What hasn't been reduced is his support or long-term expectations for quarterback Mitchell Trubisky.Nagy has Trubisky's back Youth Prince Amukamara Jerseys , even as pressure mounts for more offensive production to assist linebacker Khalil Mack and a special defense. Trubisky comes into Sunday's game against Tampa Bay following one of his most inconsistent performances, but maintains full support from Nagy even if it means scaling back the offensive approach to account for inexperience."He's had my back and I love coach Nagy for that," Trubisky said. "He's just been very supportive."I believe in him and this process that we're going through, and we're going to have a breakthrough. Who knows when? But it's going to come, and I believe in that."Trubisky starts for the 16th time Sunday, the equivalent of one full NFL season. His passer rating is 77.8, just 0.3 better than during his first 12 games as a rookie under former coach John Fox.Several ill-advised decisions last Sunday led to suggestions earlier this week Trubisky could need the attack simplified until he understands it better. Nagy didn't dispute this."So whatever they decide to put on my plate I have to study, I have to do my job on the field, and if they feel like we have to pull back this week or next week or whatever it is, and just simplify so we can play faster, they're going to do what's best for this offense and what they believe Prince Amukamara Jerseys Stitched ," Trubisky said Wednesday.Nagy sees a Bears offense still trying to fit better and operate fluidly rather than more deep-seeded personnel problems, including Trubisky."He's where I thought he would be at," Nagy said. "What I'm doing now is understanding what the plays are that he's doing well with, that might have been different with me in the past."Nagy brought in an offense similar to the one he coached as offensive coordinator with the Kansas City Chiefs.So far, the offense has reached the end zone four times in three games while experiencing trouble scoring from inside the red zone. They're 27th in red zone touchdown percentage (.400).Nagy took his share of the blame but said Trubisky isn't the only one learning."What's neat is that there are concepts that weren't as good to us in Kansas City that are good here, that are working," Nagy said. "I'm learning that, and now those are the ones I'm going to start to go to because I see that. And vice versa, there's some that we did well in Kansas City that might not be as efficient now."So I have to adjust to how I do that, and that's OK."Trubisky said he understands better through repetition, and believes production will improve as he runs more plays."Especially in a new offense Youth Leonard Floyd Jerseys , sometimes you have to think about it," Trubisky said. "But when you're playing in an offense for years over and over, you don't have to think about the (passer) drop, you don't have to think about where your guy is about to be."You're more just seeing the defense and where you're going with the ball. So those are some of the things I'm working through."Trubisky called any scoring problems an outgrowth of getting better acquainted with the attack. The suggestion the Bears need to scale back wasn't viewed by Trubisky as a slap at his abilities."If a teacher goes, 'Do you guys want an easy test?' you're going to say heck yeah," Trubisky said. "Less you gotta study, I'm gonna ace this test. Maybe that's a comparison you make."(If) we're going to pull back this week, do I play faster, do we play better? I guess we're all going to see. I'm going to do whatever they ask me to do to the best of my ability."As the second pick in the 2017 draft, it's expected Trubisky will be a special player. So far, evidence has been spotty."I know this: I know he made a special throw to Trey Burton on the deep cross the other day that not many quarterbacks in this league can make Leonard Floyd Jerseys Stitched ," Nagy said. "And so I'll take that as special."Nagy argues even special players need to learn an offense with a good deal of volume."I know he's going to just continue to keep growing," Nagy said.NOTES: Starting cornerback Prince Amukamara and backup Marcus Cooper did not practice Wednesday due to hamstring injuries. Bryce Callahan or rookie Kevin Toliver would man the starting right cornerback spot if Amukamara and Cooper cannot play Sunday. . Wide receiver Anthony Miller (shoulder) did not practice, which could mean more playing time for 2015 first-round draft pick Kevin White. . Safety DeAndre Houston-Carson had full practice participation for the first time since suffering forearm and back injuries in preseason. ... The Bears added cornerback John Franklin III to their practice squad. Earlier today the NFL announced today the 32 nominees for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award presented by Nationwide, and the Chicago Bears’ nominee is tight end Trey Burton. By being Chicago's recipient of the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award, Burton is now eligible to be awarded the honor from the league. The national winner will be announced during NFL Honors, which is a two-hour prime time special that will air on February 2, on CBS. from the Fox Theatre in Atlanta.The award recognizes players “for outstanding community service activities off the field, as well as excellence on the field,” and it was first established in 1970, but renamed in 1999 after legendary Chicago Bears running back Walter Payton. “The Man of the Year Award gives us the opportunity to acknowledge 32 exemplary players whose commitment to excellence extends on and off the field,” said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. “This year’s nominees have used their platforms to transform communities across the country. We are proud of their work and celebrate their dedication and impact through this award.”Burton is in his first year with the Bears after spending hie previous four years with the Philadelphia Eagles. His 38 receptions and 448 receiving yards are career highs Youth Cody Whitehair Jerseys , and his 5 touchdowns are tied for his most in a season. He has been involved in the Chicago community since joining the Bears and active in supporting various charitable organizations. From the NFLPA.For more on Burton, and to see the video produced about his nomination, click on the NFLPA link above. And here are the donations that will take place once the winner announced, courtesy of the NFL Foundation, Nationwide and United Way Worldwide. Two other players with ties to the Bears were nominated by their respective teams, Julius Peppers by the Carolina Panthers and Robbie Gould by the San Francisco 49ers.
This is a great time of year to be thankful for what we have Mike Pouncey Jerseys Stitched , where we have been, and what the future holds. Although the Chargers have lost their way a bit in recent years, the month of December still holds such incredible promise! This advent calendar is an attempt to hearken back to these days of December joy. Each day will bring a new advent from the Bolts’ history that makes it wonderful to be a Chargers fan.Dec. 23: The Chargers Have Failed to Kickoff...Twice!Kickoffs in football are a pretty common part of the game. I know, there’s been rumbles here and there about getting rid of them or making them safer, but until that day—they are just an ever-present part of the game. Well...almost.Kickoffs are indeed part of the game, but they aren’t necessarily a guaranteed part. We have already delved into the weird truth of the NFL free kick earlier in this Advent Calendar series, but the Chargers have also made their mark with two very rare marks in the record book: failing to kickoff—twice!OK. Sounds silly. How can this be true?Kickoff, noun:A kick that puts a ball in to play in American football and other sports.OK, now that we have re-learned what we likely all already know, we see that kickoffs are an integral part of the game. They MUST kickoff if they score a TD or field goal, and they have a choice if they score a safety. Beyond that Youth Isaac Rochell Jerseys , they are offered a choice to kickoff to start one of two halves each game. Thus, each team in each game has at least ONE guaranteed option to have a kickoff.Thanks to Quirky Research.com, we can see exactly how rare this is.The only way a team can be on this list and not be shut out is to score a safety, to score at the end of the first or second half or, in a nearly impossible scenario, to score the game-winning points in overtime. Highlighted below, the Bengals are the only known team to never kick off in a non-shutout when the Patriots took an intentional safety in the fourth quarter.So, in a very strange set of events, the Chargers are on this very exclusive list twice. Once, in their inaugural season (in the AFL) against the Dallas Texans (Kansas City Chiefs), and again in 1987 against the Denver Broncos.Both times Isaac Rochell Jerseys Stitched , the Chargers of course lost the game with a grant total of zero points. The wind is almost definitely the reason why the Chargers would take this course of action, but it is still an option that would have watercoolers buzzing the next day.What’s even stranger is that the Chargers did this once representing LA and once representing San Diego. Both were away games, which also factored into the decision making.-Jason “Whew knew!” Michaels The question might not be whether the Chiefs can stop Antonio Gates, but whether Chargers coach Anthony Lynn can.The veteran tight end hasn’t ruled out playing this week, even though the 38-year-old just signed Sunday and has had three days to prepare for the regular season.“I’ve always been optimistic about playing in a game, whether I was injured or not here 鈥?it didn’t matter,” Gates said, via Eric Williams of ESPN.com. “So, I think I’m well aware of the preparation that needs to be put in throughout the week to go play a game at the highest level possible. With that being said . . . it just depends on how I feel leading up to Sunday.”Lynn pumped the brakes yesterday, saying he didn’t want to risk an extended absence to put the elder tight end out there so soon, a reasonable position considering Gates didn’t participate in the of offseason program. The Chargers need the help at the position since Hunter Henry was lost for the year to a torn ACL Trey Pipkins Los Angeles Chargers Jerseys , and who better than quarterback Philip Rivers‘ longtime target.Of course, it took mending some feelings, as the Chargers told Gates they were ready to move on without him this offseason. But then Henry went down in May, and the subject was broached again.“We disagreed on certain things, and I think what we agreed on is that we had an opportunity this year to be a part of this family,” Gates said. “This will always be family to me. So, it’s like forgiving a family member and then moving forward.“Our goal is to go out and try to win a Super Bowl, and that’s what I wanted to be a part of. So that’s what we agreed on and I came to the same conclusion, and so here I am today.”And he may be out there Sunday.
For now Haloti Ngata Jerseys 2019 , those, the Eagles surely know they have a decision to make.However they resolve it, it’s a decision that will shape the franchise for the next decade, maybe longer.They need to decide on a quarterback. Although coach Doug Pederson has said on multiple occasions that Carson Wentz is and will be the guy, the evidence requires, at a minimum, more careful deliberation.Wentz is the better quarterback Black Paul Worrilow Jerseys , when healthy. But the Eagles are a better team when Foles plays, and Foles has now played 11 games in December and beyond over the last two seasons, leading the team to a Super Bowl win and giving the Saints a real scare in Sunday’s divisional round game.We’ve yet to see what Wentz can do in December and beyond because of a playing style that has left him injured in each of the last two years. His skills notwithstanding, an inability to be able to play in the most important weeks of the season must be a factor in the long-term decision, especially since he’s shown no inclination to alter his style — and since he has a back problem that could resurface in the future.The Eagles could try to kick the can, by paying Foles starter money for 2019 while Wentz enters the fourth year of a wage-scaled rookie deal, waiting one more season for an answer to become obvious. But what would they do Paul Worrilow Jerseys 2019 , if Foles is making franchise-tag money? Have an open competition? Or simply make Foles the highest paid backup quarterback the league has ever seen?From the standpoint of both sending an unequivocal message to the locker room and charting a clear course for the short- and long-term future, the Eagles should choose one or the other. Apart from asking the question of which guy they’d rather see on the opposing sideline, they need to have a candid and honest discussion about which guy makes them better.Given that the Eagles were blown off the Superdome playing surface eight weeks ago with Wentz at quarterback and pushed the Saints to the limit with Foles under center, it’s a real debate that Pederson, executive V.P. of football operations Howie Roseman, and owner Jeffrey Lurie must have, asking tough questions about what’s truly in the best interests of the team.Some will call it a good problem to have. But the only good problem is no problem Black Mike Wallace Jerseys , because the likely outcome for the Eagles is that one will stay, and one will go. Whoever they choose, they’ll have to worry in 2019 and beyond that they picked the wrong guy. What do you think of these picks?"WhiteFanposts Fanshots Eagles StoriesScheduleRosterStatsYahoo Eagles NewsYahoo Eagles Team PageYahoo Eagles ReportYahoo Eagles Depth ChartYahoo Eagles TransactionsYahoo Eagles PhotosOdds About Masthead Community Guidelines StubHub 鉁旴reaking NewsThe Eagles' 2019 draft class is finalized 脳2019 NFL Mock Draft: Eagles pick up a running back in the second roundNew,127commentsWhat do you think of these picks? EDTShareTweetShareShare2019 NFL Mock Draft: Eagles pick up a running back in the second roundReinhold Matay-USA TODAY SportsThere are 31 days until the 2019 NFL Draft begins on Thursday, April 25. Exactly one month away! We’re going to kill some time until then with our weekly Mock Draft Monday series. (You can also check out BGN’s latest mock draft roundup.)This week’s mock draft goes two rounds deep. Here’s who SB Nation’s Dan Kadar has the Philadelphia Eagles taking with their three selections in the top 57 picks:I’ve previously offered my thoughts on Tillery as the Eagles’ first-round pick. I think there’s a case to be made for him, even with Philly signing Malik Jackson in free agency. The trio of Fletcher Cox, Jackson Mike Wallace Jerseys 2019 , and Tillery would give the Eagles a real strong group of disruptive interior pass rushers. Some may feel like Tillery is a reach at No. 25 but I don’t know that it’s so egregious. Daniel Jeremiah has Tillery as his No. 34 overall prospect. The Draft Network has him at No. 31. Rotoworld’s Josh Norris actually has him at No. 13 overall:With no guarantee that the Eagles can land Ed Oliver or Christian Wilkins, Tillery could be a real nice consolation prize. But enough about that. Let’s get to the REAL reason you’re here for this mock draft: a running back! Omg! The Eagles finally address their biggest roster hole! Singletary is a player we’ve previously discussed since Jeremiah said he sees him as a fit for Philly. BGN’s Michael Kist has the 5-7, 203 pound prospect as his fifth best running back in this year’s class:Singletary did not test well at the NFL Combine but his tape sure is intriguing. The way he cuts really reminds of you Eagles all-time leading rusher LeSean McCoy. Singletary doesn’t project as a lead back but the Eagles haven’t truly employed one of those in the Doug Pederson era anyway. He could fit in Philly’s running back by committee approach. Kadar’s final pick for the Eagles is an offensive tackle. The 6-6, 327 Scharping boasted good athleticism at the Combine. Here’s a scouting report from NFL.com:Jason Peters is 37 years old and Halapoulivaati Vaitai is currently set to be a free agent after this season. The Eagles could develop Scharping for a season before having him compete with Jordan Mailata for a starting job at tackle in 2020. What do you think of this week’s picks?
JACKSONVILLE Cheap Josh Allen Jersey , Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars built their offense around a player who played less than 30 percent of the snaps this season.Running back Leonard Fournette was injured, suspended and on the bench in crunch time. He was fined, criticized and admittedly not in ideal shape late in the year.Fournette was more of a problem than a pro.And now the Jaguars (5-11) have to decide what to do with the fourth overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft. It’s one of the main questions Jacksonville faces as it heads into an offseason that will be focused on revamping an offense that ranked 31st in the league in scoring.Coach Doug Marrone confirmed Monday that the team has voided the remaining guarantees in Fournette’s four-year rookie contract worth $27.1 million. The team made the move following Fournette’s weeklong suspension in late November. Fournette still could challenge the decision, which could cost him up to $7.1 million.At the very least, Fournette is now at risk of being cut or traded. No one would be surprised to see either happen after Sunday’s season finale at Houston.Fournette and fellow running back T.J. Yeldon spent most of the 20-3 loss on the bench and disengaged from coaches and teammates. Fournette was inactive because of foot and ankle injuries; Yeldon was active but did not play.“It’s disappointing what occurred the other day,” Marrone said Monday. “We have taken care of it from a disciplinary standpoint, but like what I’ve always told you Josh Allen Jacksonville Jaguars Jerseys , those things remain between the club and the player.”Personnel chief Tom Coughlin ripped both players for being “disrespectful” and “selfish.”“Their behavior was unbecoming of a professional football player,” Coughlin said in a statement.Fournette has missed 11 games in two seasons because of injuries and suspensions. The former LSU star ran for 439 yards and five touchdowns in eight games this season after running for 1,040 yards and nine touchdowns as a rookie.But he also was suspended one game in 2017 for leaving early during the bye week and suspended a week without pay for leaving the bench, running across the field and instigating a fight with Buffalo defensive end Shaq Lawson on Nov. 25. Fournette lost nearly $100,000 in salary during the weeklong suspension. It could cost him considerably more if the Jaguars decided to cut him with no guaranteed money remaining.“I definitely pride myself on trying to help some of the younger guys develop,” veteran defensive end Calais Campbell said. “I do believe that he’s a good person at heart and wants to be a good player. This is a unique situation, but I believe that he’s going to continue to mature and hopefully be who we need him to be.”Jaguars owner Shad Khan opted to keep Coughlin Jacksonville Jaguars Jerseys Stitched , Marrone and general manager Dave Caldwell intact for 2019 , giving them a chance to fix the team’s problems. Jacksonville finished last in the AFC South after making the conference championship game last January, a freefall that could be blamed mostly on offensive injuries and ineptitude.Offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett was fired in November, creating one opening Marrone still has to fill. Quarterback Blake Bortles, who regressed in his fifth season and was benched, expects to be released before March.“When things don’t go well, a lot of it falls on the quarterback’s shoulders Josh Allen Jersey 2019 ,” Bortles said. “I know that and signed up for that and have no problem with it, whether it’s a scapegoat or whatever you want to call it, somebody’s got to take the blame when things don’t go well. I think Nathaniel was one of those guys. I think I’m one of those guys. And I think other guys on this team were part of that as well.”Right tackle Jermey Parnell, tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins and running back Carlos Hyde could join Bortles in the free-agent market. Yeldon, receiver Donte Moncrief, right guard A.J. Cann and running back Corey Grant are soon-to-be free agents. So are eight reserve offensive linemen.So numerous changes are coming for Jacksonville’s offense.And now Fournette’s future looks as wobbly as one of Bortles’ passes.“Availability, coachability and scheme Mens Josh Allen Jersey ,” Marrone said when asked about the offensive makeover ahead. “When I talk about that, we have to do a better job with the players we have available. We have to do a better job if those players don’t become available, what we’re going to do next. I think that’s an important thing when we look at it, and I think that was a mistake that I made this year.” The Jacksonville Jaguars have ruled seven inactive players against the Indianapolis Colts, including wide receiver D.J. Chark and cornerback Quenton Meeks.Jaguars inactives vs. ColtsWR DJ Chark..."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Jaguars Free Agency 2016Jaguars Film RoomNFL DraftJaguars Injury NewsLatest NewsJaguars vs. Colts inactive players: D.J. Chark and Quenton Meeks out, Ronnie Harrison will startByRyan Day@ryaneatscakeDec2, 2018 Black Josh Allen Jersey , 12:42pm ESTShareTweetShareShareJaguars vs. Colts inactive players: D.J. Chark and Quenton Meeks out, Ronnie Harrison will startSteve Flynn-USA TODAY SportsThe Jacksonville Jaguars have ruled seven inactive players against the Indianapolis Colts, including wide receiver D.J. Chark and cornerback Quenton Meeks.Jaguars inactives vs. ColtsWR DJ Chark Jr. (quadriceps)CB Quenton Meeks (knee)LB Blair BrownNT Eli AnkouLB Lerentee McCray (hamstring)OL Josh Walker (foot/ankle)CB Tre Herndon (ankle)All in all, not surprising. Meeks being out is probably part of the reason Jalen Ramsey wanted to gut it out.In other news, rookie strong safety Ronnie Harrison will be starting in Barry Church’s spot. Love to wait until we’re out of playoff contention to make the move.
NFC North Welcome to SB Nation FanPulse — a survey of fans across the NFL Youth Bobby Massie Jerseys , powered by SurveyMonkey. Each week, we send 32 polls to 100+ plugged in fans from each team. Bears fans, sign up HERE to join FanPulse.It’s been a while since the Chicago Bears have been in first place in the NFC North, so it’s understandable that us fans are feeling good about our 2-1 Bears. Even though the defense is carrying the team, head coach Matt Nagy has many of us believing the offense will come through at some point. Even if the offense can only make small gains from a week to week basis, their D looks good enough to give them a chance every single game. The latest FanPulse survey did see Bears’ fan’s confidence levels dip a smidge, but only by 2%. Plus our fans are the most confident among all the NFC North fans at 82%.Here’s our our fans have voted this year.Like we did last week, we’ll take a peek at the confidence levels from the other NFC North teams. The Green Bay Packers lost 31-17 last week to the Washington Redskins, and as expected, their fans are feeling the pressure. The Minnesota Vikings got creamed by the Buffalo Bills last week (27 to 6) and their fans have spiraled into panic mode. The 57% drop in confidence from a week ago was the largest drop among all fans. Plus there’s also the Everson Griffen situation the team is dealing with. The biggest gain in confidence came from fans of the Detroit Lions (+48%) after their big win against the New England Patriots. This week’s Bears vs Buccaneers game will be very telling for fans of each team. The Bucs’ fans are riding high with a 93% confidence level, and that’s coming off a loss. What are your thoughts on these results?If you aren’t a part of WCG’s FanPulse, join now! It was a rough night with a rougher end. But these Bears have a lot to love heading into 2019"It's easy to forget how quickly expectations change over the course of a winning season. Just over a year ago Bobby Massie Jerseys Stitched , Bears fans’ biggest hope was that their offense-averse head coach would be fired. Just before the season (and before the Khalil Mack trade robbery mugging windfall) anyone suggesting the Bears were a playoff team was met with gutteral laughter and showers of half-sipped coffee spraying from the lips over eaves-droppers and passersby.For me, my confidence in this team didn’t solidify until the second victory against the Lions--on a short week, on the road, with a backup quarterback. From that game on, I believed the Bears would roll through the regular season, trouncing over the field with playful abandon and leaving their opponents thoroughly smoshed and equally awestruck. That’s pretty much what happened.But the playoffs are a different beast. A Goliath the Bears haven’t faced since 2010 and which their wild-card opponents Davided the crap out of just last year.The Bears clearly had some playoff jitters, and it showed in uncharacteristic (or characteristic if you’re a Trubisky critic) mistakes. They didn’t play the cleanest game by any measure, but they came within an iced kick of winning after all.Bears run offense wins their matchupConsidering their run game took about three quarters of the season to get going, this was a pleasant surprise. As long as they gave the ball to Jordan Howard, the o line did her job and he did his trademark trucking and smashing thing up the middle.Bears run defense wins their matchup...unless they lose it badlyThe Eagles seemed to run for either -1 yards or 10. The Bears ran a number of formations with an open middle of the field, and the Eagles took advantage. Overall, both teams are impressive in the trenches Youth Charles Leno Jerseys , but the Bears big cuddlies played better in the run game tonight.Bounce-back BiscuitThe game didn’t start great for the Bears burgeoning franchise quarterback. He had one beautiful deep middle pass to Cohen, but otherwise couldn't move the ball consist
This is a great time of year to be thankful for what we have Youth Tyrod Taylor Jerseys , where we have been, and what the future holds. Although the Chargers have lost their way a bit in recent years, the month of December still holds such incredible promise! This advent calendar is an attempt to hearken back to these days of December joy. Each day will bring a new advent from the Bolts’ history that makes it wonderful to be a Chargers fan.Dec. 15: Retired Chargers NumbersIt’s a normal tendency for people around the holidays to look back on the past, feel a little nostalgic, and bring back all those warm, fuzzy feelings that go along with your favorite memories over the years.The same sensation tends to happen from time to time for sports fans, as well. When you are able to take a step back and realize that you are watching a generational-talent play for your team, it makes you look back at the other greats. You reminisce on the other players who used to make you jump for joy and force you jaw to the floor with their sensational play.For the Chargers, there’s a quartet of former players, with their numbers rightfully retired, that help manifest the nostalgia in Chargers fans at a moment’s notice. Those players are: #14 quarterback Dan Fouts, #19 wide receiver Lance Alworth, #21 running back LaDainian Tomlinson, and #55 linebacker Junior Seau.In the spirit of the holidays, let’s all take some time to reminisce about these legendary Chargers, the memories they gave to the fans, and the path they blazed for current and future Chargers to come.#14 - QB Dan FoutsFouts, at this point in time, is still the first name that comes to mind when you think about great Chargers quarterbacks...for now. The San Francisco-native wasn’t the most highly-rated prospect coming out of high school but he did manage to accept a scholarship offer from the University of Oregon where he would go on to set 19 school records, including total career passing yards (5 Tyrod Taylor Jerseys Stitched ,995). However, in three years as a starter, Fouts never threw more touchdowns than interceptions in a single season. His numbers were:1970 - 188/361 for 2,390 yards with 16 TD vs 24 INT1971 - 123-247 for 1,564 yards with 9 TD vs 11 INT1972 - 171/348 for 2,041 yards with 12 TD vs 19 INTHowever, after being drafted in the third round of the 1973 NFL Draft, Fouts would flip the script of his career in a number of ways. From 1979 to 1982, he would led the Chargers to the playoffs, twice making it to the AFC title game in ‘80 and ‘81.He would also go on to lead the NFL in passing in four-straight years and make the Pro Bowl six times from 1979-83 and then again in 1985. In three consecutive season, Fouts set the single-season passing mark with 4,082 in 1979, 4,715 in ‘80, and 4,802 in ‘81.He would end his career with over 40,000 passing yards, making him, at the time, only the third player in history to achieve the feat.Fouts was elected to the Pro Football Hallf of Fame in 1993.#19 - WR Lance AlworthAlworth entered the 1962 NFL Draft where he was drafted with the eighth-overall pick by the San Francisco 49ers out of the University of Arkansas. He was also the ninth pick in the second round of the AFL Draft in the same year by the Dallas Cowboys who eventually traded his rights to the San Diego Chargers for a trio of players. He fortunately opted to sign with the Chargers over the 49ers.In his rookie season Youth Austin Ekeler Jerseys , number 19 had just 10 catches in four games played, though three were for touchdowns. However, it was his second season in the pros that really set the tone for the rest of his career. Alworth went on to set franchise records in receptions (61), yards (1,205), and touchdowns (11) en route to winning the AFL Most Valuable Player Award.In the AFL Championship victory over the Boston Patriots, Alworth had four receptions for 77 yards and a touchdown.From 1964-69, Alworth broke his own franchise records several times over, including the mark for consecutive season with 1,000 yards receiving with seven (has since been broken by Jerry Rice with 11). He was also the first player with back-to-back seasons where he averaged 100+ receiving yards per game.Alworth would go on to finish his career with the Dallas Cowboys when he was traded away from San Diego in 1971.#21 - LaDainian TomlinsonTomlinson, the fifth-overall pick in the 2001 NFL Draft, came to the Chargers after authoring one of the most prolific college careers for a running back in history. In 1999, Tomlinson set the single-game rushing record against UTEO when he rushed for 406 yards. That record would stand until current Chargers running back, Melvin Gordon, broke it in 2014 when he rushed for 408 yards against Nebraska. Tomlinson was a consensus First-Team All-American in 2000 while also bringinghome the Doak Walker Award (nation’s best running back) and Jim Brown Trophy. He was also name the MVP of that year’s Senior Bowl.Tomlinson ran for 1,236 yards during his rookie season as the Chargers posted a 5-11 record. Two years later, he became the first player in NFL history to rush for over 1,000 yards and collect 100 receptions in the same season.In 2005 against the Oakland Raiders, Tomlinson became the player to run, catch Austin Ekeler Jerseys Stitched , and throw for a touchdown in the same game. He finished that year with over 1,800 total yards and 20 touchdowns.Now the 2006 season is what everyone in the country remembers most about LT, not just Chargers fans. In that season, he set an NFL record by scoring 14 touchdowns in the span of four games, 16 in five, and 19 in six. He became the first player to score three touchdowns in three-straight games and then became the first to do it in four.By the end of the season, LT would go on to set the all-time record for touchdowns in a season with 31 (28 rushing, 2 receiving). His 2,323 yards from scrimmage would also set their own record. On January 5th, 2007, Tomlinson was named the NFL MVP after he received 44 of the 50 votes.Number 21 was named to the NFL’s 2000s All-Decade Team after he led the NFL in rushing through the 2000’s with 12,490.Tomlinson would finish his career with the New York Jets before signing back with the Chargers on June 18th of 2012 so he could officially retire a Charger. At the time, LT ranked fifth in NFL history with 13,684 career rushing yards and second in career touchdowns with 162. His number was retired in 2015.#55 - Junior SeauSeau attended USC where he was a unanimous first-team All-American selection in 1989 after posting 19 sacks as a junior. After three years in college, Seau declared for the NFL Draft where he was chosen in the first round with the fifth-overall pick in 1990.The “Tasmanian Devil”, as he was affectionately called, was a fan-favorite from his very first season as a Charger. Seau played 15 of 16 games as a rookie and was named an alternate for the 1991 Pro Bowl. In his sophomore campaign, Seau had 129 tackles and seven sacks which earned him the first of his 12 consecutive Pro Bowl appearances.In 1994, he would record a career-high 155 tackles and be named the NFL’s Defensive Player of the Year while also leading his team to an appearance in Super Bowl XXIX. In that year’s AFC Championship Game, Seau recorded 16 tackles in a 17-13 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers in what some still call one of number 55’s best games of his career.In 2002 Youth Darius Philon Jerseys , Seau’s final year with the Chargers, he collected a career-low 83 tackles and missed his final Pro Bowl due to an ankle injury.On January 13th, 2010, Seau announced his retirement on national television. On September 16th, 2012, the Chargers retired his number 55 during the regular season opener against the Tennessee Titans. Throughout the middle rounds of the NFL Draft, teams like to get creative and instead of listening to Commissioner Roger Goodell repeat name after name after name, they will ask former players, new..." for Rolling StoneThroughout the middle rounds of the NFL Draft, teams like to get creative and instead of listening to Commissioner Roger Goodell repeat name after name after name, they will ask former players, new and old, to make the team’s selection for them.Last year, the Chargers invited former running back LaDainian Tomlinson and safety Darrell Stuckey to announce the team’s second and third-round picks.This year, the Chargers have asked former linebacker Shawne Merriman, their first-round pick from the 2005 draft, to present their second-round selection on Day 2 of the NFL Draft.Merriman will join 64 total retired and active players making their team’s second and third round selections later this month.
The NFL’s wild weekend of wild-card games demonstrated that even in this age of explosive offenses Youth Malik Jackson Jerseys , defense still dominates in the playoffs and it often comes down to a toe, a few fingers or even a 40-year-old hamstring.Kicker Sebastian Janikowski’s season — and maybe career — ended when he popped his left hamstring on an errant 57-yard field goal try just before halftime of Seattle’s 24-22 loss to Dallas on Saturday night.Without a backup plan, the Seahawks had to go for it on fourth down in field-goal range and had to go for 2 points after a touchdown rather than try to kick it through the uprights. And when they pulled within a field goal with 1:18 left, they were toast without a Plan B for an onside kick.Punter Michael Dickson’s drop-kick went way too far and Dallas receiver Cole Beasley made what might be the easiest catch ever to seal a playoff win.The onside kick nearly disappeared in 2018 after the league’s competition committee last offseason outlawed teams from stacking one side or getting a running start. The rules were designed to cut down on concussions but drastically reduced the onside kick as an option.Only four of 54 attempts were successful during the regular season, an 8 percent success rate that pales in comparison to the 23 percent conversion rate in 2017, when 13 of 55 onside kicks were recovered by the kicking team.Coach Pete Carroll figured Janikowski simply hurt himself trying to kick the ball as hard as he could.And Seabass might have kicked his final game in the NFL. The 40-year-old isn’t under contract for next season and also got hurt last month.On Sunday, Chicago’s dominant defense that led the league by yielding just 17.7 points a game held the Philadelphia Eagles to 16 points but lost by a point when Bears kicker Cody Parkey, who made 76.7 percent of his kicks in the regular season, double-doinked a 43-yard attempt in the final seconds off the left upright and the crossbar.He said after the game he thought he hit it well and was at a loss to explain the miss.Turns out, Philadelphia defensive lineman Treyvon Hester tipped the ball.After reviewing the play and seeing Hester’s left hand hit the ball, the NFL officially ruled it a blocked field goal on Monday.That provides some explanation but little consolation for Parkey and Bears fans, who booed Parkey as he ran off the field after kneeling with teammates and opponents for a postgame prayer.He was at his locker as soon as reporters entered and accepted responsibility for the loss that abruptly ended the Bears’ first playoff appearance in eight years.“There’s really no answer to it,” Parkey said. “I thought I hit a good ball. Unfortunately, I didn’t make it. I feel terrible, 100 percent take that loss on me. It is what it is. Sun is going to shine tomorrow. Life is going to go on. Unfortunately, it’s going to sting for a while.”Eagles kicker Jake Elliott was one of several players who stood up for Parkey on social media.“This is a standup guy that a lot of young players can look up to,” Elliott wrote on Twitter . “This is how you handle adversity like a pro. Cody is a heck of a kicker and will be for a long time. No reason to be taking the heat he is especially when that ball was tipped. #ClassAct”Eagles coach Doug Pederson on Monday praised Hester, who began the season on the practice squad Malik Jackson Jerseys Stitched , for having “a big hand in the game.”Other takeaways from the first week of the playoffs:— The Chargers flummoxed the Ravens by lining up with seven defensive backs on all but one snap in their 23-17 win in Baltimore. Rookie All-Pro safety Derwin James set the tone when he dropped Lamar Jackson for a 1-yard loss on the first play from scrimmage. The alignment bottled up Jackson, who had run for nearly 700 yards in his seven starts and finished with just 54 yards. More importantly, the Chargers made sure Jackson couldn’t bring back the Ravens with his right arm after they fell behind 23-3 midway through the fourth quarter.— The league might have some tweaking to do to the catch rule. Or, rather, recovery rule. Just before halftime of the Eagles-Bears game, Mitchell Trubisky hit wide receiver Anthony Miller with a pass. Miller took a few steps before Philadelphia defensive back Cre’Von LeBlanc knocked it loose. Neither team’s players went for the ball near the goal line, and an official picked it up .The play was ruled an incomplete pass although replays showed Miller securing and then losing possession, making it a completion followed by a fumble. But because it didn’t go out of bounds and neither team secured it, the rule states it has to be an incomplete pass , as Al Riveron, the NFL’s senior vice president of officiating, explained on Twitter.— ESPN apologized for playing “Dixie” during the Colts-Texans game, when the song was added to a lighthearted look at Andrew Luck’s Twitter alter ego, Captain Andrew Luck. ESPN had produced a graphic that depicted Luck as a Union general being protected by both Union and Confederate soldiers. It was based on a parody account that pretends Luck is a Civil War officer writing letters to his mother. Let’s get to the Philadelphia Eagles links ...Former Eagles player: Doug Pederson is ‘losing control of this team’ - PhillyVoice鈥?#8221;When you think about the Dallas trash talk, you think of all the things that we’re commenting on off the field, all the fights and stuff that are happening before the game, he’s losing control of this team, and it’s just true. I’m sorry to say that Youth DeAndre Carter Jerseys , but it’s just the truth. I don’t think that they’re respecting him the way they should respect their head coach. I saw them walk on Dak Prescott’s touchdown (Sunday) night. They were walking to the line of scrimmage while the Cowboys were hustling. Those are things that speak to the head coach, and that was a sad showing last night.”Saints’ red zone concepts present huge test for Eagles’ defense - BGNHow do you stop the league’s top scoring offense? Better yet, how do you do it on the road? And lastly, how do you do it with a decimated secondary? Those are the challenges facing the Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles as they limp in to a crucial Week 11 matchup. While the Eagles’ offense has struggled to get off the ground, the New Orleans Saints’ offense has been a lightning bolt. They own the highest points per game total (36.7) and have averaged 42 points in the last three games. They’re even more dangerous at home (37.2) and they storm out of the gates with a league leading 19.4 points in the first half. That last number is only rising. In the last three games the Saints have averaged a gargantuan 29 first half points.The Kist & Solak Show #41: Finding Blame in the Sea of Misery - BGN Radio鈥∕ichael Kist and Benjamin Solak have digested the coaches film of the Eagles stunning loss to the Cowboys and have takes about Pederson, Schwartz, Groh and the execution by the players or lack there of.Lessons from Week 10: Diagnosing flaws on NFL’s biggest flops - ESPN鈥↙ast year, the Eagles were second in the league (behind the Bills, somehow) in third-down conversions and first in fourth-down conversions. This year, they’re 11th in third-down conversions and tied for fourth (with five other teams) in fourth-down conversions. Last year, they ranked first in red zone efficiency, converting 65.5 percent of their red zone drives into touchdowns. This year, they’re 17th in that category, at 55.9 percent. In the fourth quarter and overtime this year, the Eagles are converting 34.4 percent of their third downs, which ranks 20th in the league. Last year, that number was 40.3, tied for eighth. The Eagles aren’t a bad team DeAndre Carter Jerseys Stitched , but they’ve lost a little bit of last year’s ability to make the exceptional play at the critical time. That makes them more like the rest of the teams in the league, but they have time to turn it around and two games left against Washington to help them make up the deficit. As with the other two teams on our list, it isn’t yet over for Philly. The Eagles just need to start looking more like the 2017 version of themselves if they’re going to make a repeat run.Eagle Eye: The Most Alarming Takeaway From Sunday Night - PE.comThe run defense was the most alarming takeaway from Sunday night. This was the most yards allowed on the ground by an Eagles team in three years, and the best single-game performance by any running back during that time frame. There were misfits in the run, where players weren’t in their gap. There were occasions where players couldn’t get off blocks. There were also missed tackles. We saw examples of all of the above in this game. For most of the first three quarters, however, it was a typical performance by the run defense. It wasn’t until late in the game when things unraveled.Eagles defense forcing turnovers at an alarmingly low rate - NBCSP鈥═he lack of takeaways this year is pretty damning. They are one of 30 teams in NFL history with seven or fewer takeaways through nine games. Six of those teams are from this season and all six (Eagles, Raiders, Ravens, Giants, Bucs, 49ers) probably aren’t going to make the playoffs. And of the 24 teams to previously do it before this season, just six of them made the playoffs. Good teams find ways to get the ball back. Which Eagles coaches could be on the hot seat? Examining Mike Groh, Jim Schwartz, Duce Staley, others - NJ.com鈥╓hile Groh’s title doesn’t really reflect his actual position, he is the top offensive mind behind Pederson. The drop off in offensive production from last year to this season has been alarming. With Frank Reich (Indianapolis) and John DeFilippo (Minnesota) elsewhere, Groh’s promotion has done little to stabilize the unit. It’s hard to pinpoint what Groh’s real responsibilities are Youth Cameron Johnston Jerseys , so it’s difficult to call for his job at this point. However, the optics aren’t terrific with him replacing DeFilippo and Reich so far.5 things that have gone wrong for Philadelphia Eagles this season - DelawareOnline鈥↖t was a formula that worked so well for the Eagles last season as running back LeGarrette Blount, defensive end Chris Long and others provided leadership, not to mention solid play, to help fuel the Super Bowl run. Eagles executive vice president for football operations Howie Roseman doubled down on that strategy this season by signing more players over the age of 30. So far, it has backfired, mostly due to injury. Safety Corey Graham and defensive tackle Haloti Ngata have both missed several games with hamstring injuries. Long isn’t having as good a season as he did in 2017. Michael Bennett, with two sacks Sunday, is playing better after a relatively slow start.Crabbs’ 2019 Mock Draft 3.0 - The Draft Network16. Philadelphia Eagles. PICK: Yodny Cajuste, OT, WVU. The Eagles have enjoyed top shelf play at Left Tackle for quite some time under the watch of Jason Peters. Part of what makes Peters so good is how well he moves for his size. That is one trait Peters shares with West Virginia’s Yodny Cajuste. Add in the pipeline between Philadelphia and Morgantown (Smallwood, Douglas, Gibson in recent years) and the Eagles figure to be a team in on the action for Cajuste.Who will make a play for Le’Veon Bell? - PFTTeams to watch most closely include the Jets, Dolphins, Ravens, Browns, Colts, Raiders Cameron Johnston Jerseys Stitched , Broncos, Eagles, Washington, Packers, and Buccaneers.Week 10 DVOA Ratings - Football Outsiders鈥˙ig wins mean big movement in our DVOA ratings, with Pittsburgh jumping up from 11th to fifth and big moves for Green Bay, Tennessee, and Buffalo as well. We also explore the history of the DVOA Bowl as No. 1 prepares to meet No. 2, and jump into the workings of DVOA to try to figure out why New Orleans doesn’t rank higher in our metric.The NFL’s Race to the Bottom Is Starting to Crystalize - The RingerThe 2019 draft doesn’t look like it has any tank-worthy passers, but the Raiders seem committed to their quest for the top pick anyway.Raiders work out ten players including several receivers - Silver And Black PrideTwo others were former Vikings receiver Charles Johnson and former Eagles third round pick, Josh Huff. Why did the NFL move the Chiefs vs. Rams game from Mexico City to Los Angeles? - SB NationThe NFL’s never been one to let hazardous field conditions interfere with its unstoppable corporate machine. How would you explain Dan Snyder’s Maryland mud pit or the carpet literally coming up in Houston? So you know things must be bad at Mexico City’s Estadio Azteca if the league decided a Week 11 game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Los Angeles Rams couldn’t be played there because the field’s in such terrible shape. On Tuesday morning, the field conditions were considered a “significant concern,” according to Adam Schefter. And just a few hours later, the NFL pulled the plug on its game in Mexico....Social Media Information:BGN Facebook Page: Click here to like our pageBGN Twitter: Follow @BleedingGreenBGN Manager: Brandon Lee Gowton: Follow @BrandonGowtonBGN Radio Twitter: Follow @BGN_Radio
JACKSONVILLE Youth Landry Jones Jerseys , Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey plans to play in the Pro Bowl despite a lingering knee issue.Ramsey said Wednesday he has a bone bruise in his right knee, an injury that first became public when the third-year pro was limited in practice on Oct. 11.“With a bruise, you just have to rest and not do anything for it to get better,” Ramsey said. “It is a bone bruise. It still hurts now, but the trainers have told me after the season to rest for like a week and a half or two weeks and it will be good.”Since the Jaguars (4-10) won’t be in the playoffs, Ramsey expects to have time to heal before the Pro Bowl on Jan. 27 in nearby Orlando.Ramsey has started 46 consecutive games since being drafted fifth overall in the 2016 NFL draft and hasn’t missed a game because of injury since his sophomore year in high school. He was suspended for a preseason game in August.“I love the game of football, so any opportunity I get to play I want to play with a lot of heart and a lot of passion,” Ramsey said. “I think a lot of guys in this locker room are the exact same. Being able to play football is truly a privilege we have been blessed with by God with all our talents and our skills.“If you have an opportunity, you don’t want to go out there and waste it.”Ramsey was the only Jacksonville player voted to the Pro Bowl, a significant drop from having six defenders make the team last year. The Jags still could have a few more added as alternates Landry Jones Jerseys Stitched , including linebacker Myles Jack and defensive ends Calais Campbell and Yannick Ngakoue.Ramsey became the third defender in franchise history to make multiple Pro Bowls, joining John Henderson and Marcus Stroud, and the first Jacksonville player since running back Maurice Jones-Drew (2009-11) to make consecutive Pro Bowls.“It is super special, back to back,” Ramsey said. “It was a goal coming into the year to be the best I can. This is a step in that direction. This season has not gone how I would have liked it to go. This is a positive end to the end of the season.”Ramsey has 57 tackles, 11 pass breakups and three interceptions this season while shadowing some of the toughest receivers in the league — Odell Beckham, Tyreek Hill, Antonio Brown, DeAndre Hopkins and T.Y. Hilton. Ramsey noted that his stats picked up at the end of his first two seasons, pointing out that four of his nine career interceptions have come in December Dontavius Russell Jacksonville Jaguars Jerseys , which makes him eager for the final two games against Miami (7-7) and Houston (10-4).Coach Doug Marrone praised Ramsey for playing through pain.“It’s a credit to him that people felt like he was earning of it, and I believe so,” Marrone said. “He is a guy that’s been out there every Sunday, plays through injury and we match him up on the top guys.” JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Tom Coughlin recognizes that NFL rules favor passing and insists he understands “what the public wants.”“It’s obvious,” said Coughlin, who’s in charge of all football decisions for the Jacksonville Jaguars.But Coughlin also staunchly defended Jacksonville’s run-first, defensive philosophy by saying the team’s offensive woes have more to do with a lack of explosive plays than its ideology.And while Coughlin didn’t point the finger at quarterback Blake Bortles, the Jaguars executive vice president of football operations made it clear during a radio interview Tuesday that Bortles’ struggles have been a significant part of the team’s failures in 2018.“Our formula a year ago was play great defense, run the ball and do a superb job of play-action pass Jacksonville Jaguars Jerseys 2019 ,” Coughlin told 1010XL during the station’s Jay Fund charity event. “Obviously I still believe in that very much, but you have to … if you’re going to rush the football, you’ve got to have the explosive plays.“You’ve got to put the ball down the field. There was a time when our big plays were all kinds of big plays, and it was this style of offense still being played. But that’s the formula that you still have to get to in my opinion.”Coughlin, general manager Dave Caldwell and coach Doug Marrone have been widely criticized for the team’s shortcomings. They signed Bortles to a three-year, $54 million contract in February, missed in free agency with high-priced guard Andrew Norwell and receiver Donte Moncrief, and used their first six draft picks in 2018 on players who have made little, if any, impact this season.Coughlin has declined multiple interview requests this season Youth Dontavius Russell Jersey , but spoke on the radio as part of his charity event.He stood by the offseason moves based on how last year ended. The Jaguars advanced to the AFC championship game at New England and had a 10-point lead in the fourth quarter before stumbling down the stretch. One of the key plays was linebacker Myles Jack’s fumble recovery, which officials blew dead and eliminated a potential touchdown return.“We were a whistle” away, Coughlin said. “We’re a whistle (and) we’re in the Super Bowl. And that’s my position, OK?“So tell me, everyone out there, what they’re going to do in that circumstance about your football team. Aren’t you going to fill other pieces in and try to be as good as you can be? And we tried, didn’t we? Well, the nature of the game got us, so we go back to the drawing board. But I’ll put the gloves on with anybody that wants to talk about what” went awry.Coughlin pointed to a number of issues: sacks and quarterback pressures being down, turnover margin being flipped and countless penalties.“The way we behave on the field Dontavius Russell Jersey Color Rush , I mean, it’s ridiculous some of the penalties,” Coughlin said. “So there’s a lot of things that are going to get addressed and are being addressed.”The Jaguars (3-8) fired offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett and benched Bortles on Monday following the team’s seventh consecutive loss, and more changes are expected.“There’s no doubt you have to go back and re-evaluate who you are,” Coughlin said. “Whether you’re coaching in college, whether you’re coaching in pro, whatever you’re coaching, you still have to get the ball in the hands of the guys that can make the difference.”
Wednesday about being selected NFC offensive player of the week.With the Bears clicking on offense at an elevated rate Charles Leno Jersey , Trubisky is too focused on improving some gaps of inconsistency in the attack to care about honors or criticism."It's cool, but people talked so bad about me last week, so why should this week be any different?" Trubisky said. "So I got recognized for playing well, I expect to play well. Coach Nagy expects me to play well."I got better from the week before, so I'm embracing that process, just continuously getting better and better."The Bears (6-3) head into their showdown for first place in the NFC North on Sunday night at Soldier Field against the defending division champion Minnesota Vikings (5-3-1) surprisingly strong on both sides of the football, but still seeing obvious areas to improve.And Matt Nagy would rather they're focused on Minnesota and a game flexed to prime time than awards or other diversions."We talk about poison, the noise, we talk about earmuffs, we talk about horse blinders," the coach said. "You know, don't worry about anything, you just keep playing. If you played a good game great, now next game. And if you played a bad game, now next game, and you just stay straight ahead."Trubisky's career-best 355-yard passing day last Sunday gave the Bears a 34-22 win over the Detroit Lions for their first divisional victory since Halloween 2016. He went 23 for 30 and had three touchdown passes http://www.thebearslockerroom.com/authentic-joel-iyiegbuniwe-jersey , while also running for a TD."I think just good feet, good eyes and I just played with conviction," Trubisky said. "I made a decision that I was just in a good mind state, just go out there and play confident."Trubisky has four 300-yard passing games, tied for best by a Bears quarterback in a single season. It's fostering anticipation he'll improve even more."He's slowly improving, which I love," Nagy said. "It's not going to be an overnight thing; he had a good game and we want to continue to have those good games. But there's a process to it."Trubisky made his first start against the Vikings last year in a 20-17 loss, and threw an interception to Harrison Smith in the closing minutes to seal the verdict."I think I've grown a lot since that play," Trubisky said. "I'm not the same player, not even close. I've got better since that instance and I'm excited for the opportunity this weekend."The Bears won a game over Carolina later in the year when Trubisky completed only four passes.So much has changed with the Bears since that point in the fifth game last year, including Nagy's hiring. The trade for pass rusher Khalil Mack and the turnaround under their new coach have led to renewed vitality at Halas Hall. They've become a hot ticket for the television networks, as their home game with the Los Angeles Rams was flexed Wednesday into a Sunday night contest."It's a great vibe around the building now," Trubisky said. "The culture has definitely changed and there's a better vibe around the city in how people view the Bears and how they see us."The offense is still only 20th at passing but is 10th in touchdown passes with 19. Trubisky's passer rating of 101.6 is higher than those of Cam Newton, Ben Roethlisberger, Deshaun Watson, Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers.Yet Nagy sounded a cautionary note earlier this week about the team's running attack."You can't go through this thing and be one-dimensional Womens Nick Kwiatkoski Jersey ," Nagy said. "It's just too easy for defenses."Jordan Howard hasn't had a 100-yard rushing game this season and the Bears had 64 and 54 yards rushing the last two games, respectively."Keep doing our job and the passing game can keep airing it 鈥?it will open up the run," tackle Charles Leno Jr. said. "We've just got to get (Howard) and (Tarik Cohen) the ball more and those guys will make plays, and we're just going to do a better job."The other problem area is the kicking game after Cody Parkey nailed the uprights four times on misses in last week's game. So Parkey was slated to practice kicking Wednesday night at Soldier Field because Sunday's game is at night."I mean, it can't hurt," Parkey said.Parkey was lampooned on the "Tonight Show" by Jimmy Fallon for hitting the uprights. Parkey sounded a bit like Trubisky when asked if he'd heard this."No," Parkey said. "I (couldn't) care less."Top 100 Fantasy Football List Last weekend, I completed my first draft of the season. It’s always fun when your prep work finally gets put to the test in a real draft format. This league has a keeper format, so I was able to start off my team with a stacked running back room for a cheap investment of picks (Alvin Kamara, Devonta Freeman, and Derrick Henry is a comfortable place to start from). For the rest of the draft, I leaned on my ever-evolving rankings. At the risk of revealing to my rivals in the official Windy City Gridiron league that drafts this weekend, I thought I would share with you my Top 100 for your enjoyment. My caveat - this is simply my board and it is always changing. For example, I had Nick Chubb ranked pretty high in my running backs article from a few weeks ago, but it appears he’s running behind Carlos Hyde right now.This list is, of course Prince Amukamara Jersey , “wrong” in the sense that these guys won’t finish the year in the order I list them. It is an extremely biased list based on how I’m seeing the NFL right now. You will have a different impression of the league, which is why we have a game to see who can put together the best squad. Feel free to discuss in the comments below where you have players ranked higher or lower than I do.Here’s some questions that I have for you as we near the biggest draft weekend of the season. How early are you taking a quarterback?Who are you targeting early in drafts? Late?Who is the one Bears player that you are willing to jump up and grab early to ensure you get him?I took Drew Brees in the sixth round in my draft over the weekend. That’s about the earliest I’ll consider taking a quarterback, and it provided good value according to my board. I had targeted Brees’ favorite target early, Michael Thomas, and secured his services with the No. 10 overall pick (remember, it’s a keeper league with some top level guys already off the board). In the late rounds, I grabbed Christian Kirk as I think he has the chance to be a relevant third wide receiver this season. As far as Bears go, I’m happy to report I nabbed both Trey Burton and Anthony Miller in that league. I grabbed Burton after a run on tight ends to make sure I got him and it cost me a fifth rounder, while Miller cost me a 10th. According to my own rankings, I reached for Burton and got fair value on Miller. I could ramble on about adaptive management and crafting a balanced roster but really, I have no regrets about suspending my list to make sure I get a guy I want. Keep that in mind that any list you use is just a guideline and that it’s better to be happy at the end of your draft than it is to execute a rigid plan. Happy drafting!If you’re up on social media, consider following me on Twitter @gridironborn
WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections San Diego Chargers Daily LinksSan Diego Chargers NewsSan Diego Chargers OffseasonSan Diego Chargers HistorySan Diego Chargers HumorBFTB EditorialsChargers PlayersChargers fans need to appreciate Philip RiversNew White Corey Liuget Jerseys ,35commentsThe One Constant For The ChargersPSTShareTweetShareShareChargers fans need to appreciate Philip RiversDavid Butler II-USA TODAY SportsSince news recently came out that Tom Telesco will work out a deal to keep Philip Rivers in a Chargers uniform until he retires, it’s time to reflect on and embrace the hero the Chargers never deserved.In 2006, Philip Rivers took over as the Chargers quarterback after the prior starter Drew Brees signed with the New Orleans Saints in the off-season. Many questioned the decision as Drew Brees was and has continued to be an elite NFL QB. In his first season as a starter, Philip led a talented Chargers team to a 14-2 season but ultimately fell short to the New England Patriots in the infamous Marlon Mcree game. Such is the tale of Philip’s impressive career, a player who can’t catch a break but continues to fight past the context-based criticism surrounding him at every corner. Due to the success of his contemporaries, Philip has had to climb an insurmountable hill of expectations. A player who will finish his career with the 5th most passing touchdowns in NFL history happened to take over for a quarterback who will finish 1st in that category. Ben Roethlisberger and Eli Manning, the two quarterbacks who were taken near him in his draft class, will finish 6th and 8th in passing touchdowns, respectively. All three have led their teams to super bowl wins, and all three will be Hall of Famers when they retire. This is the basis of every argument against Philip River’s career, and one he has no control over.An organization that has experienced head coach and front office turnover, relocation to another city Corey Liuget Jerseys 2019 , Mike Mccoy, and a yearly plague of injuries that at times seems never-ending, has had a rock at its core for almost fifteen years. The last 219 games Chargers fans have witnessed have been started by Philip Rivers even through a torn ACL, damaged vertebrae, and an offensive line starting Johnnie Troutman. The ability to fight through as much adversity as Philip has is Hall of Fame worthy on its own. The Nick Rose/Younghoe Koo/Travis Coons/Nick Novak/Caleb Sturgis kicking experience barely cracks the top ten list of hardest things Philip has had to endure but through all of that he remains the same.With a ring-less career seeming more and more likely, Philip Rivers will undoubtedly be remembered more for what could have been instead of what he was. That aside, it is finally time to embrace who he is, not who he wasn’t. The childhood exuberance, the unique side-arm delivery, and the humble and hard-working disposition on display throughout his life tend to go unappreciated due to the context of what surrounds him. He could never be Eli Manning, the third in a family of quarterbacks groomed for success that refused to play for the Chargers. He isn’t Ben Roethlisberger, thankfully. What he has been White Joe Barksdale Jerseys , is a consistent and great quarterback for a franchise that has lacked either of those qualities for most of its existence. It is time to appreciate Philip Rivers and everything he has done and give up the belief that anything else could have been better. Play this forever: This is a great time of year to be thankful for what we have, where we have been, and what the future holds. Although the Chargers have lost their way a bit in recent years, the month of December still holds such incredible promise! This advent calendar is an attempt to hearken back to these days of December joy. Each day will bring a new advent from the Bolts’ history that makes it wonderful to be a Chargers fan.Dec. 10: New football leagues are coming!California is a pretty big place. That is why three NFL teams can call it home and still feel like they represent different geographical regions and populations. Four, evidently, is a bit pushing it for one league, so the Raiders are jumping out and heading for the desert.The NFL has had to the game to itself once it ate its only real competitor: The AFL.There have only been two competitors in recent decades: The XFL (1.0), and the UFL. Neither seriously challenged The Shield, though the XFL was the only recent attempt to even try to.Whether Southern California wants it or not, there is a lot of football coming in the next few years:1.The Alliance of American Football (AAF)This league seemed to pop up overnight to try and steal the thunder from the XFL’s resurgence. It has a few advantages, as well. The biggest advantage of note is that it will start playing in just a few short months, directly after the Super Bowl when non-basketball fans experience the ‘doldrums’ between seasons. This league could make some serious waves because it is directly complimentary to the NFL Joe Barksdale Jerseys 2019 , adding an immediate source of games when football interest is at its highest annually. It also has some big names to carry it through the challenging first year: Bill Polian, Justin Tuck, and Steelers’ icons Troy Polamalu and Hines Ward. The AAF should be the most intriguing to Chargers fans because the San Diego Fleet is one of eight teams in the league, and they will be playing in SDCCU Stadium (The Murph, the Q). They are the first major football league to try and capitalize on the Chargers’ old turf, and they just might succeed in that. The AAF is aggressively shy of directly competing with the NFL, which, along with its head start, is why it might just survive long enough to be eaten by the National Football League.2.The XFL (2.0)Ah, the good old XFL. For all of its failures and follies, it did have some great ideas that are now added to the NFL broadcasts. The first time the XFL came around, it tried to do too much too quickly (and football was an afterthought). Vince McMahon is the personality and money behind this resurgence White Kyle Emanuel Jerseys , and he feels that he learned his lessons from nearly twenty years ago. Careful planning might actually the the XFL 2.0’s fatal flaw, because the nearly three years between its announcement and their first game gave enough time for the AAF to beat them to the punch. Still, there’s every reason to believe that the XFL will fare better this time around. For one, it’s entertainment first and sports second, which is a fairly staunchly American business strategy. With the added development, there should be stronger ties to communities (and their big spenders) that will make it less susceptible to an early crumble. Perhaps most crucial, the XFL is actually testing out its concept changes with real players in community colleges in Mississippi. This crazy thing might just work after all!And, of course, there’s interest in the XFL because they will be launching with a team headquartered in Carson, CA. They will play their inaugural season out of StubHub Center just months after the Chargers hope to vacate in 2020. The XFL’s previous LA team, the LA XTreme, won their Million Dollar Game back in 2001 Kyle Emanuel Jerseys 2019 , so they might just catch a few headlines this time around as well.3. The Professional Football League (PFL)After realizing the need for a developmental Spring league, California businessman Jerry C. Craig began to plan for a league that w——Nope, it looks like that one already bit the dust. The PFL was another developmental league that was set to be centered in Newport Beach, CA. They boasted some interesting support from former coaches, including Dave Campo and Dick Vermeil, but it just goes to show that talk is cheap and results are hard to come by in this business. The PFL was supposed to kick off in spring of 2018, but no games have yet been played.For the here-and-now, it looks like the NFL has only two newcomers to really worry about before the next media agreements. Both of these new leagues have a lot of potential interest for southern California fans, and that should bode well for everyone in the Golden State!-Jason “If at first not succeed...” Michaels
It’s been a couple of days since we’ve heard from Eagles head coach Doug Pederson Black DeAndre Carter Jerseys , but he spoke again on Friday as the team gets ready to take on Tampa Bay. We already know that Nick Foles will be the starter on Sunday, but the head coach talked a bit about the progress of some of the receivers, and how they’ll help get Foles into a rhythm early against the Buccaneers.Here’s what Pederson had to say:On offense/special team injuriesHe opened his press conference talking about Darren Sproles, and noted that the running back had a slight hamstring issue that he suffered during practice, but they are waiting to see how he does during practice on Friday before making any decisions about his availability for Sunday.Similarly with Shelton Gibson, who is sidelined with a quad injury. Pederson noted that he should be fine, but he’s another guy they are waiting until after practice to make a decision about.With those two guys potentially out on Sunday, Pederson was asked who would fill in on kick and punt returns. The head coach noted that they’ve had Corey Clement, Wendell Smallwood and Nelson Agholor all get return experience, and then Clement and DeAndre Carter have gotten some extra work at returning punts the past couple of days.Pederson also noted that Alshon Jeffery has “looked good” and that they’ll evaluate him again next week. The receiver has still only been doing individual drills while he waits to be cleared for contact.He was later asked if keeping some players out during the preseason could create offenses that start a season slower than defenses. Pederson explained that while that could certainly have a bit of an effect, there were some teams in Week 1 who put up a ton of points, so it’s more on a team-by-team basis.On Tampa Bay injuriesHe was asked if the Bucs secondary being injured will affect their game planning. Pederson noted that he sees it a little differently, in that they first have to get past Tampa Bay’s defensive line DeAndre Carter Jerseys 2019 , which is a challenge all it own. So before they can even worry about capitalizing on their injured secondary, they first have to focus on getting past the line.Pederson also pointed out that they do have to be more effective offensively, and he has to do a better job of calling plays to shoot the ball down the field. He talked about execution, particularly up front, and that we’ll see what happens.On facing former playersThe Eagles will be facing two very familiar guys on Sunday in DE/DTs Vinny Curry and Beau Allen and Pederson admitted that they have to make some changes to their offense to keep a competitive advantage.“It’s something we have to take in consideration,” Pederson noted.He talked about Curry and Allen being two great players that the Eagles owe a lot of credit to for their help in getting a Super Bowl win, but at the same time they are focused on their new roles in Tampa Bay. The Eagles just have to focus on executing, but they will have to be mindful of when Curry and Allen are in the game. He did say they would have to change up a few things because the pair was familiar with the Eagles terminology upfront. On prep for weather conditionsPederson said it’s something they just have to keep educating the players on how to stay hydrated and prepare for those type of hot and humid conditions — the same they’ll face this weekend in Tampa. He continued to point out that the hydration process can’t start a day or two before the game, but rather the beginning of the week is when players need to start getting their bodies ready. The head coach also pointed to Wednesday’s practice being a bit humid, which was beneficial in terms of replicating the environment. Hydration, along with nutrition and rest, are all things they can’t let hinder them on Sunday.On Eagles fans travelingPederson talked about first and foremost wanting all those fans traveling to be safe in light of Hurricane Florence hammering the east coast, but acknowledged that having fans around for away games helps.He talked about the team being able to feel the energy of fans in town Black Malik Jackson Jerseys , around the hotels and at the games. The head coach talked about how Eagles fans travel extremely well, and how them being loud can help in opposing stadiums. The team itself will be flying around the storm, so they might have to go a little further west to get their safely. PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Carson Wentz’s back injury will sideline him for Sunday’s game at the Los Angeles Rams.With the Eagles’ No. 1 quarterback out, Nick Foles gets another opportunity to rescue the team he led to a Super Bowl victory last season.The Eagles moved Wentz from doubtful to out on the injury list Saturday.Eagles coach Doug Pederson said Friday that Wentz does not require surgery for a stress fracture in his back and the injury could take up to three months to heal. But Pederson wouldn’t rule him out for the rest of this season. The Eagles (6-7) are still in the chase for a playoff spot.There’s no lack of confidence in Foles among the Eagles, of course.“He’s the guy and it’s my job to create as much separation for him or if he gives me an opportunity and I am covered, go get it,” wide receiver Nelson Agholor said after Friday’s practice.Foles hasn’t taken a snap in a game since Week 2. He took over in Week 14 last season after Wentz tore two ligaments in his left knee during a comeback win on the road against the Rams. Foles led Philadelphia to its first NFL title since 1960 and started the first two games this season, going 1-1.“Nick is a Super Bowl MVP quarterback for a reason and we’ve got a ton of confidence that he’s going to give it his all like he always does,” said tight end Zach Ertz, who caught the winning touchdown pass from Foles in Philadelphia’s 41-33 win over New England in February.Foles is 21-12 as a starter, including playoffs, in two stints with Philadelphia. He has completed 65.9 percent of his passes for 451 yards, one TD and one interception this season. He was outstanding last postseason Malik Jackson Jerseys 2019 , completing 72.6 percent of his passes for 971 yards, six TDs, one pick and also had a TD catch.Pederson is optimistic about Wentz’s recovery.“The fact that he doesn’t need surgery on this is the best news you could possibly have on anybody that has a stress fracture or stress injury,” Pederson said Friday.The team isn’t certain when Wentz got hurt and Pederson said the injury developed over time. A test on Tuesday revealed his condition.“He’s one of the toughest dudes I know, but of course it’s going to affect him,” wide receiver Jordan Matthews said after Thursday’s practice. “You have to be able to twist, you have to be able to turn. Carson is probably the best quarterback also throwing off the run, so that affects your running, too. He’s wearing a knee brace. This guy is playing through a lot.”
Wednesday and had newly signed running back Jamaal Charles in his sights.For a second anyway.Smith said Charles “hit me with a little step” that got the linebacker’s attention and gave everyone else a glimpse of what the four-time Pro Bowl selection still has to offer to the Jacksonville Jaguars.“I said Josh Lambo Jerseys 2019 , ‘OK, OK,'” Smith said. “It was good to see him get out there and move and have that step. We’re just ready to see that on Sunday.”The Jaguars (3-2) signed Charles to a one-year contract Tuesday and expect him to contribute at Dallas (2-3) on Sunday.Jacksonville聽will be without Leonard Fournette for the fourth time in six game and lost third-stringer Corey Grant to a season-ending foot injury. The team also signed running back Dave Williams off Denver’s practice squad.All eyes were on Charles, though. And for good reason.The 31-year-old running back had a successful career in Kansas City and insisted he has plenty to offer despite tearing a ligament in his right knee in 2015 and needing a second surgery the following year. Charles also tore a ligament in his left knee in 2011.“I can’t look back and get those years back, but I’m excited where I’m at right now,” said Charles, who played 14 games as a backup in Denver last year. “I feel good. I feel like last year was just trying to get back the feel of the game and get back to healthy again. Now I’ve been out for a while, but I’ve also had time to get my body right and get stronger and get healthy, so I feel great.”The Jaguars certainly need a boost on offense.Fournette is out indefinitely, quite possibly until after the team’s Week 9 bye, and is one of four starters sidelined. Receiver Marqise Lee (knee) and left tackle Cam Robinson (knee) are out for the season Black Marqise Lee Jerseys , and tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins (core muscle) is out at least eight games. Backup left tackle Josh Wells (groin) also won’t play against Dallas, leaving Jacksonville with its third starter (Josh Walker) at the all-important position.Making the situation more dire, center Brandon Linder (back) and guard Andrew Norwell (foot) also missed practice Wednesday.“It’s difficult,” coach Doug Marrone said. “It’s adversity, and it gives us a chance to show where we can improve ourselves and do a better job. No one ever feels sorry for you, and we don’t feel sorry for ourselves.“I kind of get excited. It’s a great challenge. It’s a challenge to play in this league when you get to the level where you’re bringing people in that are getting ready to play for you. I’m excited for those guys to have an opportunity, and I’m excited for us as coaches to see how we can use those players and the players that we have to the best of our ability.”Charles worked out for New Orleans in May and had a more recent interview with Washington.But his first offer came from Jacksonville. He was more than willing to jump on a plane and head east from his home near Houston.“I want to win a Super Bowl,” Charles said. “That’s why I kept my options open because I did want to win. I want to win a Super Bowl and they have a good chance to do that, so I came here to contribute.”Charles has 7,556 yards rushing and 44 touchdowns, plus 2 Marqise Lee Jerseys 2019 ,586 yards receiving and 20 more scores.He will play behind T.J. Yeldon for now, a part-time role that gets him back on the field and gives him another chance to prove his worth.“I’m just trying to bring energy, excitement, big plays and show them that I can still play,” he said. “I want to give them a new boost, get them hyped, get them excited that I’m here. Be like a spark, you know what I’m saying, a spark to the fire and hope that we can make a flame.” Place-kicker Josh Lambo has signed a four-year contract extension with the Jacksonville Jaguars, keeping him from hitting free agency next month.More Jacksonville Jaguars newsJaguars take chance on Murray State LB Quincy Williams with 98th overall pickJaguars continue to retool backfield, draft Temple RB Ryquell Armstead in 5th roundJaguars select Florida RT Jawaan Taylor with 35th pick Black Abry Jones Jerseys , get Nick Foles help in 2nd, 3rd roundsJaguars add to deep defense, select Kentucky DE Josh Allen with 7th overall pickJaguars Draft Preview: Building around newly acquired QB Nick Foles paramountLambo tweeted a photo of him signing the deal Wednesday on Twitter, adding “Doggone good news!! We’ll be in Duval for 4 more years, as I’ve signed an extension with the Jags!!”Lambo set a franchise record for consecutive made field goals last season. He converted 24 straight between Nov. 19, 2017 and Nov. 11, 2018.In 2018, he made 19 of 21 field goals and became the first in Jaguars history to post consecutive seasons with a field goal rate of at least 90 percent.Since signing with Jacksonville early in the 2017 season, Lambo has made 38 of 41 field goals. His 92.7 field goal percentage is the highest in team history.
Kolby Allard Alex Bregman Jersey , supported by a 19-hit attack that included three home runs, won his major league debut and the Braves beat the Miami Marlins 11-6 on Tuesday night.”We started together in rookie ball, so I’ve seen him pitch since then,” said Acuna, who hit one of the Braves’ three homers. ”It was just as I expected. He’s a great pitcher.”Allard (1-0), a 2015 first-round draft pick, said he didn’t have his best stuff. He allowed five runs , four earned, on nine hits and two walks in five-plus innings.”I went out there and battled,” Allard said.Braves manager Brian Snitker said Allard ”didn’t look overwhelmed” and wasn’t affected by rain that delayed the start of the game by 1 hour, 27 minutes.Luke Jackson pitched three perfect relief innings with four strikeouts.Kurt Suzuki hit a three-run double in Atlanta’s five-run fourth.Acuna drove in two runs with three hits, including a leadoff homer in the first. Nick Markakis added a two-run homer and Johan Camargo also homered.Ender Inciarte had four hits and Freddie Freeman had three with an RBI as Atlanta tied its season high for hits.The Braves, who have won three straight, remained one-half game behind first-place Philadelphia in the NL East.J.T. Realmuto homered in the fifth off Allard , who was pulled after giving up three straight hits , including a run-scoring single by Magneuris Sierra, to open the sixth. Sierra drove in two runs with three hits.Allard singled in his first major league at-bat after collecting only one hit in 39 at-bats in his minor league career.”Check that box off: first game, first win and first hit,” Allard said.Allard also reached base in the fourth, when first baseman Miguel Rojas bobbled his bunt following back-to-back doubles by Inciarte and Dansby Swanson. The error helped to set up the Braves’ five-run inning, capped by Suzuki’s bases-loaded, three-run double past third baseman Martin Prado.Dan Straily (4-5) allowed eight runs, five earned, on 11 hits in 3 2/3 innings.”They obviously hit him around pretty good,” Marlins manager Don Mattingly said. ”He just didn’t seem to be sharp.”Allard became the second 20-year-old to start a game for the ”Baby Braves” this season, following Mike Soroka, who made five starts. Acuna also is 20.TRAINER’S ROOMMarlins: RHP Tayron Guerrero (left lumbar strain) came off the disabled list and was clocked at 102 mph before giving up Camargo’s homer in the sixth. Guerrero will move into what Mattingly said will be a ”high-leverage spot … some tough innings and some tough assignments” following the Ziegler trade.Braves: RHP Arodys Vizcaino, who was placed on the 10-day disabled list on July 14 for the second time this season with right shoulder inflammation, is ”still a long ways from starting to throw,” Snitker said. Vizcaino has 15 saves and a 1.65 ERA. … RHP Peter Moylan (right forearm strain) was placed on the 10-day disabled list.LONG TIME COMINGMarlins outfielder Isaac Galloway was called up for his major league debut and entered the game as a defensive replacement in the seventh. He beat out an infield single in the ninth. The 28-year-old Galloway was an eighth-round pick in 2008. He played 947 games in Miami’s minor league system before his long-awaited promotion.DEADLINE DEALSEach team was busy at the non-waiver trade deadline before the game.The Marlins obtained prospects in deals that sent outfielder Cameron Maybin to Seattle and reliever Brad Ziegler to Arizona.The Braves acquired right-handers Kevin Gausman and Darren O’Day from the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for four prospects. Atlanta optioned outfielder Michael Reed to Triple-A Gwinnett to clear a roster spot for outfielder Adam Duvall, acquired from Cincinnati late Monday night.UP NEXTMarlins: RHP Pablo Lopez (2-2, 5.34 ERA) will make his sixth career start in Wednesday night’s final game of the series. It will be his first start against Atlanta.Braves: RHP Anibal Sanchez (5-3, 3.00) is 1-0 with a 1.64 ERA in three career games against Miami.— A look at some of his games."Much has been made about Cody Allen’s high ERA. So let’s take a closer dive into his outings in which he allowed runs. In each appearance he allows a run, I give him a culpability grade on a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being very unlucky and he did not deserve the runs and 10 being a very poor pitching performance.April 27, 2018: Enters game in 9th inning with runner on 1st, 2 outs, up four runs. Mitch Haniger doubles, Mike Zunino homers, Ben Gamel lines out.The double is on a mistake fastball for which Michael Brantley probably runs harder if it’s a closer game. Zunino gets a breaking ball and uses his strength to pull it over the wall. It’s a little bit of a hanger, but it’s still down in the zone and away, and it’s hard to see hitters pulling that consistently. If you’re going to miss, miss there. Culpability grade: 5April 30, 2018: Enters game in 8th inning with runner on 2nd, 1 out, down one run. Joey Gallo grounds out, Isiah Kiner-Falefa walks, Ronald Guzman hit by pitch, Robinson Chirinos flies out, inning end. In the 9th, after the Indians take the lead http://www.astrosfanproshop.com/authentic-justin-verlander-jersey , Drew Robinson singles, Delino DeShields strikes out, Shin-Soo Choo walks, Jurickson Profar grounds out, and Nomar Mazara singles to third. Allen is relieved. Okay, Allen is on forty pitches. He probably should’ve been more efficient in the eighth, but he escaped unscathed. In the ninth, he’s gassed, but he still gets Mazara to roll over to third. Jose Ramirez (alleged MVP candidate) makes a bad throw that probably still beats Mazara if Yonder Alonso can dig properly. Culpability grade: 1May 6, 2018: Enters game in 8th inning (is this a theme?) with runners on 1st and 2nd, 1 out, up 4 runs. Gleybar Torres flies out, Brett Gardner singles in one, Aaron Judge doubles in two, Didi Gregorius IBB’d, Gary Sanchez flies out, inning over. In the 9th, Aaron Hicks doubles, and Neil Walker doubles him in.Gardner singles on a well-located fastball. It could be placed more inside or outside, I suppose. It’s passable. Judge slices a ball that Naquin butchers in right. The Hicks double is on a terrible fastball down the heart, and the Walker double is a on a hanger. Although, once again, Allen is climbing into the 30+ pitch mark. Culpability grade: 8May 19, 2018: Enters game in 8th inning with runner on 2nd, 1 out, up 2 runs. Carlos Correa flies out, Brian McCann flies out, end inning. In the 9th, Yuli Gurriel flies out, Marwin Gonzalez homers, Josh Reddick flies out, Tony Kemp strikes out. Correa’s looks deep until you realize it’s the Crawford Boxes. A 2-0 get-me-over to Marwin? C’mon, Cody. Better than that. It’s also situational, and one run doesn’t kill him, whereas a walk would bring the tying run to the plate. He gets the save. Once again approaches 30 pitches. Culpability grade: 3May 25, 2018: Enters game in 8th inning with runner on 2nd, 0 outs, tie game. Carlos Correa grounds out, Marwin Gonzalez squeezes, Yuli Gurriel singles, Evan Gattis HBP, Max Stassi walks.Can’t fault him for the bunt, but the other stuff is not good. Culpability grade: 8June 3, 2018: Enters game in 9th inning with no one on, 0 outs, tie game. Brian Dozier walks, Eddie Rosario homers.Yeah, it is a day game, but this is a badly located fastball. You need the closer to be able to pitch a scoreless inning there. Allen did not. Culpability grade: 10June 5, 2018: Enters game in 9th inning with no one on, 0 outs Brian McCann Jersey , up 1 run. Travis Shaw homers, Ryan Braun flies out, Ji-Man Choi grounds out, Jonathan Villar strikes out.This is well-located on the inner half. It’s a two run game, and Allen is challenging hitters, like he’s supposed to. It’s a little elevated, but Shaw does well to pull his hands in here and sneak it out of the park just fair. Taking into account the situation and the pitch, it’s hard to blame him too much for this. Culpability grade: 4June 9, 2018: Enters game in 12th inning with no one on, 0 outs, tie game. Leonys Martin strikes out, Nicholas Castellanos grounds out, Miguel Cabrera walks, Jeimer Candelario homers.Terrible 2-0. You can’t do that. Culpability grade: 10Then we skip ahead to July 10. Allen doesn’t allow a single run for over a month. His ERA is 3.25. At this point in time, the Indians are up nine games in the AL Central and have over a 99% chance of winning the division. Although this is purely a theory, I imagine it can be hard to bring your A-game day-in-and-day-out knowing you are playing for essentially nothing. Up until now, Allen has been pretty good, with a couple of minor hiccups along the way. From here on, the wheels start to fall apart. So without further ado, here we go.July 10, 2018: Enters game in 9th inning with no one on, 0 outs, up 4 runs. Scooter Gennett HBP, Eugenio Suarez singles to third, Jesse Winkler strikes out, Tucker Barnhart flies out, Jose Peraza singles to first, Adam Duvall doubles, Scott Schebler IBB’d, Dilson Herrera walks. Dan Otero replaces Allen and allows two more Allen runs to score.The Peraza single is a killer. It has a 52 mph exit velocity, and had it gone almost anywhere else in the field (or even foul), Allen would’ve gotten out unscathed. It wasn’t a bad pitch. Duvall got a hold of a pretty good pitch and pulled it past the outfielders. As far as six run outings good, this is actually not too bad. Culpability grade: 5July 13, 2018: Enters game in 9th inning with no one on, 0 outs, up 2 runs. Giancarlo Stanton homers, Greg Bird singles, Miguel Andujar GIDPs, Neil Walker walks, Didi Gregorius pops out.Stanton got a hold of one, as he is wont to do. Allen still gets the save. Culpability score: 3July 20, 2018: Enters game in 9th inning with no one on, 0 outs, up 2 runs. Rougned Odor strikes out, Ronald Guzman flies out, Robinson Chirinos homers, Joey Gallo homers, Jurickson Profar singles to third, Shin-Soo Choo walks, Willie Calhoun strikes out.Chirinos gets a fastball right down Broadway at 94. Can’t happen, Captain Cody! Gallo then gets a 94 mph fastball as well. Culpability score: 10August 8 http://www.astrosfanproshop.com/authentic-justin-verlander-jersey , 2018: Enters game in 9th inning with no one on, 0 outs, up 1 run. Miguel Sano homers, Max Kepler strikes out, Logan Forsythe singles, Logan Morrison FC, Mitch Garver walks, Ehire Adrianza strikes out.The breaking ball to Sano should be buried, but it’s just hanging. Hanging, hanging, and the guy with power crushes it away. When he misses, he’s prone to the long ball. At this point, the ERA is getting higher and higher. The Indians are still winning games. Culpability score: 10August 20, 2018: Enters game in 9th inning with no one on, 0 outs, up 2 runs. We are starting to see more traditional save situations. Mookie Betts doubles, Andrew Benintendi walks, Mitch Moreland FC, JD Martinez pops out, Xander Bogaerts singles to short, Ian Kinsler flies out.Sure, Betts did double, but the run scoring single was a dribbler up the third base line. Hard to fault Allen too much for this. Culpability score: 3August 22, 2018: Enters game in 8th inning with no one on, 0 outs, down 5 runs. The game is out of hand. Jackie Bradley singles. Mookie Betts flies out. Andrew Benintendi strikes out. Mitch Moreland walks. JD Martinez singles. Xander Bogaerts lines out. The JBJ single is interesting because it demonstrates how Andrelton Simmons is still the best defensive shortstop in the game. Still, Martinez and Bogaerts hit some balls hard off Allen. It is a blowout, and I am inclined to cut him some slack. Culpability score: 4August 24, 2018: Enters game in 9th inning with no one on, 0 outs, up 1 run. Yikes. He’s gotten the yips. Ryan O’Hearn homers. Hunter Dozier homers. Where is the real Cody Allen? Culpability score: 10August 29, 2018: Enters game in 7th inning with no one on, 0 outs, up 1 run. They throw him in the 7th. He still blows the save. Willians Astudillo flies out. Joe Mauer strikes out. Logan Forsythe walks. Eddie Rosario singles. Miguel Sano walks. Robbie Grossman singles, runner out. You simply can’t load the bases in the majors after you get two outs. The 1-2 to Grossman is nowhere near where it should be, and although he hits it on the ground, it finds a hole. Culpability score: 8September 28, 2018: Enters game in 9th inning with no one on, 0 outs, up 11 runs. Adalberto Mondesi strikes out. Rosell Herrera singles. Salvador Perez singles. Ryan O’Hearn walks. Hunter Dozier walks. Reliever allows a grand slam.C’mon. No more walking. He may not have given up the runs, but it’s a double digit lead. Culpability score: 8September 29, 2018: Enters game in 7th inning with no one on, 0 outs, down 4 runs. Brian Goodwin doubles. Alcides Escobar singles. Meibrys Viloria singles. Whit Merrifield strikes out.In this last appearance of the regular season, Allen is just trying to work through some kinks to be ready for the playoffs. Culpability score: 1Ultimately, Allen seems susceptible to the long ball and the walk. Angel Stadium should help with the long ball, and we can only hope he gets his control back. Furthermore, many of his “wild” appearances happened after the Indians were clearly taking home the division. I imagine it must be hard to compete at a high level knowing that you are probably winning the division. Allen isn’t good or bad, he just is. He’s a closer, and he should probably regress to the mean next year. It’s a good signing.
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Spencer Adams advances http://www.brewersfanproshop.com/authentic-orlando-arcia-jersey , as our No. 29 pick. "WhiteFanposts FanpostsFanshotsSections AnalysisGame RecapsGamethreadsMinorsOffbeatFull ArchiveExclusives South Side Sox Hall of FameCard of the MonthDeep DiveDigitsFlashbackFranchise FactsKnow Your EnemyMost Essential White SoxRace to the BottomSix Pack of StatsSouth Side SnapSouth Side StumperSSS Literary SupplementSuper Stats PackThe Game I’ll Never ForgetTwitterpatingUnder the RadarView From the Other SideWhite Sox on SB Nation HomeStoriesScheduleRosterStatsWhite Sox on Yahoo! HomeDepth ChartTransactionsMasthead MastheadMeet the Players!Links White Sox Web LinksSouth Side Sox standardsCommunity GuidelinesOdds Shop StubHub 鉁昗hite Sox MinorsWhite Sox ProspectsCharlotte Knights2019 South Side Sox Prospect Vote: Round 30New,17commentsSpencer Adams advances, as our No. 29 pick. Now, who is the 30th-best prospect in the White Sox system?CDTShareTweetShareShare2019 South Side Sox Prospect Vote: Round 30Still stalled? Although young for his level, Adams has nonetheless taken a tumble in our SSS poll.Laura Wolff/Charlotte KnightsWe started this out trying to get as many names as possible on the ballot, but that only worked for about a dozen rounds before the results started to get a little wonky — no offense, Lincoln Henzman. So we’re back to the traditional five players out for each round, with combined 2018 stats to help you out in your decision-making process. As we count down the SSS Prospect Vote, we’ll be counting up the overall list of Top 100 Prospects, with the SSS poll vote counting as a voice in the order of our official SSS Top 100.Here’s how last year’s prospect vote wrangled out — all 42 picks, with an archive of every article in the 2018 series.A final note: All copy below the poll Christian Yelich Jersey , unless otherwise noted, comes from wsm’s Deep Dive series. Credit due. YOTH is just running the numbers.Sound cool? Now, get voting!Voting results for Round 29Spencer Adams cruised fairly easily in low, off-day voting, winning 41 of 108 (38%) votes. It’s been quite a tumble for Adams, though, as he finished No. 13 a year ago. 2019 South Side Sox Prospect Vote Winners 2019 South Side Sox Prospect Vote Top Right-Handed Starting Pitchers More information on our polling. Merrill Kelly sliced his ERA to less than one-third of what it was. That’s the good news..."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Diamondbacks Farm TeamsGameday ThreadsDiamondbacks NewsDiamondbacks Game ReportsFang FoodDiamondbacks Game ReportsDiamondbacks Game DaysDiamondbacks 3, Royals 5: Merrill’s perils, Green feels blueNew,28commentsMerrill Kelly sliced his ERA to less than one-third of what it was. That’s the good news...ESTShareTweetShareShareDiamondbacks 3, Royals 5: Merrill’s perils, Green feels blueMatt Kartozian-USA TODAY SportsRecord: 5-4-2. Change on 2018: +2. 5-inning record: 5-3-3.I guess Merrill Kelly’s second start as a Diamondbacks went a little better than his first. Though he has still yet to get through a complete inning without allowing at least three runs... at least he DID get through a complete inning. Considering his first appearance lasted one out http://www.brewersfanproshop.com/authentic-orlando-arcia-jersey , this is progress. He was staked to a 1-0 lead tonight at Surprise, 1B Jake Lamb driving in CF Ketel Marte [yeah, I’m still getting used to some phrases...] with a double. Kelly got the first out, but the Royals then went triple, walk, RBI single to tie the game, and another walk loaded the bases. An error by Wilmer Flores helped bring across two runs, though a subsequent errant Kelly pickoff proved inconsequential. The D-backs took advantage of some sloppiness to their own benefit, as 3B Wyatt Mathisen reached on an error, and scored courtesy of DH Ildemaro Vargas’s two-run double, tying the score at three in the top of the second. There was a zero posted by Arizona pitchers in the bottom half, but Kelly wasn’t around to see the end of it http://www.brewersfanproshop.com/authentic-orlando-arcia-jersey , being lifted with two outs. His final line: three runs, two earned, over 1.2 innings on two hits and three walks, with one strikeout. Not a great performance, though there’s some suggestion that he was getting squeezed on the corners of the strike-zone by home-plate umpire Quinn Wolcott. Still, an ERA of 22.50 and a K:BB of 1:4 through two starts is concerning. He was replaced by Nick Green, our Rule 5 pick who had impressed initially, with five scoreless innings. Tonight? Not so much, as he also seemed to have control issues (or Wolcott was operating with a gnat’s sphincter strike-zone, which is possible. It’s spring training for everyone). He walked four of the ten batters he faced, allowing two runs in 1.1 innings, on two hits http://www.brewersfanproshop.com/authentic-orlando-arcia-jersey , with a pair of strikeouts. With Silvino Bracho apparently crossed off the Opening Day roster, another good outing could have put Green in excellent shape for that spot. Instead, it’s still up in the air. The rest of the bullpen did pitch well. Robby Scott, Archie Bradley, Yoshihisa Hirano and Matt Koch combined for five shutout frames (Koch pitched two) of two-hit ball, with one walk and five strikeouts. However, our offense managed only one hit after the fifth inning: Vargas and Marte each had a pair of hits, with the former now batting .455 for the spring. With Kelby Tomlinson still seeking his first hit (0-for-12), Vargas may be making a case for the last spot on the bench. Tomorrow, it’s another road game, but back to during the day. Robbie Ray starts against the Brewers in the new and improved Maryvale Stadium.
The second-year player scored in three of Chicago’s four games this month and he has been named the NFC’s defensive player of the month in recognition of those performances.Jackson kicked off the month by returning a fumble 65 yards for a touchdown as the Bears ransacked the Bills 41-9 in Week Nine and then returned interceptions for touchdowns in each of the team’s last two games. His 27-yard score against the Vikings in Week 11 helped the Bears open up a big lead before holding on for a 25-20 win and he snapped a 16-16 fourth quarter tie against the Lions last week by returning a Matthew Stafford interception 41 yards for a score.Jackson also scored two touchdowns during his rookie season Chicago Bears Jerseys Stitched , so his nose for the end zone has been in evidence for some time. He’ll try to add to that total against the Giants in Week 13. Previously on Number Mill: Cam Meredith | Markus Wheaton / DVOA | Dontrelle Inman | Chiefs Offense | FA Receivers 1 | FA Receivers 2 | FA Edge Rushers / SAQ | Trubisky’s rookie performance / Odds Ratios |The Bears defense got Brocked in humiliating fashion in their loss to the Dolphins Sunday. I want to think this represents a momentary lapse. I’m more-or-less happy blaming it on some kind of curse, hex, or astrological misalignment, but others have proposed a more “scientific” explanation that seems like its worth investigating. Apparently, it was hot in Miami on Sunday. As the story goes, defenses sometimes get heat fatigue, especially late in hot games. Could that be why the Bears gave up 15 points in the 4th quarter and a mountain of yards in overtime?Bobby Massie famously claimed he lost 12 pounds sweating during the game David Montgomery Chicago Bears Jerseys , but I thought I would check with our boots-on-the-ground reporter, Steven Schweickert to get the real scoop. Per Schweickert “Can verify from the end zone, Bears sideline to the left: It was hot.”You can’t argue with that.Since this is a Number Mill installment, I suppose I’ll support this insight with some digits. According to the closest weather station to Hard Rock Stadium—Opa Locka, Florida—the temperature ranged from 88 to 90 degrees during the course of the game, and the humidity ranged from 63-67%, peaking in the 4th quarter. That’s at least uncomfortably warm.What’s the deal with humidity anyway? I’ve heard heat is supposed to be worse when it’s humid out Cheap David Montgomery Jersey , but that seems a little odd because water cools you down, right? It turns out it is worse, and some nerds have already come up with a formula to calculate how much worse. It’s worse because your body can’t shed heat by sweating nearly as efficiently in humid weather, and you end up sweating much more with less benefit. The metric for quantifying how much worse is called the Heat Index, and it’s been used by the National Weather Service since the 70s. You can think of it as humidity-adjusted temperature. Effectively, it estimates the physiologic effect of the combination of heat and humidity on the human body in reference to the effect of pure temperature without humidity (e.g. a heat index of 100 degrees the same effect as a temperature of 100 degrees with 0% humidity.)The Heat Index in Miami on Sunday was 101.2掳 F. Yikes.To test the hypothesis that heat fatigue affected defensive performance, I decided to compare the points the Dolphins scored in the first half to the points scored in the 4th quarter Womens David Montgomery Jersey , only looking at early home games (evening games, in theory would have less of an effect). I excluded this years multi-delay Titans game since there were several other factors at play, and the 4th quarter was actually quite late. I excluded 3rd quarter scoring on the theory that this would be a transition period where defenses where partially fatigued, and whether I grouped it with the early stats or the late stats, there would probably be a good deal of miscategorization—this would bias towards the mean and risk making this groundbreaking analysis appear falsely unimpressive. I chose to calculate Heat Index using the average game temperature and the 4th quarter humidity since humidity varied more and the 4th quarter seemed most important.We already know what happened with the Bears, but was this a consistent trend on hot days? I looked back at all the games for the last couple years—and continued skimming back til 2014 looking for high Heat Index examples. The table below shows every game I pulled data on, sorted by Heat Index.Heatvantage is the ratio of the rate of Dolphins points scored during 4th quarter heat fatigue compared to the first half (4Q pts * 2 / 1st half points). Cardinals game Heat Index is NA because the formula is not application below 80 degrees F.Initial TakeawaysThe effect of heat fatigue is real (tests for statistical significance showed an insignificant chance that 4th quarter scoring would be this much higher than 1st half scoring by chanceand a less than 2% chance the “scorcher” games would have a higher Heatvantage than the “balmy” games by chance).There are fewer scorcher games than I expected—in part because many of Miami’s early-season home games have been evening games or in London.The Bears played one of the hottest Miami home games in recent history—technically the hottest by the way I calculated heat index.Intermediate TakeawaysIn the scorcher games David Montgomery Jersey Color Rush , the average Heatvantage was 3.0, meaning Miami scored at three times the rate in the 4th quarter of scorchers than they did in the first half. That’s certainly an amount that matters, and it makes me feel a little less catastrophic about the Bears collapse. In the balmy games, the average Heatvantage was 1.1 (a heatvantage of 1 would mean no effect) and not statistically significant. It makes sense that this advantage only shows up when the temperature is drastically different from what the visiting time is accustomed to.Of the scorcher games, the smallest Heatvantage was against the Titans. Nashville is relatively hot and humid compared to the other visiting teams, and the players may have been more accustomed to the oppressive weather.This is a photograph of Miami’s Hard Rock stadium during early game hours. Guess which sideline is the one blasted with sun? This is sociopath-level stadium construction.Even the engineers who designed the stadium were in on the heat scam.Final TakeawaysDid the Bears defense lose effectiveness in the 4rth quarter due to the suffocating 38.4掳 C Heat Index? Absolutely. Why did I suddenly switch to Celcius? Because Miami conspired with the sun to use the 38.4掳 C Heat to C H E A T their way into a win against the Bears. Would the Bears have won if the heat weren’t a factor? I have no doubt. But although the heat was necessary to make the Bears lose, it wasn’t sufficient. The Bears needed to shoot themselves in every paw and bite off their own tail in addition to make this loss a reality. Despite any excuses we can come up with Chicago Bears Jerseys 2019 , the Bears still whiffed big. I guess there isn’t much you can do when you’re stuck between a Brock and a Hard (Rock) Place. #AmIwrong? At least we all learned something today.
Injury Update: WR Cantrell Loses Crutches Jerry Tillery Los Angeles Chargers Jerseys , Leg Heavily Wrapped at Practice According to a tweet from NBC San Diego’s Fernando Ramirez, moving around without the use of his crutches, although his leg was still heavily-bandaged.This past Friday Jerry Tillery Jersey Color Rush , Cantrell succumbed to a right leg injury during practice. The staff and fans were in good spirits, however, as Cantrell was able to jog off the field under his own power. The next day during the Blue-White Scrimmage Cheap Jerry Tillery Jersey , Cantrell was seen with his leg wrapped up and sporting a pair of crutches. Thankfully, it was likely just a precaution by the team. CB Trevor Williams was also seen sporting crutches following an injury that was simply deemed a “sprained ankle” by head coach Anthony Lynn.The team will probably continue being cautious with any sort of injury going forward so I do not expect to see a ton of Cantrell or Williams during the month of August to ensure they are at full-health for the first regular season game. After some concerns about whether or not RB Melvin Gordon would sit against the Arizona Cardinals, the rumor has been put to rest following a report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter.Gordon was a limited participant during Thursday and Friday’s due to some lingering knee and hamstring issues. It was noted that coaches wanted to rest him for “maintenance” in the same way he sat out the game in London against the Titans.However Youth Jerry Tillery Jersey , it looks like Gordon did a well-enough job to plead his case which means the fourth-year back will look suit-up against the Cardinals in order to help his team right the ship following their loss last Sunday to the Denver Broncos.So far this season, Gordon is currently fifth in the NFL in rushing yards with 741 on 143 carries. His yards-per-carry average is currently on pace to set a career-high at 5.2 which would absolutely crush his career YPC of 3.8.
Tuesday Black Avonte Maddox Jerseys , October 30. We’ve already seen the Eagles rumored to be interested in a number of players: Le’Veon Bell, LeSean McCoy, Emmanuel Sanders, etc. Most of the trade rumors involving the Eagles have been focused on running backs, wide receivers, or cornerbacks. It only makes sense since those are positions of need for Philadelphia. But those aren’t the only positions where the Eagles could use some help. Defensive line is also a significant need with the Eagles relying on guys like Treyvon Hester and Bruce Hector to play meaningful snaps at defensive tackle. Derek Barnett’s injury has also forced the Eagles into using less of a rotation at defensive end. It’s clear the coaching staff doesn’t have a ton of trust in Josh Sweat considering the rookie only played four defensive snaps in Week 8.The Eagles’ need for defensive line help is what inspired this trade idea from ESPN’s Mike Sando:Again, the idea of adding to the defensive line isn’t a terrible one. But this ain’t it, chief. Robinson isn’t a Jernigan-like player who’s going to push the pocket. This is a guy who has 2.5 sacks and eight quarterback hits in 38 career games played. Zero of those stats have come this season. It’s true that Robinson is a really good run defender. But the Eagles, who are allowing the fourth fewest rushing yards per game this season Josh Sweat Jerseys 2019 , don’t need to be spending a valuable fourth-round pick for this kind of player. Also, I feel like this is some terrible logic by the NFL evaluator that Sando consulted here. The Eagles should give up a higher pick for a player who is lesser than Damon Harrison? Robinson is younger and cheaper than Harrison but that doesn’t move the needle enough. Let’s get to the Philadelphia Eagles links ...With one big fix, 2018 Eagles can be an elite team - NBCSPThe real question is how good is this defense, and honestly, I don’t know the answer yet. Six games in, two things stick out: No. 1, they’re allowing way too many big plays. And No. 2, when they don’t allow a big play, they’re very good. The Eagles have allowed seven plays of at least 45 yards Black Josh Sweat Jerseys , tied with the Raiders for most in the NFL. It’s also the most they’ve given up six weeks into a season in at least 25 years. Those seven plays have netted 420 yards, which equals an incredible 20 percent of all the yards the Eagles have given up all year. This sounds nuts, but when the Eagles aren’t allowing big plays, they’re not allowing very much at all, and the numbers prove it. The Eagles’ defense has allowed the third-fewest first downs in the league, 17.7 per game. Only the Ravens (15.5) and Bears (17.0) have allowed fewer.Terrible, Awful Defense - Iggles BlitzThe Eagles defense has been awful this year. Right? Wrong. The Eagles are 5th in points allowed and 13th in yards allowed. The Eagles have played three teams in the Top 10 in the league in yards gained. Two of the teams are in the Top 10 in scoring. Adam Thielen lit up the Eagles secondary. He happens to be the leading receiver in the league this season and has set an NFL record by having six consecutive 100-yard games to start the season. I’ve written a few times already about how this is the Year of the Offense. We are seeing some amazing things done this year. We have to keep that in mind when judging the defense. I’m not excusing them for blowing the lead in the Titans game, but the defense hasn’t been nearly as bad as some would think. The Eagles have the third best 3rd down defense in the league. They have the best Red Zone defense.Win a copy of Doug Pederson’s book, plus a signed football and Eagles visor - BGNIt’s been some time since we’ve had a giveaway here at Bleeding Green Nation but thanks to our friends over at Hachette Books we now have some cool prizes for some lucky winners. Hachette Books is giving away ONE grand prize of Super Bowl winning head coach Doug Pederson’s book FEARLESS Derek Barnett Jerseys 2019 , a signed football and a signed Philadelphia Eagles visor! Five runner ups will each get a copy of FEARLESS.Ranking the Eagles’ positional needs for a move before the trade deadline - PhillyVoiceThe thinking here is that Jalen Mills and Ronald Darby will continue to start on the outside, with Mills kicking inside to the slot in nickel, and Rasul Douglas coming in to play on the outside. That’s a decent enough emergency solution for now, but what if the Eagles suffer even more injuries? The acquisition of a safety who can play deep middle would solve a lot of problems.Of course, safety also happens to be an under-performing position league-wide, meaning that it’s not all that likely that a good one will be available for a reasonable cost. Adding a corner with some inside-outside versatility would also make some sense, if the Eagles like what they have seen of Avonte Maddox at safety.Study Week: Preparing For QB Cam Newton - PE.comCall it Project Cam Newton. As the Eagles returned to work on Monday after a mini-bye weekend, the defense turned its focus to the Carolina quarterback who presents such a unique challenge. At 6-5 and 245 pounds (more on that later), Newton is a blend of rocket-armed quarterback and bruising running back. There is no other player like him in the NFL. Welcome to prep week for the Eagles’ defense. “If you don’t prepare for Cam Newton and his ability as a ballcarrier then you will have a rough day against him Black Derek Barnett Jerseys ,” safety Malcolm Jenkins said. “They have designed runs. They’re running ‘power’ runs. He’s more of a power running back than half the running backs they have. He’s tough to get on the ground. At the same time, you can’t commit 1,000 guys to the run, because he can pick it up and throw it. They’ve got more-than-capable guys on the back end. So that’s what makes it a unique challenge to match up with these guys.”Monday Morning Optimist: I’m done defending Ron Rivera - Cat Scratch ReaderRon Rivera is going on eight years of trying to establish the run in the Carolinas and it is past time he gave it a rest. If I thought he knew who I was then I would think he opened the game yesterday with five straight runs just to spite me. This is the part in the Optimist where I am supposed to point to the Panthers’ 3-2 record. I should say that there is still plenty of season left and that the Panthers are only getting healthier as they approach the meat of their divisional schedule. All of that is true. But can you really look at the rest of the schedule and tell me you trust Rivera to lead the Panthers into the playoffs?Source: Le’Veon Bell not expected to report to Steelers this week - ESPNThe Pittsburgh Steelers are not expecting running back Le’Veon Bell to return to the team this week, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The Steelers are on their bye this week and the players are off Thursday through Sunday. Bell could next report Monday, Oct. 22.8 NFL teams that are proving you should never overreact in September - SB NationPhiladelphia Eagles: They are 3-3 now after a dominating performance against the awful Giants on Thursday Night Football. Carson Wentz has now started four games and he’s starting to get his sea legs back. The offensive line, which has weirdly struggled at times, is starting to clamp things back down. 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Pro defensive end Calais Campbell in 2019 Josh Lambo Jersey , according to... well, Calais Campbell.We have some news on @Jaguars All Access as @Campbell93 says..."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Jaguars Free Agency 2016Jaguars Film RoomNFL DraftJaguars Injury NewsLatest NewsCalais Campbell will be back with Jaguars in 2019New,20commentsESTShareTweetShareShareCalais Campbell will be back with Jaguars in 2019Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY SportsThe Jacksonville Jaguars will be bringing back All-Pro defensive end Calais Campbell in 2019, according to... well http://www.thejaguarslockerroom.com/authentic-taven-bryan-jersey , Calais Campbell.Campbell appeared on Action News Jax’s “All Access” show (as he does just about every Monday following a game) and he told the crowd that he was told he’d be returning in 2019.That’s really good news.We’ll have a more detailed breakdown on this later, but I actually think Campbell played better this year than he did last year when he earned All-Pro honors. It’s true that he didn’t have as many sacks — 10.5 this season vs. 14.5 last season — but that’s largely because of the Houston Texans and Indianapolis Colts who allowed Campbell to stockpile 9.0 of them in just four games last season. The Texans allowed an abysmal 54 sacks in 2017. The Colts allowed 56. For comparison’s sake, the Jaguars this year allowed 53.This year, Campbell’s production was a lot more spread out Womens Justin Blackmon Jersey , registering at least a sack in nine of 16 games and sacks in each of his final three games. For comparison’s sake, he didn’t register a sack after Week 15 last year and that includes the playoffs.All in all, it’s great news that Campbell is back. We need a 3-1 run this week to secure a winning record on the year and I believe, folks.I believe.Note: I use Bovada’s odds just a few hours before the game for all the spreads.Los Angeles Rams..."We need a 3-1 run this week to secure a winning record on the year and I believe Cam Robinson Jersey , folks.I believe.Note: I use Bovada’s odds just a few hours before the game for all the spreads.Los Angeles Rams (-10) vs. San Francisco 49ersThe Rams need a win to retain the No. 2 seed in the NFC playoffs. They’re going to pull out all the stops to make sure they get it.Bet on the Rams to win big over the 49ers at home.Philadelphia Eagles (-7) at WashingtonThe only chance the Eagles have of getting into the playoffs involves a win on Sunday. I think they go in and beat the brakes off of Washington.Bet on the Eagles to win by more than a touchdown.Indianapolis Colts (-3.5) at Tennessee TitansThe Titans will be missing a few defensive starters as of the latest injury report. I think that bodes well for a big Colts win on the road.Bet on the Colts to win by a touchdown or so.Houston Texans (-7) vs. Jacksonville JaguarsThe Jaguars won’t have our starting running back, cornerback, or four of our five starting offensive linemen.Bet on the Texans to win by more than a touchdown.Overall: 30-31-3
The call it the Pro bowl White Dan Hampton Jerseys , and if you didn’t realize these guys were Pros before, you’d know it from this game by all the business decisions being made. not tackling hard Dan Hampton Jerseys 2019 , but you’d think running hard might be somewhere on the table?Trubisky might have had some Pro Bowl jittersTrubisky’s first Pro Bowl experience didn’t go well. He connected on a few underneath throws, and two interceptable throws. The first bad throw came when Trubisky was hit during a throw at the end of the first half. When I saw Cody Whitehair and Charles Leno Jr. on the line for the first play of the 2nd half, I breathed a sigh of relief knowing those Bears on the O-line wouldn’t let their Biscuit get hit again. He rolled out on a bootleg and threw a wobbly rain ball right into what looked like Chris Harris Jr. running a short out route. This may have been rain-related. Maybe he didn’t see Harris White Richard Dent Jerseys , or maybe he forgot which color the NFC and AFC were. I’m sure it’s more counter-intuitive to throw the ball to a Packers receiver than it would be to a Broncos defender.His next drive was busted by failed trick plays out of Trubisky’s control. First Alvin Kamara floated a flea-flicker pitch back to Biscuit way too high, allowing Jamal Adams ample time to rule-break his way into a sack as soon as the ball got pulled in. Then, skills-challenge golden boy Adam Thielen got a chance to throw a deep pass on a trick play and threw it right into the overeager paws of—you guessed it—Jamal Adams. His final drive ended on a long 3rd and 5 pass to Davante Adams and Biscuit paid the price for trusting a Packer to fight through a little “uncalled pass interference” and make a play.My pro bowl MVP hopes for Biscuit may have been premature. At least the league will be sleeping on the Bears’ blossoming weapon for one more off-season.Don’t worry if you saw number 23 underperforming at cornerbackThat would have been Detroit Lions defensive standout Darius Slay. If you saw number 23 playing well Richard Dent Jerseys 2019 , that would have been Bears All Pro Kyle Fuller. It’s an easier way to tell the difference than trying to see their faces, the logo on the helmet or the name on the back of the jersey. Of course the difference was most obvious when Fuller intercepted Andrew Luck for one of the few bright defensive moments for a lackluster NFC team. Akiem Hicks filled out the the NFC defensive line nicelyAnd he looked good playing at 75% speed and casually shoving-and-wiggling his way into the backfield to pressure QBs and stop a few runs short. Eddie Jackson didn’t get a lot of opportunityClearly AFC quarterbacks would rather throw in Harrison Smith’s direction than fast Eddie. I can’t say I blame them. The AFC was so scared of Tarik Cohen, they didn’t punt onceIt’s a shame. Chicken Salad could have really added spark to a mostly lifeless game. Staley Da Bear was hands-down the best dressed mascotHis shirt was a casual blend of Hawaiian and tie-dye influences and I won’t be surprised to hear it changes color with his mood. Classic Ray Ban style sunglasses.Perfect outfit for a warm rainy day.The NFC couldn’t unembarrass themselves with offensive players on defense and flashy lateralsWe’ve already established that I’m bitter. Maybe I’m just bitter none of the Bears were involved in the fun when Mike Evans intercepted Deshawn Watson and collaborated with Saquon Barkley on a drawn-out game of keep away which led to about a 10 yard gain over at least 80 seconds. After Bears kicker Cody Parkey appeared on NBC’show to discuss his missed field goal at the end of the team’s playoff loss to the Eagles White Mike Ditka Jerseys , Bears head coach Matt Nagy expressed displeasure with what he termed “a ‘me’ thing” rather than a team thing.Quarterback Mitchell Trubisky addressed Parkey’s appearance from the Pro Bowl in Orlando this week and didn’t share his opinion about whether he thought the interview was a good choice. He did say that it was Parkey’s to make and that Bears players would have his back once they get back to work this year.“It is what it is,” Trubisky said, via ESPN.com. made a personal decision Mike Ditka Jerseys 2019 , and us being teammates and a family, we just got to support our guys no matter what they do. So whether we agree with it or not it really doesn matter. We going to support our guys and support our family and when we get back to Chicago we going to get back to work and it going to be like nothing ever happened.”Parkey had a rough season before his fateful kick against the Eagles was tipped and hit the upright and is expected to face competition for the job this offseason.