple of days, I will open the field to other individuals or see if anyone wants to take on a second team. Note: staff members are eligible to pick a team too.The Giants and Packers each have two first-round picks, while the Raiders have three first-round picks. Only one pick per person, and you must specify which pick you are taking.The draft will be done via email. If you do not check your email every day, then you should not volunteer for this.After the first team makes their pick and write-up to me via email, I will send the next person an email. They will have roughly 12 hours to respond to me with their pick and write-up. If I don’t receive anything Greedy Williams Jersey , I may have to consult other sources for the pick. Please be on time if you choose to sign up -- this is meant to be a community mock draft, not my mock draft!This is what will be required from each person who makes a pick via email:Position, Player, SchoolOne or two paragraphs minimum on why the player is the right choice for that team. This can include comments about them being the best player available, how they fit the team’s scheme, etc.One to two sentences on how much of an impact you think he will have next season.This is not intended to be a draft profile! Remember, base your write-up on why the team needs that player.Let the sign-ups begin! If you have any questions or suggestions, let me know.Remember: as soon as you sign up in this thread https://www.brownsfanshop.com/Howard-Wilson-Jersey , if you know you were the first person to pick a team, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org telling my your username on DBN, your preferred email address, your username, and what team you have. One of the big things that has slowed us down in the past was the fact that users’ e-mail addresses on SB Nation were not the ones they checked regularly.
On Sunday Clay Matthews Jersey , the Green Bay Packers battle for the No. 1 spot in the NFC with the San Francisco 49ers. Kyle Posey of Niners Nation kindly volunteered to answer our questions about the 49ers and provide some insight into their strengths and weaknesses.APC: During the first two years of Robert Saleh’s time as the 49ers’ defensive coordinator, the team ranked in the bottom 10 in defense by DVOA (26th in 2017, 23rd in 2018). This year, the unit ranks second in the league and Saleh has become a coveted head-coaching candidate. What personnel changes led to this improvement and what has Saleh done better in 2019 than in past years?We’d like to thank Kyle. Be sure to check out the rest of our Q&A session with Niners Nation over the course of the week as well as our Q&A session over there. As always, keep your internet machines tuned to Acme Packing Company this Sunday for our comprehensive game-day coverage of Packers versus 49ers. For once, the Green Bay Packers seem to have the better of the injury luck as they head towards a Sunday Night Football matchup with the Kansas City Chiefs. The Chiefs have a huge number of key players out for Sunday’s game Blake Martinez Color Rush Jersey , six to be exact, and all six are members of the team’s starting lineup.The list of course starts with quarterback Patrick Mahomes. After suffering a dislocated kneecap in last week’s Thursday game, Mahomes surprisingly returned to practice this weekdespite initial reports that he would be out at least three weeks. However, after taking some reps and being listed as a limited participant each day this week, Mahomes is out and will not play, giving way to Matt Moore as the starting quarterback.Joining Mahomes on the shelf are two of the Chiefs’ starting offensive linemen: left tackle Eric Fisher and left guard Andrew Wylie. With the Packers’ fearsome pass rush tandem of Preston and Za’Darius Smith combining for 13 sacks already this season https://www.thepackersfanshop.com/Dave-Robinson-Jersey , Moore should be in for a long day behind backups Martinas Rankin and Nick Allegretti.Shifting to the Chiefs’ defense, the team is down two defensive linemen as well, as defensive end Frank Clark and tackle Chris Jones are both out as well. Jones is coming off a 15.5-sack season in 2018, while Clark was a massive offseason addition via trade from Seattle. With the Packers appearing to have a full complement of offensive linemen on Sunday — more on that in a moment — this should provide them with a better chance to make big things happen on the ground and to keep Aaron Rodgers clean.The final player out for Kansas City is cornerback Kendall Fuller, a primary starter as a slot corner in the Chiefs’ 4-2-5 nickel alignment. Fuller’s absence will hurt, though the Packers would likely have been more dangerous with Davante Adams available.Speaking of Adams Aaron Jones Jersey , the Packers have not ruled him out yet for Sunday, but his status remains unlikely. He was listed as doubtful on this week’s injury report after working in the rehab group throughout practice all week. Tight end Robert Tonyan’s hip injury appears to have worsened this week as well, as he went from a full participant on Wednesday to limited Thursday and a DNP on Friday. He is doubtful as well for Sunday.The Packers also have two players listed as questionable for this game. Rookie safety Darnell Savage was limited in practice the past two days after a full practice Wednesday, and his status remains unsure for Sunday. Meanwhile, center Corey Linsley sat out on Thursday with a back issue that kept him limited on Friday; keep a close eye on his status leading up to game time to see if he will suit up.Here are the full injury reports for both teams:Packers Injury ReportDoubtfulWR Davante AdamsTE Robert TonyanQuestionableC Corey LinsleyS Darnell SavageChiefs Injury ReportOutDE Frank ClarkOT Eric FisherCB Kendall FullerDT Chris JonesQB Patrick MahomesOL Andrew WylieQuestionableLB Darron Lee
the job running the Jets’ front office https://www.coltsfanshop.com/Henry-Anderson-Jersey , an old friend and teammate says what Manning really wants is a job with the ultimate authority to run a football team.Former Colts receiver Reggie Wayne said on NFL Network that he doesn’t believe Manning wants a job working for an NFL owner, he thinks Manning wants to be an NFL owner.“General Manager? Absolutely not,” Wayne said. “You think Peyton Manning would give an owner an opportunity to fire him, or have a head coach back stab him and throw shade and get him fired?”Wayne said Manning may call the shots in an NFL front office some day, but only when it’s his office.“What I do see him doing is being an owner. I see him being an owner somewhere down the line. That’s more a Peyton Manning move,” Wayne said.Manning has made hundreds of millions of dollars between his salary and endorsements, and has rich family members as well, but even then he would also need to find investors to come up with the money, as Wayne seems to realize.“He has plenty of it Joe Haeg Jersey , his dad has plenty of it, his brother has plenty of it,” Wayne said. “There would be a lot of people out there who would help supply the money.”Wayne thinks once Manning is an owner, that’s when he’ll also be G.M.“I think he’ll be the new, modern Jerry Jones,” Wayne said.We’re not sure if Wayne meant that comparison as a compliment or not. The Indianapolis Colts now hold the 13th overall pick in the upcoming 2020 NFL DraftAfter finishing the 2019 regular season with a 7-9 record, the Indianapolis Colts sit in the 13th slot in the 2020 NFL Draft order.Colts vs. Jaguars: Frustrated Colts star T.Y. Hilton says ball didn't come his way enoughDespite early flashes of the big-play Hilton that was always there with Andrew Luck, he was targeted just three times in a 38-20 loss to the Jaguars.6 Offseason Questions Facing The Colts | WFNI ESPN 107.5 / 1070 The Fan | Indy's SportsCenterNow that the 2020 offseason is officially here for the Colts, let’s take a look at some questions facing Chris Ballard and Frank Reich.Everything to hate John Simon Color Rush Jersey , and everything to like, about the Colts’ 2019 season – The AthleticThere was plenty to like about the way the Colts started this season and plenty more to hate about how it all fell apart.Colts vs. Jaguars: Jacoby Brissett's poor play makes Colts' QB decision easyWhat does Jacoby Brissett think about his trajectory?“Oh, it’s through the roof.”Then he asked me what I think.Well, Jacoby, let me tell you.Colts vs. Jaguars: Indianapolis' defense was exposed in final four gamesEarly this season, it seemed like the Colts D was on the cusp of something great. Now they face an offseason filled with more questions than answers.Colts Have 9 Picks Heading Into 2020 NFL Draft | WFNI ESPN 107.5 / 1070 The Fan | Indy's SportsCenterA look at the draft picks for the Colts in 2020 and what Chris Ballard will be working with in 2020.Jacoby Brissett struggles to the bitter end | FOX59INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Jacoby Brissett did nothing Sunday afternoon in Jacksonville to tamp down the mounting criticism aimed at the Indianapolis Colts’ most influential player. And that would be Jacoby Brissett. In fact, he handed more incriminating evidence to his detractors.Jacoby Brissett and the storybook season that never materialized – The AthleticThis was never a fair fight for Brissett. He had to fill the shoes of a Pro Bowl quarterback that he was incapable of filling.Colts vs. Jaguars: Colts season ends in a whimper with 38-20 lossJacoby Brissett completed just 12-of-25 passes for 162 yards with two fumbles and the Colts' defense struggles vs. woeful Jaguars5 Things Learned: Colts Finish Under .500 For Just Third Time Since 2001 | WFNI ESPN 107.5 / 1070 The Fan | Indy's SportsCenterThe Colts closed out the 2019 season on Sunday with a terrible, 38-20 https://www.coltsfanshop.com/Chester-Rogers-Jersey , loss to the Jaguars. What happened as the Colts finished the season with a 7-9 record?Kravitz’s Dopey Report Card: The quarterback issue needs to be addressed this offseason, not next – The AthleticWelp, that was inglorious, was it not? Talking about the Colts' putrid second-half performance and eventual loss to the Jags.Jaguars 38, Colts 20: What we saw | FOX59INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – What caught our eye from the Indianapolis Colts’ 38-20 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars Sunday at TIAA Bank Stadium. First things first: And that would be where the Colts are positioned in the first round of the April 23 NFL Draft. They won by losing. Now we wait until mid-April to find out the official times and dates of these matchups.COLTS MEDIA
Byron Maxwell Color Rush Jersey , he was getting cut by the Saskatchewan Roughriders after playing one game for them in 2017. At that point, it was fair to assume Mays was never going to play in the NFL again.But maybe he will: Mays is getting a tryout with the Seahawks, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.Mays played for Carroll at USC and was upset with Carroll when the Seahawks picked Earl Thomas over him in the 2010 NFL draft. Thomas went to Seattle with the 14th overall pick, while Mays went to San Francisco with the 49th overall pick. Mays was upset, but that was clearly the right call: Thomas was a three-time first-team All-Pro with the Seahawks, while Mays lasted just one year in San Francisco before he was traded to Cincinnati for a seventh-round pick.Mays has also spent time with the Vikings, Lions and Raiders. If he doesn’t make it on the Seahawks, it’s probably safe to say he’s done. Something doesn’t feel quite right with the Hawks defense right now. The conversation in the days following Seattle’s win over the Atlanta Falcons centered on whether the Seahawks are the worst 6-2 in the league, maybe in quite a while. Primarily, it’s baffling how Seattle 1) keeps giving up ridiculous numbers in the passing game, yet 2) wins every one of those types of games.As noted, the Seahawks have given up massive passing yards to the offensive warlords known as Andy Dalton, Jared Goff and Matt Ryan Schaub.But it’s difficult to figure out the source of this (apart from blaming pass rush) because Seattle’s corners are Sebastian Janikowski Color Rush Jersey , at minimum, pretty good. The more they play, the more it looks like they’re well above average. When the Tampa Bay Buccaneers comes to town, there’s every indication that Chris Godwin and company will have another huge day against the Seahawks. My contention is that if they do, it’s not going to be the fault of Shaquill Griffin and Tre Flowers. Take the final two drives of the Falcons game as a micro example:On the first of the two, five pass plays in a row went to receivers covered by anyone except Shaq Griffin. He wasn’t targeted once. Bobby Wagner broke up the two point conversion attempt, but receivers were open on the drive far away from Griffin. The final drive again saw five pass plays. Two of them came against Griffin, but one was a ridiculous catch by Julio Jones, and the other was some five yard comeback nonsense. Shaq was protecting deep on the play. His play Sunday was consistent with the massive improvement Griffin has made from year two to year three. In fact, across the board, the numbers that Griffin is putting up are really good. Take a look at the yards per target, rating, and YAC (yards after catch) in particular. Seattle is currently almost worst in the NFL Dontae Johnson Color Rush Jersey , giving up 6.2 yards per play. Griffin is under that every single time he’s targeted. His 36 yards after catch are absolutely ridiculous. Though it’s a bit of a fluid stat depending on how subjectively the film is judged, Pro Football References has Shaq as one of the best in the league. For comparison, New England Patriots’ CB Stephon Gilmore has allowed 63 such yards this season. Compatriot Jason McCourty has given up 71. Richard Sherman sits at 63 as well. Below was even before the game against Atlanta, where he improved his grade to 80.9.Tre Flowers, meanwhile, is having his best year as well. Most of his numbers aren’t as impressive as Griffin’s, but the converted safety is playing pretty darn well. His 79.4 passer rating when targeted is even better than Shaq. Tre Flowers missed playing in Atlanta but had his best game of the year against Baltimore. He’s got four more tackles than Shaquill Griffin in one less game. While typically you don’t want corners having tons of tackles (if it means their guy is always catching the ball), Tre is an ex-safety who reads routes and run plays extremely well. He’s good at hitting dudes he’s not necessarily in charge of hitting. In my opinion he’s been the best tackler on the team not named Bobby Wagner, ranging from open field savvy:To big hits against bigger opponents:In the middle of all this, Seattle’s pass defense as a whole keeps slipping. they’ve now fallen down to 19th in the league for pass DVOA. So what’s going on? Some blame Mychal Kendricks, some the scheme, and undeniably the safeties have been inconsistent. However, it’s absolutely worth noting that the Seahawks usually win every time a QB goes “off” D.J. Fluker Color Rush Jersey , in this case defined by throwing for over 400 yards.Not just that the Seahawks 9-4, but they’re 7-0 under Pete Carroll. Let’s make it 8-0 if we round Jared Goff’s 395 yards up to an even 400. So, in summation:1) the Seahawks are very bad stopping the pass (in terms of yards) and below average defending it as a whole (in terms of overall efficiency). 1b) However, they seem to win more the more an opposing quarterback throws.2) Seattle’s corners are playing well, in the case of Tre Flowers, and very well in the case of Shaquill Griffin.3) Seattle’s linebackers are just sort of tossed around as being an elite group in casual conversation - did anybody else pay attention to the man crush for Mychal Kendricks from the broadcast on Sunday??Therefore, I have no idea what the problem is. Or even if there’s a problem. They’re a 6-2 team that people seem to feel bad about. Primarily because of the defense. However, one thing is clear. These is the best WR duo that Seattle will have faced to date. Mike Evans and Chris Godwin are legit. If Tampa Bay sticks to one-on-one matchups against the corners, this will certainly be a fascinating test for both Seattle’s young players. If the Bucs instead elect to wreak havoc in the middle of the field (i.e., the Los Angeles Rams game), then we’ll be hoping for another 400 passing yard loss for an opponent.
Broncos packing 20-3 Cody Ford Jersey Draft , to go 8-3 with a two-game hold on the AFC Wild Card spot. Devin Singletary gets fed early and often, the defense only allows 134 yards, the run blocking was tremendous, Cody Fordy took care of Von Miller, and plenty of other great storylines coming out of this game to discuss! We also have the signed John Brown jersey giveaway announcement and much more! And, as always, we discuss our general thoughts on the game Cody Ford NFL Jersey , stats of the game, plays of the game (Sweet Sassy Molassy!), who goes on our Wall of Fame and who goes on the Wall of Shame (and turn to Twitter for some great reaction from our followers). Next, the 6-5 Cowboys in Dallas on Thanksgiving Day. Go Bills!<hr class="p-entry-hr" id="nKZT8L"><hr class="p-entry-hr" id="mTfQT2">Subscribe to the Buffalo Rumblings podcast channel featuring Billieve, Blitzed Bills, Buffalo Rumblings Q&A, Breaking Buffalo Rumblings Color Rush Cody Ford Jersey , Circling the Wagons, the Mafia Mavens, and the Nick and Nolan Show:Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Google Play | Spotify | Podbean | iHeartRadio | TuneIn | MegaphoneEditor’s note: If you’re viewing this article on Apple News, the embedded audio will be removed. Click through to the site in your browser or listen on iTunes.Email us questions, comments, or Bills stories: email@example.comFollow us on Twitter: @CTWpodLike us on Facebook: Circling the Wagons: A Buffalo Bills PodcastFollow us on Instagram: CTWpod BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP)The Buffalo Bills fired offensive coordinator Rick Dennison after the team finished 29th in offense this season. The team announced the move on Friday. Their running attack fell to sixth after leading the league the past two seasons. Buffalo’s offense topped 300 yards just nine times in 17 games and scored only eight touchdowns in its final seven games. Dennison’s play-calling was questioned after Buffalo scored just three points against Jacksonville in the franchise’s first playoff game in 18 years. Dennison wasn’t coach Sean McDermott’s first choice for the job last offseason – that was former San Diego Chargers coach Mike McCoy. But McCoy took the Green Bay Packers’ offensive coordinator job and was fired midseason. McCoy is expected to be a candidate to join McDermott’s staff in Buffalo. Other possible candidates include former Seattles Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell Youth Cody Ford Jersey , former New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo, former Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Rob Cudzinski. Mike Shula, the former offensive coordinator in Carolina, previously worked with McDermott and Bills general manager Brandon Beane. McDermott was non-committal when discussing potential coaching staff changes during the season-ending news conference on Tuesday. The coach said any decisions would be his, but Beane would be involved with coordinating possible coaching changes with roster moves this offseason. ”We’re building this thing together,” McDermott said then. ”We are aligned philosophically on how we believe it should look and how we believe the building process should basically take shape.” Dennison was criticized for giving quarterback Tyrod Taylor the option to pass on first-and-goal from the 1 instead of handing the ball off to star running back LeSean McCoy in the wild-card game against Jacksonville. The play resulted in an offensive pass interference penalty on wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin and the Bills settled for a field goal in the 10-3 loss. ”There’s some calls we want back. That’s probably one of them,” McDermott said after the game. Before coming to Buffalo Womens Cody Ford Jersey , Dennison was Denver Broncos offensive coordinator for two seasons. He was replaced in Denver by McCoy after coach Gary Kubiak retired. Dennison was Kubiak’s offensive coordinator in Houston from 2010-13 and had a previous stint as the Broncos’ offensive coordinator from 2006-08. The decision to part ways with Dennison also raised questions about the future of Taylor, who has one year left on his contract. Taylor’s production declined in his third year as a starter and he was benched in favor of rookie Nathan Peterman for a game at the Los Angeles Chargers in November. The quarterback change backfired after Peterman threw five interceptions in the first half of a 54-24 loss.
quarterback Daniel Jones have been the most discussed offensive moves by the Giants this offseason Infant Daniel Jones Jersey , but their machinations aren’t likely to be particularly successful if the offensive line can’t do an effective job.That group has been lacking for most of the last two seasons, but one member of the line says that an offseason addition has led to a step in the right direction. Right guard Kevin Zeitler has joined the team and center Jon Halapio credits him with helping to create a brighter outlook in the trenches.“I feel a different vibe and different energy in this group,” Halapio said Daniel Jones Jersey Draft , via NJ.com. “Especially with Kevin bringing a whole different mentality to the group.”Halapio broke his ankle in the second game of last season, but say he is now back to full health. He’ll compete with Spencer Pulley for a starting job on what the team hopes will be a much improved unit. The New York Giants will be without star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. for a third straight week when they face the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday. Beckham (quad) is one of four Giants who has been ruled out for Sunday.The others are linebacker Alec Ogletree (concussion), wide receiver Russell Shepard (ankle) and starting center Spencer Pulley (quad). Defensive lineman Kerry Wynn (thumb) is questionable.The 5-9 Giants face an uphill battle in Indianapolis against a Colts team that is 8-6 Daniel Jones NFL Jersey , has won seven of eight and is fighting for a playoff spot.Without Beckham two weeks ago, the Giants defeated the Washington Redskins 40-16. Last week, they were shut out 23-0 by the Tennessee Titans.“We didn’t have Odell the week before and we performed very well Daniel Jones NFL Draft , so it had nothing to do with that. It had to do with the players on the field and the way we coached the game,” coach Pat Shurmur said. “So we have to do a better job. I have to do a better job of putting them in better positions, and we need to execute better.”
draft choice in 2010. Still Rex Burkhead Jerseys 2019 , the safety faced long odds to play as long as long as he’s played.“It was always a goal – once I got into the league – to play 10 years, so it means a lot,” McCourty said, via Jeff Howe of TheAthletic.com. “The average [NFL career] is three [years], and a lot of guys who get to stick around are like, man, it’d be awesome to play 10 years. To be in my 10th year and still feel pretty healthy, to go out here and compete White Adam Butler Jerseys , just being able to do that, obviously I don’t think about it every day. But to come in and be like, man, this is my 10th training camp, I take pride in that and just trying to keep it going.”McCourty committed to this season, but he isn’t considering the future. Once you hit a decade in the league, it’s year by year for most players anyway.“I haven’t thought about next year or anything else,” McCourty said. “I’m just trying to see how much better I can get in year 10 and see how good I can be still at Adam Butler Jerseys 2019 , in a couple weeks, [when I turn] 32 years old and still playing football and trying to embrace that.”McCourty, who has three Super Bowl rings and two Pro Bowls a three-time Super Bowl champion, is in the final season of his five-year, $47.5 million contract. My dad may be a man of few words, but occasionally he’ll still crank out an all-time knowledge bomb like this:(This line was also dropped on me when I was maybe in second grade, so in hindsight that might explain a lot)That’s today’s relevant dad quote because on Friday, SB Nation ran the following hypothetical that’s normally settled over brews and a giant shared plate of something deep-fried and covered with enough cheese to make sure American cheese never dies despite millennials trying to kill it:Would you rather have Tom Brady or Patrick Mahomes leading a game-winning drive in 2018?Like any good “would you rather?” White Elandon Roberts Jerseys , we need to set some terms here.So, same as we’ve been arguing for the last 15 years with Brady & Manning, got it. I still have a few questions though. Since we’re talking present-day Brady and Mahomes, does that also mean they’re throwing to their current respective wideouts and tight ends and running backs? Or are they both throwing to the same hypothetical skill position players, like a fantasy team or Madden Ultimate Team type situation? Same thing for the offensive line. Are they playing in the cold? Am I overanalyzing this? Is this why Tinder DMs are so hard?Do I sound like Bill Simmons right now?Anyway.Here’s how it shook out, and at about 1300 votes and counting, this looks like a wrap:Yes, that is what it looks like: almost two-thirds of the voters are picking Patrick Mahomes.Now Elandon Roberts Jerseys 2019 , we’re not here to roast anybody or anything, but let’s just take a look at this one little bit of I’m-not-saying-I’m-just-saying from why SBN’s Adam Stites on why he’d roll Mahomes:Ten years ago? Man, if only Brady had a significant comeback win since 2008. Brutal.Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY SportsThat would really make this discussion much easier. You know, something Team Brady could point to and be like “THIS!”Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty ImagesEspecially if Brady had set a record of some kind for deficits overcome in a championship game and then broken his own record recently. Man, that would really be a big ol’ check mark in the Brady column here.Alas. The people have spoken.There is good news, though! With Sunday’s primetime showdown over/under currently sitting at 58.5, there’s a good chance we’ll have this exact situation settled right around the same time the Red Sox are hopefully wrapping up a 2-0 series lead against the Astros.
opener As the Jets open their preseason tonight against the Atlanta Falcons Darron Lee Jerseys 2019 , here are five questions heading into the game.How will quarterback reps be distributed?The most important position on the field has plenty of intrigue for the Jets. There are three contenders for the starting job. Josh McCown is the incumbent. Sam Darnold is the future. Teddy Bridgewater is the wild card. Logic would suggest McCown will see the least reps. At 39, he has a thorough understanding of all concepts in the offense and shouldn’t need many reps to prepare. It would be something of a surprise to see him get more than a series. The Jets presumably want to get a look at how Bridgewater holds up in his first extended action since his 2016 knee injury. He will show how he handles taking a hit, which could have implications both for his chances of winning the starting job and if the team is looking at trading him.The Jets will also want to get Darnold plenty of work. The rookie has come on strong in training camp and has put himself into contention for the starting job. Either way, plenty of preseason reps will benefit him.2. Who is at left tackle?The Jets certainly should hope Kelvin Beachum is ready for the start of the season, but he seems unlikely to play in this game. It is not clear who will take his place if he is not ready. The Jets also might consider the backup left tackle job a competition. Ben Ijalana White Jordan Jenkins Jersey , Brent Qvale, and Antonio Garcia are among the potential contenders. It will be interesting to see how the Jets distribute first team reps.3. Who will be the special teams aces?The path to the roster for many players will come based on strong special teams play on the coverage units. If you are third string at your position, you probably will not get a chance to make much impact for the team in the regular season. But coaches will notice impact plays on special teams.4. Who will start to play their way onto the team?Plenty of roster spots are up in the air and will be determined by performances in preseason games. Few of the bottom of the roster players will ever play a significant role for the Jets, but every now and then there is a Robby Anderson. Anderson came from obscurity two years ago to clinch a spot with a monster preseason. He is now a starter.5. Can the Jets avoid serious injuries?Let’s be honest. The biggest and perhaps only major long-term impacts from preseason games come in the form of injuries to key contributors. If the Jets avoid getting anybody seriously hurt the game will be a success in many ways. Wild card weekend continues in the NFL with a prime time game between the New England Patriots and the Tennessee Titans in Foxboro, Massachusetts.The Patriots come into this game losers of two of their last three home games and four of their last eight games overall Jordan Jenkins Jersey 2019 , including an embarrassing defeat to the Miami Dolphins in Foxboro last week that cost the Patriots a first round bye in the playoffs. This is a crumbling dynasty led by an ancient, mediocre quarterback, ready to fall. New England has never won the Super Bowl in a postseason in which it had to play in the wild-card round. They may not lose this week, but the writing is on the wall for the end of the Patriots domination of the last two decades.The Titans offense is led by Derrick Henry, the NFL’s leading rusher with 1 White Leonard Williams Jerseys ,540 yards. At 6’ 3” and 247 pounds, Henry is a punishing runner with enough speed to break away in the open field. The Patriots own the best pass defense in the NFL, but they are vulnerable against the run. Look for the Titans to try and exploit that vulnerability with a heavy dose of Henry.The Titans passing game is led by Ryan Tannehill, who finished the season with the highest passer rating in the NFL. I doubt you can find many NFL fans who think Tannehill is the league’s best passer, but sometimes a decent quarterback gets hot at just the right time to carry a team deep into the playoffs. Tannehill is facing the league’s best pass defense today Leonard Williams Jerseys 2019 , so the Titans likely will not be looking to put the game on his shoulders.Since Ryan Tannehill took over for Marcus Mariota as the starting quarterback for the Titans in Week 7, Tennessee has been dominant in the red zone. Overall, the Titans finished the regular season first in the NFL in red zone offense, converting touchdowns on 76% of their possessions inside the 20 yard-line, almost nine percentage points higher than the next closest team White Kelechi Osemele Jerseys , the Baltimore Ravens. If the Titans can keep that up today, we might see a rare Patriots home loss in the first round of the playoffs today.It’s the Patriots and the Titans in the second AFC wild card game on one of the best weekends in the NFL season. Enjoy the game everybody.
Good Morning!Ah Friday Irv Smith Jersey Mens , the end of a work week for some, for me it’s my second day off.I’m going to try and get my honey do list completed today so I can do some fun things tomorrow in my garage.Meanwhile, let’s carry on with our news and links open thread full of beer recommendations, nap strategies, crock pot and smoker recipes. Drop by for some fan wisdom, snark and go ahead and leave work early, it’s Friday and you deserve it.Around the DN since our last open thread:Vikings vs. Bears: Statement Game or Same ‘OL, Same ‘OL? by Wludford.Ted ponders: Is Sunday a must win game?Eric’s Weekly Preview Article: Vikings at Bears -Don’t Mess This Up.From Windy City Gridiron: Bears over Beers hosted by Jeff and EJ, featuring Ted Glover of Daily Norseman.FMF 303 | Wild Week 4 hosted by Flipmazzi.Vikings news from other sources:From Vikings.com Former Vikings player and coach Pete Bercich break down how the high-end Vikings running attack could look to attack Chicago’s ultra-talented defensive front-seven.On this week’s “Vikings GamePlan,” hear from Bears Head Coach Matt Nagy and QB Mitch Trubisky, along with Mike Zimmer and Dalvin Cook Irv Smith Jersey nfl draft , about this Sunday’s game between the Vikings and Bears.The Voice of the Vikings, Paul Allen, is joined by Vikings.com’s Wobby and Vikings Game Day Live’s Ron Johnson to look at the state of the Vikings offense through three games and how that could translate into having success against the Bears, and then turn their attention to Bears QB Mitch Trubisky and how best to limit his effectiveness.NFL Expert Picks: Vikings back on the road vs. Bears.Courtney Cronin at the ESPN NFC North Blog: Vikings, Kirk Cousins brace for impact with Khalil Mack.League news: Jennifer Lopez, Shakira to perform at Pepsi Super Bowl halftime show (I still won’t watch)Anthony Lynn: Melvin Gordon will be the Chargers No. 1 RB when he’s ready.Giants RB Saquon Barkley (ankle) won’t need surgery.Lamar Jackson: ‘I hate running,’ would rather pass.We come to today’s media selection:Fast Times at Ridgemont High - Spicoli Orders a PizzaAgain, we all know the rules, but in case someone is new:-No discussion of politics or religion-No feeding of the trolls-Leave the gender hatred at the door-Keep the bad language to a minimum (using the spoiler tags, if you must)-Speaking of which, if discussing a newer show or movie Everson Griffen Jersey , please use spoiler tags-No pictures that could get someone fired or in serious trouble with their employer-If you can’t disagree in a civil manner, feel free to go away-While navigating the open thread, just assume it’s sarcasm.With that, the beer light is on and the bar is open. Belly up & tie one on. Don’t forget to tip your waiter and Welcome Aboard! When the agent for Vikings free agent linebacker Anthony Barr got on the phone to tell his client about a five-year, $75 million deal with the Jets, it was supposed to be a celebration.But Barr didn’t see it that way, with immediate hesitation that led him to back out on the deal a day later and return to the Vikings.Agent Ryan Williams told ESPN that he could sense Barr’s lack of enthusiasm over what appeared to be a winning lottery ticket.“He said, ‘I feel like I just made the worst mistake of my life,'” Williams said.Because the negotiations happened during the tampering window, Barr couldn’t sign anything anyway until Wednesday. So after the Jets made their offer, which seemed agreed upon Anthony Barr Jersey , Barr’s second thoughts led his agent to ask the Vikings for a last-ditch chance to keep one of their defensive cornerstones, which came in that Monday night. Tuesday would be decision day.“I was up for all morning, just looking at my ceiling, just looking for a sign,” Barr said. “Talking to everybody, trying to figure something out. . . .“I was trying to convince myself of something I knew that in my heart didn’t feel right, and I think if you follow the heart, I can live with the results.”It’s not that Barr’s doing poorly with the Vikings, signing a five-year deal with $67.5 million, with $33 million in guarantees. It’s $1.5 million a year less than he’d have made in New York, but that didn’t stop a family celebration that included margaritas Mike Hughes Jersey , tacos, and tears.“It happened the minute he said I’m going to go back [to Minnesota],” his mother Lori said. “There were tears. It was pure elation — relief, appreciation, feeling valued, feeling reconnected. Just a range of emotions but mostly just sincere happiness that he was getting to go back to where he got to start it all and be with the people he loves to be with, with the organization, in a city he really enjoys and has now become his second home. It just really made waiting and not knowing worth it.”The Jets said they understood the business, and wanted guys who were all-in. And the Vikings benefitted from the time built into the system, for Barr to realize the place he was all-in was the place he already was.
Aaron Rodgers’ injury Whenever I watch the New England Patriots JK Scott Jersey , I find it striking how often Tom Brady finishes the play on his feet. Brady does take his hits and does get sacked, but on an average Patriots’ play, the ball is out before the pass rush can even sniff him. It’s no secret that the Patriots, from front office to coach to quarterback, are among the smartest teams in the league, and certainly the smartest team of the last decade and a half; so when the Patriots do something different, it’s worth exploring why. You may think they specialize in quick passes simply because it works, or because it suits Brady, but it’s actually more complicated and based in economics and football philosophy as much as specific Patriot personnel. The factors underlying the success of the Patriots’ offense also happen to be the reasons that the Green Bay Packers rallied to beat the Chicago Bears on Sunday night once Aaron Rodgers was hurt.The Quarterback of the Defense and Big BucksIt is NFL orthodoxy that edge rushers (defensive ends or outside linebackers, depending on the defensive scheme) are the most important players on the defense. The underlying theory is that a strong pass rush will disrupt the passing game by reducing the time a quarterback has to throw, causing negative chunk plays via sacks, causing fumbles, and causing errant throws. In theory, edge rushers help out the entire defense by limiting the time that defensive backs need to cover receivers, and causing inaccurate throws. Teams spend a lot of money on good edge rushers (and occasionally on mediocre edge rushers, since it’s commonly held that having anything worse than average players at the position dooms you). Ziggy Ansah of the Lions is currently being paid 10% of his team’s total cap as he was franchised in the offseason, which is second on the team only to quarterback Matthew Stafford’s 14.5%. Clay Matthews and Nick Perry are two of the five highest-paid Packers this season, taking up 6.2% and 5.9% of the team’s cap, respectively. Khalil Mack will be the highest paid player on the Bears for years to come. In the Patriots’ division, the Miami Dolphins’ two highest paid players, Robert Quinn and Andre Branch, are pass-rushing defensive ends. Buffalo defensive end Jerry Hughes is that team’s highest paid player, and while things have changed this season, the Jets’ highest paid player last year Rashan Gary Green Bay Packers Jersey , by far, was current Packer Muhammad Wilkerson.You may find it interesting that the highest paid New England edge rusher is Adrian Clayborn, who makes 2.22% of the salary cap, or slightly less than placekicker Stephen Gostkowski. The Super Bowl Champion Eagles’ highest paid edge rusher is Brandon Graham, at 4.5%. The champs are not breaking the bank at the position.There are a few different ways to deal with opposing edge rushers. Many teams simply attempt to out-talent the defensive line by spending a pretty penny or substantial draft capital on the offensive line, but that has consequences for the rest of your team. If you pay for an elite line, you won’t be elite somewhere else. The smart teams, and the Patriots in particular, found an easier, cheaper way.If you throw quickly, the pass rush is irrelevant. Tom Brady is one of the most accurate passers in history, and the Pats loaded up with slot receivers and pass-catching running backs (themselves undervalued assets, at least at the time), in addition to Rob Gronkowski. That created a stable of players who specialize in getting open immediately and generating YAC. Brady is still perfectly capable of throwing a good deep ball, as he proved last season with Brandin Cooks, but they use it sparingly, content to let their opponents’ edge rushers fire off the line in constant frustration as Brady delivers another strike to James White. Aaron Rodgers and the PackersMike McCarthy is not a tactical play-caller. He relies on the receivers to beat their defenders one-on-one, and for Aaron to find the players who do. It’s antiquated, ineffective except for Rodgers’ brilliance, and hopefully will change with Joe Philbin back in the organization. Rodgers loves to hold the ball waiting for the big play, and his offensive line has been accommodating for the most part. In 2016 the broken play was one of the best plays the Packers ran. But last season it really wasn’t, and since Nelson’s’ ACL injury in 2015 (and without James Jones) their personnel hasn’t supported a deep passing game of any kind. Adams and Cobb are very good receivers, but they are are both better as all-around YAC machines. That hasn’t stopped Rodgers from holding the ball forever, and in the first half against the Bears this week Rashan Gary Jersey 2019 , that habit was getting him killed as Mack and Akiem Hicks made mincemeat of the line. DeShone Kizer was (obviously) no better, and took hit after hit holding onto the ball far too long, until Mack took it away.Now, it’s possible that Rodgers would have figured out the Bears after a few series. After all, Mike Pettine made some great adjustments on defense. But I suspect Aaron would have continued with his old habit of holding out for the big strike, waiting, waiting, and allowing Mack the opportunity to earn his money.Everything changed when Rodgers came out for the second half, largely unable to move. Without the ability to extend plays through mobility, Rodgers was forced to throw on time. As one of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history, he was unsurprisingly good at this, firing dimes into tight windows, hitting brilliant bombs downfield, and offering plenty of opportunities for YAC to Adams, Cobb, and Geronimo Allison. He also completely eliminated Mack, Hicks, and Floyd, and millions of dollars of Bear salary cap space that they represent, in the process. While the Bears secondary isn’t awful, it’s much worse than the front seven. Changing the focus of the offense from “blocking Khalil Mack” to “repeatedly targeting Prince Amukamara’s backup” turned into a winning strategy, and the Bears had no answer for it.It would be nice if this were an intentional strategic change, and it would be nice if McCarthy learned from the experience, but I’ll believe that when I see it. For the moment Color Rush Rashan Gary Jersey , assuming Rodgers plays, they will be forced to play an offensive style that they are well-equipped to play, that opposing defenses hate, and that capitalizes on league-wide trends of resource allocation. It’s just too bad it took an injury to the league’s greatest player to force the Packers’ offense to finally evolve.NFC North Fantasy Football Preview: Vikings players to avoid in early rounds We already got our first taste of football with the Hall of Fame game. While there wasn’t a whole lot of fantasy implications during the scrimmage, we’re getting closer and closer. We’re still going through the NFC North to look at players whom you might want to keep an eye on to see where their fantasy football value is trending. We’ve already looked at the Detroit Lions and Chicago Bears that you can check out here:Avoid these Detroit Lions players in your early draftsDetroit Lions players you should consider draftingChicago Bears players to avoid in early roundsChicago Bears players to targetThese players can either be trending towards fantasy relevance or complete irrelevance. This article addresses players who are in the latter group.We’ll look at two players from the Minnesota Vikings whom I would be hesitant to use early draft capital on, whether that’s for a redraft league or for a dynasty league. Fantasy season is just around the corner, and it’s time to start building those big boards.Stefon Diggs, WRBe cautious in making Stefon Diggs your top fantasy wide out. He had a good season last year and enjoyed a miracle in a playoff game that might still be ingrained in your head. However, Kirk Cousins is best when throwing to his tight ends. Per ESPN Stats & Information Group, Cousins has the highest yards per attempt average when two tight ends are on the field over the past two years. New offensive coordinator John DeFilippo comes from a Philadelphia system that ranked third in pass plays from a two-tight end set. While the Vikings were above the league average in two-tight end sets last year, Pat Shurmur preferred three-receiver sets.So if the Vikings want to maximize Cousins, that could mean cutting into the target share of either Diggs or Adam Thielen. There’s also the matter of Diggs having not played a full season in his three-year career. He played 14 games last year and 13 twice. He’s never had over 1,000 yards receiving despite a 70 percent catch rate. If you’re looking for a Vikings receiver to make the jump to WR1 status for your fantasy team, I’d put more money on Thielen, who had over 1,200 receiving yards last season.Kirk Cousins, QBLast season, Cousins threw for 500 more yards and had five more passing touchdowns than Case Keenum. While those numbers are good, Keenum was more efficient with a higher completion percentage (67.5% to Cousins’ 64%) and had a higher QB rating. I still like to point out that 10 of the Vikings’ games were played in a dome last season and Cousins could benefit from that. But I’m not sure he provides more firepower than Keenum who had an MVP-caliber season last and an offensive guru like Shurmur running the offense.This may be my Packers bias, but Cousins took a considerable step back last season after looking like the next big thing in 2016. Matthew Stafford, Philip Rivers and Matt Ryan all have ADPs after Cousins but could provide equal to or great value. Our friends at the Daily Norsemen might agree. Cousins could be gearing up for a second-team experience equivalent to Drew Brees. He could also continue to be looking on the outside looking in on the elite QB room.
GREEN BAY Kingsley Keke Green Bay Packers Jersey , Wis. (AP) — Matt LaFleur opened his first training camp as Packers head coach by saying the offense is still a “work in progress.”The Packers defense might need some attention, too.Green Bay released former Pro Bowl defensive tackle Mike Daniels after seven seasons Wednesday, parting with one of its best players in a move that saves $8.31 million against the salary cap.“I know he’s meant a lot to this community, this football team,” LaFleur said of Daniels. “I still think he’s a really good player. I wish him well. But we feel really, really good about the group we have.”Daniels was due to make $8.5 million this season — $7.6 million in base salary, a $500,000 roster bonus and a $400,000 workout bonus — in the final year of a four-year, $41 million contract extension. With Daniels off the books Kingsley Keke Jersey 2019 , the Packers are now $15.3 million under the salary cap.“I think obviously there are choices that you have to make,” general manager Brian Gutekunst said. “Some are more long-term choices that you have to make, looking out forward. I feel pretty good about the depth we have in our defensive line room right now, and these things are never easy. But we wanted to make sure we had some flexibility moving ahead.”Daniels, a fourth-round pick of the Packers in in 2012, made the Pro Bowl as an alternate after the 2017 season. He missed two games that year because of a hip injury, and he finished 2018 on injured reserve after a foot injury halted his season after 10 games.Gutekunst said other players — like defensive lineman Kenny Clark and Montravius Adams — will have to step up to fill the void left by the 30-year-old Daniels.“Mike is a very good player, and you never want to see a good player walk out the door, but there are also guys who are eager and ready to have their shot,” Gutekunst said. “We’re excited to see what they can do.”Green Bay drafted defensive tackle Kingsley Keke out of Texas A&M in the fifth round this year and return backups Tyler Lancaster Color Rush Kingsley Keke Jersey , Fadol Brown and James Looney. The Packers also signed defensive end Dean Lowry to a three-year, $20.3 million extension this week after he had career highs in tackles (44), sacks (3) and quarterback hits (five) last season.LaFleur said he will continue working to figure out what this team does best before it opens the season Sept. 5 on the road against rival Chicago.“It’s taking it one day at a time,” he said. “How can we get better each and every day and along the way, again, finding out exactly what our guys do well so we can keep showcasing that and do that to play to our strengths. Because this game is about the players, there’s no doubt.”In Green Bay, the key player is Aaron Rodgers, who at 34 is just five years younger than his new head coach. LaFleur called the two-time NFL MVP one of the most competitive players he’s ever been around.“You can see it on a daily basis,” LaFleur said. “It’s not just on the field Cheap Kingsley Keke Jersey , it’s in the meeting room, too. I just enjoy our communication. I enjoy the challenge. He’s an extremely intelligent player that has played a lot of ball and you better know what you’re talking about.”Rodgers threw only two interceptions in 597 pass attempts last season and compiled the second-most passing yards in his 11 years as a starter. But his 25 touchdown passes were the fewest of his career when he’s played all 16 games.LaFleur spent last season as offensive coordinator for the Tennessee Titans, his first time calling plays in the NFL. He takes over for Mike McCarthy, who was fired in December as the Packers headed toward a second consecutive year without a playoff berth.Gutekunst said his early impression is that LaFleur is ready for the biggest opportunity of his young career.“We’re just getting started here. First training camp, me and Matt,” Gutekunst said. “But the communication has been excellent since we hired Matt, on a day-to-day basis, just about certain things as the personnel guy you want to see as you go through preseason games and things like that.”LaFleur said he anticipates rookie safety Darnell Savage being ready when practices begin Thursday after a dental procedure. Savage, the 21st overall pick out of Maryland, appears well on his way to a starting job next to Adrian Amos. Fans have already given the two safeties the “Smash and Savage” nickname.“If we play well Kingsley Keke Jersey Womens , it’s going to be a great nickname,” said Amos who signed with Green Bay in March after playing his first four seasons with the rival Bears.Notes: Packers President and CEO Mark Murphy said during the team’s shareholders meeting that having a regular-season game in Europe remains a goal for the franchise. The Packers will play the Oakland Raiders on Aug. 22 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, a 700-mile drive from Green Bay. … LaFleur is in a walking boot for at least the next couple weeks as he recovers from a ruptured Achilles tendon he suffered in May … The Packers open their preseason slate against Houston on Aug. 8 at Lambeau Field. The two teams will hold joint practices in Green Bay Aug. 5-6. With multiple coaching openings coming and a Super Bowl-winning coach available immediately, one of the more intriguing stories in January will be the destination of Mike McCarthy.On Monday, Peter King wrote in his column that he hears that McCarthy “likes Arizona and would be interested in exploring the job.” Of course, that job currently is occupied. Come Monday (or Sunday night), it may not be.Despite his past accomplishments, McCarthy has been criticized in some circles (including this circle) for not doing more with one of the best quarterbacks in NFL history. How will Aaron Rodgers do without McCarthy? How will McCarthy do without Rodgers. We’ll definitely get an answer to the first question; we’ll probably get an answer to the second one.McCarthy surely will get multiple interviews, if he wants them. And he’ll likely get one or more offers Kingsley Keke Green Bay Packers Jersey , barring a disastrous interview process.Still, the primary concern with McCarthy will continue to be whether his offensive is sufficiently creative and diverse to thrive in today’s NFL, which features plenty of creative and diverse offenses. Some teams may hesitate for that reason alone. Which, in all fairness, is a pretty good reason for hesitation.
receiver behind Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen. Jeff Badet possibly could be that guy.Chris Tomasson of the reports that Chuck Foreman Jersey , earlier this year, the Vikings gave Badet a $75,000 signing bonus to keep the 2018 practice-squad player away from the Jets. That would seem to suggest that Badet has an inside track at a 53-man roster spot. The question is whether he has an inside track to the first spot on the depth chart behind Diggs and Thielen.Badet told Tomasson that the Vikings “let out a little bit” of cash to keep Badet from joining the Jets, who wanted someone who could match the speed and skill of Robby Anderson. Badet was prepared to make the jump, until the Vikings stepped up.Now, Badet says he’s ready to step up.“Night and day,’’ Badet said regarding the difference between last year and this year. “My confidence level is up. I got a chance to go against Xavier Rhodes, Trae Waynes and [Mackensie Alexander] every day on the practice squad.”Badet attended Friday’s rookie minicamp practice, but he has a groin injury. He’s expected to be ready to go with OTAs commence on May 21.After three years at Kentucky, Badet transferred to Oklahoma, because he wanted to play with Baker Mayfield. Uninvited to the Scouting Combine, Badet ran the 40-yard dash in 4.27 seconds at the Oklahoma Pro Day in 2018.Badet has said he’s the fastest guy on the Vikings. Of course, that only takes a player so far. After all, Troy Williamson was fast, too. Kirk Cousins enjoyed his first true taste of Minnesota’s new offense — both from under center and watching from the sideline.Cousins was flawless in his lone series in Minnesota’s new offensive scheme Paul Krause Jersey , backup Sean Mannion delivered a scoring pass under a heavy rush, and the Vikings defeated New Orleans 34-25 in the preseason opener for both clubs Friday night.The game marked the Vikings’ first test of their new offense directed by coordinator Kevin Stefanski and influenced by adviser Gary Kubiak.“To be able to rotate that many different players in at so many different positions throughout four quarters and continue to have sustained success moving the football, I think it does say a lot about Kevin’s play calling and about the system and about the execution,” Cousins said. “So many guys got involved in the game and made plays.”During the one series in which the first-team offense played, Cousins drove the Vikings 81 yards for a touchdown in eight plays, completing all four passes for 65 yards. Cousins connected on a pair of short passes before finding Adam Thielen for 35 yards down the right side, setting up a 1-yard scoring pass to third-round draft choice Alexander Mattison.“If you’re only going to play one series … it could have been three-and-out, so to be able to go down there and score, you can’t draw it up much better than that,” Cousins said. “It’s not a lot to build on, so you take from it what it is. But if we’re going to have a drive, better to go down there and score and be that efficient than to do anything else.”Mannion was 7 of 13 for 102 yards, highlighted by his 18-yard touchdown pass to rookie Olabisi Johnson as Saints defensive end Trey Hendrickson bolted into the backfield and hit the backup QB. Johnson, a seventh-round draft pick and a candidate for Minnesota’s No. 3 receiver, made the catch while leaping and reaching back over the shoulders of veteran defensive back Patrick Robinson to bring in the ball.Third-string Vikings QB Kyle Sloter also threw for a touchdown Fran Tarkenton Jersey , finding Khari Blasingame from 2 yards out.With Saints record-setting QB Drew Brees getting the night off, ex-Viking Teddy Bridgewater started. He played throughout the first half, completing 14 of 19 passes for 134 yards and one touchdown on an 18-yard pass to tight end Dan Arnold.But Arnold essentially gave that score right back early in the second half when he was unable to secure a pass from Taysom Hill and the ball squirted straight into the arms of defensive back Nate Meadors, who easily returned his interception 30 yards for a touchdown.Hill played throughout the second half, going 8 of 14 for 80 yards and one touchdown on Lil’Jordan Humphrey’s 33-yard, tackle-breaking catch and run.Vikings second-year running back Mike Boone broke loose for a 64-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter that put Minnesota up 34-25.Former LSU track athlete and New Orleans native Cyril Grayson Jr. had a pair of crowd-pleasing moments with his 32-yard catch down the right side from Bridgewater and his 40-yard kickoff return.“We just wanted to take a shot,” Bridgewater said. “Cyril is a guy who can run.”INTERFERENCE CHALLENGESEach team made a coach’s challenge allowed by new rules pertaining to pass interference.Vikings coach Mike Zimmer asked officials to review whether the Saints had committed offensive pass interference after a first-down play on which no flag was thrown. The challenge was rejected.Saints coach Sean Payton unsuccessfully challenged a defensive pass interference penalty that set up Blasingame’s short TD.“It was fine,” Payton said. “They are going to have to see something substantial to overturn it. We’re going to get used to it.”HOMECOMINGMinnesota rookie tight end Irv Smith Jr., a second-rounder out of Alabama, was making his NFL preseason debut on his 21st birthday in his hometown, where his father, Irv Smith Sr., once played tight end for the Saints. He was targeted seven times and finished with three catches for 21 yards.Smith said he met family and close friends for dinner at the Palace Cafe, a popular downtown Creole eatery, after the team landed Thursday. While Smith couldn’t resist the restaurant’s renowned white chocolate bread pudding with whiskey sauce Brett Favre Jersey , he said he also saved room for the birthday cake his mother baked.After the game, he swapped jerseys with Saints interior lineman Will Clapp, a former high school teammate who played at Crimson Tide rival LSU.NEW CENTERSThe top draft choice for each team last spring was a center.Minnesota’s Garrett Bradbury, drafted 18th overall, played on the opening drive.“He was great. I thought he was as he’d been all through practice,” Cousins said. “Great command. Really sharp. No concerns whatsoever.”The Saints, who didn’t have a first-round pick, selected Erik McCoy 48th overall. He played the first several series of the game.INJURIESSaints reserve offensive tackle Ulrick John went down with an apparent lower left leg injury. He was able to walk on his own, but left the field after being examined by team medical staff.UP NEXTVikings: host Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, Aug. 18.Saints: visit Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday, Aug. 18.
the 2018 season http://www.jetslockerroom.com/authentic-darron-lee-jersey , but he’s had a change of heart about continuing his playing career.Kalil posted a series of GIFs to his Twitter account on Thursday, including one of Frank Sinatra singing “Come Fly With Me” and one of a character named Benny “The Jet” Rodriguez from the film . One might have been able to cobble together his message as others referred to New York and the song “Leaving on a Jet Plane”, but there’s no need to play detective.The Jets announced that Kalil is ending his retirement in order to sign with the team. Per Ian Rapoport of NFL Media Jamison Crowder Jersey , the team has been talking to Kalil about returning to play for most of the last two months.Kalil struggled with injuries to his shoulder and neck in 2016 and 2017, but played every game for the Panthers in what was billed as his farewell season.Center was identified as a Jets need heading into the offseason, but they never addressed it in free agency or the draft. Jonotthan Harrison has been working as the starter Womens Leonard Williams Jersey , but the two-time All-Pro will likely be taking over as long as his brief retirement didn’t rob him of his ability. The Jets may want Peyton Manning to run the football operations, but they apparently aren’t going to get him.Ralph Vacchiano of SNY reports, citing an unnamed source close to Manning http://www.jetslockerroom.com/authentic-doug-middleton-jersey , that the Jets G.M. job is “not a job he seems to want.”Rumors have been flying in league circles that the Jets would like to pair Peyton Manning with coach Adam Gase, given their working relationship while in Denver and their ongoing friendship. Jets chairman and CEO Christopher Johnson has said that he wants a “great strategic thinker” to run the franchise, but unless Johnson wants to invite a new round of dysfunction by hiring a G.M. whose first great strategy would be to eventually hire his own coach Brian Poole Jersey , it will be critical for the “great strategic thinker” to be someone with whom Gase already is aligned.The intersection of “great strategic thinkers” and persons with whom Gase is aligned possibly lands on Manning. And if he isn’t interested in the job, maybe he’ll become interested if the price is right — and if equity is involved.
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back second overall last year Ray-Ray Armstrong Jerseys 2019 , or agree or disagree with giving Eli Manning another year (or two) at the helm, it’s reasonable to assume that the Giants know they need a young quarterback at some point.But they might be prepared to wait to acquire him.According to Ralph Vacchiano of SNY, the Giants may be looking at this year’s draft with an eye toward the law of supply and demand rather than a particular position.“There are a ton of great defensive players in this draft,” he quoted a team source as saying. “As much as we need a young quarterback, I honestly don’t know how we can pass on one of the pass rushers at six.”The Giants also pick 17th overall (from the Browns), in addition to the sixth pick which they earned all on their own. And General Manager Dave Gettleman has made his preference for linemen clear over the course of his career. So with a draft top-heavy in pass-rushers and other linemen, it’s logical to conclude that’s the direction they’re looking.Of course, there are other ways to acquire a young quarterback, and there’s almost a month before the Giants are on the clock. So many things can change. And they likely will. EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Want to get the New York Giants‘ attention this week? Just mention Chicago Bears linebacker Khalil Mack.It’s instant respect for one of the leading contenders for NFL Defensive Player of the Year.Mack has been a force in his first year with the Bears (8-3). Despite missing two games White B.J. Goodson Jerseys , he leads the NFL with five forced fumbles and leads the team with eight sacks. That’s gone a long way in helping NFL North-leading Chicago become the fourth-ranked defense.Rookie running back Saquon Barkley was clearly impressed Wednesday after watching the videotapes of Mack as the Giants (3-8) prepared for Sunday’s game at MetLife Stadium.“He’s as good as advertised,” Barkley said of Mack. “The only thing I can say is he’s good as advertised. He’s probably the best defensive player in the league. He’s an active player, he’s big, fast, strong. He’s everything you want in an outside linebacker. He’s definitely going to be a challenge this week, but we’ve played great players before and we’ve just got to come out ready to compete and ready to work.”Mack, traded to the Bears by Oakland on Sept. 1, tends to line up at right defensive end. When that happens, he will go against left tackle Nate Solder, who the Giants signed as a free agent in the offseason.Solder said Mack has all the attributes. He’s talented B.J. Goodson Jerseys 2019 , makes plays, has a nose for the ball, flexibility, power and strength. Stopping him will require the line to get a “hat on the hat” and give quarterback Eli Manning time to throw. It also helps the Bears have a lot of good players on defense.Solder refused to compare Mack to anyone.“You go out there and you prepare it as best you can for that particular opponent,” he said. “They all have strength and weaknesses. He’s got strengths up through the roof. He’s incredible, and so you do the best you can all week, understanding what they’re all about, how they like to do it and how their defensive coordinator likes to use them. And then when it comes to game day you got to play your best.”Mack occasionally moves to left end and he would face second-year tackle Chad Wheeler on those plays. Wheeler faced Mack last season when the Giants visited Oakland and Mack came away with a sack, a forced fumble and a recovery.“He’s just relentless,” Wheeler said. “A great player White Aldrick Rosas Jerseys , he has an internal drive that sometimes I match, so you’ve got to bring it.”Mack’s big game against the Giants on Dec. 3 came with Eli Manning on the sideline. With the playoffs out of reach, the quarterback was benched by coach Ben McAdoo, who elected to start Geno Smith.McAdoo and general manager Jerry Reese were fired the following day.Manning said Mack stands out on the Bears’ defense, which has helped the team win five in a row.“He does a good job getting sacks, causing fumbles, interceptions — he does it all,” the two-time Super Bowl MVP said. “They’re sound all over. They play good football, not giving up many big plays. Teams aren’t scoring a ton on them. They’re creating turnovers. They’re playing good football, so we got to do the same.”The Giants have struggled on offense this season Aldrick Rosas Jerseys 2019 , with the biggest problem being too many negative plays, whether it be sacks, penalties or tackles for losses. It was the big reason they blew a halftime lead against the Eagles on Sunday.Barkley said the Giants just have to play their game.“It’s going to be one on one sometimes and you got to win your one-on-one matchups,” said Barkley, whose 829 yards rushing is fourth in the league. “And yes he’s (Mack) going to make playsand yes the Bears are going to make playsand every team’s going to make plays against you sometimes. But at the end of the day you got to make more plays than them.”NOTES: TE Evan Engram (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday. … Coach Pat Shurmur is optimistic DE Kerry Wynn (concussion) will be ready after missing last week’s game.
with a win by the Seahawks and it continues with 13 more games on Sunday Womens Thurman Thomas Jersey , which means that the 28 teams in those games submitted their final injury reports of the week on Friday.The teams playing on Monday night won’t release their final injury reports until Saturday and are not listed here.With that housekeeping out of the way, here are all the injury reports for Sunday.Ravens at SteelersThe Ravens listed C Matt Skura (knee), CB Cyrus Jones (foot) and DT Brandon Williams (knee) as questionable. CB Jimmy Smith (knee) will miss his fourth straight game.WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (toe) called himself questionable on Friday and the Steelers listed him with the same designation a short time later. FB Roosevelt Nix (knee) and LB Anthony Chickillo (foot) are both out for Sunday. TE Vance McDonald (shoulder) and LB Vince Williams (hamstring) are also listed as questionable.Patriots at WashingtonRB Rex Burkhead (foot), S Patrick Chung (heel), S Nate Ebner (groin), WR Julian Edelman (chest), and LB Dont'a Hightower (shoulder) are questionable to play for the Patriots on Sunday.Washington will be starting Colt McCoy at quarterback, but he’ll be short on tight ends with Vernon Davis and Jordan Reed ruled out due to concussions. G Brandon Scherff (ankle) and LB Josh Harvey-Clemons (hamstring) have also been ruled out. QB Case Keenum (foot), WR Terry McLaurin (hamstring), CB Josh Norman (knee) and C Chase Roullier (knee) are listed as questionable.Jaguars at PanthersThe Jaguars didn’t wait until Sunday to rule CB Jalen Ramsey (back) out this week. TE Josh Oliver (hamstring) is also out and DE Lerentee McCray (oblique) is listed as questionable.It’s a crowded injury report for the Panthers this week. QB Cam Newton (foot), G Trai Turner (ankle), CB Dontae Jackson (groin), T Greg Little (concussion), and TE Chris Manhertz (concussion) have all been ruled out. DE Brian Burns (wrist), S Eric Reid (ankle) and DT Gerald McCoy (knee) are listed as questionable.Cardinals at BengalsDE Zach Allen (neck), LB Dennis Gardeck (ankle), WR Christian Kirk (ankle) http://www.thebillslockerroom.com/authentic-bruce-smith-jersey , S Charles Washington (shoulder) and OL Jordan Mills (knee) are out for the Cardinals. WR Damiere Byrd (hamstring), P Andy Lee (right hip), OL Justin Pugh (shoulder), CB Tramaine Brock (back), LB Ezekiel Turner (hand, hamstring) and LB Terrell Suggs (back) are listed as questionable.WR A.J. Green (ankle), T Cordy Glenn (concussion) and DE Kerry Wynn (concussion) will not play for the Bengals.Falcons at TexansThe Falcons ruled out CB Blidi Wreh-Wilson (groin), RB Kenjon Barner (knee), G Jamon Brown (concussion) and P Matt Bosher (groin). S Damontae Kazee (illness) is listed as questionable.OL Greg Mancz (concussion) will not play for the Texans. S Tashaun Gipson (wrist, hip), CB Lonnie Johnson (groin) and WR Kenny Stills (hamstring, ankle) are listed as questionable.Buccaneers at SaintsWR Breshad Perriman (hamstring) and LB Jack Cichy (elbow) won’t play for the Buccaneers. T Demar Dotson (calf) is listed as questionable.The Saints ruled out QB Drew Brees (thumb) and DE Trey Hendrickson (neck) on Friday.Vikings at GiantsCB Mackensie Alexander (elbow, groin) and LB Kentrell Brothers (wrist, hamstring) are out for the Vikings.The Giants teased a return from RB Saquon Barkley (ankle) this week, but ruled him out on Friday. LB Alec Ogletree (hamstring) and LB Tae Davis (concussion) are also out while LB Lorenzo Carter (neck) is listed as questionable.Bears at Raiders (in London)The Bears ruled out QB Mitchell Trubisky (shoulder) and DE Bilal Nichols (hand) from London on Friday. G Ted Larsen (knee) and WR Taylor Gabriel (concussion) were ruled out before the team crossed the pond. LB Joel Iyiegbuniwe (hamstring) is listed as doubtful and DL Akiem Hicks (knee) is considered questionable.G Gabe Jackson (knee) has been ruled out by the Raiders. WR Tyrell Williams (foot), G Richie Incognito (back), WR J.J. Nelson (knee) Color Rush Darryl Johnson Jersey , DE Clelin Ferrell (concussion) and WR Dwayne Harris (ankle) are listed as questionable.Jets at EaglesThe Jets ruled out QB Sam Darnold (illness) for the third straight game and LB C.J. Mosley (groin) is set to miss his third in a row after being listed as doubtful. LB Jordan Jenkins (calf) is also out while G Kelechi Osemele (shoulder, knee) joins Mosley in the doubtful group. WR Demaryius Thomas (hamstring), WR Josh Bellamy (shoulder), DL Quinnen Williams (ankle) and TE Dan Brown (ankle) are listed as questionable.Eagles WR DeSean Jackson (abdomen) remains out of action along with CB Ronald Darby (hamstring), DT Timmy Jernigan (foot) and CB Avonte Maddox (concussion, neck). CB Sidney Jones (hamstring) is listed as questionable.Bills at TitansBills QB Josh Allen (concussion) is listed as questionable after moving from limited to full practice participation on Friday. LB Corey Thompson (ankle) and TE Tyler Kroft (ankle) have been ruled out. FB Pat DiMarco (concussion), WR Robert Foster (groin), CB Taron Johnson (hamstring), S Dean Marlowe (concussion), T Ty Nsekhe (ankle) and RB Devin Singletary (hamstring) drew questionable tags.The Titans ruled out OL Kevin Pamphile (knee). LB Cameron Wake (hamstring) is listed as questionable.Broncos at ChargersThe Broncos ruled out CB Bryce Callahan (foot). LB Josey Jewell (hamstring), CB Kareem Jackson (hamstring) and T Ja'Wuan James (knee) were listed as questionable on Friday.The Chargers will play without TE Hunter Henry (knee) again this week. S Nasir Adderley (hamstring), K Michael Badgley (right groin) and RB Justin Jackson (calf) are likely out after being listed as doubtful. WR Travis Benjamin (hip), LB Thomas Davis (groin), TE Virgil Green (groin), WR Mike Williams (back) and defensive end Melvin Ingram (hamstring) were tagged as questionable.Packers at CowboysThe Packers will play without WR Davante Adams (toe) this week. RB Jamaal Williams (concussion) and CB Tony Brown (hamstring) are also out. CB Kevin King (groin) is listed as doubtful while LB Oren Burks (chest), T Bryan Bulaga (shoulder), LB Kyler Fackrell (shoulder) and DL Montravius Adams (shoulder) are listed as questionable.T Tyron Smith (ankle) will not be in the Cowboys lineup. T La'el Collins (back) Youth Darryl Johnson Jersey , WR Michael Gallup (knee), DE Tyrone Crawford (hip) and NT Antwaun Woods (knee) make up the questionable contingent.Colts at ChiefsThe Colts ruled out five players and listed five others as questionable. WR Parris Campbell (abdomen), S Clayton Geathers (concussion), S Malik Hooker (knee), LB Darius Leonard (concussion) and DL Tyquan Lewis (ankle) are the players ruled out. WR T.Y. Hilton (quad), RB Marlon Mack (ankle), CB Rock Ya-Sin (hip), S Rolan Milligan (knee) and LB Anthony Walker (shoulder) make up the questionable group.The Chiefs ruled out WR Tyreek Hill (clavicle), T Eric Fisher (core muscle surgery) and LB Dorian O'Daniel (hamstring). WR Sammy Watkins (shoulder, hamstring) is listed as questionable after a limited practice on Friday. DE Alex Okafor (hip) and RB Damien Williams (knee) got the same tag, although Chiefs head coach Andy Reid indicated Williams is on track to play. The Buffalo Bills pulled off another upset on Sunday afternoon, defeating the Tennessee Titans by a score of 13-12 at New Era Field. Stephen Hauschka was the hero for the Bills, connecting on a 46-yard field goal to win the game as time expired. Today’s links has all of the coverage from Sunday’s win, with updates from Lorenzo Alexander, Jerry Hughes, Josh Allen, and much more.Hauschka: "It was a Huge Victory for the Team" - BuffaloBills.comBills kicker Stephen Hauschka spoke to the media following the team's win against the Titans. Hauschka spoke about making the game winning field goal and what was going through his head as he prepared for the attempt.What Josh Allen Womens Darryl Johnson Jersey , Bills said about passing game struggles vs. Titans | NewYorkUpstate.comAllen threw for 82 yards on 10 of 19 passing with no passing touchdowns and an interception.What to make of Josh Allen's fourth quarter comeback for the Bills | NewYorkUpstate.comThe first and last drive of the game illicit hope. Everything in between those two drives, however, was shaky at best.The Bills pull one out in their first close game of the season | WGR 550 SportsRadioJosh Allen came through when he was needed the mostSean McDermott: "We Got Into a Good Rhythm" - BuffaloBills.comHC Sean McDermott spoke to the media following the Bills' victory over the Tennessee Titans on October 7th. Topics included: Defensive development, communication improvements, and Josh Allen's growing level of confidence.Why didn't Bills' Jerry Hughes finish sack of Titans QB Marcus Mariota? | NewYorkUpstate.comHughes had Mariota in a bear hug and what seemed to be a quarterback sack before Mariota broke free.Buffalo Bills punter Corey Bojorquez calls botched field goal 'miscommunication' | NewYorkUpstate.comCorey Bojorquez cost the Bills three points before halftime.NFL Week 5 odds, over/under: Bills a big underdog to Texans | NewYorkUpstate.comPoint spreads for next week's games in the NFL.Buffalo Bills rookie Josh Allen cares about wins, not his ugly stats - Democrat & ChronicleBy winning line of scrimmage for a change, Bills beat Titans at their own game, winning 13-12 thriller at New Era FieldBills go old school in win over Titans | WGR 550 SportsRadioRun game and defense lead the wayAlexander: "We had to get a Win" - BuffaloBills.comBills linebacker Lorenzo Alexander spoke to the media following the team's win against the Titans. Alexander discussed why it was important for the team to bounce back this week and how guys were flying around on defense in an attempt to make plays.Ok for now | WGR 550 SportsRadioThe Bills have won two of their last three after a horrid start to the seasonJosh Allen’s first come-from-behind win the only stat that matters to him – The Buffalo News "Josh Allen is just four games into his NFL career as a starter, and Sunday accomplished one of the things every franchise quarterback must do: Lead a fourth-quarter comeback." (Subscription required.)Featured on Buffalo RumblingsBuffalo Bills punter Corey Bojorquez injured on blown field goal attempt - Buffalo Rumblings His shoulder is wrapped and he’s in pain.Buffalo Bills 13, Tennessee Titans 12: Bills scrape low-scoring win in Orchard Park - Buffalo RumblingsIt was close all day, but the Bills finished with the win.Five takeways from the Buffalo Bills 13-12 win over the Tennessee Titans - Buffalo Rumblings Wooooooooooooooo.
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Kentrell Brice Color Rush Jersey , Roberts failed his medical exam and is on the move." />Skip to main contentclockmenumore-arrownoyesAcme Packing Company homepageHorizontal - WhiteAcme Packing Companya Green Bay Packers communityFollow Acme Packing Company online:Follow Acme Packing Company on TwitterFollow Acme Packing Company on FacebookFollow Acme Packing Company on InstagramLog in or sign upLog InSign UpSite searchSearchSearchAcme Packing Company main menuFanpostsFanshotsSectionsPackersOddsAboutMastheadCommunity GuidelinesStubHubMoreAll 321 blogs on Horizontal - WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections The APC PodcastPackers Film RoomFantasy Football AdviceCDTFile this one in the “what did they expect?” folder. Two days after the Green Bay Packers claimed tight end Michael Roberts on waivers from the Detroit Lions, he is back on the waiver wire.According to Field Yates of ESPN, Roberts failed his physical upon arriving in Green Bay, leading to his release. The situation should come as little surprise to anyone who has been following Roberts’ movements over the past week, however. The Lions originally had a deal in place to trade Roberts to the New England Patriots, but he failed his physical in Foxboro, voiding the trade. Now the same has happened to him in Green Bay and he’s back on the waiver wire.Given two failed exams in less than a week, Roberts will likely go unclaimed this time and will end up as a free agent. He would likely have to rehab on his own and try to earn a roster spot around the time that NFL teams start up training camps in late July.The Packers still have six tight ends on their 90-man roster. Veterans Jimmy Graham and Marcedes Lewis look to be the top options for the fall https://www.thepackersfanshop.com/Geronimo-Allison-Jersey , while third-round pick Jace Sternberger is assured of a roster spot. Second-year pro Robert Tonyan will battle Evan Baylis and recent acquisition Pharoah McKever for a potential fourth spot on the roster throughout camp. This writer believed that Roberts might have been in consideration for a blocking role as TE4 if he could have beat out Tonyan and company in camp, but that is no longer a concern.The Packers now return to having 89 players on their 90-man roster. The team will report for training camp on July 24th. Former Packers players George Koonce and Eric Torkelson are nominees for the team’s board of directors, Richard Ryman of the reports. Packers shareholders will vote on new board members during their annual meeting July 24 at Lambeau Field. Thomas Olejniczak, who also is an executive committee member, and Thomas Lutsey are leaving active status on the board after reaching the mandatory retirement age of 70. Olejniczak and Lutsey both joined the board in 1986. Koonce, a linebacker for the Packers from 1992-99, is senior vice president for university relations at Marian University in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. Torkelson Oren Burks Jersey , a running back for the Packers from 1974-79 and 1981, is a retired sales representative for Stryker Corp., a medical device company.The 43-member board of directors currently includes three former players in Johnnie Gray, Larry McCarren and Dexter McNabb. The board of directors represent the 360,760 shareholders and fans. They receive no compensation, including no free tickets to games.They meet five times a year, including the annual summer meeting.Seven members of the board of directors serve on the team’s executive committee. The executive committee serves as overseer and adviser to CEO Mark Murphy.Donald J. Long Jr. is the nominee to replace Olejniczak on the executive committee.
fan as we enter the post-draft time period of the offseason. While most people are looking ahead to the 2019 NFL season T.J. Green Color Rush Jersey , I decided to take a step back..." NFL GeneralColts AnalysisScouting The NFLColts Offseason Scouting Report: Defensive End Al-Quadin MuhammadNew,3commentsEDTWe are now in the dull period for being an NFL fan as we enter the post-draft time period of the offseason. While most people are looking ahead to the 2019 NFL season, I decided to take a step back and really evaluate the talent on this Colts’ roster. Over the course of this offseason, I will be going back through the roster and putting together scouting reports and film rooms of some of the more unheralded players on this roster.The next player we are going to look at in this series is defensive end Al-Quadin Muhammad. Muhammad was acquired off waivers from the New Orleans Saints last season and ended up playing over 500 snaps for the Colts in 2018. He put together a fairly solid season for a player on the backend of the roster who was forced into playing time due to injuries.In this piece, I will provide my scouting report of Muhammad while also looking at some film to add some context to my notes.<hr class="p-entry-hr" id="eztxkX">BackgroundSize:6’3” 253 poundsMeasurables (Combine):40 Time: 4.88 / Bench Press: 22 Reps / Vertical Jump: 30.5 inches / Broad Jump: 117 inches / 3-Cone: 7.25 secondsCareer Stats (College):60 total tackles, 10.5 tackles for a loss, 7 sacks, and 1 forced fumble in 2 seasons at Miami.Career Stats (Pro): 29 total tackles, 5 tackles for a loss, 1 sacks, and 1 pass deflection in two years played in the NFL.<hr class="p-entry-hr" id="vxoIHD">Scouting ReportMy scouting reports will be in the same style/format as the Anthony Arena Draft Guide that we put together this offseason. I will be looking at how these players grade out in each trait, their best positional fit, and a two-three year outlook on their career.<hr class="p-entry-hr" id="dGiqCl">Pass RushMuhammad shockingly had more pass rushing snaps than run defense snaps for the Colts last year (according to PFF) despite being billed as more of a run stopping defensive end. As a pass rusher, he does flash some potential. His technique is surprisingly good, as he has a wide array of moves that he uses to beat offensive lineman. He had excellent performances in the five games against Texans and Jaguars in 2018. Going forward, though, he needs to improve upon his consistency and put together better performances against top tackles. He really struggled when facing above average tackles last season.Despite only registering one sack last year, Muhammad flashed potential as a pass rusher. Here, he sets the tackle up outside before spinning back inside for the hit on Blake Bortles. He finished 5th on the team in terms of pressures and hurries in 2018 (PFF), so he did put together some good performances. If he can be more consistent, I do like his upside as a pass rusher for the Colts.<hr class="p-entry-hr" id="pSaD0K">Run DefenseThis is the area where Muhammad really played well last season. He earned playing time down the stretch over promising players such as Kemoko Turay due to his ability in this area. He sets a nice hard edge and pursues runners relentlessly. He is also an excellent tackler as he missed 0 tackles on the season despite playing over 500 snaps. He does need to improve his awareness and do a better job at staying home on motions and draws https://www.coltsfanshop.com/Matthias-Farley-Jersey , but for the most part, he does his job very well in the run game. This play is a good example of what he brings in run defense. He moves down the line to his gap and sheds the blocks of both the guard and the tackle. After getting through the line, he gets his head up and pursues the running back. He brings down the back for a big loss on the play. If Muhammad has a route to making the roster going into 2019, it is certainly through his strong run defense. <hr class="p-entry-hr" id="2DdEYJ">AthleticismMuhammad may not be an _elite_ athlete, but he is very solid in this area. He has decent bend around the corner that allows him to fight through blocks and get pressure. His long speed is actually pretty good for a player his size, and he is able to run down players that would typically beat bigger ends around the corner. His athleticism also allows him to excel on the stunts and twists that the Colts run fairly often in their 4-3 defense.On his lone sack of the season, he shows off his athletic ability. He comes around on the stunt play and accelerates through the line with great burst. He flies past the center, and the tackle is unable to turn around and make the block on the backside. He then tracks down Watson for the sack on the play. He is not nearly as athletic a player as Tyquan Lewis or Turay, but Muhammad does show good burst and speed on film. <hr class="p-entry-hr" id="F59Wqo">AwarenessThis is my biggest area of concern with Muhammad. He finds himself out of position too often on the backside, especially when there is motion or a reverse to his side. There were multiple plays where a cut back, reverse, or draw are to his side of the line left him way out of position. Those plays are very difficult for an end, but he does need to do a better job of forcing the action back inside where the help defense is waiting. Here is an example of one of those plays. Muhammad crashes inside hard on the initial action to the left. The Cowboys obviously did their homework as the Redskins did this exact same play earlier in the season to his side for a big gain as well. I’d certainly like to see Muhammad learn from some of these mistakes and play with a bit more discipline going into 2019 with the team.<hr class="p-entry-hr" id="e9Sh5u">TechniqueAs I mentioned earlier, Muhammad's pass rush technique is actually very good for a player who didn’t record many sacks. He has many moves in his arsenal, from a spin move to a very good long arm move to even a hesitation move. He is very confident with these moves and does win with them pretty easily. His technique in run defense is also very good, as he sets a strong edge with a good base and hand placement. Overall, his technique is a strength in his game. Building consistency and eliminating the bad plays is the next step in his game, as I have mentioned before.This clip shows off some of his pass rush technique. He puts together a good combo on the left tackle as he hits a nice hesitation step on the edge before clubbing over the arms of the tackle to get the pressure. He has a fairly developed move set that certainly surprised me when watching his film. If he can do that for a full game rather than in flashes, the Colts may have a real solid player here.<hr class="p-entry-hr" id="MKlMMP">MotorMuhammad has a red hot motor that he uses on almost every play he is on the field. Whether it is a run to the other side of the field or a pass thrown away from him, he is almost always turning and running towards the ball. On plays to his side, he rarely gives an inch Christine Michael Sr Jersey , and fights through contact in pursuit of the ball. Effort is all over his film and he flies around the football field.This is an example of how he fights to the ball when the play comes to his side. Muhammad takes on the tackle on the edge and does a good job of resetting the edge. He does his job on the play, and forces the running back to run backwards and to the outside. He doesn’t stop there, though, as he sheds the block and pursues the back until he is on the ground. This is an excellent rep for a defensive end and I love the pursuit to the ball at the end. <hr class="p-entry-hr" id="7IKvYf">Positional FitThe best fit for Muhammad is as a strong side defensive end in a 4-3 defensive scheme. His role with the Colts going into next year is likely going to be Jabaal Sheard’s main backup and rotational player. From that strong side spot, he can focus on playing the run as his main duty then rushing the passer against the right tackle if he is on the field for passing downs.<hr class="p-entry-hr" id="nc70PL">Future OutlookMuhammad is a good, young player who put together a very solid season in 2018. He has a lot of upside and potential and should make the team as a depth rotational piece. If he can improve his consistency, conditioning, and awareness, he can absolutely be a starting defensive end in the NFL. Until that day though, he is likely just a depth player along a defensive front. The battle between him and 6th round rookie Gerri Green should be interesting to watch this offseason as they are both high upside players who could make an impact as a depth player. Wide receiver Parris Campbell was the subject of glowing reviews early in training camp this summer, but things took a negative turn for the second-round pick when he hurt his hamstring a short time later.Campbell missed weeks of practice and the team’s first three preseason games, but he was able to get back on the field in time to play in Thursday night’s finale against the Bengals. Campbell was targeted four times, made three catches for 42 yards and showed the kind of playmaking ability that led to those raves when he turned a short catch into a 31-yard gain.“It was a lot of fun. I felt like myself again,” Campbell said, via the team’s website. “Being out with the injury obviously was very nagging, very annoying. But I definitely felt like myself again, and it was a lot of fun.”Thanks to Andrew Luck‘s retirement, the overall picture of the Colts offense has changed a lot since Campbell hurt his hamstring. If the rookie can make plays come the regular season, it should help Jacoby Brissett‘s cause a great deal.
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