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    • linhui95 hat den Blog-Artikel "Browns vs. Raiders Final Score: Wild game full of mistakes" geschrieben. 10.01.2019

      and big plays sees Cleveland fall 45-42 I feel empty. After a 28-14 lead mid-way through the third quarter Youth Customized Cleveland Browns Jerseys , the Browns collapsed, allowing 20 unanswered to the Raiders. Cleveland then scored 14 unanswered themselves, but Oakland got a touchdown and a 2-point conversion to end regulation at 42-42, sending the game to overtime. With under two minutes to go, Oakland kicked the game-winning field goal, dropping the Browns to 1-2-1 with a 45-42 loss.The Browns’ defense stopped the Raiders for three-and-outs to begin the game, but Cleveland’s offense didn’t fare so well. Baker Mayfield’s first two passes were dropped by Jarvis Landry and Rashard Higgins, respectively. On the next series, Antonio Callaway slipped out of his break, then had a pass go off his hands and into the arms of cornerback Gareon Conley, who returned it 36 yards for a touchdown, putting Oakland up 7-0.Cleveland drove down to the 1 yard line on their next drive. Despite having a 1st-and-goal, though, the Browns could not punch it in and had to settle for a 25-yard field goal to cut it to 7-3 in the first quarter.The Raiders missed a 47-yard field goal in the second quarter, and then on Cleveland’s first play of their next drive, RB Nick Chubb got the carry and went all the way for an electric 63-yard touchdown! Head coach Hue Jackson decided to go for two, despite the score being 9-7. Mayfield hit Callaway square in the numbers, but he dropped it.Cleveland forced a punt on Oakland’s next drive, and then Mayfield drilled backup TE Darren Fells for a 49-yard catch-and-run touchdown! The Browns went for two again, and this time they got it, with RB Duke Johnson taking the handoff to the corner to make it a 17-7 game.Oakland put together their best drive of the first half, completing a series of passes and getting some tough runs by RB Marshawn Lynch. The drive was capped off by an 8-yard touchdown pass from QB Derek Carr to WR Amari Cooper, cutting the Browns’ lead to 17-14.The Browns had to punt at the two-minute warning, and now Oakland had another shot to strike back. The Raiders were about to get into field goal range, but then LB Joe Schobert had good coverage on a seam pass to TE Jared Cook, allowing the pass to fall back into the arms of CB E.J. Gaines for an interception. Cleveland went into the half still up 17-14.The Browns extended their lead to begin the third quarter. It was an efficient drive by Mayfield, but Oakland’s defense held Cleveland to a 28-yard field goal attempt for a 20-14 lead. Carr was picked off on his next drive by FS Damarious Randall, who returned the interception 50 yards to the Raiders’ 30 yard line. Mayfield took a shot at WR Jarvis Landry to the end zone, but a pass interference call gave Cleveland a 1st-and-goal situation. Two plays later, Mayfield found Landry on the fade for a 2-yard touchdown and a 26-14 lead.The Browns went for two with another handoff to Johnson. He was initially ruled down before he dove for the end zone, but Cleveland challenged and won, giving them a 28-14 lead.Cleveland’s defense forced another punt, and just when it looked like they were in control, the pocket collapsed on Mayfield and he fumbled with the Raiders recovering at the 7 yard line. The Browns forced back-to-back incompletions, setting up 3rd-and-goal from the 7. On third down, though, Carr gunned a pass right up the middle to TE Jared Cook for a touchdown, closing to within 28-21.Cleveland went three-and-out, and a short punt kept the momentum with Oakland. But the Raiders played a little sloppy themselves, resulting in a three-and-out. The punt was a touchback, bringing the ball out to the 20 yard line with under three minutes to go in the third quarter. Another three-and-out saw Cleveland punting the ball right back to Oakland. Just before the quarter ended, the Raiders got a big 52-yard run from RB Marshawn Lynch, inside the red zone. In the fourth quarter, an awesome third down stop by Randall forced Oakland to settle for a 29-yard field goal, cutting the Browns’ lead to 28-24. The Browns’ disastrous stretch on offense continued. On 2nd-and-2, C J.C. Tretter snapped the ball early, leading to a fumble and a Raiders recovery deep in Cleveland territory. Two plays later, Carr found WR Jordy Nelson for a 19-yard touchdown pass, bringing Oakland all the way back to take a 30-27 lead with under 13 minutes to go in the fourth quarter.When Cleveland got the ball back , more dropped passes added up, including one from TE David Njoku right up the seam. On the three-and-out, P Britton Colquitt had his 53-yard punt returned 49 yards into Cleveland territory. The defense forced a quick three-and-out, setting up a 44-yard field goal attempt on the dirt, which was drilled to push Oakland’s lead to 34-28.With under 9 minutes to go, Mayfield found WR Antonio Callaway streaking across the field for a 59-yard catch-and-run down to the 1 yard line! The first down handoff to Hyde gained half a yard. On second down, Hyde punched it in to tie the game at 34-34. For the first time all game, the Browns went for the extra point, and K Greg Joseph nailed it, putting Cleveland back on top 35-34.The Browns sacked Carr on the next series, leading to a punt. A few plays later, Chubb got his third carry of the game, and ripped off another big run: this one for 41 yards and a touchdown! A delay of game penalty pushed the extra point try back five yards, but Joseph still connecting on it, giving the team a 42-34 lead with 4:20 to go.The Raiders drove into the red zone pretty quickly. But after the two-minute warning, back-to-back incompletions resulted in a turnover on downs. The Browns took over with 1:51 to go and Oakland having all three timeouts. Cleveland appeared to get a first down to seal the victory, but replay review changed the call, making it 4th-and-1. The Raiders burned all their timeouts, but Cleveland punted with 1:28 to go, getting the ball at midfield. Carr drove Oakland down for the touchdown with 0:30 to go, a 7-yard pass to the corner for Cook. They had to go for two, and WR Jordy Nelson out-muscled CB T.J. Carrie for the conversion, despite tight coverage, tying it up at 42-42.With 0:30 to go, the Browns had three timeouts. An 11 yard pass to Njoku on first down — 0:23 left. Then a 15-yard completion to Johnson to the 49 yard line — 0:15 left. Mayfield tried taking a covered shot to Callaway, but it was intercepted by S Reggie Nelson, sending the game to overtime. Oakland won the coin toss and opted to receive, needing a touchdown on their first series to end the game outright. Carrie bit on a third down fake, allowing a big catch to WR Amari Cooper to get Oakland into field goal range. On 3rd-and-3, a blitz and a sack by LB Jamie Collins pushed Oakland back to the 32 yard line. They were opting to pass on a 50-yard field goal, but then took a timeout. Jon Gruden sent his rookie kicker out there in his first game, and on the dirt, he just barely missed wide left. That created a sudden death situation, with Cleveland having good starting field position at their own 40 yard line. After a first down throwaway, Mayfield completed a pass to Njoku for 5 yards, setting up 3rd-and-5 from their own 45 yard line. Mayfield’s improvised third down heave to Johnson was batted down, and the ensuing punt gave Oakland the ball at the 19 yard line, now needing any score to win. An acrobatic 24-yard catch on third down by Cook put the ball at midfield. Oakland continued driving into field goal range as time winded down. The rookie kicker drilled the 29-yarder for the win.Quick HittersQB Baker Mayfield: 21-of-41 for 295 yards, 2 touchdowns, 1 interception, 2 fumbles lost.RB Carlos Hyde: 22 carries, 82 yards, 1 touchdown.RB Nick Chubb: 3 carries, 105 yards, 2 touchdowns.WR Jarvis Landry: 4 catches, 34 yards, 1 touchdown (10 targets).TE Darren Fells: 1 catch, 49 yards, 1 touchdown (2 targets).2 interceptions Cleveland Browns Womens T-Shirt , 3 sacks.The Raiders out-gained the Browns 562 yards to 487 yards. Hue Jackson figured there was no way the Cleveland Browns were going to lose.Not on a 59-yard field goal in overtime.The coach was surprised the Tampa Bay Buccaneers even gave Chandler Catanzaro the opportunity, risking giving his team a shot to win with time running down in the extra period."I said there was no way he'd make that, and he did," Jackson said Sunday. "So they won."The longest ever kick in OT barely cleared the cross bar, ending Tampa Bay's three-game losing streak.Catanzaro missed an extra point in the first half and watched a potential game-winning 40-yard field goal sail wide right on the final play of regulation."I stuck to my same routine. The most important thing is not to try to change things too much," Catanzaro said. "I know I just left the first kick out there a little bit to the right, and I just needed to trust it. So, that's what I told myself."The Bucs recovered Jabrill Peppers' fumble on a punt return near midfield, and Jameis Winston shrugged off sacks on consecutive plays before throwing 14 yards to DeSean Jackson to give Catanzaro a chance to win it.The kicker was confident he would redeem himself."I think it's part of my DNA. I've always kind of found a way to bounce back," Catanzaro said. "I rarely miss two in a row. Even if it's from 59, I was just looking for a shot. If it was from 66, I would have tried it."Baker Mayfield rallied the Browns (2-4-1) from a 14-point deficit, using Nick Chubb's 1-yard TD and a 16-yard scoring throw to Jarvis Landry to pull even.The No. 1 overall draft pick completed 23 of 34 passes for 215 yards, two TDs and no interceptions.The Browns defense scored a safety, forced four turnovers and sacked Winston four times.It wasn't quite enough to get Cleveland over the hump in its fourth overtime game of the season."It's very frustrating any time you lose, especially because you could have done a lot of things better. That seems to be the moral of the season," Mayfield said, adding that he also was surprised the Bucs went for the 59-yarder at the end."I'm thinking if he doesn't make it, we're getting the ball at midfield, we have less than 20 yards until our kicker is in comfortable reaching distance," the 2017 Heisman Trophy winner said. "That's a great kick. You don't see that very often."Some things to know about the Browns and Buccaneers:WORKING OTCleveland has played four overtime games this season 鈥?most for a team since Arizona won all four it played in 2011, and tied for second-most in NFL history. The record is five in a season, set by Green Bay in 1983.The Browns, 1-2-1 in OT this year, don't have a road victory since winning in overtime at Baltimore on Oct. 11, 2015.The Detroit Lions also dropped 24 in a row away from home from 2001-03.The next opportunity to end the skid is next Sunday at Pittsburgh.BETTER 'DTampa Bay stopped a three-game losing streak that cost former defensive coordinator Mike Smith his job last week. The Bucs entered Sunday allowing a league-worst 34.6 points per game, ranked 31st in total defense, and dead last against the pass. They sacked Mayfield five times and allowed a season-low 305 yards in their debut under Smith's replacement, former linebackers coach Mark Duffner."Every win is different, but this one felt good," defensive end Carl Nassib said.INCREASED WORKLOADCleveland's decision to trade leading rusher Carolos Hyde to Jacksonville for a fifth-round draft choice was driven by a desire to give rookie Nick Chubb more touches and also get Duke Johnson, one of the team's top playmakers, more involved.Chubb, who came in averaging 10.8 yards per carry, finished with 80 yards rushing on 18 attempts. He was targeted twice on passes, but did not have a catch."I thought he did well," Jackson said, noting the rookie also had one big gainer called back because of one of 14 penalties assessed the Browns."We had way too many penalties ... offensively and defensively," the coach said. "We have got to get that squared away."FAMOUS JAMEISWinston completed 32 of 52 passes for 365 yards, no touchdowns and two interceptions in his first home start since returning from serving a three-game suspension for violating the NFL's personal conduct penalty. He also led the Bucs in rushing with 55 yards on 10 attempts, including a 14-yard TD run to make it 16-2 midway through the second quarter."It's huge to get a big win, especially here (at home)," Winston said. "This is a tough league, so you get a win any way you possibly can get it. We can play better, especially myself. But when you win, everything is better." Custom Tampa Bay Buccaneers Jerseys

    • linhui95 hat den Blog-Artikel "ATLANTA (4-4) at CLEVEAND (2-6-1)Sunday" geschrieben. 10.01.2019

      Authentic Damarious Randall Jersey , 1 p.m. ET, FoxOPENING LINE 鈥?Falcons by 3RECORD VS. SPREAD 鈥?Atlanta 3-5, Cleveland 4-4SERIES RECORD 鈥?Browns lead 11-3LAST MEETING 鈥?Browns beat Falcons 26-24, Nov. 23, 2014LAST WEEK 鈥?Falcons beat Redskins 38-14; Browns lost 37-21 to ChiefsAP PRO32 RANKING 鈥?Falcons No. 14, Browns No. 27FALCONS OFFENSE 鈥?OVERALL (5), RUSH (28), PASS (2).FALCONS DEFENSE 鈥?OVERALL (28), RUSH (17) Womens Denzel Ward Jersey , PASS (29).BROWNS OFFENSE 鈥?OVERALL (23), RUSH (9), PASS (23).BROWNS DEFENSE 鈥?OVERALL (30), RUSH (29), PASS (27).STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES __ Falcons have overcome numerous injures to win three straight and crawl back to contention. Atlanta has placed six players on injured reserve. ... QB Matt Ryan completed 26 of 38 passes for 350 yards and four TDs last week. Ryan completing 71 percent of passes, has 19 TDs, three INTs. ... WR Julio Jones had seven catches for 121 yards and one TD 鈥?his first in 12 games. With 13 yards Sunday, Jones will reach 10 ,000 in career and become fastest player to reach milestone, in 104 games. ... Rookie WR Calvin Ridley had six catches for 71 yards and TD last week. ... Falcons have converted league-high 53.3 percent on third downs. Only one other team (Indianapolis, 52.2) over 50 percent. ... Falcons rushed for 154 yards at Washington. ... Atlanta bolstered lackluster pass rush this week, signing free agent Bruce Irvin. Falcons have only 17 sacks. ... Falcons limited Redskins to 79 yards rushing last week. ... K Matt Bryant has missed past two games with hamstring injury. Giorgio Tavecchio is 11 for 11 on field goals and extra points. ... Browns have dropped four straight, and are 0-1 under interim coach Gregg Williams. ... Browns' .786 winning percentage against Falcons is team's highest against any opponent. ... Browns lost two defensive starters this week, placing LB Christian Kirksey and DB E.J. Gaines on injured reserve. ... Rookie QB Baker Mayfield completed season-high 29 passes last week and had two TDs for third straight game. ... Mayfield leads rookie QBs in average yards, completions, attempts, completion percentage. ... Browns RB Duke Johnson had best game of season last week with nine receptions for 78 yards and two TDs. ... Johnson may have expanded role under new coordinator Freddie Kitchens , his position coach. ... Browns still lead league with 23 takeaways 鈥?10 more than last season. ... Browns DE Myles Garrett has team-leading nine sacks and 16 in first 20 NFL games. ... Fantasy tip: Browns may double-team Jones, which could free Ridley to have big day against banged-up Browns secondary.Haslams continue unwavering support for Hue Jackson There have been two constants for the Cleveland Browns since Jimmy and Dee Haslam purchased the team in the fall of 2012.One is the constant losing that bottomed out with the Browns going 1-31 the past two seasons. (At least Browns fans hope that was the bottom.)The other is the Haslams’ annual insistence that they have learned from their past mistakes and that the times are finally changing for the better.That was on full display on Saturday, when the Haslams met with the media at training camp and said that, as far as they are concerned, no one should hold the past two seasons against head coach Hue Jackson. As Jimmy Haslam told boy!We have to give the Haslams credit for not placing an arbitrary win total on whether or not Jackson becomes the first Browns head coach since Romeo Crennel to see a fourth season with the team. There are too many unpredictables throughout the course of an NFL season to put a hard number on a win total. But it continues to be baffling how the Haslams seem willing to absolve Jackson of any complicity in what went on the past two seasons. Not to dive to deeply into it, but it is well documented that Jackson’s fingerprints are all over the quarterback mess and that he continually undermined the previous front office. There is also 32 games worth of evidence that highlight Jackson’s deficiencies in clock management, play calling and overall awareness during games.The Haslams enable it all by having an organizational structure in place where both the head coach and the general manager report directly to them, meaning the last person in the room with them has the advantage in disagreements. (Although it is hard to see Jackson trying to pull an end around on general manager John Dorsey the way he did last fall with the trade attempt for Cincinnati Bengals quarterback A.J. McCarron.)There is no question the talent on the roster is better than it was a year ago, which automatically puts pressure on Jackson and the coaching staff to find a way to post a few wins this fall. While it can’t be just about the final record , the Haslams do have to determine some criteria for evaluating Jackson once the season is over. Playing close games is nice, winning is even better, but there has to be a tangible way to figure this all out after the final whistle.Because if the Haslams keep doing what they have always done, it is hard to see how Browns fans can truly believe the franchise has finally turned a corner.

    • linhui95 hat den Blog-Artikel "FanPulse: 97% of Browns fans are very or somewhat" geschrieben. 10.01.2019

      confident in direction of team Welcome to SB Nation FanPulse , a survey of fans across the NFL powered by SurveyMonkey. Each week, we send 32 polls to 100+ plugged in fans from each team. Browns fans, sign up HERE to join FanPulse.If you recall, a couple weeks ago, we asked our readers to join FanPulse, so you can weigh in on the direction of the team each week. For those who are apprehensive about signing up, the poll literally took me 20 seconds to answer all 3 questions presented this week. The answers everyone provided in the Week 1 poll are below!Will the Browns win or lose in Week 1?The Steelers are currently favored by 4.5 points, but Browns fans think Cleveland will win by a field goal. If that’s the case, then you should definitely bet the spread this weekend.I will post my official prediction for the game on Saturday. Given all of the positive press the Browns have received this offseason, how they were portrayed on Hard Knocks, and how the Steelers will be without Le’Veon Bell, I’m a little surprised the optimism didn’t extend to beyond 3 points. However, I do have to keep reminding myself that Pittsburgh was a 13-3 team in 2017.Photo by Jason Miller/Getty ImagesHow confident are you in the direction of the team?Very confident: 48 percentSomewhat confident: 49 percentMeh: 1 percentNot very confident: 1 percentNot confident at all: 0 percent—Fans are certainly in favor of the franchise right now, but their record is 0-0. If they start off 0-2 against the Steelers and Saints, how quickly will things turn south because Hue Jackson is still in charge?What is the worst NFL rule?This is the one poll asked to Browns fans that actually ended up being aggregated across all 32 sites. My first instinct was to vote for the helmet rule Womens Darren Fells Jersey , but then I thought about it, and I don’t actually think it will be flagged very often during the regular season. I voted for the “fumbling out of bounds in end zone results in a turnover” rule. That always drives me nuts — why not just put the ball back to the 1 or 2 yard line, or wherever the ball was fumbled at? It just deflates a whole drive, and not in a “oh, the defense deserved that reward” type of way. Browns coach Hue Jackson knew if he complained about Sunday's officiating he could be fined. The NFL is always watching and listening.He may soon be writing a check to Commissioner Roger Goodell.Still smarting after Cleveland's road losing streak reached 22 consecutive games with an overtime loss at Oakland, Jackson was asked Monday if he was satisfied the officials had correctly spotted the ball in the closing minutes on a critical measurement that was overturned by a replay review."There are a lot of things that I am not satisfied about," he said.Jackson then clicked off a few."The kicking of the football down the field right next to the official, the sack-fumble on a quarterback ... Do you guys want me to keep going?" he asked reporters. "The spot. It goes on and on and on. We have to do a better job of being in control of it, not the officials being in control of it."Although Jackson didn't solely lay the 45-42 loss to the Raiders on the refs, there's no denying that some questionable calls that went against the Browns (1-2-1) led to another heartbreaking loss.The Browns appeared to pick up a game-sealing first down 鈥?and were poised to win rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield's first start 鈥?with 1:38 left in regulation as running back Carlos Hyde gained 2 yards on third-and-2.But replay official Billy Smith ruled Hyde was short of the marker and overturned the conversion. The Browns were forced to punt and the Raiders wound up tying the score and winning in OT on a 29-yard field goal.Even by Cleveland standards, this one hurt.Jackson, though, came away feeling encouraged by his young team. The Browns overcame a litany of their own mistakes and were in position to win before their defense crumbled at the end of regulation.The losses keep mounting for Jackson, now 0-18 on the road and 2-33-1 during his two-plus seasons in Cleveland. But he's convinced these Browns are not the old Browns."We have never been this close since I have been here, not as close as we have been in these four weeks Youth Duke Johnson Jr Jersey ," he said."There have been some games (in past years) where I think that we played as well as we could play and had a chance to win and make a play down the stretch. This team feels different. This team is more talented. I do not think that there is any remains of the past teams."The league stood by its ruling, with a spokesman saying several camera angles were used to clarify Hyde's elbow hit the ground short of the first down."From the line feed, you can see the line to gain is just past the 19-yard line," the spokesman said. "One replay angle shows the wrist and the elbow hit the ground simultaneously."The debatable calls aside, the Browns continue to be plagued by familiar problems. They're committing too many penalties and special teams have been special in name only.But unlike the past two seasons, Jackson said there's no sense of doom on the sideline during games, no feeling that things will go from bad to worse."I do not get the sense of what I felt before down there," he said. "I get the sense that this is a team that is really starting to come together and understand how close they are. Now what they have to do is go finish those things."It's not a stretch to think the Browns could be 3-1 or even 4-0. But a blocked field goal in the opener against Pittsburgh and several missed kicks at New Orleans cost them two wins before they blew a 14-point lead in the fourth quarter Sunday and were swallowed up in the Black Hole.They have to learn to finish, and center JC Tretter believes the Browns are learning while taking a few more lumps."We have a lot of grit on this team," he said. "Even last year, you saw it. Obviously, last year we were not able to get any wins, but we never stopped fighting no matter what the circumstances were during the game, and I think that mentality has carried over. Now with the added talent and experience, that effort late in games you can come back from almost anything."We lost our 14-point lead , and those are sometimes tougher to bounce back from after you have it and you lose it. Just that we kept plugging along and kept pushing, and obviously, we come back. There is no quit and there is no rolling over on this team."NOTES: Jackson said rookie RB Nick Chubb needs more touches after scoring on TD runs of 63 and 41 yards. "I watched those two touchdowns on tape today, and they were even better than they were on the field," he said. ... CB Terrance Mitchell underwent surgery on his broken right wrist and will be sidelined indefinitely. Jackson is optimistic Mitchell will return at some point this season. ... Jackson said he never considered trying to going for it on fourth down after Hyde's run was overturned. "It did not enter my mind," he said. ... Despite Mayfield's four turnovers, Jackson liked how his rookie QB played. "I did not see any blink in Baker on any of those things," Jackson said. "That is what was very pleasing to me. I get a chance to look in his eyes, and he did not flinch. Matter of fact, he was like, 'Come on guys, let's go.'"

    • linhui95 hat den Blog-Artikel "It’s been an eventful day on special teams for the" geschrieben. 10.01.2019

      Patriots and the latest big play has put them back on top in the third quarter.Dont'a Hightower blocked a Pat O'Donnell punt and linebacker Kyle Van Noy scooped the ball up for a 29-yard touchdown return. The score came shortly after New England tied the game with a field goal put the Patriots up 31-24 with just over nine minutes off the clock in the second half.The Patriots also scored on special teams in the first half on a 95-yard kickoff return by Cordarrelle Patterson. That came after a Patterson fumble on another kickoff helped set the Bears up for their first touchdown of the day.Their second came after another fumble and the third came early in the third quarter when Tarik Cohen caught a six-yard touchdown from Mitchell Trubisky. Trubisky set the touchdown up with a 39-yard scramble that set the Bears up just outside the end zone.Injury update: Patriots running back Jeremy Hill tears ACL Womens Stephon Gilmore Jersey , will be out for the year The New England Patriots had a rather successful first game of the 2018 season, defeating the visiting Houston Texans 27-20. Along the way, however Youth Danny Shelton Jersey , the team lost a member of its running back rotation to what immediately looked like a serious injury: early in the third quarter, running back Jeremy Hill stayed on the ground after accidentally getting hit by fullback James Develin after a lost Rob Gronkowski fumble.Hill was quickly declared out – an early sign for the injury’s severity: according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Hill tore his ACL on the play and will miss the remainder of the season:Hill joined the Patriots on a one-year Womens Adam Butler Jersey , $1.5 million free agency contract in March and over the course of the summer earned a rotational spot alongside roster locks James White, Rex Burkhead and Sony Michel. With Michel out yesterday, Hill played 12 offensive snaps and finished with four carries for 25 yards and a six-yard reception. He also got his hands on a punt which helped set up a two-minute drill right before halftime.With Hill lost for the year and Michel still limited in practice after missing three weeks worth of training camp practices due to a knee injury Womens Jeremy Hill Jersey , the Patriots might opt to bring another running back in to bolster the rotation. Custom New England Patriots Jerseys

    • linhui95 hat den Blog-Artikel "Pats Pulpit Podcast Episode 114: Why are the Patriots so bad right now?" geschrieben. 10.01.2019

      The New England Patriots fell on their face for the second straight week and there’s not much more to break down. What was terrible against the Jacksonville Jaguars remained bad against the Detroit Lions.Rob Gronkowski couldn’t get open against the double teams and no one else on offense was able to beat their one-on-ones. The run blocking was sub-par and the rushing attack left much to be desired. Oh , and Tom Brady made some dumb throws.Nothing went right on defense. I think that covers it?So let’s look at the big picture. What’s the biggest problem at each positional group? Are there any solutions around the corner? Can this team be fixed?Alec and Rich cover it all. This podcast is available in the iTunes store, Stitcher, TuneIn, BluBrry, and via RSS Feed. Please subscribe and comment on what you want to hear about in future podcasts!Putting Sony Michel’s performance into context following the Patriots’ loss in Detroit It may be sagging a bit, but the sky isn’t falling in Foxborough.Collecting back-to-back double digit losses for the first time since a forgettable 2002 season certainly stings a bit — and it should. Tallying just 209 yards and 10 points on 47 plays against a Detroit defense — a unit that, in the previous two weeks, allowed a combined 78 points to the Jets and 49ers, and was without its best pass rusher on Sunday — fails to inspire even a modicum of confidence. There is no shortage of deserved criticism that could (and will) be doled out following a debacle like Sunday night’s performance at Ford Field. The Patriots were thoroughly lambasted in the trenches on both sides of the football, the oft-chastised wide receiver group lived up to its lackluster billing, and offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels — clearly hampered by a combination of the first two — resorted to a conservative, timid plan of attack.One place where blame should not be placed Youth Stephen Gostkowski Jersey , however, is with first round pick Sony Michel. When discarding Tom Brady’s quick two-yard first down plunge on New England's first drive of the third quarter, Michel was handed the football on each of the team’s 14 scheduled run plays until their final drive, where James White received four carries while the clock was being extinguished. The former Georgia Bulldog accumulated just 50 yards on the ground, and he corralled just one of his two catchable targets for a loss of a yard while dropping the other to set up a third-and-long situation on a critical third quarter drive.Training wheelsGiven that Sunday night’s contest was essentially Michel’s second “preseason” game after the rookie went under the knife in the first week of August to relieve some swelling in a knee, it should come as no surprise that McDaniels has been intent on keeping things extremely simple for him. But that simplicity is coming at the behest of making any attempt to disguise what the offense is running.Of Michel’s 33 snaps (36 before penalties) over the first two weeks, he was handed the football on the ground 23 times and targeted in the passing game five times. That’s an 85% touch rate. What’s even more peculiar is the fact that, of those 33 plays, just one was run out of 11-personnel (one RB, one TE, three WRs), meaning the rookie is having to learn and adapt to NFL game speed with limited space to operate as the Patriots’ 12 Youth Julian Edelman Jersey , 21, and 22-personnel packages and formations continue drawing stacked-box after stacked-box. Here’s the breakdown of the packages the Patriots have used with Sony Michel on the field, and their corresponding yardage per play:21-personnel (w/ James Develin): 13 plays (39.39% of Michel’s snaps) — 4.0 yards per play12-personnel: 11 plays — 33% of Michel’s snaps — 3.64 yards per play22-personnel (w/ James Develin): 5 plays — 15.15% of Michel’s snaps — 1.6 yards per play13-personnel: 2 plays — 6.06% of Michel’s snaps — 3.5 yards per play11-personnel: 1 play — 3.03% of Michel’s snaps — 3 yards21-personnel (w/ two RBs): 1 play — 3.03% of Michel’s snaps — -1 yardWhy McDaniels would be telegraphing the offense’s intentions with such regularity? It very well could be that, given the lack of dynamic outside personnel, and coupled with a continually nicked-up Rex Burkhead, the Patriots see no reason to take the “training wheels” off their rookie ball carrier until the offense has a chance to develop further — a process that is now seemingly reliant on the performances of new addition Josh Gordon a veteran Julian Edelman.Drive killersWhere Michel garnered the most unwarranted criticism on Sunday evening was in the short yardage department. Down by two scores in the second quarter, the offense had two drives stall on third-and-one carries that yielded a total loss of three yards, forcing a punt and a field goal try from just inside the red zone.The first run stuff, courtesy of former Patriot Ricky Jean Francois:The second run stuff on third and one came after a three-yard run by Michel that could’ve developed further, but Dwayne Allen failed to lay a finger on his assignment, Tavon Wilson, and the offense was forced into a third down. The Patriots immediately hurried to the line and snapped it again Youth Rob Gronkowski Jersey , this time running off tackle right: Tough to fault the running back, or the play call, when all that needs to happen for a first down to be gained is for Dwayne Allen to not get completely worked over by a safety he outweighs by roughly 50 pounds. Credit also needs to be given to Matt Patricia’s defense, as they were completely prepared for a hurry up maneuver than the Patriots have been catching teams flat-footed with for years.TraitsAlthough Sony Michel is being tasked with (and should continue to be) filling much of the void left behind by Dion Lewis, there should not be any confusion about how different his style and skill set is. It’s also important to take into account just how much information Michel is having to process and react to at the moment. There are few places where the term “life comes at you fast” is more applicable than in the NFL, and when considering the aforementioned context, Michel is appears to be right on track in the progress department.The key aspect to monitor with rookies early on who are assimilating to the chaos of the NFL game is whether or not they are carrying over the positive traits from college that got them drafted. For Sony Michel, according to’s Lance Zierlein, a few of those traits include:Flashing acceleration to climb past linebackers and onto safeties quicklyHas good burst after cutsUnderstands the art of setting up lead blockers and pulling guardsDecisive runner who rarely takes unnecessary losses by trying to be the heroExcellent in blitz pickupFrom the small sample size we’ve seen from Michel so far, he has flashed signs of most of these traits.Of course, there are certainly areas where a learning curve has presented itself — particularly in the passing game. According to Zierlein, the rookie was “serviceable as pass catcher Womens Elandon Roberts Jersey , but (had) issues catching it cleanly” at Georgia. With so much happening early on in Michel’s transition to the NFL, and him having missed out on so much critical time in camp that could’ve led to an increased chemistry with Tom Brady and other offensive personnel, it’s understandable that his performance out of the backfield in the passing attack has been the slowest component to develop. But given the fact that he caught 64 passes for 621 yards and six touchdowns during his four years in Athens,GA, there’s no doubt that skill set is there. The Patriots will (if they haven’t already) swiftly move past Sunday night’s objectionable display. As their process of continual roster development and schematic refinement rolls onward through the final days of September and into the season’s defining stretch, it’s clear that when it comes to rookie Sony Michel and his future role as a dynamic play maker in their attack, they’ve really just scratched the surface.Follow Brian Phillips on Twitter @BPhillips_SB

    • linhui95 hat den Blog-Artikel "While the New England Patriots offense appears" geschrieben. 10.01.2019

      to have finally hit its groove David Andrews Jersey , the team’s defense continues to be a work in progress. Today, the unit will have its next chance to fully get back on track and finally display some of the consistency that it has lacked over the first six games of the year. Standing in its way is a Chicago Bears team that is using plenty of the same concepts last week’s opponent – the Kansas City Chiefs, who scored 40 points against New England – likes to run but without quite the same firepower.That being said, the Patriots cannot afford to take the Bears lightly and need to make sure that the following is doneChallenge Mitchell Trubisky’s decision makingLast week against Kansas City, the Patriots had a productive first half and a big reason for that was the defense’s ability to make life hard for second-year quarterback Patrick Mahomes. New England used diverse pre-snap looks and fake blitzes time and again to challenge the talented but relatively inexperienced passer in terms of his reads and decision making.While Mahomes adapted nicely at times and made plenty of terrific plays, this approach also led to two takeaways and helped the Patriots keep one of the NFL’s best defenses off rhythm. Fast forward to this week and the Patriots will face another player similar to Mahomes: the Bears’ Mitchell Trubisky comes with more starting experience but is still a player that can be challenged by odd formations or rarely seen coverage concepts.New England should therefore use a similar approach as it used last week to try to make the former first-round draft pick feel uncomfortable in the pocket even without necessarily having to generate plenty of pressure up front. It worked against Bears head coach Matt Nagy’s former pupil, it might work against his new one as well. Nevertheless, the Patriots need to make life as hard as possible for Trubisky.Be disciplined against option playsAs noted last week, Kansas City likes to regularly use the run-pass-option to put its explosive players in a position to succeed. The concept, which allows the quarterback to either hand the football off after the snap or keep it to pass depending on the movements of the defense, is also a staple of Chicago’s attack: the Bears Elandon Roberts Jersey , coached by former Chiefs offensive coordinator Matt Nagy, also use RPOs more often than the average NFL team.New England therefore again needs to be disciplined against such plays. The linebackers in particular will be challenged by RPO concepts and other option plays the Bears like to run – like a read option that allows the quarterback to keep the football and advance it himself as a runner. Last week, the group faired pretty well in such situations and it again needs to stay patient and not give away its hand too early to allow Trubisky to regularly make the correct reads.Get on the same page in the secondaryVersus the Chiefs, the New England defense tied a season-high by giving up six plays of more than 20 yards. Four of those gains happened on passes – which is not unexpected when going against a highly explosive offense like Kansas City’s but still troublesome from the Patriots’ defensive perspective. After all, the team again faces a group of offensive skill position players this week that has a knack for making big plays down the field and a passer that is not afraid to target them.It is therefore imperative for the Patriots’ defense – particularly the secondary – to be on the same page when it comes to stopping talented wide receivers like Allen Robinson II and Taylor Gabriel, or running back Tarik Cohen and tight end Trey Burton. Together, the four form a quartet similar to the one the Chiefs presented last week: Robinson II and Gabriel are reminiscent of Sammy Watkins and Tyreek Hill, Cohen of Kareem Hunt, and Burton of Travis Kelce.And even though the Chiefs’ group is a notch above Chicago’s, the New England defense needs to be on top of its game to slow it down. One way to do that is by taking away the big play down the field, and having solid communication and displaying sound play diagnosis in the defensive back end – unlike on two long touchdowns last week – will be important yet again to make it happen.Patriots sign former first round WR Corey Coleman and veteran WR Bennie Fowler The New England Patriots filled two of their three open roster spots on Tuesday morning with the addition of wide receivers Corey Coleman and Bennie Fowler.The Patriots signed former Cleveland Browns first round pick Corey Coleman to a 1-year deal Shaq Mason Jersey , per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, in what is an incredibly low-risk, high-reward opportunity. The 5’11, 194 pound third-year receiver has blazing fast speed and is extremely explosive, but he hasn’t been able to combine his undeniable athleticism with any sort of production in the NFL.In two years with the Browns, Coleman collected 56 receptions for 718 yards and 5 touchdowns and added 2 rushes for 10 yards. His has previous experience as both a kick and punt returner in college.Coleman’s considered a pure deep threat and he joins the Patriots in a similar position to Phillip Dorsett last season. Dorsett had a small role with the team and seems to be on the verge of emerging in his second year. Perhaps Coleman can find a similar place with the Patriots.New England also signed former Broncos and Bears slot receiver Bennie Fowler, per ESPN’s Field Yates. The 6’1, 212 pound veteran has 698 career receiving yards and 5 touchdowns on 56 receptions and also provides value as a punt returner and core special teams player.Look for both Coleman and Fowler to get some time to adjust to the Patriots offense before they become a big part of the game plan, with Fowler more likely to play immediately because of his special teams ability. They can be considered immediate replacements for Riley McCarron on the active roster.

    • linhui95 hat den Blog-Artikel "Giants vs. Patriots: Snap counts for players on the roster bubble" geschrieben. 10.01.2019

      The New York Giants have until 4 p.m. ET Saturday to trim their roster from 90 men down to 53.This likely won’t be their “final” roster Color Rush Curtis Riley Jersey , as they will work the waiver wire and potentially sign some recently released veterans. The next 30 (or so) hours will be tense ones for the playerswho find themselves on the roster bubble. We don’t yet know the thought trends and thought processes of the Giants’ new regime, but perhaps we can get some clues from how many snaps those bubble players got against the New England PatriotsOffenseChris Scott (G) - The team apparently wanted a close look at guard Chris Scott. Scott quietly played each and every one of the Giants’ 78 offensive snaps Thursday night. The team is trying to figure out their depth chart behind the starting offensive line and whether they will need to search for options. Scott is a veteran player at 31 years old and familiar to Dave Gettleman from his time with the Carolina Panthers. In playing 100 percent of the Giants’ snaps, the coaches might have hinted that Scott is serious competition for John Jerry as a back-up interior lineman. Chad Wheeler (OT) and Nick Becton (OT) - Wheeler was signed by the Giants as an undrafted free agent out of USC in 2017. He is in a competition with Becton for the job of swing tackle. The Giants played both players at both left tackle and right tackle in the first half of the game. Wheeler saw slightly more snaps than Becton, 35 snaps to 32. Becton would likely have played more, but left the game with an ankle injury.Evan Brown (C) - Veteran guard John Greco was way down the list for snaps, getting just 19 total snaps between guard and center. The Giants might be looking at Brown as an emergency back-up to Greco at the center position, possibly eyeing him for a spot on the practice squad.Wide Receivers - The wide receiver depth chart behind Odell Beckham Jr., Sterling Shepard, and Cody Latimer remains cloudy at best. Jawill Davis lead the wide receiver group with 32 snaps, getting 6 targets, hauling in three for 32 yards. Kalif Raymond saw the most targets with 7 (1 catch) in his 18 offensive snaps. Behind Davis were Alonzo Russell with 29 snaps (4 targets, 3 receptions, 24 yards, 1 TD), Marquis Bundy with 26 targets (1 target, 1 reception Youth Odell Beckham Jr Jersey , 19 yards), and Travis Rudolph with 26 receptions (3 targets, 3 receptions for 30 yards). Preseason sensation Amba Etta-Tawo was on the field for 24 snaps (2 targets, 1 reception for 41 yards and a touchdown). Roger Lewis brought up the rear in that group, with 19 offensive snaps, and was targeted just once. However, Lewis also showed the most special teams upside of the receivers (save Raymond), with more than double the special teams snaps of any other receiver at 12, and showing up with a big tackle on a return.Jhurell Pressley (RB) - Jalen Simmons got the most snaps among the running backs with 36 snaps, but once again Pressley might have flashed the brightest with his work on the field. Though Pressley has only been with the Giants for two weeks, he made the most of his opportunity, including his 23 snaps against the Patriots. Pressley is clearly athletic with impressive agility, explosiveness, speed, quickness, and balance through contact. He also runs very hard and is a handful for defenders to bring down. Whether he has done enough to force the Giants to keep him at the expense of another player or risk exposing him to the waiver wire remains to be seen.Defense Donte Deayon (CB) - Perhaps unsurprisingly Color Rush Patrick Omameh Jersey , the Giants wanted to get an extended look at Deayon after he missed time with a hamstring injury with 61 defensive snaps (91 percent). Before the injury, Deayon picking off the Giants’ quarterbacks became a daily occurance. Thursday night, he snagged two interceptions with a third slipping through his arms (which still counted as a pass defensed), in addition to a fourth pass defensed three tackles. He made the most of his opportunity. Grant Haley (CB) - Haley was second among Giants’ defenders with 59 snaps (88 percent). Haley and Deayon are vying for the same spot as a reserve cornerback. The undrafted free agent was solid in coverage and showed the physicality that has become his trademark. Tae Davis (LB) - Davis has been running behind Ray-Ray Armstrong on the depth chart, and that is unlikely to change. But the Giants seemed to want to get a good look at the safety turned linebacker and gave him 51 snaps (76 percent) on defense, as well as 11 special teams snaps. Davis played well as the moneybacker and outside linebacker in nickel situations, using his athleticism to fly around the field. The Giants have struggled with coverage over the middle, and adding another undersized, but athletic, linebacker with coverage skills could be attractive.William Gay (FS) - Gay was signed as a veteran free agent to man the slot corner, but as training camp progressed, he was moved to the free safety position. After barely playing against the Detroit Lions, Gay saw his playing time climb back up against the New York Jets and now the Patriots. Gay was on the field for 30 snaps Thursday night — though fans watching at home might be forgiven for not noticing him, as Bettcher frequently had him lining up so deep he was rarely on screen. The Giants seem to want a free safety with a cornerback’s skillset. Andrew Adams (S) - Adams made his mark as an undrafted free agent who stepped up to man the free safety position after Darian Thompson was lost to injury in 2016. The current Giants’ regime seems to think of Adams as more of a strong safety and he has been behind both Curtis Riley and Gay at free safety. Adams got 24 snaps with the defense in the second half, coming up with a big tackle. Unfortunately, he also playing a major role in both of the Patriots touchdowns when he bit hard on play action and was drawn far out of position. New York Giants coach Pat Shurmur said Tuesday that the trade of Eli Apple to the New Orleans Saints does not signal that the Giants have given up on this season.“That’s not the narrative – throwing in the towel. I think if you remember back Color Rush Nate Solder Jersey , Eli (Apple) was out with injury when we beat Houston. Then, (CB) B.W. Webb played in his spot against two fine receivers,” Shurmur said. “We’re not throwing in the towel. This will give an opportunity for some young players and newer players to have an opportunity to play.”Shurmur was asked about balancing short- and long-term goals.“There’s no balancing act in my mind. I’m worried about the team today, and what we need to do to get ready to play Washington,” he said. “There’s no balance there, but I’m always a part of the discussions as we work to get the roster the way it’s going to be this week, and certainly thinking about the future.”Around the Inter-GoogleNew York Giants are a perfect candidate for a blowtorch in this lost seasonNew York Giants coach Pat Shurmur may not want to talk about a complete rebuild, but this team is a perfect candidate for a blowtorch.Giants are going to lose the race to the NFL's basement, too | Politi | NJ.comSorry, fans hoping for the No. 1 pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, but they aren't the worst team in the league -- and it's not really close.New York Giants offensive line has a small piece of good news after Monday night's disasterNew York Giants offensive line played better in the second half of their ugly loss to the Atlanta Falcons, for whatever that's worth.Giants QB Eli Manning on trade rumors: 'It's hard to imagine being with another organization' | NFL | Sporting News

    • linhui95 hat den Blog-Artikel "Giants vs. Saints halftime score: Giants down 12 - 7 at the half" geschrieben. 10.01.2019

      The New York Giants trail 12-7 against the New Orleans Saints at the half.The Giants drew first blood Youth Will Hernandez Jersey , with Eli Manning completing six of his first seven passes, marching the Giants 75 yards on their first possession, which capped with a 2-yard touchdown reception for Sterling Shepard. The Giants’ defense stayed strong, with B.J. Hill getting his second sack of the season and holding the Saints to a pair of field goals on their next two drives. The game ground to a halt as the officials allowed the Saints to kick a field goal after the clock expired on the first quarter, forcing the teams to trade ends of the field and the Saints to kick it again. The next drive the refs threw a flag on a Janoris Jenkins tackle of Alvin Kamara, believing the wrap-up tackle to be a horse-collar. The Giants’ next drive started well with Wayne Gallman in at running back. Until, that is, Manning found him for a reception, which was quickly jarred loose by a big hit from the Saints’ defense. Second year cornerback Marshon Latimore recovered the ball, with the touchdown only saved by Eli Manning. While it could have proven costly, the defense held firm and held the Saints to a third field goal.Notable stats at the half Eli Manning: 12-16, 61 yards Youth B.J. Hill Jersey , 1 touchdown, 1 tackleSterling Shepard: 3 rec, 14 yards, 1 touchdownWayne Gallman: 3 rec, 17 yards, 2 carries, 6 yards, fumbleSaquon Barkley 1 rec, 7 yards, 5 carries, 21 yardsThe Giants will get the ball to start the second half. Use this as your open thread for the half. There was a lot to talk about coming out of the New York Giants’ 23-20 loss to the Atlanta Falcons on Monday night, but perhaps the biggest of which was Pat Shurmur’s decision to go for two after the Giants scored a touchdown to trail by eight.The conversion failed Youth Saquon Barkley Jersey , but it was the right call. Shurmur defended the decision in the post-game press conference by saying the Giants had previously had internal discussions on the math of going for two in that situation. It’s one of the most obvious places to go for two but has largely been ignored. There’s also not even a super complicated reason behind it.Let’s start with the simplest math to explain going for it. Two-point conversions are around a 50-50 shot. If you convert the first attempt, an extra point on your next touchdown gives you the lead with a PAT. Failing on the conversion gives you still a 50-50 chance at converting after the second touchdown to tie the game, a place you would be anyway if you had kicked the extra point after the first touchdown. But if you add those probabilities together, it’s a move that works 50 percent of the time (conversion on the first attempt), comes out neutral (a failure then conversion for a tie) 25 percent of the time, and fails completely (two failures) just 25 percent of the time. Those are good odds. Here is Shurmur’s post-game explanation for the decision:“You increase your chances by 50-percent if you go for it and make it there, so that’s what you do. Because then if you score a touchdown, we just kick the extra point and win\,” he said. “I felt good about the two-point play. You guys saw that, I think we got the ball in there, right? And we just didn’t connect on it. And again, I think it’s an aggressive approach. I’m going to take myself back to the one game we didn’t use timeouts before the halftime. I told you I’d never do that again , and I think from a head coaching perspective, I want to be aggressive for our guys.”We should also not the Giants did successfully convert on their second two-point try that would have tied the game if not for the 56-yard field goal allowed on the following drive. A defensive stand is a must in either scenario.In the grand scheme of things, the advantage of a team being down by six points is much bigger than the disadvantage of being down by eight points late in the game. Being down six gives a clear path for a win, while the other options are only to play for a tie. All teams should do this more often, but especially a team like the Giants, who as an underdog, should take as many scoring opportunities they can get on the road to shorten the game. Pushing the game into overtime gives the Giants a much smaller chance to actually win than a successful two-point conversion down by eight. It’s an important distinction of trying to improve chances to win instead of possibly delay losing.It was just two weeks ago when this discussion first arose when Doug Pederson and the Philadelphia Eagles went for two after going down eight against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 5. The Eagles converted, but two drives later allowed a field goal and ultimately lost 23-21 after a late touchdown — again a defensive stand is needed no matter the go or not go decision.It’s worth wondering if the Giants had these internal conversations about the math around this situation earlier in the season or if Pederson and the Eagles are what sparked it. Either way, it’s a smart conversation to have and the fact Shurmur listened and defended the process after the game even though it didn’t work is a good sign for his decision making going forward.

    • linhui95 hat den Blog-Artikel "predictions against the point spread" geschrieben. 10.01.2019

      Week 5 picks , [NOTE: Use this as your open thread to discuss today’s non-Giants action.]Last week’s picks got back over .500 (barely), but the season is still below that line. I found I’m apparently much better at picking the probabilities of winners, per FiveThirtyEight’s forecasting game, where I’m in the 85th percentile among pickers. The gap there doesn’t make a lot of sense to me, either. Two more teams — the Chicago Bears and Tampa Bay Buccaneers — are on byes this week.Remember these picks are strictly for fun and entertainment purposes and please for your sake do not take these picks as gambling advice. Lines used here come from the Westgate Las Vegas via OddsShark. Home team in CAPS.NEW ENGLAND (-10.5) over IndianapolisThe Colts will be missing T.Y. Hilton, Marlon Mack, and Jack Doyle among others on Thursday night. The Patriots will be getting back Julian Edelman from a four-game suspension a week after a 38-7 blowout of the Miami Dolphins. Indianapolis’s defense is not remotely close to the pushover it was expected to be — the Colts are currently 10th in defensive DVOA — but it’s going to be hard for the team to keep it close against the Patriots in Foxborough.UPDATE: New England’s 38-24 victory on Thursday night got my week off to a good start.KANSAS CITY (-3) over JacksonvilleEach team’s strengths mirror the other’s in the matchup. The Chiefs have one of the league’s best offense, while the Jaguars have one of the league’s best defenses. Surprisingly Jacksonville is only 23rd in DVOA against opposing No. 1 receivers, but that’s not likely to continue throughout the season. One weakness Kansas City can exploit is Jacksonville’s struggle against tight ends — 17th in DVOA.Atlanta (+3) over PITTSBURGHPittsburgh is giving up 90.7 yards per game to opposing No. 1 receivers. Julio Jones is this week’s opposing No. 1 receiver. The Steelers haven’t been able to do much to stop opposing offenses and the Falcons offense finally looks like it’s clicking, despite the 1-3 record. Atlanta will one one of these shootouts eventually and this could be the week.JETS (-1) over DenverDenver is pretty good in all three phases of the game, while the Jets are among the best at two (defense and special teams) and pretty bad at the other (offense). With the Jets at home and defense so good so far, they should be able to keep this low scoring enough for the offense to take advantage and keep them in the game. Or the defense can take over and score all the points for them. Case Keenum has the second-highest interception rate among quarterbacks this season (highest among current starters — sorry, Sam Bradford). Green Bay (-1) over DETROITGreen Bay will likely be without Randall Cobb and Geronimo Allison, but that might not really matter that much. Even if Darius Slay can shut down Davante Adams, the offense can still probably go. The Packers are better than the Lions just about everywhere else on the field. There could be a higher volume of Aaron Jones and Ty Montgomery or Jimmy Graham. The Lions are 22nd or worse covering every skill position.Baltimore (-3) over CLEVELANDBaltimore has arguably the league’s best passing defense — a league-low 4.2 AN/A allowed — and they’ll be getting Jimmy Smith back from a suspension. Baker Mayfield has been fun and the Browns probably should have won in Oakland, but this will be a tough ask for the rookie quarterback and the rest of the Browns offense — mainly the rest of the Browns offense.CAROLINA (-7) over GiantsCarolina is home. Carolina has a good mobile quarterback. The Giants have struggled to stop those. Carolina’s defense hasn’t been what it’s been lately, but the Giants offense hasn’t shown anything to prove they could take advantage of that. CINCINNATI (-6.5) over MiamiCincinnati might be legitimately good, while Miami could be one of those teams that had a good start then fall back to Earth. One place where the Dolphins offense has struggled is keeping Ryan Tannehill upright even while pressure hasn’t been consistent. Tannehill’s sack rate (7.8 percent) is 26th among quarterbacks and the Bengals have one of the deepest and most dangerous pass rushes in the leagues, even if the sacks haven’t gotten there just yet.CHARGERS (-6.5) over OaklandThe Chargers still have one of the league’s best offenses and that’s been enough to get them through games this season. The Raiders offense has been surprisingly above average over the past few weeks, but the Chargers have been significantly better while both defenses have been around the same. With Mike Williams now breaking through in his role, the Chargers have options that can beat any defense across the field and doing that to Oakland’s won’t be a high bar to clear.Arizona (+4) over SAN FRANCISCOJosh Rosen didn’t have great numbers in his debut, but he also didn’t have a bad game. There were some deep dimes that were dropped, but those should inspire optimism going forward. San Francisco has struggled on defense this year and the offense looked poor in C.J. Beathard’s first start whenever George Kittle wasn’t running free. While Arizona’s defensive personnel usage should be questioned — Haason Reddick has played 30 defensive snaps this season — the defense really hasn’t been that bad. This should be a game the Cardinals can at least keep close.Rams (-7) over SEATTLEThere’s nothing any team can do to stop the Rams offense right now. It’s clicking in a rare way. Los Angeles leads the league in yards per drive at 50.1 and the No. 2 team, Kansas City , is at 41.7 (though the Chiefs are well ahead in points per drive — 3.45 to 3.15). There’s a lot of pieces to like on Seattle’s defense — currently sixth in DVOA — but handling this offense would be a tough task even with Earl Thomas. Then we can take into account the Rams still have a top-10 defense going against a Seahawks offense that’s struggled to do much of anything.Minnesota (+3) over PHILADELPHIABoth of these teams have been disappointing compared to preseason projections. Philadelphia did have to start two games of the non-Super Bowl hero version of Nick Foles, which isn’t easy. Minnesota doesn’t really have an excuse. Both of these teams should be better than they’re currently playing — Minnesota is just 25th in DVOA — or maybe we just get a disappointing dud on Sunday. Either way, it could be close.Dallas (+3.5) over HOUSTONHouston continues to look better than its 1-3 record, but at the same time, should they be favored by 3.5 points over anyone? Dallas has been able to pull through some ugly games and Houston feels like they almost want to play ugly by choice, for no reason at all. Houston should handle this game, but I just don’t trust Bill O’Brien to make that happen.Washington (+6.5) over NEW ORLEANSWashington is a sneaky good team. They’ve only played three games because Week 4 byes are a thing for some reason, but they’re seventh in yards per drive and 13th in points per drive on offense and fifth in yards allowed per drive and fourth in points allowed per drive on defense. If Cincinnati doesn’t have the most underrated pass rush in the league, Washington does. The Saints are good, but might not be the world beaters most of us thought they’d be coming into the season, especially with a defense that still ranks 29th in DVOA. Last week: 7-6-2Season: 26-33-4 Odell Beckham Jr. isn't satisfied being the NFL's highest-paid receiver.The three-time Pro Bowler for the New York Giants wants much more than the $95 million deal the team agreed to pay him Monday. The 25-year-old wants to be one of the best to play in the NFL."Like I said, before I was even in the NFL, I wanted to be legendary," Beckham said Tuesday. "Yeah, the money is great, you can take care of your family, you can take care of kids one day that you'll possibly have. But my goal was always to be in the Hall of Fame, to win trophies, to be able to leave a legacy that will be remembered way past any money that you make."In a wide-ranging interview, Beckham said the broken left ankle that sidelined him most of last season might have been the best thing to ever happen to him. It forced him to struggle to get back on the field and helped him mature after many slipups off the field.That new-found maturity and his willingness to work while his contract issues were being settled went a long way in convincing co-owners John Mara and Steve Tisch to open up the vault for Beckham."I think he's matured quite a bit," Mara said after practice. "I think that stuff hopefully is in the past. I think he's ready to go on and be the type of player and citizen that we expect him to be, and I think he will be."Beckham, who was in the final year of his rookie contract, never doubted a new deal would be done before the start of the season.Mara also said reports that the Giants were listening to trade offers for Beckham in the offseason were blown out of proportion. He said it would have been irresponsible not to listen."There was always an intention that he'd be a part of this team ," Mara said.The major concern was his ankle. The owners wanted to make sure he was fully recovered from the Oct. 8 injury that limited him to four games.After watching him practice against the Detroit Lions in mid-August, Mara knew the 2014 first-round pick was ready and a deal had to be reached before the start of the season on Sept. 9 at home against Jacksonville."It's not like it's going to change the way that I want to play and the way that I want to perform," Beckham said of the contract which includes a $20 million signing bonus and $65 million in guaranteed money.Beckham said he stayed away from the negotiations, letting his agent Zeke Sandu and the Giants' hierarchy handle the talks."It just was a matter of when," he said. "I knew that I was already taken care of before this happened, and like I said, I was just happy that it happened."What Beckham has done in his first four seasons is remarkable. He has 313 catches for 4,424 yards and 38 touchdowns in 47 games. He is already tied for second among all-time Giants' receivers with three 1,000-yard seasons."You kind of dream about this moment all your life," Beckham said. "In fact, you've dedicated everything, you sacrifice weekends, your parents have sacrificed weekend after weekend traveling, doing this and that just to be able to get to this point, so it is a relief. It's a wonderful opportunity for myself and my family."There were many who worried about Beckham because of his off-the-field problems. After the Giants made the playoffs in 2016, Beckham went to Florida with a number of fellow receivers and took a boat trip.It did not go over well and it hurt Beckham when he played poorly against the Packers.His reputation took another hit when a video was posted with him in a room where a hand-rolled cigarette was visible.Beckham is not proud of those things."It wasn't the best thing to happen to me to date, but what I got to learn and take and grow from, was everything that I needed in my life and now I'm able to take that and keep going forward and just be the best me that I can be," he said.Giants coach Pat Shurmur has been cautious with Beckham in the preseason. He has not played in any of the three games, and it is unlikely he will see action in the finale at home against New England on Thursday."There's no doubt in my mind he'll be ready to go against Jacksonville," Shurmur added.

    • linhui95 hat den Blog-Artikel "1 pm: The Packers traded Ha Ha Clinton-Dix" geschrieben. 10.01.2019

      Fooch’s update Authentic Jimmy Garoppolo Jersey , to Washington, and the Jaguars traded Dante Fowler to the Rams. That’s a wrap!Fooch’s update, 12:16 pm: The Packers are sending Ty Montgomery to the Ravens, per Josina Anderson.Fooch’s update, 10:46 am: Golden Tate is headed to Philadelphia for a third round pick, per Adam Schefter.Fooch’s update, 10:42 am: The Jaguars are getting serious calls about edge rusher Dante Fowler, per Tom Pelissero.Fooch’s update 10/30, 10:08 am: The Texans are closing in on a deal to acquire Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas for a mid-round pick, per Ian Rapoport.Fooch’s update 10/29, 1:08 pm: The Raiders are shopping Bruce Irvin and the Lions might be shopping Golden Tate, per NFL Network reporter Tom Pelissero.Fooch’s update 10/29, 7:52 am: The 49ers have received some interest in defensive back Jimmie Ward. Albert Breer is reporting the 49ers would only deal him for a strong return Authentic Kyle Juszczyk Jersey , although as he enters free agency, decisions need to be made.The Giants have received offers for safety Landon Collins, per Ralph Vacchiano. The Giants are looking for a second or third round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft for the fourth-year safety. He’s a free agent after this season.Fooch’s update 10/28: Sunday game day brings plenty of rumors and reports. Here are a few notes as the trade deadline approaches on Tuesday, October 30th.DeSean Jackson has requested a trade from the Bucs, per Ian Rapoport. The team has refused his request thus far.The Bills are unlikely to trade LeSean McCoy unless they get an offer they can’t refuse, per Adam Schefter.The Raiders have told Derek Carr he is their quarterback now and for the foreseeable future, per Adam Schefter.Teams are “sniffing around” cornerbacks Janoris Jenkins and Gareon Conley as potential additions, per Jason La Canfora.The Packers could look to trade safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix due to his contract year status and the team’s safety depth, per Albert Breer.Wide receiver DeVante Parker wanted out in Miami, but might be on better footing now, per Armando Salguero. He is reporting the Dolphins will not deal Parker unless they get “serious, serious compensation.”Fooch’s update 10/24 8:07 am: Patrick Peterson tweeted out a statement in which he expressed his frustration with how the season has gone. He said his energy is 100% focused on being part of the solution in Arizona, and is focused on this week’s game against the 49ers.The NFL is fast approaching the halfway point of the 2018 regular season , and that means the trade deadline is just around the corner. We’ve already seen a pair of notable deals, and plenty more could be coming between now and the October 30th deadline.The New York Giants and Oakland Raiders are the two teams to watch, as both have been active a week out from the deadline. On October 23rd, the Raiders traded wide receiver Amari Cooper to the Dallas Cowboys in exchange for a first round pick. On October 24th, the Giants traded cornerback Eli Apple to the New Orleans Saints for a 2019 fourth round pick and a 2020 seventh round pick. The dealing got started last Friday when Carlos Hyde was traded to the Jacksonville Jaguars.We can now add a new deal to the mix. The Giants are trading defensive tackle Damon Harrison to the Detroit Lions for a fifth round pick, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The Giants seem to realize they stink and are set to build for the future.The San Francisco 49ers could be both a buyer and a seller at this point. They are a seller for 2018, but they might find a deal for a young player worth considering in their rebuilding process. I would not be surprised to see them deal a veteran or two for a late round draft pick, as Kyle Shanahan and John Lynch have been quick to pull the trigger when they’re ready to make a deal.We’ll have standalone posts for notable rumors and news, but we’ll track everything in here. The San Francisco 49ers have been preparing for the New York Giants on a Monday Night Football contest, but they are still talking about Nick Mullens’ near-record setting performance last Thursday to start his career. Cornerback Richard Sherman had some kind words to say on Monday from his Officialize page about how Mullens would be trying to dice them up at practice and just how hard the quarterback practiced in general. Wide receiver Pierre Gar莽on also chimed in from his Officialize page on about how Mullens’ play didn’t surprise him: One of the things that may have been concerning when Mullens began to take over the 49ers would be how the locker room would perceive everything in a possible controversy. C.J. Beathard had the respect of the locker room for his toughness, so moving Mullens in could damage the locker room in the same way Jim Harbaugh switching Alex Smith out for Colin Kaepernick damaged that locker room. Jennifer Lee Chan caught up with some 49ers about the “controversy” and apparently there isn’t anything dividing them. Ahkello Witherspoon said it best:I said it once and I’ll say it again. This locker room is something John Lynch and Kyle Shanahan got right.

    • linhui95 hat den Blog-Artikel "Juice Check: Week 5 vs. Cardinals When injuries mount" geschrieben. 10.01.2019

      San Francisco 49ers Hoodie , football guys say “Next Man Up.” For San Francisco 49ers fullback Kyle Juszczyk, the Arizona Cardinals game was more like “Last Man Standing.” Besides Jerick McKinnon and Jimmy Garoppolo’s season-ending injuries, Marquise Goodwin and Dante Pettis were injured-inactive, Matt Breida had to leave after 13 snaps, and backup RB Raheem Mostert came down with a bad case of fumbleitis. That skill-player-deprived offense then had to play 98 snaps, the most for any NFL team in five years, due to the deadly combination of a strong running game and five turnovers. It was an offensive treadmill that never lead anywhere, like one of those dreams where you run and run forever and never get away from the monster (who is Chandler Jones, in this case).The result was a huge game for Juice, who played 68 snaps — a whole game’s worth most weeks, but only 70% of the Niner’s offensive marathon this time. He was targeted seven times Youth Customized San Francisco 49ers Jerseys , catching six for 75 yards, and even had an ultra-rare run for 12 yards. To top it all off, he shed a blocker and tackled Tre Boston after that safety intercepted a pass.He’ll be at least as needed Monday night against Green Bay, since four key skill players missed practice Friday due to injury: Matt Brieda, Pierre Gar莽on, Dante Pettis, and Trent Taylor (plus McKinnon of course). Star TE Kittle and 3/5 of the offensive line were limited in practice. At this rate, Juszczyk will be the leading receiver AND rusher.To be fair, the versatile FB was clearly a big part of Kyle Shanahan’s screen-heavy opening script, long before the in-game injuries and turnovers changed the tenor of the game. Twice on the first drive, he made an initial feint at a pass protection block , then turned around for a screen — and a big gain. The first play gained 16 yards.Better yet, Shanahancame right back 3 plays later with the exact same play — for 26 yards down to the two-yard line.I’m always amazed at how Shanahan finds a way in every single game to show formations not previously seen during the season. Last Sunday, Juszczyk generally lined up alongside the QB, not behind the tackle as before but in between the tackle and guard, on either side. He also ran a couple of plays where the FB lined up on the right wing or wide right, and then motioned back into I-formation. That’s a new one.Let’s not forget the excellent blocking job that Juszczyk continues to do in the running game. He’s a key reason for these long runs that Breida keeps breaking off, as Juice excels in getting to the second level defender, and Breida has excellent timing to hit the hole his FB just created at the perfect time. A lot of RBs do that on the line — that’s their job — but Juice and Breida are great at doing it a bit further downfield or running outside.On Breida’s first big run, a 17-yard pickup, watch how Juszczyk submarines defensive end Chandler Jones (55) keeping the speedy running back inches away from the DE’s grasp.With the offensive line starting to show run-game dominance, the fullback running a little and Breida working on his receiving San Francisco 49ers Womens T-Shirt , it’s tempting to dream of a healthy Niners squad running a 3-back formation with, say, McKinnon, Breida and Juszczyk — any of whom could run or go deep. Does a defense stay in base, leaving potentially 3 linebackers covering these potential receivers? Or go nickel, and face two explosive runners with a lead fullback? That’s a tough choice. I’d love to see them have to make it.Najee Toran expected to start at right guard on Sunday The San Francisco 49ers will send out their fourth right guard of the season on Sunday when they host the Detroit Lions. On Thursday afternoon during a KNBR interview, head coach Kyle Shanahan said on KNBR that rookie guard Najee Toran will get the start barring big recoveries from Mike Person and Joshua Garnett.Person and Garnett both suffered foot injuries in Week 1, and that resulted in rookie tackle Mike McGlinchey moving inside to guard for the first time since he was a kid. The team promoted Toran from the practice squad early in the week, which suggested at least one of Person or Garnett was unlikely to play on Sunday.If both Person and Garnett are inactive, Matt Tobin likely becomes the primary backup to Toran. Garry Gilliam remains the swing tackle behind McGlinchey and Joe Staley. The 49ers will release their final injury report on Friday afternoon.

    • linhui95 hat den Blog-Artikel "Jimmy Garoppolo injured in wild loss to Chiefs" geschrieben. 10.01.2019

      The San Francisco 49ers lost to the Kansas City Chiefs 38-27 in a game that offered a swing all along the rollercoaster of emotions — and the loss was far from the bad news of the day. Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo suffered a knee injury in the fourth quarter and was taken to the back on a trainer cart. He was working for extra yards on 3rd and goal Authentic Richard Sherman Jersey , and lowered his shoulder on this hit. Initially what seemed to be a shoulder injury turned out to be a knee injury.The 49ers mounted a comeback against the Chiefs, and looked like they might be able to cut the lead to one score. Instead, the injury happened, and 49ers fans have their fingers crossed heading into Week 4.This game was a roller coaster of emotions for 49ers fans. Both sides of the ball were a mess in the first half. The offense couldn’t get anything going thanks to drops and penalties. The defense had numerous opportunities to short-circuit some of the Chiefs drives, only to blow it repeatedly on third down. There were two separate 3rd and 15+ plays where the 49ers defense managed to blow it. The Chiefs scored touchdowns on their first five drives and led 35-10 at the half.The 49ers did not give up in this one, and while it came up short, it was a valiant effort. They put up back-to-back touchdowns in the third quarter, and had the ball driving to cut the lead to a touchdown. Instead, the drive ended with Jimmy Garoppolo getting hurt, and then Kyle Juszczyk called for a bogus offensive pass interference call on what should have been a touchdown pass from C.J. Beathard.Up next: @ Los Angeles ChargersThe 49ers face a tough Chargers squad, but the big question for now remains Jimmy Garoppolo’s left knee. It’s pins and needles for the next few days. There was a play midway through the Kansas City Chiefs' 38-27 victory over the San Francisco 49ers in which Patrick Mahomes eluded the pass rush, rolled out to his right and flipped a short, simple pass to running back Kareem Hunt in the flat.He had at least two other wide receivers wide open Womens Mike McGlinchey Jersey , too.Such is the nature of the Kansas City offense through the first three weeks of the season, and the challenge it has presented to a trio of defenses.Even if they manage to contain one target, or even two or three, Mahomes always seems to have somebody else wide open downfield."It's hard for teams to play every single one of them," Mahomes said Sunday night. "I know if I get through my reads there will be someone open. With the offensive line blocking so well, I can sit in the pocket and get through my whole entire read and find the open guy."That was once again evident against the 49ers, when Mahomes targeted 11 different receivers and connected with nine.Travis Kelce led the way with eight catches for 114 yards, his second straight 100-yard performance, and Sammy Watkins hauled in five catches for 55 yards and a touchdown.But the breadth of the Chiefs' options was really apparent in the fact that Mahomes' other two touchdown passes went to No. 3 wide receiver Chris Conley and backup tight end Demetrius Harris.Even little-used wide receiver Marcus Kemp managed a reception."I've never played with an offense that good before," said Tyreek Hill, who had two catches for 51 yards. "Like I was telling Sammy, man, I'm excited to have all these weapons on the team. It's amazing Authentic K'Waun Williams Jersey , man, because a defense has got to worry about so many options."It's not just the quantity, though. The Chiefs have quality players at every position, and in most cases they have multiple guys capable of stepping onto the field without missing a beat."Guys everywhere," Mahomes said. "Knowing that I have those weapons, whenever someone has to get a break 鈥?we say if you're tired, get a break, because I know I can trust the next guy coming in."That's hardly a luxury most teams experience.Then there's the variety of talent.Kelce is one of the league's best tight ends, a capable blocker whose soft hands allowed him to spear a high throw on Sunday that few others could catch. And when he gets into the open field, just ask 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster how difficult it is to bring him down.On the outside are Watkins and Hill, giving the Chiefs not only two of the fastest playmakers in the league, but also two of the most sure-handed.Yes, Hill only had two catches against San Francisco Authentic Jimmy Garoppolo Jersey , but one was a leaping grab deep downfield between two defenders in tight coverage, while Watkins made his mark by catching slant routes in traffic and making guys miss.Indeed, his touchdown grab Sunday looked as if someone was running a gauntlet.When defenses finally try nickel and dime packages to cover the downfield threats, the Chiefs merely have the reigning NFL rushing champion in Hunt ready to handle the ball.He finally got into the end zone Sunday for his first two touchdowns this season."Coach (Andy) Reid has done an unbelievable job of creating these plays," Kelce said. "Right now we're just dialing them up and going out there and executing what's called. It's as simple as that. Not every single play is going to have one certain guy and that's the fun of it."It hasn't been much fun for opposing defenses."We have to do a little better in the second half," offensive lineman Mitch Schwartz said Sunday, "but we had nine possessions. Five touchdowns and a field goal. That's pretty good."Notes: Reid said Monday that he's comfortable with the Chiefs' pass rush heading into Monday night against Denver, even though outside linebacker Dee Ford hurt his groin against the 49ers. "I think we'll be fine there if (Ford is unavailable)," Reid said. "I know he was sore yesterday. For him to come out of a game is never a good thing. We'll see how he does here, but I'm glad we've had an opportunity to play those guys and give them a little experience here."

    • linhui95 hat den Blog-Artikel "Here is the injury report for the Cleveland Browns’ Week 9" geschrieben. 24.12.2018

      game against the Kansas City Chiefs:Cleveland BrownsPositionPlayerInjuryWedThuFriGame StatusPositionPlayerInjuryWedThuFriGame StatusKansas City ChiefsPositionPlayerInjuryWedThuFriGame StatusPositionPlayerInjuryWedThuFriGame StatusInjury NotesThe only player ruled out for Cleveland is LB Joe Schobert.Two players returning from injury this week are WR Rashard Higgins and CB E.J. Gaines. Gaines’ return will allow FS Damarious Randall to return to his free safety role. My big curiosity will be who gets awarded the nickel position between T.J. Carrie and Briean Boddy-Calhoun. Higgins says he is 100% ready to go.The news is less pleasant for WR Antonio Callaway. He hurt his ankle on Thursday and was held out on Friday Youth Denzel Ward Jersey , and is listed as questionable for Sunday. The other concern is LT Desmond Harrison, who did not practice on Friday with an illness. C JC Tretter has been laboring for weeks on his sore ankle; it looks like the team will try to have him gut it out through the bye week.The Chiefs will be without two players: starting C Mitch Morse and backup LB Frank Zombo. Guess who starts for Morse? Austin Reiter! He will make his second straight start.LB Anthony Hitchens and LB Justin Houston are both questionable for the Chiefs. Houston has missed the past three games , so it is unclear if he’ll be ready to go yet. Hitchens is also shaky on whether he will play. Here is the injury report for the Cleveland Browns’ Week 10 game against the Atlanta Falcons:Cleveland BrownsPositionPlayerInjuryWedThuFriGame StatusPositionPlayerInjuryWedThuFriGame StatusAtlanta FalconsPositionPlayerInjuryWedThuFriGame StatusPositionPlayerInjuryWedThuFriGame StatusInjury NotesObviously, the Browns lost LB Christian Kirksey and CB E.J. Gaines to injured reserve. So they are gone Youth Baker Mayfield Jersey , but not technically on the injury report this week.No players are listed as “out” this week. Everyone practiced at least a little, so everyone is eligible to play in Gregg Williams’ book. That includes middle linebacker Joe Schobert White Genard Avery Jersey , who will return to action after missing three games. Odds are that CB Denzel Ward and FS Damarious Randall will also return to action.For the Falcons, veteran K Matt Bryant will miss his third straight game. Giorgio Tavecchio stays on to kick; he if 4-of-4 on field goals in two games Youth David Njoku Jersey , and has made all 7 extra points.

    • linhui95 hat den Blog-Artikel "The Philadelphia Eagles won't have time to dwell on another" geschrieben. 24.12.2018

      loss.Kirk Cousins and Linval Joseph helped the Minnesota Vikings beat the Eagles 23-21 Sunday in a rematch of last season's NFC championship game featuring two teams struggling to find an identity.Carson Wentz and the rest of the struggling Eagles (2-3) have a short turnaround this week and get a chance to snap a two-game losing streak on Thursday night at the New York Giants (1-4)."Getting back on the field is a good remedy ," coach Doug Pederson said.Cousins threw for 301 yards and one touchdown, and completed 30 of 37 passes to become the first player in NFL history with at least 30 completions in four consecutive games. His strong performance prevented the Vikings (2-2-1) from falling into last place in the NFC North."I thought he made some unbelievable throws," Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said. " ... He made big, big plays."Nick Foles led the Eagles to a 38-7 rout over Case Keenum and Minnesota's top-ranked defense in the NFC title game nine months ago on his way to earning Super Bowl MVP honors against New England.The Vikings made all the key plays this time around.Joseph snatched Wentz's fumble out of the air and rumbled 64 yards for a touchdown to give the Vikings a 10-3 lead in the second quarter. Stephen Weatherly knocked the ball loose and Wentz couldn't recover to catch Joseph from behind after the strip-sack."I consider myself an athlete but I feel everyone got a chance to see that I am faster than what I look," the 330-pound Joseph said.Cousins tossed a 3-yard touchdown pass to Adam Thielen to extend the lead to 17-3 at halftime.Eric Kendricks forced Jay Ajayi to fumble at the Vikings 5 on the first drive of the third quarter."I do think it meant a lot to them as a defense ," Cousins said. "They have a lot of pride in their work. They put on a great performance today."Here's some things we learned from Minnesota's victory over Philadelphia:SLOPPY EAGLESThree illegal formation penalties on the receivers were just a part of the slew of mistakes the Eagles made. Mental blunders have cost the team throughout the first five weeks. Pederson tried to accept the blame but the players held themselves accountable."Everybody has to take a long look in the mirror," All-Pro center Jason Kelce said. "Last year we played smart football, we played as a unit, we were in sync and we won football games."DYNAMIC DUOThielen had seven catches for 116 yards and one TD. He has at least 100 yards in all five games. Stefon Diggs caught 10 passes for 91 yards. Cousins credited offensive coordinator John DeFilippo, who was Philadelphia's quarterbacks coach the past two seasons."I think Coach Flip is giving Stef and Adam the opportunity to make those plays ," Cousins said. "The game plan is giving them a chance. I'm calling plays and going to the line of scrimmage with the belief that they are going to get the football."ROUGHED UPEagles defensive end Michael Bennett was called for a roughing penalty to negate his sack on Cousins. It appeared he hit Cousins on the upper thigh, held his legs and let go as the quarterback fell backward. Cousins threw a TD on the drive."He went low into the quarterback's knees with his shoulder, with force," referee Walt Coleman told a pool reporter.STAYING CLEANCousins was only sacked once, even though Philadelphia's defensive line entered the game with a strong advantage over Minnesota's offensive line Womens Emmanuel Ogbah Jersey , which lost left tackle Riley Reiff to a foot injury."I was proud of the offensive line for only allowing one sack today," Cousins said. "I thought that was very impressive to play the game that they played."BAILED OUTAfter hitting the upright on a 28-yard field goal and missing wide on a 45-yarder, Dan Bailey nailed a field goal from 52 yards out to extend Minnesota's lead to 23-14 late. He finished 3 of 5. Offensive tackle Lane Johnson injured his left knee on the Eagles' opening drive and did not return to the team's 24-18 win over the Jaguars in London on Sunday.And cornerback Jalen Mills injured his foot a minute into the third quarter and missed the rest of the game.Johnson was an All-Pro at right tackle last season when the Eagles won the Super Bowl.Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill appeared to tweak his groin on a long catch early in the game and he left late in the fourth quarter. Linebacker Anthony Hitchens (ribs) and Frank Zombo (hamstring) also left late in Kansas City's 30-23 win over Denver.Bears guard Kyle Long had to be helped off the field in the closing minutes with an injured right foot, putting a damper on a 24-10 victory over the New York Jets. Long was hurt when tight end Dion Sims rolled into him as the two were blocking for Jordan Howard on a run, adding to a long list of injuries for the star lineman.And tight end Ben Braunecker left because of a concussion.For the Jets , tight end Neal Sterling left with a concussion in the second quarter when he got hit by Chicago's Kyle Fuller after making a catch. And defensive lineman Steve McLendon suffered an ankle injury.Bengals guard Clint Boling hurt his back late in the first half and defensive end Carl Lawson hurt his right knee in Cincinnati's 37-34 win over Tampa Bay. Buccaneers running back Ronald Jones II suffered a hamstring injury in the second half.The 49ers lost two important defensive players in their 18-15 loss to the Cardinals. Linebacker Reuben Foster left early with a hamstring injury and safety Jaquiski Tartt was knocked out with a shoulder injury.Redskins offensive tackle Trent Williams left with a dislocated thumb. Running back Kapri Bibbs (dislocated shoulder), safety Troy Apke (hamstring) and linebacker Ryan Anderson (sprained knee, MCL) were hurt during the 20-13 win over the Giants. Giants right tackle Chad Wheeler left in the second half with an ankle injury and was replaced by Brian Mihalik.Steelers cornerback Coty Sensabaugh left with a foot injury in the second half of a 33-18 win over the Browns.Cleveland running back Duke Johnson injured his leg while running after a screen pass on the game's second play.

    • linhui95 hat den Blog-Artikel "Here is the injury report for the Cleveland Browns’ Week 10" geschrieben. 24.12.2018

      game against the Atlanta Falcons:Cleveland BrownsPositionPlayerInjuryWedThuFriGame StatusPositionPlayerInjuryWedThuFriGame StatusAtlanta FalconsPositionPlayerInjuryWedThuFriGame StatusPositionPlayerInjuryWedThuFriGame StatusInjury NotesObviously Youth Baker Mayfield Jersey , the Browns lost LB Christian Kirksey and CB E.J. Gaines to injured reserve. So they are gone, but not technically on the injury report this week.No players are listed as “out” this week. Everyone practiced at least a little, so everyone is eligible to play in Gregg Williams’ book. That includes middle linebacker Joe Schobert, who will return to action after missing three games. Odds are that CB Denzel Ward and FS Damarious Randall will also return to action.For the Falcons, veteran K Matt Bryant will miss his third straight game. Giorgio Tavecchio stays on to kick; he if 4-of-4 on field goals in two games, and has made all 7 extra points.Saturday Dawg Chow: Browns news (9/1/18) Cleveland Browns:Left side of offensive line still “fluid” ( - About six months after future Hall of Fame left tackle Joe Thomas retired and exactly nine days before the Browns will face the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Sept. 9 regular-season opener White Genard Avery Jersey , coach Hue Jackson revealed the offensive line is still unsettled.Browns expected to inquire about Khalil Mack ( - The Browns are expected to inquire about trading for Raiders premier defensive end Khalil Mack, a league source told Gordon will reportedly practice on Monday (Sporting News) - A week after the Browns moved Josh Gordon to the active list, more good news came from the organization regarding the receiver’s status.Uncertainty at LT leads 49ers to trade for Shon Coleman (San Francisco Chronicle) - With their primary backup offensive tackle, Garry Gilliam, still in the concussion protocol after he was injured in the preseason opener Aug. 9, the 49ers traded a 2019 seventh-round pick to the Browns today for offensive tackle Shon Coleman.Browns reduce roster to 72 ( - The Cleveland Browns have made the following 14 transactions. The active roster is currently at 72 players. Prior to 4:00 p.m. ET today Youth David Njoku Jersey , all NFL teams must reduce rosters to a maximum of 53 players on the active list.NFL:Texans cut Braxton Miller (CBS Sports) - Braxton Miller’s career with the Houston Texans is over. According to a report from the Houston Chronicle’s John McClain, the Texans are waiving the former Ohio Statestar after just two NFL seasons. Aaron Donald’s contract shows why elite players should hold out ( - Aaron Donald changed the market for defensive players on Friday with a record-setting six-year deal worth $135 million. If you believe the initial wave of minutiae, and the practical guarantees are indeed practical, this is the most significant non-quarterback contract in NFL history.Jameis Winston not guaranteed a starting spot ( - Jameis Winston’s strong showing in preseason action won’t guarantee repossession of the starting job when he’s reinstated from NFL suspension in Week 4.Carson Wentz’s surgeon recommends “cautious approach” (PFT) - The doctor who repaired the torn anterior cruciate ligament and lateral collateral ligament in Carson Wentz‘s left knee recommends a “cautious approach” in the quarterback’s return.

    • linhui95 hat den Blog-Artikel "Eagles vs Buccaneers: Five Bold Predictions Well" geschrieben. 24.12.2018 , that was awesome.Even though we only went 1/5 on our predictions last week, the one that came through was ultimately the most important prediction - and that was that the Bucs would win the game.But as they say in the NFL, it’s on to the next game. The Saints are in the past. Now it’s time to face off against the world champion Philadelphia Eagles. So what are some crazy ideas to consider this weekend? Here are this week’s bold predictions.1. Ryan Fitzpatrick will throw for less than 250 yards and two touchdowns (Evan)Historically speaking, Fitzpatrick tends to shrink from the spotlight after a big game. He has thrown for four or more touchdowns in a game seven times during his career. However, he only averages one touchdown and around 226 passing yards during the following game. Even though the Saints were thought to be much improved on defense, the Eagles showed how good theirs was in last Thursday’s win over the Falcons. Unless Tampa Bay is playing catch-up late in the game, I believe Fitzpatrick comes back down to earth. 2. Mike Evans will lead the Bucs in receiving again (Evan)Whether it be another 147-yard performance or an 80-yard performance, Evans will lead the team in receiving for the second straight week.He’s simply been playing out of his mind since training camp began and that has rolled over into the regular season so far. Despite the Eagles’ excellent defense , Evans will find ways to make plays.Evans conquered his demons in New OrleansPhoto by Wesley Hitt/Getty ImagesJim Schwartz proved against the Falcons that he can allow your best player (Julio Jones) to have a great night and it won’t even matter if he shuts down the rest of the offense. Evans - like Jones - is a matchup nightmare. Schwartz will let him do his thing, but the Eagles will stay on track defensively. 3. Carlton Davis gets his first career interception. (Alex)The rookie struggled in his first career game, but as head coach Dirk Koetter said, Davis performed about as well as any rookie in that situation would have. With all due respect to Nick Foles, he is not Drew Brees in any way shape or form. Foles will try and pick on the rookie, like the Saints did, but this time Davis comes up big. Since day one, I have loved what I’ve seen from Davis Youth Lavonte David Jersey , not only on the field, but off of it as well. He has the confidence to bounce back after a rough game and what better way to do it then against the defending Super Bowl champions. 4. Peyton Barber explodes for big game (Alex)Yes, I know, very bold, especially against the Eagles front seven. Barber, who rushed for 69 yards on 19 carries, had plenty of wide open holes in the first half, but not many in the second half. With the Eagles coming to town Peyton Barber Jersey , look for the Buccaneers to try and wear them down in the run game. Atlanta didn’t succeed, but the opportunity for Tampa Bay will be there, especially if they are up in the second half again. Bold stat line prediction for Barber: 26 carries, 120 yards, 2 touchdowns. 5. The Eagles will record at least three sacks (Evan)I don’t blame you if you believe me to be a Schwartz fanboy after this - but the dude is legitimately one of the best defensive coordinators in the NFL. He will show that this Sunday.The child-eating ogre known as Fletcher Cox and the rest of the Eagles’ defensive line will force Tampa Bay’s offensive line into enough mistakes where they will give up at least three sacks on the day. Cox is a man amongst menPhoto by Al Messerschmidt/Getty ImagesOn the surface, it doesn’t seem likely considering the fact that the Bucs’ offensive line didn’t give up a single sack against the Saints and that was with stalwart Cameron Jordan manning one of the end spots. But Dennis Allen is no Schwartz and the Bucs will find that out the hard way come Sunday.The Crow’s Nest: Game 1 reactions, missed kicks, and Cam-Kelvin beef Hyde10: Ten thoughts on Dolphins’ 26-24 loss to Buccaneers - Sun SentinelTen thoughts on the Miami Dolphins’ first preseason game."Hey Authentic Ryan Smith Jersey , We Got That First Missed Extra Point Out Of The Way" - JoeBucsFan.comYour beloved Buccaneers marched down and scored a touchdown in their first possession tonight in Miami.Offense Shined Early - JoeBucsFan.comLovie Smith always used to talk about fast starts — when he wasn’t talking about takeaways and talking up the Hall of Fame skills of Mike Jenkins.Missed kicks continue to plague Bucs - Bucs WireThe Tampa Bay Buccaneers are still looking for a solution to their kicking woes.Bucs At Dolphins: Tampa Bay Tops Battle Of South Florida 26-24 | Pewter ReportThe Bucs quaretrbacks looked comfortable amnd confident down in Miami for their first preseason game, getting the win by a score of 26-24.Cam confronts Kelvin Benjamin ahead of Panthers-Bills - NFL.comLess than a week after Bills receiver Kelvin Benjamin criticized his former quarterback Cam Newton in the press, Newton confronted Benjamin to his face.Baker Mayfield shines in Cleveland Browns debut - NFL.comBaker Mayfield showed off some of the qualities that made him the No. 1 overall pick of the 2018 NFL Draft during his preseason debut Thursday against the New York Giants.Saquon Barkley makes immediate impact for Giants - NFL.comThe second-overall pick in the draft was the first to make an impact for the Giants on Thursday night. Saquon Barkley spun magic right away, taking the ball on his first snap for a 39-yard gain.The Steelers are tired of being the NFL’s most successful failure - SBNation.comMike Tomlin and the Steelers had a bad habit of getting ahead of their own Super Bowl aspirations last year. Is it going to be different in Pittsburgh this year?Why Kelvin Benjamin trashed Cam Newton - SBNation.comThere’s more to this than Newton supposedly being inaccurate.NFL preseason 2018, Week 1: Highlights and results from Thursday - SBNation.comWe have the first night of the preseason covered for you with highlights, analysis, and results!

    • linhui95 hat den Blog-Artikel "Three of the four teams in the NFC South are on winning streaks" geschrieben. 24.12.2018

      and unfortunately the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are not one of them.The Carolina Panthers’ three-game winning streak matches the one the Atlanta Falcons are currently on as well. Of course Customized Tampa Bay Buccaneers Jerseys , then there’s the New Orleans Saints are on a seven-game outburst with their only loss coming at the hands of these very Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 1 of the 2018 NFL season.At 3-5, the 2-0 start enjoyed by Bucs fans all over is now fading as a distant memory. How did we get here? Well, that’s a whole other conversation.We’re here today though to discuss how our favorite team got to 3-5. As there tends to be in losses, the following are less individual plays, and more problematic reoccurrences from the contest. Here are five contributing factors which stood out above the rest.THE PLAY: Putting the ‘fun’ in FunchessPanthers wide receiver ran a 4.7 40-yard dash at his NFL Combine appearance. He hasn’t gotten faster. Yet, for some reason, the Buccaneers regularly played off coverage on the long, but slow wide receiver.On the following clip, cornerback Brent Grimes lines up on Funchess in the slot and plays well off the line.The subsequent free release allows Funchess to get into his cut with ease and with Grimes having to catch-up he’s out of position to make a play on the late pass by quarterback, Cam Newton.23-yards gained on this play was not only the receivers biggest play of the day, but it put the Panthers on the one-yard line already up 28-7.Had Grimes played the receiver more aggressively, he likely would have been in better position to make a play on the ball, or may have deterred Newton from going to his spot.Kudos to Grimes for almost coming up with a great play anyway, but he never should have given Funchess as much space as he did in the first place.THE PLAY: Lack of DisciplineHead coach Dirk Koetter said in his post-game press conference the team emphasized playing assignment football.Well, if they did, nobody was listening. Because this isn’t it.Tampa Bay knows Carolina. You can’t help but know them when you play each other twice per year. Granted, this is the first time they’ve seen each other live in 2018, but what the Panthers did in the clips above are nothing new.Giving up plays like these not only give up big yards and set up scores, but they demoralize a team, not to mention the fan base.THE PLAY: Lack of TacklingChristian McCaffrey is a really good young player with a lot of talent and shiftiness. But, a lot of his plays today were made for him by the poor tackling of Buccaneers defenders.Whether it’s a cornerback lowering his head way too soon leading to a hurdle , or the four missed tackles seen here.Defenders consistently failed to capitalize on fairly good opportunities, while Panthers ball carriers sought out ways to keep plays going whenever possible.THE PLAY: Lack of BlockingThis area isn’t going to be about who you think it’s about. Instead, I’m looking at the running backs. On these two plays, running backs failed to pick up blitzing Panthers.One lead directly to an immediate sack of Fitzpatrick, and one knocked the quarterback off his base and interrupted any semblance of timing he may have had with his receivers. It may go in the books technically as a coverage sack, but make no mistake, the running back had as much to do with this play failing as any Carolina Panthers in coverage.THE PLAY: Desperation on the 26I want to preface this by saying I understand what coach Koetter was thinking. Down 28-7, your defense isn’t stopping anything and had given up four-straight touchdown drives at this point.Even though one of those started deep in Bucs territory due to the Ryan Fitzpatrick interception earlier in the first quarter, the bottom line was, the defense wasn’t getting it done.I’m sure Koetter thought he might get away with one here, and catch the opponent unaware. However, when you’re a team in Carolina who’s head coach is nicknamed ‘River Boat Ron’ because of his gambling nature, I have a feeling his team is ready for just about anything.To Koetter’s credit, the play isn’t actually a bad one. For a moment, punter Bryan Anger has tight end Alan Cross open about five-yards downfield, but when Jacquizz Rodgers is late picking up his block on the right edge in front of Anger it forces him to step up and hold on to the ball just a shade too long.The result is a late throw by the punter, and Panthers defenders react in time to break up the pass.Good design really, and had it worked, coach Koetter would be praised for his guts and confidence in his punter.However, as it stands, the ball went over to Carolina on the Buccaneers’ 25-yard line Tampa Bay Buccaneers T-Shirt , and six plays later they made it a four-touchdown game.In the end, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers came away with the loss, and will look to return home and get a win against the Washington Redskins.As you likely know by now, the Bucs did stage a bit of a comeback in the second half of this weekend’s contest, but fell short as the damage done in the first half was just too much to overcome. The Buccaneers are 2-1 through three games, which makes this Sunday’s game in Chicago against the Bears a pivotal one. With a win, Tampa Bay heads into its bye week with a 3-1 record. A loss sends the team to 2-2, which would be pretty disappointing after a hot 2-0 start. When the Bucs take the field looking for a win on Sunday, there are some guys on the team that could find themselves inching closer to the top of the franchise’s record book. Let’s see where things stand heading into week four:Career Receiving YardsMike Evans’ 137 yards on Monday against the Steelers moved him up to second all-time in receiving yards, passing Kevin House. At 4,946, Evans needs 73 yards on Sunday to pass Mark Carrier (5,018) for the franchise record.Career Receiving TouchdownsWith his fourth-quarter score on Monday, Evans passed Jimmie Giles for most career touchdown receptions. He now owns the franchise record at 35 and will look to add to that on Sunday.Career ReceptionsEvans is still working his way toward the top spot as far as receptions go. He has 332 in his career, so he needs 99 more to earn the franchise record, which is currently held by James Wilder (430).Career Passing YardsJameis Winston is back from his suspension, but it’s unclear as to who will start at quarterback on Sunday in Chicago. If it’s Winston, he’ll have his first shot of the year at pushing his name up in the record book. He currently stands at fifth in passing yards with 11,636. He is 1,013 away from taking the fourth spot from Doug Williams (12,648).Career Passing TouchdownsWinston is also fifth in career passing touchdowns with 69. He needs two to pass Trent Dilfer (70) for fourth and five to take third from Doug Williams (73).Career CompletionsWinston is fifth in completions with 939. With 102 more Tampa Bay Buccaneers Hats , he passes Brad Johnson (1,040) for fourth all-time.Career Passing Attempts Winston is sixth in passing attempts with 1,544. He needs 140 more to pass Brad Johnson (1,683) for fifth.Career Rushing TouchdownsThings stand the same as they have all season in the rushing touchdowns category. With one more, Peyton Barber gets up to a tie for 20th, while two ties him for 16th. Jacquizz Rodgers needs one to tie for 25th, two to tie for 20th and three to tie for 16th. Winston is currently tied with James Owens (eight) for 14th in franchise history. One rushing score would give him sole possession of 14th, while three would allow him to pass Michael Pittman for 13th. Career TacklesWith eight tackles against the Steelers, Lavonte David is up to 567 in his career. He still needs 113 more to pass Hardy Nickerson (680) for third all-time.Kwon Alexander took sole possession of 15th all-time after picking up five on Monday. He now has 253 and with 14 more, he passes Donnie Abraham (266) for 14th.Gerald McCoy had one tackle against Pittsburgh to give him 205 in his career, which is good for sole possession of 24th. With two more, he gets by Simeon Rice (206) for 23rd.Career SacksMcCoy had 1鈦? sack against the Steelers. He is still third all-time with 50, needing 20 more to pass Simeon Rice (69 1/2) for second.Career SafetiesLavonte David remains tied for most career safeties with one. Career InterceptionsDavid has 10 career interceptions, which ties him for 17th in franchise history. One more pulls him into a tie for 15th, while two more ties him for 12th.Career Passes DefendedDavid and Brent Grimes are tied for fifth in passes defended with 35. Both are 18 away from passing Aqib Talib (52) for fourth.Career Fumble RecoveriesDavid is tied with Ronde Barber for most fumble recoveries in franchise history (12). He needs one more to own the record.Career Forced FumblesDavid has 17 forced fumbles in his career. Three more puts him at second in team history, passing Simeon Rice (19).Career Games PlayedSunday is set to be Gerald McCoy’s 113th game as a Buc, which would tie him for 20th all-time with James Wilder and Mark Cotney. Demar Dotson is about to play his 104th game with Tampa Bay, which ties him with Hardy Nickerson for 31st in franchise history.Sunday will be David’s 95th game, which ties him for 45th with Barrett Ruud.

    • .There’s still one more half to play , and just as quickly as the Bucs went from NFL darlings to the basement, they could feasibly come right back up. Stranger things have happened folks.Every week is a chance to get better, but we’re here to talk about the past before we move on to Week 10.Here’s a Tampa Bay Buccaneers only Hard Count!OFFSIDES: Jameis vs FitzmagicJeremy Brevard-USA TODAY SportsThe way some fans are talking is reminiscent of political conversations happening around the country, around the clock.Either you’re with Jameis Winston, or you’re against him. And if you support Ryan Fitzpatrick, you’re automatically against Winston.I’m here to tell you, this just isn’t the case.Look. Winston threw four really bad interceptions against Cincinnati. By itself, he’s probably still the starter. But, grouped with all of the turnovers he’s been party to since returning in Week 4, it was just too much.And it was. Now, this doesn’t mean I necessarily want Winston cut, or traded or re-signed to a five-year mega-million dollar deal either.For the record, I didn’t want the team to draft either Winston or Marcus Mariota back in 2015 and it had nothing to do with the quarterbacks so much as it did with the state of the team they were being inserted in to.See, when you draft a quarterback that high in the NFL Draft, you have to start him. You just do. And the Bucs weren’t ready for a rookie quarterback. Let alone one who goes all out to make plays (Winston) or one who really wasn’t challenged much in a wide-open spread system with little-to-no defensive competition (Mariota).I could go into the, ‘what if they drafted _____ instead’, but I’ll spare you and me the headache.Now, I’m not saying we should stop arguing or disagreeing. Just please, do so respectfully. After all, we’re all here hoping to see the same things, a Bucs win.FALSE START: A much improved defense?Kim Klement-USA TODAY SportsThe linebackers are one of the best in the division - nay! - the league. The defensive line has some beasts up front and Gerald McCoy should hit double-digit sacks since he now has good running mates. The secondary is going to be much better given the presence of three day-two draft picks. All of whom are fan favorites.Really?Nah.Nobody but Jason Pierre-Paul has been healthy long enough to get into any kind of groove. The linebacker room has replaced their work tables with trainers tables. The secondary is showing how badly they’re missing Vernon Hargreaves III and Chris Conte. I said it.The defense which added so much talent to their side of the ball has been, and is once again, on pace to be the worst the NFL has ever seen.Will it get better? Perhaps. But this season is likely not when it’s going to happen. Even if the defensive line gets healthy, the back-end coverage is still going through growing pains.Kwon Alexander’s absence has shown just how valuable he really was to the Tampa Bay defense, even if he was having the worst season of his career up until the Cleveland Browns game.There have been reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were one of the teams looking to land New York Giants safety Landon Collins before the trade deadline. Bucs offered a third, Giants wanted a second.I’d have given up a second. But I’m not Jason Licht.Even if he had, recent history shows you can add a Pro Bowl caliber piece to any unit and have them come up a bust.Bottom line, we were all wrong about the defense. Tampa Bay burned their injury excuse card in 2017. So, here we are. Wrong, and in dire straits.FREE PLAY: Does Dirk deserve his quarterback?Kim Klement-USA TODAY SportsIn 2015, Dirk Koetter was one of the last to come around to drafting Jameis Winston.Now, I’ve been thinking about this, and even planned on discussing it with James Yarcho on an episode of Locked on Bucs in the near future. But, since it came up, I’ll go ahead and lay down my thoughts here. I may still drop them on the podcast, so feel free to take a listen and even drop your thoughts on the matter to our voicemail at (813)444-5841.Ok, moving on.Many have wondered aloud whether or not Winston fits coach Koetter’s offensive scheme. I’m one of them. And armed with the knowledge Koetter wasn't exactly on board with having him run the scheme in the first place, should coach get a crack at running his team with HIS quarterback?Well Vernon Hargreaves III Jersey , there are two thoughts to sift through as far as I see it. One being:Shouldn’t the head coach adjust his scheme to fit the players?We’re talking quarterback here, so let’s stay on task.Yes. He should. However, imagine Tom Brady trying to learn a brand new scheme now at his age. After years and years of success. Asking him to be something he’s not likely wouldn’t work out all too well.Instead, the Patriots have done a really good job of scheming their offense, and putting players in place which fit what he does best.Granted, Brady does a lot, well. But you can’t put him in an RPO heavy scheme and expect the same success as - say - Cam Newton.Likewise, ask Newton to stop being a run threat, and defenses will suddenly find him much easier to defend. Koetter has built a career on being who he is as a coach. And while he’s never won a Super Bowl, there’s a reason he’s getting job after job. Asking him to install a different scheme, one he likely isn’t comfortable with, could theoretically cause more issues.Which brings us to topic number two:Was Koetter right to not want Winston?I went back and looked up some articles from the days and off-season following the drafting of Winston and eventual hiring of Koetter as the head coach after the team ditched Lovie Smith.In a column by Tampa Bay Times’ Rick Stroud, he and Koetter went in-depth about the coach’s preference of Mariota over Winston.At the time, as the offensive coordinator, Koetter was responsible for studying tape on both quarterbacks. He talked about his relationship with Oregon’s Mark Helfrich and the differences between what he was being told about the Ducks quarterback and what Jimbo Fisher was saying about Winston.Now, he didn’t come right out - at least according to the column - and say he didn’t trust Fisher, but the inference was there from what I read.About his offense, Koetter told Stroud,Three seasons later, and it’s the same scheme and same attack strategy. Targeting deep passes and chunk plays over dump-offs and short routes.Coming off an impressive rookie season, Koetter also said this about where Winston needed to improve,Three seasons later, and it’s the same story, again.You can read the whole thing, here.I’ll finish this, with this final thought.Coach Koetter said many times after getting Winston and since becoming the head coach that he believed in Winston and thought he was the right guy for the job.Now, some of this might be true. But did he ever really believe Winston could lead his system? And if not, does he deserve the chance to find a guy who can?Fitzpatrick is no long-term solution. Winston hasn’t grown in the system the way we all hoped he would. Maybe a stint on the bench will get the former Heisman winner to think smarter, maybe not. But if the team really doesn’t feel like Winston and Koetter are a good match any longer, should the guy who said so from the start be the one getting replaced? Okay, we knew it couldn’t last forever, right? That at some point this season the Fitzmagic would run out. That said, Ryan Fitzpatrick almost generated the biggest fourth quarter come back in franchise history. The Buccaneers fell to the Steelers 30-27 in Raymond James in their final game without Jameis Winston. Now, will Winston start against the Bears given the rocky start by Fitz on Monday night? Possibly, but in all likelihood it seems as though Fitz should start off the short week.Anyway, lets dive into Pick Six (albeit, a slightly abbreviated one).Six Topics Suitable For Conversation1.) Midnight Strikes On Fitzmagic? That first half was ugly. No way around it. Fitz was getting rushed, making poor decisions Authentic Ryan Jensen Jersey , turning the ball over. It was bad. Then he comes out in the second half and returned (somewhat) to how he looked in the first two weeks. Seems as though Fitz served his purpose and did what no one believed he could - get the Buccaneers two wins in the first three weeks. The debate will rage on until a starter for Sunday is announced, but neither decision will surprise me.2.) Brent Grimes Looked...Rusty. It was a tough return for Grimes. He was slipping, getting beat, and overall looked like a guy who hadn’t been playing for three weeks. That’s to be expected. Grimes is still a phenomenal corner, but this was a tough matchup to return to. The secondary as a whole looked bad - for the second quarter. Other than that, they stood their ground and played well. Grimes should be looking like himself again in no time.3.) These Gerald McCoy Takes... How is it that McCoy misses a sack that could have gotten 4.) the Bucs the ball back with around two minutes left makes him the problem on this team? I swear, some people just love to cry about having one of the nest defensive tackles in the game if he doesn’t make one particular play. He was great throughout the game and missed a sack on Roethlisberger. Guess what - so does half the NFL. Roethlisberger is one of the toughest quarterbacks to bring down and the Bucs still managed to get to him three times - half of a sack credited to McCoy. Can’t pin this one on him, McCoy haters... 4.) Why The Force Feeding Of Godwin? Yes, I get it. The Bucs were undefeated when Godwin scored a touchdown. That said, the force feeding of him in the red zone with the drops - and fumble - he had was puzzling. Twice the Bucs had 1st and Goal from the 5 and settled for field goals both times. Neither possession had a single target towards Mike Evans who towers over every member of the Steelers’ secondary. I love Godwin, but he’s not the top guy. Feed the beast that wears number 13.5.) Kudos To Tony Dungy. The greatest coach in Buccaneers’ history finally got his due when he was enshrined in the Ring Of Honor at halftime. I don’t really have much to say about it that I didn’t already say in the “Chasing The Booty” column Gil and I released Monday morning, but I certainly wasn’t going to ignore it.6.) It Is Far From Panic Time. I saw some people on Twitter going FULL TILT during this game. Ready to fire the coaches, ready to trade everyone. It was insane. As I said on Twitter, at the end of last night - no matter the result - the Buccaneers are still lightyears ahead of where everyone projected them to be. No expert, no analyst gave them a snowball’s chance in Hell at winning one game, let alone being 2-1 and atop the NFC South during Winston’s suspension. This team is exactly that. If they were going to lose one of the three, the Steelers game was the one to lose. They’re 1-0 in the division, 2-0 in the conference. The Steelers loss will have no playoff tiebreaker implications for the Bucs should they get that far. Stop flipping out. Revel in the fact that this is a first place team right now. That, unlike in previous seasons they didn’t see the 30-10 deficit and roll over. They had the resiliency to fight, scratch, and claw all the way back and almost steal victory from the jaws of defeat. They weren’t going undefeated. No one does. We all know about that obnoxious Dolphins team that pops their champagne because it is such a rare feat. Yes, it sucked that it was a prime time game but guess what - if the Bucs keep playing this way, they’ll find themselves in a Sunday night flex game later on. This is a team that can compete. The sky is not falling.Six Numbers To Consider1 - Quarterbacks in NFL history with three consecutive 400+ yard games - Ryan Fitzpatrick6 - Consecutive Monday Night Football wins for Ben Roethlisberger35 - Career touchdowns by Mike Evans, now the all time leader for the Bucs (and he’s only 25 years old)4 - Consecutive games Chris Godwin has scored a touchdown11 - Passing touchdowns by Ryan Fitzpatrick, most through three games in Bucs’ history 15 - 100 yard receiving games by Mike Evans, tied for most in team history with Mark Carrier (Again, people...he’s twenty-five)Six Ways To Recover From The LossRemind yourself that despite the loss to the Steelers, it was the Steelers. I mean, it’s not like the Bucs were favored by 16.5 points and lost at home to the Bills. Could you imagine that level of embarrassment?Breathe a sigh of relief that even though the Bucs lost their lone prime time game, none of us will be forced to endure Jason Witten’s “commentary” anymore. Can networks stop hiringformer Cowboys, now?Revel in the fact that Saints fans think they can talk trash to you after the loss, somehow forgetting they lost to the Bucs in week one. At home. Drop Ryan Fitzpatrick from your fantasy team and put in that waiver claim for Jameis Winston. You’ll thank me later.Smile knowing Bolts hockey is right around the corner.Get amped that the next Bucs game is only five days away!Six Best Tweets(In no particular order)Six Super Bowl Bets1.) Kansas City Chiefs - Are you kidding me with this Mahomes guy?2.) Los Angeles Rams - Gurley is a monster, that defense is unreal. Hands down NFC favorite3.) Jacksonville Jaguars - Minor setback, still an elite team4.) Minnesota Vikings - *See ‘Jacksonville Jaguars’*5.) Philadelphia Eagles - Wentz is back, Alshon isn’t far behind.9.) Tampa Bay Buccaneers - No shame in their game. Bounce back vs Chicago comingSix Final WordsMagic Man In The Windy City?

    • linhui95 hat den Blog-Artikel "Jacksonville's formula for success was evident in the season opener." geschrieben. 24.12.2018

      It's relying on their strengths. It's playing to their identity. It's surely not the last time they'll win like that Color Rush Kareem Martin Jersey , either.Sure, the Jaguars would like to have done more offensively in a 20-15 victory at the New York Giants .But after losing running back Leonard Fournette to a hamstring injury early, being without leading receiver Marqise Lee (knee) and having the starting offensive line together for first the time in a game, the team will gladly take the performance and hope to build on it heading into the home opener against New England (1-0)."Everybody has a role in how we're supposed to win football games," quarterback Blake Bortles said. "Mine is making sure we're hitting the right run plays, delivering the ball, letting guys make plays, not turning it over and keeping the wheels greased up and spinning."The Jaguars finished with 305 yards and 13 points offensively, with all of the points coming in the first half.They really struggled with Fournette in street clothes Authentic Riley Dixon Jersey , converting one third-down play and managing just 91 yards in the second half. It didn't help that Jacksonville finished with 11 penalties for 119 yards.Coach Doug Marrone defending the play-calling Monday, saying the team didn't get conservative."I don't know if that was the way we felt," he said. "It might have been the way it looked. ... I think you have to be able to adjust, depending on what goes on in the game."Marrone said Fournette's injury is considered minor, but couldn't guarantee he would be ready to play against the Patriots in a rematch of last season's AFC title game."If he is ready to go, we will ease him back in there," Marrone said. "We will see how he feels. I think a lot of it depends on that."Bortles completed 18 of 33 passes for 176 yards, with a touchdown and an interception."The only thing I ask of Blake is one thing: I want to win the game," Marrone said. "I don't really ask him to do a lot of other things. We want to make sure we don't turn the ball over Youth Evan Engram Jersey , but we talk about that to everybody. That's just not him. He happens to get that speech because he's one of many people who touch the ball. All we're looking for out of him is to win football games."Jacksonville's defense won this one.The unit held the Giants to a lone touchdown — rookie Saquon Barkley's 68-yard TD run in the fourth quarter — and scored the decisive points when Abry Jones tipped a pass at the line of scrimmage that linebacker Myles Jack caught and returned for a 32-yard score ."That's the way we like to do it," Jack said. "We feel like we're so talented on defense that we have defensive backs who can score, linebackers who can score and even defensive linemen who can create strip-sack fumbles and score. We don't put any pressure on the offense. If the offense scores, that's even more onus on us. We try to create points."The Jaguars scored eight touchdowns on defense in 2017, including one in the postseason. Those were key to developing the team's personality, which remains intact this season."That's just defense being defense and making plays," linebacker Telvin Smith said. It’s just over halfway through the 2018 NFL season and for the New York Giants, there’s already a lot of focus on the 2019 NFL season. Specifically, at 1-7 Landon Collins Jersey , the 2019 NFL Draft. If the season ended today — it does not — the Giants would have the first overall pick. They’re tied with the 1-7 Oakland Raiders, but would get the tiebreaker due to strength of schedule (the Giants have been worse against worse opponents).Here’s where the top-six spots in the draft currently stand, along with record and opponent win percentage, heading into Monday Night Football:1. New York Giants (1-7 — .520)2. Oakland Raiders (1-7 — .547)3. San Francisco 49ers (2-7 — .504)4. Buffalo Bills (2-7 — .529)5. Arizona Cardinals (2-6 — .533)6. Cleveland Browns (2-6-1 — .567)The Giants’ next game on Monday Night Football will have big draft implications against the 2-7 San Francisco 49ers.With so many teams with two wins or fewer, this order is likely to change numerous times over the next eight weeks. Entering Week 9, the Giants had just a 14.5 percent chance of landing the first overall pick per Football Outsiders despite the league-worst record. But those odds will change after San Francisco notched its second win of the season on Thursday night.Per Football Outsiders, the Giants had the seventh-toughest past schedule in the league but that lightens up to 26th over the second half of the season. We’ll see if that makes the Giants more competitive in games or if they’ll really earn that top overall pick.

    • linhui95 hat den Blog-Artikel "The NL West-leading Colorado Rockies locked up a playoff berth" geschrieben. 24.12.2018

      for the second straight season Authentic Sterling Shepard Jersey , beating the Washington Nationals 5-2 on Friday night for their eighth win in a row behind a resilient start from Kyle Freeland.David Dahl homered for the fifth consecutive game and Ian Desmond hit a two-run homer against his former team to help Colorado clinch at least a wild card with two games remaining. The Rockies entered the night with a one-game lead over the Los Angeles Dodgers as they try to wrap up the franchise's first division crown.Wade Davis struck out Bryce Harper looking to end the game and earn his 43rd save. The sellout crowd at Coors Field roared and fireworks went off.The Rockies are headed to the postseason in back-to-back years for the first time in team history. This is their fifth playoff trip since the franchise began in 1993 — last year, they lost to Arizona in the NL wild-card game.NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge again has baseball's most popular jersey.MLB says the Yankee slugger's No. 99 was the top seller for the second straight season. Judge beat out 2017 AL MVP Jose Altuve, who will be trying to repeat as a World Series champion with the Houston Astros next month.Judge and the Yankees will face Oakland in the AL wild-card game Wednesday. Teammate Giancarlo Stanton was ninth in jersey sales in his first season with New York.MVP candidates Javier Baez and Mookie Betts each jumped seven spots into the top five. Baez, an electrifying infielder with the Chicago Cubs, ranked third. Betts, the AL MVP favorite with the Boston Red Sox, was fifth.Clayton Kershaw was fourth on the list in what could be his final season with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Kershaw can opt out of the final two years of his deal at the end of the season. Bryce Harper ranked 13th in the last season of his contract with the Washington Nationals.Los Angeles Angels two-way sensation Shohei Ohtani ranked eighth.COLLEGE BASKETBALLBATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU basketball player Wayde Sims has died after he was shot during a fight involving several men early Friday near the campus of another university in his hometown of Baton Rouge.Sims, 20, was shot around 12:25 a.m. and died from his wounds at a hospital, Baton Rouge police Sgt. Don Coppola Jr. said.The shooting happened near Southern University's A.W. Mumford Stadium, where homecoming festivities are taking place this weekend.Police have begun circulating a video of a fight among several men in a street which they believe led to the shooting of Sims. Police did not identify Sims in the video, which also shows cars stopping to avoid the melee, but Coppola said police are primarily interested in identifying a man seen wearing red pants with a white stripe.STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The University of Connecticut and former basketball coach Kevin Ollie have been notified by the NCAA of alleged recruiting and other violations during his tenure at the school.The notice of allegations, released Friday night by UConn with the names of recruits redacted, include numerous charges, including unethical conduct by Ollie for allegedly provided false or misleading information about video calls to a recruit from two former UConn stars, Hall of Famer Ray Allen and San Antonio Spurs guard Rudy Gay.Based on the allegations, the NCAA recommends the case be reviewed by a hearing panel of its Committee on Infractions "pursuant to procedures applicable to a severe breach of conduct."Ollie was fired by UConn in March with cause, allowing the school to forgo paying him the $10 million left on his contract. The school later released 1 Youth Kareem Martin Jersey ,300 pages documents outlining alleged NCAA violations under Ollie.Ollie is challenging the school's decision to withhold the money and has asserted that any violations were minimal and isolated.LOS ANGELES (AP) — UCLA freshman Shareef O'Neal will sit out the entire upcoming basketball season because of a heart condition that the son of Hall of Famer Shaquille O'Neal says is "risky."The younger O'Neal didn't specify the condition in a TMZ Sports video , saying only that "I know it's something serious and it's risky."O'Neal said he will attend classes and take a medical redshirt. He's expected to be sidelined for three to four months after undergoing surgery.UCLA said in a statement Friday that it will support O'Neal as he gets the issue resolved. The school said only that he was being sidelined for a medical reason and a spokesman declined to provide further details.NFLPHILADELPHIA (AP) — Wes Hopkins, a 10-year safety with the Philadelphia Eagles and 1985 All-Pro, has died. He was 57.The team announced his death Friday. No cause was given.Hopkins spent his entire NFL career in Philadelphia, starting 125 games. Hopkins ranks fifth on the franchise's all-time interceptions list with 30 and is tied for third in games played among defensive backs with 137.A second-round draft pick in 1983, Hopkins was a member of SMU's 2018 Hall of Fame induction class.EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants placed Jonathan Stewart, their most experienced running back, on injured reserve Friday.Stewart, who joined the Giants this year after 10 seasons with the Carolina Panthers, has a foot injury. His spot on the roster was taken by Jawill Davis, a wide receiver from Bethune-Cookman. Davis joins tight end Garrett Dickerson as newcomers to the roster. They could make their NFL debuts on Sunday when the Giants host the New Orleans Saints.Stewart played in each of the Giants' first three games, but was third on the depth chart behind Saquon Barkley and Wayne Gallman.AUTO RACINGINDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Felix Rosenqvist will move to IndyCar next season as driver for Chip Ganassi Racing alongside five-time champion Scott Dixon.Rosenqvist won two races and three poles in the FIA Formula E series this past season. The Swede finished sixth in the standings.He will replace Ed Jones in the Ganassi lineup that features Dixon, who just wrapped his fifth title. Rosenqvist will be sponsored by NTT Data, which renewed its contract with Ganassi for the No. 10 Honda.GYMNASTICSEAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A retired psychologist has agreed to give up his license after being accused of failing to report assault allegations against Larry Nassar back in 2004.Michigan regulators said Friday that 79-year-old Gary Stollak didn't contest the allegation that he violated state law by failing to report abuse of a minor. Stollak was a psychologist and counselor at Michigan State University.A woman says she was molested by Nassar when she was a girl during family visits to his Lansing-area home. She says she told Stollak about the abuse, but Nassar denied it and no police report was made.BOBSLEDLAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — Sylvia Hoffman took the women's title and Josh Williamson claimed the men's crown Friday at the USA Bobsled National Push Championships.Briauna Jones won the women's driver push event, and Frankie Del Duca won the competition among men's drivers. All four winners became a USA Bobsled national push champion for the first time.Hoffman has never even been in a bobsled. She won the rookie push championship last month, earning her an invite to the national championships — which take place on a track with a wheeled sled. On-ice training starts in October.SAILINGSAN DIEGO (AP) — Former America's Cup holders Larry Ellison and Russell Coutts are set to announce a new sailing league called SailGP that will be contested in an enhanced class of foiling 50-foot catamarans, a person familiar with the situation said Friday.The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because details won't be announced until Wednesday night in London.Ellison Youth Ray-Ray Armstrong Jersey , the software tycoon who co-founded Oracle Corp., and Coutts, a New Zealander, headed the Oracle Team USA syndicate that won the America's Cup in 2010 and 2013 before losing it to Emirates Team New Zealand in 2017.They have been working for several months on the concept of an annual league that will keep alive their vision of competing in fast, cutting-edge catamarans.Plans call for SailGP to have five regattas in 2019, beginning in mid-February in Sydney, Australia. Washington hopes to see the return of receiver Paul Richardson and running back Chris Thompson on Sunday, but the team has concern about cornerback Quinton Dunbar.“That’s something that’s going to take a little bit of time,” coach Jay Gruden said of Dunbar. “He’s going to try to run [Thursday], see [how] his leg feels and see if it can hold up or not. We’ll make a decision hopefully by Friday.”The team added Dunbar to the injury report late last week as it tried to diagnose the injury.“It’s a nerve issue,” Gruden said. “He got hit on the shin area, lower leg, and we think it might have done something to the nerve or something, trying to figure it out. He’s in some pain when he runs. It gives out on him a little bit. We’re going to try to strengthen it.”Thompson, who has missed the past two games and three of the past four, was limited in Wednesday’s practice with rib and knee injuries.“I was able to get a couple team reps in today and as long as I keep feeling good throughout the week I plan on playing,” Thompson said, via JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington. ” I can say last week I wasn’t as comfortable as I am this week.”Richardson missed Sunday’s game against Dallas with shoulder and knee injuries. He got limited work Wednesday.Receiver Jamison Crowder (ankle) remains out and isn’t expected to play Sunday against the Giants.


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