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update: General manager John Lynch told 49ers beat writers the team has inquired about Josh Gordon and is doing their due diligence on him. The Browns announced plans to release Gordon on Monday http://www.49erscheapshops.com/cheap-authentic-joe-staley-jersey , and have until 1 p.m. PT Monday to make it official. That gives the 49ers up to 24 hours to figure out their options.The Cleveland Browns announced on Saturday that they plan to release wide receiver Josh Gordon on Monday, likely with the hopes of generating trade interest before then. “A few teams” have inquired with the Browns, per Pro Football Talk, but there is no word on who they are. However, Gordon would be interested in playing for the San Francisco 49ers or Dallas Cowboys, NFL Network reporter Ian Rapoport.If the Browns get even a conditional late round pick, that might be enough to unload Gordon before they release him. They control his rights for now, but because he is a vested veteran, he would not have to go through waivers if released. Thus, if released, he would have his choice of any of the other teams.Of course, just because Gordon is interested in a given team does not mean it will happen. It takes two to get a deal done, and we don’t know yet if the 49ers have interest in bringing Gordon over. Kyle Shanahan was Cleveland’s offensive coordinator in 2014 — a season in which Gordon was suspended the first ten games http://www.49erscheapshops.com/cheap-authentic-pierre-garcon-jersey , he 24 passes for 303 yards in five games, and then was suspended the final game for violating a team rule.Gordon’s peak saw him catch 87 passes for 1,646 yards and nine touchdowns in 2013. In the five years since then, he’s played in 11 total games, including none in 2015 and 2016. He has natural talent, but with that much missed time, it’s safe to say he’s probably not the receiver he was in 2013.That’s not to say he isn’t an upgrade for a lot of teams, but the 49ers could decide there are just too many questions and they want to see what their own group can do. Marquise Goodwin is out with a thigh bruise, but Dante Pettis is getting the opportunity in his place. Given how much time Gordon has missed over the past five years, it’s hard to say whether or not he’s an upgrade. My guess is he would be a solid addition from a pure talent perspective, but even if that’s the case, nobody knows if he will stay on the field. Any team considering trading for or signing him will need to factor that into the equation.Golden Nuggets: Game Day in Arrowhead Good morning folks (and good afternoon to our friends much further East), 49ers football is back for their third game of the season today! The young 1-1 team travels to Kansas City to face the offensively-potent Chiefs Cheap Solomon Thomas Jersey , led by second year quarterback Patrick Mahomes. Not surprisingly, he’s put up record numbers in his first two starts of the season, completing nearly 70% of his passes, including 10 touchdowns and 0 interceptions. He’s aided by an embarrassment of riches in the speed department thanks to RB Kareem Hunt and WR Tyreek Hill, as well as reliable targets in TE Travis Kelce and WR Sammy Watkins. There’s no doubt that the 49ers defense will have their hands full today with this high octane offense. Robert Saleh’s unit has largely limped out of the gate, playing the kind of uninspiring ball that doesn’t match up to the amount of talent that currently exists. While CB Richard Sherman has been a pleasant surprise in his return, the secondary as a whole has been generally unimpressive, despite the mounting evidence leading into the season that this unit could be one of the strengths of the team. In fact, standout safeties Jaquiski Tartt and Adrian Colbert have been something of a let down through two games, and CB Ahkello Witherspoon’s play last week was so poor that it necessitated his benching in the fourth quarter.The pass rush, as expected, has been abysmal outside of defensive tackle DeForest Buckner, who has been an absolute terror from the interior of the defensive line. While there’s no light at the end of the proverbial tunnel for that issue as of yet 49ers Jaquiski Tartt Jersey , the defense will see the long-awaited return of linebacker Reuben Foster. The versatile and elite-when-available defender will slot in alongside rookie phenom Fred Warner to create, what should be, an extremely efficient defensive core, that should ideally elevate all phases of the defense. As it currently stands, however, Tartt may not take the field due to an injury sustained last week - which only makes Foster’s return that much more important in the short & intermediate coverage game, as well as run support.Offensively, the 49ers have some serious work to do. Luckily, what was recently an impressive defense in Kansas City has become an inefficient and inviting matchup this season. Unfortunately, however, there remains the ugly truth that the Chiefs are going to hang a ton of points up this week (and probably every other week), and it’ll be up to the 49ers offense to keep this game competitive. 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 The Arizona Cardinals against the Denver Broncos or the San Francisco 49ers against the Los Angeles Rams. The Rams win has all but cemented them as winners in the division unless they were to go on a massive losing skid (that has happened). They sit 3.5 games ahead of the Seattle Seahawks http://www.49ersauthorizedshops.com/authentic-kyle-juszczyk-jersey , and at their current pace, it’s hard to see LA slipping.The 49ers just want a win, and they weren’t getting it. The Cardinals would like a second win, and they weren’t getting it against the Denver Broncos who managed to save Vance Joseph’s job for another week or two. The Seahawks are on bye, so they weren’t participants at all in this mess. Arizona CardinalsThe Cardinals suffered a pummeling of their own, but not near as deflating to their emotions when they got thumped by the Denver Broncos 45-10. The Cardinals looked atrocious on the field, unable to do anything against the Broncos defense. So bad, the organization canned offensive coordinator Mike McCoy the very next day. It’s amazing how McCoy has fallen, considering he was one of the hot coaches in the league at one point.One has to wonder how the 49ers managed to lose to this Cardinals team, but all you have to do is look at the way they played against the Rams (*cough* more turnovers) to see how. They have a chance to right the ship Pierre Garcon jersey , because the 49ers head to Arizona to take on the Cardinals in yet another divisional matchup.Los Angeles RamsAt 7-0, the Rams hold a 3.5-game lead in the NFC West. They could very well find a way to collapse, but that seems highly unlikely. The bigger question is if they can win out and get into the playoffs with an unblemished record. BetDSI Sportsbook is offering 25/1 odds on an undefeated record. You can then bet on them losing their first game in each of the remaining weeks.Week 8 (vs. Packers) +325Week 9 (at Saints) +150Week 10 (vs. Seahawks) +650Week 11 (vs. Chiefs) +350Week 13 (at Lions) +750Week 14 (at Bears) +400Week 15 (vs. Eagles) +700Week 16 (at Cardinals) +2000Week 17 (vs. 49ers) +1500No loss (16-0) +2500The Chiefs game in Mexico City is a big pick, but that Saints game is a fascinating one. The best sleeper might be Week 14 at the Bears. If they have locked up home-field heading into their final two games, do they rest starters, or play out for the undefeated record?Seattle SeahawksThe Seahawks had a bye this past week, and currently sit at 3-3. They have a lot of question marks, but with after the Rams and New Orleans Saints, the NFC is fairly wide open. They are a half game back of the second wild card berth, and while a division title seems out of reach Authentic Laken Tomlinson jersey , a wild card berth at least gets them into the tournament.Home teams have the edge, but all you need is a chance. The Seahawks would be among the longer shots in the playoffs, but right now, you can get some intriguing Super Bowl odds on them. Bovada has them listed at 50/1, while the Westgate SuperBook has them at 100/1. The only other Westgate odds I might consider for long-term value would be the Bears at 60/1. Into Week 8The Rams’ dominance tour takes them to a home game against the Green Bay Packers, where I’m sure it will come down to the final minutes but they will hang on, because the football gods hate 49ers fans. The Seahawks return from their bye to take on the Detroit Lions, who are picking up some momentum. And the 49ers will have a battle for the bottom of the barrel with the Arizona Cardinals. That’s a game that will be terribly amazing. 1st: Los Angeles Rams; Next: vs. Green Bay Packers2nd: Seattle Seahawks; Next: at Detroit Lions3rd: Arizona Cardinals; Next: vs. San Francisco 49ers4th: San Francisco 49ers; Next: at Arizona CardinalsGolden Nuggets: High scoring game Sunday The San Francisco 49ers will have themselves a test when they head to Kansas City to face the Chiefs on Sunday. If you don’t think they will have their hands full, you’re delusional. The Chiefs are coming off two of the most explosive games ever and will look to continue on against the 49ers. Yet, the 49ers might have a chance. A slim one Youth Marquise Goodwin jersey , but if Garoppolo can get the ball out and get things going, then the 49ers might be able to match the Chiefs strike for strike. The defense may not be able to do much. We’ve seen what it can do—which is allow the Detroit Lions to run up 27 points on them. So this game is going to rest on Jimmy G, and while I’m still happy he’s the starting quarterback, he’s got a lot to do in this game. So this is going to be an offensive game, a big one. Unless the 49ers have enough tape to expose Patrick Mahomes, which is going to happen at some point. Just not Sunday. 49ers drop in USA TODAY power rankings despite win over Lions (Madson)Jerry Rice supports Hall of Famers’ cause but denies he’s a board member (Maiocco)Will 49ers use Matt Breida more? Is Solomon Thomas already a bust? 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 Cheap Customized New York Giants Jerseys , there’s already a lot of focus on the 2019 NFL season. Specifically, at 1-7, 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 Youth Dalvin Tomlinson Jersey , 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 Authentic Rhett Ellison Jersey , 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. The Weehawken Police Department has released a report about the arrest of Giants quarterback Kyle Lauletta in New Jersey on Tuesday morning.Lauletta has been charged with eluding police, obstructing administration of law and resisting arrest along with motor vehicle charges that include reckless driving and disregarding an officer’s instructions.Per the report, Lauletta was observed driving recklessly in traffic as he closed in on a highway entrance and was told by an officer to continue driving in a marked lane. Lauletta allegedly came close to hitting the officer while making an illegal turn in an attempt to evade him and then refused to cooperate with another officer who stopped him a short time later.The report also says that Lauletta’s car was involved in a similar incident on Monday and issued a summons by mail because he was not stopped at the scene.Lauletta was a fourth-round pick this year and has not played this season. The prospect of that changing has been the subject of conversation this week as the Giants contemplate how to proceed after starting the year with seven losses in the last eight games, but Tuesday’s arrest may not have anyone with the team rushing to move him into the lineup.
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is as far as its been from having a truly dominant team. Though the picture may get clearer following Thursday night’s matchup between the New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles Youth Kareem Martin Jersey , a Giants win puts the entire division at two victories apiece before Sunday’s slate of games. For now, the NFC East is up for grabs. Here’s what the Eagles, Dallas Cowboys and Washington have been up to this week in order to pull away from the pack.Philadelphia Eagles: Bleeding Green Nation’s Brandon Lee Gowton broke down the Eagles’ final injury report on Wednesday, with five players ruled out for Thursday night. But there was a surprise addition to the injury list early on Thursday — offensive tackle Lane Johnson is now questionable with a high ankle sprain, per the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport (via Gowton). This complicates matters for the Eagles’ offensive line, because left tackle Jason Peters has lately had to take plays off with a nagging quad injury. There could be chaos on the line tonight.Another factor for tonight’s game is the weather. Remaining precipitation from Hurricane Michael is expected to have an effect. Alexis Chassen has the weather report, which calls for thunderstorms and a 95 percent chance of precipitation at kickoff. The good news is that wind isn’t going to be a factor, but a wet ball will affect passing for both the Eagles and the Giants.Dallas Cowboys: The season isn’t even at the halfway point yet, but NFL offenses are already breaking records for points scored and yards earned. That’s not the case for the Cowboys, however. Blogging the Boys’ RJ Ochoa breaks down how the Cowboys have been playing “opposite day” this season Youth Ray-Ray Armstrong Jersey , struggling to score points and to adopt their offense to current trends.Perhaps the problem is a simple one — perhaps it is Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott who has been holding Dallas’ offense back. But even if that’s not the issue, Connor Livesay has seen some concerning tape regarding Prescott’s mechanics. Michael Sisemore also thinks that the Cowboys’ receiver-by-committee approach isn’t working out. His verdict: The Cowboys have made “[a] mis-evaluation of the quarterback’s development and skill set as a passer,” as well as“[a] mis-evaluation of the capabilities of the receiving corp they chose for this committee.”Washington: Hogs Haven’s Steve Shoup writes that Washington fans should “Be careful what you wish for when considering replacing Jay Gruden.” Restlessness with a 2-2 start has led to many fans wanting Gruden to be canned after the 2018 season, but Shoup breaks down the plethora of head coaching hires around the NFL since 2015 to illustrate just how hard it is to find the Bill Belichick-type that so many fanbases think they deserve.Scott Jennings provides an injury update on running back Adrian Peterson, who has a shoulder sprain but isn’t expected to miss any time. Jennings also reports that receiver Josh Doctson was back at practice on Thursday, though the heel injury that had him sit out in Week 5 will likely bother him throughout the remainder of the season. Super Bowl winner, cancer survivor and NFLPA treasurer Mark Herzlich was among the 36 player moves made by the New York Giants in getting down to the league's 53-man roster limit.The Giants announced the moves Saturday in what won't be the last ones for the first team under new coach Pat Shurmur. General manager Dave Gettleman plans to scour the waiver wire this weekend to bolster a team that went 3-13 last season.There were some surprises. Defensive tackles A.J. Francis and Robert Thomas were released after playing well in the preseason, while free safeties Andrew Adams and Darian Thompson also were let go after contributing much of the past two seasons.One other surprise was the Giants kept four quarterbacks: Eli Manning, Davis Webb, rookie draft pick Kyle Lauletta and veteran Alex Tanney.Herzlich B.J. Hill Jersey , who turned 31 on Saturday, had his contract terminated along with defensive backs Leonard Johnson and Chris Lewis-Harris, and offensive lineman Chris Scott.Thompson, who missed most of the preseason with a hamstring injury, and linebacker Jordan Williams (hip/shoulder) were waived-injured.Waived were: running backs Jalen Simmons and Jhurell Pressley; wide receivers Roger Lewis, Kalif Raymond, Travis Rudolph, Alonzo Russell, Marquis Bundy, Amba Etta-Tawo Authentic Saquon Barkley Jersey , and Jawill Davis; tight ends Ryan O'Malley and Garrett Dickerson; offensive linemen Malcolm Bunche, Zac Kerin, and Victor Salako; defensive linemen Thomas, Francis, Tyrell Chavis, and Izaah Lunsford; linebackers Calvin Munson, Warren Long, and Avery Moss; defensive backs Grant Haley, Mike Jones, Orion Stewart http://www.newyorkgiantsteamonline.com/saquon-barkley-jersey , and Adams; and kicker Marshall Koehn.Offensive linemen Nick Becton (ankle/wrist) and free agent Nick Gates (foot) were placed on injured reserve. Defensive lineman RJ McIntosh, the team's fifth-round draft choice, was placed on the reserve/non-football injury list.Defensive lineman Josh Mauro will start the season on the reserve/suspended list. He is suspended for the first four games for violating the NFL's performance-enhancing drugs policy.Writing on his Instagram account Saturday, Herzlich said goodbye to New York after seven seasons and signed off with #onceagiantalwaysagiant.The move leaves quarterback Eli Manning and long snapper Zak DeOssie as the remaining players from Super Bowl-winning team after the 2011 season, Herzlich's rookie season.The Boston College product beat the odds to make the NFL as an undrafted free agent. He missed the entire 2009 college season after being diagnosed with Ewing's Sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer. He returned in 2010 and made the Giants the following season."Excellence is the result of CARING more than others think is wise; RISKING more than others think is safe. DREAMING more than others think is practical and EXPECTING more than others think is possible," Herzlich wrote in saying goodbye.Herzlich played in 88 regular-season games with the Giants, making 17 starts and excelling on special teams. He was on injured reserve last season with a stinger.Five of the team's six draft choices (Saquon Barkley, Will Hernandez, Lorenzo Carter http://www.newyorkgiantsteamonline.com/patrick-omameh-jersey , B.J. Hill, and Lauletta) made the team. Four undrafted rookies and first-year players made roster: center Evan Brown, safety Sean Chandler, linebacker Tae Davis, and running back Robert Martin) along with second-year defensive tackle Josh Banks.Thompson started all 16 games at safety last season. The third-round pick has battled injuries in his first two seasons and missed most of training camp with a hamstring injury.Adams had 17 starts in his two seasons in New York, playing in 30 games. He never seemed to fit in the new 3-4 defensive scheme.With the receiving corps decimated by injuries last season, Lewis started eight games last season, catching 36 passes for 416 yards and two touchdowns.Moss was a fifth-round draft pick in 2017. He played in 11 games and had two starts but was bothered by injuries in camp.
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.When the Texans beat the Cowboys in overtime Sunday night Cheap Customized Washington Redskins Jerseys , that brought the entire slate of Week 5 games to a close — except for the Washington - New Orleans contest, which will be played on Monday Night Football.Without stepping on the field for two weeks, the Redskins have moved up in the divisional and conference standings.Sign up for FanPulse, our weekly Redskins survey.At the end of Week 3, when the Redskins beat the Packers, the Eagles were 2-1 and ranked first in the NFC East, and the Cowboys and Giants were both 1-2.It was so early in the season that nearly anything was possible.In the 6 games our division rivals have played over the past two weeks, they have gone 1-5, with the lone win being the Cowboys’ victory over the Lions, who went into the game 1-2.The five losses came against the Titans, Saints, Panthers, Vikings and Texans, who today sit at a combined 13-9-1.Getting lots of helpIt’s hard to imagine how Sunday could have gone any better for the Redskins.The team is in the division lead at the moment, but in a 16-game season there are a lot of ups and downs.Washington wants to be in the best position, not only to win the division, but to get a wildcard spot if they need to.In addition to all 3 divisional rivals losing, the Redskins ability to secure a wildcard spot at the end of the season was helped along by game results.The undefeated Rams, who will likely be the NFC’s top seed no matter what, handed a conference loss to the Seahawks, dropping them to 2-3, while the Lions took care of business with the Packers Alex Smith Jersey Elite , dropping Green Bay to 2-2-1.Opportunity and riskAt the close of play on Sunday, not only did the 2-1 Redskins have a full one-game lead on the 2-3 Eagles and Cowboys for the division title, but Washington is sitting all alone in the 5th position in the conference, with a great opportunity available on Monday night — though opportunity is always accompanied by risk.If the Redskins beat the Saints on Monday night, these good things will all happen:The Redskins resulting 3-1 record would increase the lead in the division to 1.5 games.The ‘Skins would vault into a tie for 2nd place in the conference with the Bears and Panthers.The Redskins would earn a potentially critical tiebreaker against the Saints, which could matter in playoff seedings or wildcard calculations at the end of the season.The Redskins would put up an important win against a quality opponent on prime time television, something the Redskins haven’t done often enough in the past.By contrast, a loss to the Saints would see the 2-2 Redskins’ division lead drop to a half-game, they would fall into a tie with Tampa Bay for 5th/6th seeding in the conference, they would lose position relative to the Saints for any end-of-season playoff seeding or wildcard spot, and suffer yet another loss on Monday Night Football.In a sense, because the Redskins are in a strong position in the division and the conference at the moment, the stakes are much higher than they would have been ifthe team was buried in the middle of the standings.The Redskins-Saints rivalryFortunately, history gives the Redskins a lot of hope for showing up and taking care of business on Monday night.The Redskins lead the overall series with New Orleans 17-9 in a rivalry that dates back to 1967.But this isn’ta cherry-picked stat that requires wins from the 1970s to favor the Redskins.Washington is 4-2 in its last 6 games against the Saints, with both losses coming in overtime.The Redskins are actually 4-1 in the last 5 games played in the Mercedez-Benz Superdome, with the lone loss being last year’s Week 11 game in which the Redskins had a 2-touchdown lead with less than 7 minutes remaining, but ended up losing in overtime.In short, the Redskins have historically played well against the Saints and in the Superdome.Incidentally, Jay Gruden is 2-2 in games after the bye, with the two victories coming in ‘16 and ‘17.Monday Night FootballThe huge monkey on the back of the Washington Redskins franchise is the team’s consistent failure to win on Monday nights, a trend which has continued in the Jay Gruden era.Last season the Redskins lost to Kansas City on MNF in Week 5 in the game that featured the famous Doctson non-drop.The key turning point in that game seemed to come when Josh Norman was lost to a rib injury.The other loss came against the Eagles, on the road in Philadelphia in Week 8.In 2016 http://www.washingtonredskinsteamonline.com/alex-smith-jersey , the Redskins also lost twice on Monday night, starting the season with a home-opening beatdown at the hands of the Steelers, and going on to lose at home to the Panthers late in season.In 2015, the eventual division champion Redskins lost at home, 19-16 to the Dallas Cowboys.Only in 2014 has Jay Gruden’s team found any success on Monday night.After losing to Seattle at the beginning of October, the Redskins managed to get a road win against Dallas at the end of the month, getting their lone Gruden-era MNF win, 20-17 behind 299 passing yards and one rushing touchdown from Colt McCoy.That win was so long ago, that Desean Jackson amassed 136 receiving yards while Alfred Morris, Roy Helu and Silas Redd all got carries at the RB position in that game.In short, if the Redskins are going to take advantage of the huge opportunity that sits in front of them, they will have to break the long history of failure under the bright Monday night lights.Execution matters more than historyThe ghost of past prime time failures won’t matter nearly as much as the team’s ability to execute on the field.Everyone knows how dangerous the Saints offense, led by future Hall of Famer Drew Brees, is.Everyone knows that Mark Ingram rejoins his team this week, after serving a suspension for the first four weeks.Ingram and Kamara may be the most dangerous running back duo in the NFL.But the Redskins have some pedigree of their own.Led by the DHogs — 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The Redskins rank 3rd in the NFC in point differential at +20, meaning that — while the offense hasn’t lit the world on fire, the team as a whole has managed to be about a touchdown better than their opponents over the first month of the season.To beat the Saints this week, the Redskins are going to need their top ranked defense to shut down one of the best running back pairs in football, and a QB who, literally, by the end of the game, will almost certainly be the most prolific passer in the history of the league.But the Redskins should have the horses to do it.In addition to the DHogs, the Redskins have a good OLB unit, featuring Ryan Kerrigan and Preston Smith, and a young but talented cornerback group, led by one of the NFL’s best in Josh Norman.Although Zach Brown has looked a bit off, suffering all season long from an oblique injury, Mason Foster has stepped up and played like a man on a mission.At safety, DJ Swearinger has brought his usual passion and mouth, and backed it up with some flashy play.On the other side of the ball, the Redskin offensive attack has been led by Adrian Peterson, who is 5th in the league in yards per game, and tied for 2nd in the league for rushing touchdowns per game Matt Ioannidis Jersey Elite , having crossed the goal line 3 times in 3 games.Alex Smith, meanwhile, has the 7th best QBR among signal callers with at least 10 passing attempts.Jordan Reed is 6th in the NFL among tight ends in receiving yards per game, while Chris Thompson is ranked 5th among running backs.The only real concern seems to be at the wide receiver position, where Doctson, Crowder and Richardson seem to be struggling to establish themselves in the pass game.Even that could change on Monday night.The Saints currently rank 30th against the pass, giving up 311 receiving yards per game to the Bucs, Browns, Falcons and Giants, who combine for a 6-12-1 record on the season.While TB leads the league in passing, and Atlanta is in the top-10, the Browns and Giants both rank in the bottom half of the league in passing, which indicates that the Redskins 20th rated passing attack should be able to find enough success against the porous Saints defense to allow the running backs and defense to lead Washington to a road win on Monday Night Football.There’s a great opportunity available for the Redskins in Week 5; the rewards for a win tonight are huge.The Redskins have the league’s highest rated defense for total yards per game, passing yards per game and points per game, along with two of the best running backs in the league in rushing and receiving, and a quarterback who is 71-32-1 since 2011.Playing with three different teams, Alex is averaging 11 wins and 5 losses per 16 games.The Redskins have put together a team that can win a huge game on the road on Monday night.Now is the time to do it. 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Redskins preseason debut | NBC Sports WashingtonWill Derrius Guice be ok? That's what fans want to know most. That answer will come from an MRI exam on Friday Youth Customized Washington Redskins Jerseys , but plenty of information is available from the game against the Patriots.A blow-by-blow breakdown of the Redskins' 2018 debut vs. the Patriots | NBC Sports WashingtonThings looked okay, but then, not so much. Tandler breaks down the Redskins' preseason opener, one step at a time.Five key observations from an at times impressive, at times rough preseason opener | NBC Sports WashingtonHow did the lineup look? Were things really all that bad? Don't panic just yet. Here's what we learned, and what we can take away from the defeat.How one goofy sack celebration netted Matt Ioannidis $300 from a teammate | NBC Sports WashingtonMatt Ioannidis left Foxboro with one QB takedown and a nice little payday courtesy of one teammate who doubted his willingness to dance.3-and-out: Redskins-Patriots post game quick hits | 106.7 The Fan106.7 The Fan Redskins beat reporter Craig Hoffman was in the press box at Gilette Stadium as the Washington Redskins took on the New England Patriots for Game 1 of the NFL preseason.Five takeaways from the Redskins’ preseason opener - The Washington PostFilm study begins to bring some clarity to overstocked positions.These three Redskins really stood out in preseason Week 1 | NBC Sports WashingtonJP Finlay saw the Redskins in action vs. the Patriots and came away most impressed with these three players.Looks Like Someone Has a Sixpack of the Mondays With training camp underway and real, live football players running around in the heat of July, I have turned into the guy so many of us turn into this time of year: the guy who lives in constant fear of terrible injury news. In the parlance of one of our newest voices on the site, Kevin Ricca, we have entered prime butt-clenching season. There is nothing on the line yet that gets represented in the win-loss column, and stats for real and fantasy purposes don’t count for another month. I know we all fancy ourselves as expert analysts www.redskinsauthorizedshops.com , so digesting one-on-one drills to determine “how far along” players and schemes makes for a month of exhaustive debate. Don’t get me wrong—I will filibuster for days on what it means when I see Alex Smith dropping bombs on Josh Doctson deep down the field. I will wax philosophic on linemen drills like it’s nobody’s business. Still...the number one item on the news menu every single day between now and September is injury updates. That’s it.Was it always this way? I ask the question because I know some of you are in the same boat as our recent guest, Kevin Hogan. You have grown up in the big money, staggering contracts, free agency buffet era. Some of us (kind of me, but also not really me) recall a time when this wasn’t necessarily the case. Injuries are nothing new of course. Football is a violent and dangerous sport, but a few CBA’s ago, the injury news didn’t feel this intense. If you’re out there and think this is wrong, please tell us. I remember Joe Gibbs seeming to have an extra 50 players stashed all over the place, so the roster limits and rules have certainly played a part in the way that injuries impact your team. In the small town where I grew up, they hadn’t even run cable everywhere yet, so network news received by over-the-air antennas is really my earliest memory of following the Redskins. There was a nice staggering between NBC Washington Redskins Womens T-Shirt , ABC and CBS (the Fox network wasn’t even founded until 1986) so you could flip around and get all the camp updates from guys like Glen Brenner, Tim Brant and George Michael (to be fair...I was really young for this!). While I am sure there were bad news days, mostly I just recall joint practices/scrimmages with the Pittsburgh Steelers and updates on top draft picks. For those of you who are at least a little older than me, were you living in fear during the day, hoping that it wouldn’t be bad news that night, or was it just kind of a tiny portion of the daily sports report, without the high drama and clenching?Tim gets a little uncomfortable when the conversation harps too much on the clenching, and therefore so do many of you, but you get the point. There is this odd feeling that every day without an injury is a day where you kind of dodged something. I guess it might also be something unique to those of us who care so much about football and the Redskins specifically. We understand very well what it means when we see the letters A, C and L.There is a bright and shiny side of the coin here though: some smaller injuries could actually keep a player off the field as a precaution, saving him for the fall. In the case of Da’Ron Payne Washington Redskins Hats , his ankle injury is nothing to sneeze at, as it could easily turn into a nagging nightmare. It could also heal fully with some rest, and I am not seeing much of anything out there that suggests our mountain of a nose tackle won’t be ready for the Cardinals. In my opinion, I read the Payne news as, “Take two to three weeks off of worrying about Payne news.” See? We’re boldly hoping already!Focusing for a moment on themes we have been covering leading up to training camp, I know I am joined by the rest of you in being excited to see Jordan Reed healthy. As much fun as Alex Smith would have divvying up targets between Josh Doctson, Jamison Crowder, Paul Richardson, Chris Thompson, Derrius Guice and Vernon Davis, when you add in a Jordan Reed Washington Redskins Womens Hoodie , things are just plain different. The trick of course will be how Jay Gruden keeps him both involved yet fresh in the weeks ahead. Is there a player other than Reed that you would be completely fine with seeing in street clothes until week one? (You will potentially be shocked at how emotional of a debate this becomes.) Would anyone out there understand why I am nicknaming Jordan Reed “Sgt. Hulka” or is that movie reference too obscure? (We’re talking Bill Murray here, people.)Let’s spend the last point here on a conversation-starter in the rarified air of preseason NFL trades. One thing I have been harping on leading up to this preseason is the fact that the talent in the middle and bottom of our roster is such that we have players right now in burgundy and gold that will almost certainly be playing for someone else this season. This is in stark contrast to the days when the Redskins marked the terminal stop for many players. If you got cut from the Redskins in years past, you were probably not expecting any other team to want you. If it is true we have guys who belong in the league that might not make our roster, should we be getting aggressive with trying to make a trade? I am certain plenty of other franchises feel the same way about their teams, and there are still some solid veterans that remain unsigned. Still, for a moment, let’s pretend the Redskins are getting calls about...who? Who would be willing to move and what are you looking for? Are you willing to try and go blockbuster-style, or are you just thinking an extra 5th or 6th rounder in the pocket would be pretty damn good?P.S. I am still getting used to seeing #10 on the field. Custom Seattle Seahawks Jerseys
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 Youth Jesse James Jersey , Week 4: Second-half live updates, injury news and open thread The Pittsburgh Steelers are back on the field for the first game of the 2018 regular season as they prepare to face off against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 4. Throughout the game, be sure to check back here for score updates, injury news and any breaking news from those on the sidelines following the team live. You can also follow along in the Twitter feed below.For those wondering Womens Maurkice Pouncey Jersey , you can enjoy some lively commentary with the best Steelers fans across the globe in the open thread for all BTSC members in the comment section below. Let’s remember to keep it clean, respect everyone’s thoughts and ideas, and ultimately remember we’re all here for the same reason—to root on the Steelers!So enjoy the game and be sure to follow BTSC for all the latest news surrounding the team throughout the game and afterwards!HERE WE GO STEELERS!A Twitter List by btsteelcurtain A Pittsburgh Steelers player winning player of the week honors continues to be a biweekly award for the team in 2018 after Ben Roethlisberger was named AFC Offensive Player of the Week on Wednesday for his efforts against the Carolina Panthers in Week 10.Roethlisberger won the award for the second time this season and 17th time in his career after recording a perfect game against Carolina. Big Ben finished the contest with the maximum quarterback rating of 158.3 for completing 22 of 25 passes for 328 yards and 5 touchdowns. He also became the only player in NFL history to have finished a game with a perfect quarterback rating four times.With 2,888 passing yards on the season Womens Terrell Edmunds Jersey , Roethlisberger currently ranks fourth in the league, as Patrick Mahomes leads the NFL with 3,150 yards. His 21 touchdowns also find him in a tie for fourth place, while Mahomes is again the leader with 31. An average of 320.9 yards per game is enough to rank him second behind Matt Ryan (335.0).The Steelers’ quarterback is one of three Pittsburgh players to win a weekly award in 2018 and this is the fifth time a member of the team has been honored this season. T.J. Watt won defensive player of the week honors in Week 1 and Week 5 Womens Chukwuma Okorafor Jersey , while Roethlisberger won the offensive award in Week 3 and James Conner won it in Week 8. No NFL team has won more individual weekly honors that the Steelers so far this year. Custom New York Jets Jerseys
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A simple Youth Ben Roethlisberger Jersey ,  There are a number of things — very pronounced, blindingly-evident things — that have prevented the Steelers from coalescing into the veritable Super Bowl contender they ostensibly were in the preseason. The defense is trash, for one thing, and the particulars of its trashiness are manifold: the secondary couldn’t stop a high school team from racking up hundreds of yards, and the run-defense isn’t much better — allowing opposing rushers to gain a very meaty 4.2 yards per carry. They’re currently ranked fourth in the NFL with 13 sacks, but it’s important to note that more than half of those sacks came in a single game against Tyrod Taylor. If Taylor were standing on the surface of the moon while a malevolent spaceman looked on — withholding oxygen until Taylor completed a pass — Taylor would rather stand there and asphyxiate than force a throw into coverage. At Heinz Field, where they’re currently 0-2, the Steelers have amassed only three sacks.Slows starts by the Steelers are not unprecedented. They lost four games in a row on the way to a 4-5 start in 2016, a season in which they advanced to the AFC Championship Game (where they were summarily demolished by the vile New England Patriots, but that’s neither here nor there). And last season — which saw them pace the AFC with 13 victories — it was a 30-9 home loss to Jacksonville in Week 5 that facilitated an overwhelming surfeit of pessimistic and defeatist takes. The general thinking is that this is all a natural part of the proceedings and they’ll figure it out eventually, probably when the weather starts to get cold. But this year feels different, gloomier, more panicky, more wow they-might-not-really-have-the-capacity-to-turn-this-thing-around. Last year, for instance, it was Ben Roethlisberger, of all people, who contributed to the Steelers’ bad start. In the aforementioned home loss to the Jaguars, he famously threw five bad interceptions and subsequently claimed post-game that perhaps he didn’t have it anymore. The defense Youth JuJu Smith-Schuster Jersey , meanwhile, particularly the secondary (of all units), enabled the Steelers to win some games they maybe shouldn’t have won. It was a strange reality. But generally speaking, the consensus pointed to the eventuality that hey, there’s no way in Hell the secondary is actually this good, and that Ben would eventually stop whining so much and return to at least a Wal-Mart brand version of what he’d been during the previous 12 seasons. But there don’t seem to be any such assurances this season, which is why I’m gonna fire up the conjecture machine and craft an admittedly simplistic and very self-evident 4-point plan for returning this iteration of the Steelers to glory.Step 1: Be preparedIn their past three games at Heinz Field dating back to last season, the Steelers have spotted the opposition 56 points in the first quarter. Whether this is the result of the coaching staff failing to get the team game-ready, or the result of personnel not holding themselves accountable for figuring out things out (probably it’s a mixture of both), the fact that the Steelers have developed a penchant for coming out of the locker room flat is putting them in positions to lose. Step 2: Stick to the game-planOnce the Steelers have demonstrated their ability to prevent opponents from nabbing multi-possession leads before the ushers are done scanning tickets, they can implement offensive schematics more multifaceted in nature, as it’s impossible to commit to running the ball when there’s four minutes left in the first quarter and you’re already staring down the barrel of a 21-0 deficit. A cogent, well-balanced offensive game plan that features an omnivorous buffet of play-action, West Coast, stretch/toss plays, between-the-tackles runs, and deep passes should not only increase Pittsburgh’s scoring output and general offensive vitality, but should also better enable them to control time-of-possession and give the defense some much-needed downtime. Step 3: Experiment with the defenseThere’s no point asking the Steelers to “fix” the defense, as doing so would have the same effect as callously telling someone living on the street to get a job — they simply don’t have the wherewithal to promote such a miraculous turnaround. Pittsburgh is home to perhaps theNFL’s worst stable of defensive backs — which is a shame Black Bud Dupree Jersey , because there are some talented names among these ranks. Their linebackers are good at stopping the run and proficient at rushing the passer, but not much else. So why not get cute with it? Try Sean Davis out at cornerback. Move Terrell Edmunds to linebacker. Play with three safeties. Sign Markus Wheaton and let him play cornerback. Grab some random DB off the street. Tyvon Branch is apparently a person who used to play safety. Jeremy Lane once did a convincing impression of a starting cornerback in Seattle. I don’t know — goof around with the schematics a bit or mix the personnel up a bit — but please don’t let Tyler Matakevich start in actual games of consequence. Do something, Keith Butler, please!Step 4: Stay positiveLe’Veon Bell hopefully is set to report back in Week 7, which would make him eligible to play in the Steelers’ Week 8 home match against Cleveland. Losing to Atlanta or Cincinnati (the odds of them losing at least one of these games are very, very high) honestly isn’t gonna totally sink their postseason hopes (but losing both might, so yikes). So if the Steelers can simply tread water and enter the bye at like 2-3-1 (or 3-2-1), I think returning an All-Pro offensive dynamo to the fray will be an encouraging development. But regardless of when or if Bell returns and what version of Bell the Steelers get, Pittsburgh will contend so long as Ben Roethlisberger is doing his thing, especially if JuJu Smith-Schuster, Antonio Brown, Vance McDonald, and the rest of the offense continue to assist Ben in doing his thing. There’s also the issue of Mike Tomlin, who is seen below:He’s still never had a losing season, guys. Have some faith in the man.Brett Keisel condemns the current NFL trend that downplays stout defense Former Steelers’ defensive end Brett Keisel knows a little something about playing defense in the NFL. That’s why his recent Tweet can hardly be taken lightly. Although Keisel blames the demise of stout defense on the rise of Fantasy Football and all the money associated with it, that’s certainly not the only factor explaining why NFL defenses these days are hardly what they used to be.Keisel’s remarks — along with a dynamite photo that personifies the grit of what once was an intimidating Steelers’ defense — touch on a particularly raw nerve for Steelers Nation. During the past few years, we’ve watched as the Black-and-gold defense has sunk ever-further into mediocrity — to the point where nowadays the unit has practically become the laughingstock of the league. Defensive players who can no longer tackle, along with rule changes that make conventional tackling increasingly challenging, lend credence to Keisel’s charge that hard-nosed defense — the way fans expect it to be — is becoming obsolete. For lifelong devotees of the storied Steel Curtain defense Youth Chukwuma Okorafor Jersey , this kinder/gentler version is particularly hard to swallow. So take another long look at that photo of Keisel and his former defensive teammates, anchored by Big Snack — the ultimate monster of the middle. When you consider the overall talent and cohesion of that defense, it’s painfully obvious how far this once-mighty unit has fallen.But perhaps Keisel’s comments are the slap in the face (or the cold shower) that the Steelers and their global nation truly need right now. While Keisel seems to believe the good old days of stout NFL defenses may be gone forever, his remarks might also aim to provide some much-needed inspiration for a unit which arguably has reached the lowest ebb in team history. More than any other factor, a back-to-basics approach to recruiting defensive players appears to be strongly indicated moving forward. As important as sheer athleticism might be, it’s more important to draft rock-solid football players. Unfortunately, this defense largely lacks the kind of impact players represented by the names Hampton, Smith, Keisel, Harrison, Clark, Farrior, Polamalu and Timmons.Brett’s message is something the Steelers and their fans definitely need to hear as the team approaches what looks like a crossroads in their season. With Halloween just around the corner, it’s certainly legitimate to question whether the weekly chocolate bar being handed out to Pittsburgh’s ravenous fan base during the season might be getting progressively smaller and less appealing. Certainly, that’s been the case in both of the Steelers’ disappointing losses before their home crowd at Heinz Field in recent weeks. 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pocket and scrambled all the way to his left Youth Mike Person Jersey , only to realize that just about everybody wearing a Chiefs helmet was on the opposite side of the field.It was a rookie mistake by the second-year pro, one he turned into more early season magic.Mahomes quickly reversed field against the pursuing San Francisco defense, ran all the way to the other side and threw a dart to Chris Conley in the back of the end zone. It was one of three TD passes he threw in a 38-27 victory over the 49ers on Sunday — and easily the most impressive ."That," Chiefs coach Andy Reid acknowledged with a smile, "was a good one."Mahomes finished with 314 yards passing in his first regular-season start at Arrowhead Stadium, and his touchdown throws to Conley, Demetrius Harris and Sammy Watkins gave him 13 this season without an interception. That total broke the NFL record of 12 for the first three weeks of a season, set by Peyton Manning during the 2013 campaign.More importantly, all those touchdown tosses have the Chiefs 3-0. They are the third team to score at least 38 points in each of the first three games, joining 2007 New England and the 1967 Baltimore Colts."We've got a bunch of weapons Youth Adrian Colbert Jersey ," said Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt, who added his first two touchdown runs this season, "and Pat is just a competitor. I knew that from the day we met, when we got drafted together. We said one day we were going to take over the Chiefs Kingdom."The Chiefs have clearly found their long-term answer at quarterback.The 49ers? They have a whole lot of questions now.Jimmy Garoppolo left late in the fourth quarter after his left knee buckled during a scramble to the sideline. He was crushed on his throwing shoulder by the Chiefs' Steven Nelson, but the damage was already done, and the 49ers' franchise quarterback was carted off to the locker room."We fear an ACL," 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said. "We'll find out for sure tomorrow."The 49ers (1-2) trailed 35-7 late in the first half before rallying behind Garoppolo, who threw for 251 yards and two touchdowns. Matt Breida added 90 yards rushing and Alfred Morris scored on the ground as San Francisco clawed to within 35-24 late in the third quarter.It was still 38-24 when the 49ers produced a grinding, 17-play drive that wiped out more than half the fourth quarter. But it ended in a strange sequence that began with Garoppolo taking the shot from Nelson along the sideline, rather than stepping out of bounds and avoiding the hit."I think that was his fault http://www.49erscheapstore.com/joe-staley-jersey-cheap ," said Chiefs linebacker Justin Houston, who was trailing the play. "I pray he's not hurt, it's nothing serious, but as a quarterback you should step out of bounds. It's only an inch. An inch wouldn't have made a difference. You got the yardage. You need to be smart."C.J. Beathard came in on third-and-goal and threw what appeared to be a touchdown pass to George Kittle, but it was wiped out by offensive pass interference with 5:17 left in the game.Rather than go for it on fourth down at the Kansas City 25, Shanahan elected to kick a field goal — keeping it a two-possession game. Then the 49ers kicked it deep rather than try an onside kick, and the Chiefs picked up a first down by penalty before Hunt churned for two more and put the game away."That's our time in the game," Reid said. "You take a lot of pride in it. They're going backward and we're going forward and it's all good."MORE ON GAROPPOLOShanahan acknowledged a quarterback move is likely, though Beathard is line to start next week in Los Angeles. The 49ers' only other QB is Nick Mullins, a member of the practice squad. "I just talked to (Garoppolo) in the training room http://www.the49ersfootballauthentic.com/k_waun-williams-jersey-authentic ," Beathard said. "I told him I'll be praying for him and I love him and he just told me to lead these guys."FOSTER'S FRUSTRATION49ers LB Reuben Foster had a rough return from a two-game suspension for violating the league's personal conduct and substance abuse policy. Foster was hit with a personal foul for hitting Mahomes as the QB was sliding in the first half, Kelce beat him in pass defense, and the young linebacker left early in the fourth quarter when he was shaken up on a tackle.INJURIES49ers: The defensive backfield was in tatters by the fourth quarter. CB Richard Sherman left with a calf injury, FS Adrian Colbert hurt his ankle and backup CB Tarvarius Moore left with a wrist injury. SS Jaquiski Taylor was already inactive with a shoulder injury.Chiefs: LB Dee Ford left with a groin injury in the fourth quarter. He will have an MRI exam Monday ... Conley briefly left with a right ankle injury, though he returned to make his TD catch. ... SS Eric Berry (heel) remained inactive for the third straight week.UP NEXT49ers: Play the Chargers in Los Angeles next Sunday.Chiefs: Visit the AFC West-rival Broncos next Monday night.Mike McGlinchey expects to play Sunday vs. Cardinals The San Francisco 49ers offensive line took some hits this past week against the Los Angeles Chargers, but the unit appears to be making progress for Week 5 vs. the Arizona Cardinals. Left tackle Joe Staley, right tackle Mike McGlinchey, and center Weston Richburg all missed Wednesday’s practice, but McGlinchey and Richburg appear set to get some work in on Thursday.McGlinchey told the media before practice that the MRI on his knee came back clean, and he expects to play on Sunday. Richburg did not miss any snaps last week http://www.the49ersfootballauthentic.com/george-kittle-jersey-authentic , but a knee injury had him banged up. The 49ers will release their official practice report in an hour or so, but it would appear both McGlinchey and Richburg will be listed as no worse than limited.Staley is the kind of guy who can get limited practice in and still be cleared for the game. My guess is he will get a DNP or limited designation on Thursday, and then a limited designation on Friday. If he is unable to play on Sunday, Garry Gilliam would start in his place.Richard Sherman is back at practice, but his status is up in the air. He was ruled out fairly quickly last week, and the expectation was that he would probably miss this week’s game. Sherman spoke to the media on Thursday before practice, and would not rule out being able to play. He said he would practice on Thursday and they would see how things develop from there. My guess is he doesn’t play on Sunday, but he is pushing for it.Marquise Goodwin did not practice on Wednesday as he was dealing with hamstring and quadricep issues. The team will already be without Dante Pettis on Sunday, so getting Goodwin back would be big for depth on the outside.We’ll have the full injury report later this afternoon or early evening.
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 San Francisco 49ers Hoodie , one more day and we get to see the 2019 version of C.J. Beathard. Two things going into this, because I’ve written at length about all of this madness (and I’m still not done); 1) Thank goodness it’s no longer his rookie season because even Peyton Manning had a subpar rookie season (56.7 completion percentage, 26 touchdowns, 28 interceptions) 2) As atrocious as last season was for him, at least he got some playing time. This year the first game jitters will have worn off and it won’t be near as overwhealming with the above going on. A while back I said Beathard got the best situation he could ask for, starting, then going to the bench as a backup. He got a taste of the NFL game which makes him a far better backup than someone who is green and coming into things when games matter.These games aren’t en route to a Super Bowl appearance, but at least Beathard can run the offense to Shanahan’s specifications. Some games this year are going to be bad, but they won’t be near as bad as think they can be thanks to Beathard’s experience. Let’s hope for improvement. Aurora shooting survivor Zack Golditch gets chance with 49ers (KNBR)Kyle Shanahan was the ball boy when Anthony Lynn played for Broncos (ESPN)After Jimmy G injury, Kyle Juszczyk still the 49ers’ ‘third-string’ QB (Maiocco)Matt Breida on injured knee: ‘I want to play, but I have to be smart, too’ (Biderman)49ers’ Richard Sherman sidelined by calf injury (Cohn)4 predictions for 49ers-Chargers Week 4 showdown (Madson)49ers can’t tackle, so here’s what they’re doing about it (Brown)49ers injury report: Matt Breida, Alfred Morris both questionable (Madson)Reuben Foster critical of his ‘uncalled for’ performance. The stakes are even higher now (Biderman)49ers’ John Lynch says Eric Reid had better opportunity with Panthers (Branch)What a horrible night to have a curse...Robert Saleh, Richard Sherman, John Lynch all offer praise of Fred Warner The San Francisco 49ers are short-handed at inside linebacker Customized San Francisco 49ers Jerseys , but it has provided a huge opportunity rookie Fred Warner. The third round pick moved into the starting lineup with Reuben Foster’s suspension, and has become the leader of the middle of the defense with Malcolm Smith sidelined with a hamstring injury.Warner has received plenty of praise for his football intelligence, moving into the MIKE role in his debut. He handles the play-calls, receiving them from the defensive coaching staff and getting the defense in position. In Week 1, he handled that, while also leading the team in tackles and forcing a fumble. He was all over the field, reminiscent of the a couple of the 49ers recent franchise linebackers. It’s too early to say what his career will bring, but he could not have gotten off to a better start.Defensive coordinator Robert Saleh, cornerback Richard Sherman, and general manager John Lynch all were asked about Warner’s performance. They praised his awareness. with Saleh and Sherman both praising Warner’s film study. Saleh said he regularly saw him buried in film outside of practice. Sherman said that while he did not regularly see him studying film like Saleh, the way he performed proved he was regularly staying on top of things.Saleh said there was room for improvement, with mistakes that the average fan would miss. Lynch thought Saleh was going a little overboard, but acknowledge there is always room for improvement.Warner will start once again on Sunday against the Detroit Lions, although this time Elijah Lee is expected to start next to him following Brock Coyle’s back injury. Expectations are only growing for Warner.Saleh on his performance: “I thought he had good command of the huddle, did a really good job relaying the message of the calls, did a great job getting people lined up. He made plays when they were presented to him. Saw the game very well. He did have mistakes www.sanfrancisco49ersteamonline.com , some that are not seen to the naked eye. So, he’s got a lot of stuff that he does have to clean up. Statistically, obviously, he produced and made a lot of plays. But, he’ll tell you himself that there’s a lot of room to get better.”Saleh on Warner film study: “I think that’s just who he is. That’s part of the whole evaluation process. He’s a film junky. That’s what he was coming out of BYU. You see him eating breakfast and watching tape. He’s sitting at a table by himself in the cafeteria and he’s got the tape rolling. He’s always deep in the film. If he continues to progress the way he is, he does have a bright future. But, like I said, consistency is the truest measure of performance. He’s got to consistently do it until he proves that that is who he is.”Sherman on his performance: “He did a good, he did a really good job. He was calm, he was poised. If you didn’t know he was a rookie, you’d have never guessed he was a rookie. He was deliberate, made a lot of great tackles. Obviously, the forced fumble was a huge play. But got his hands on multiple footballs, got a QB hit. He was all over the place.”Sherman on his film study: I don’t track him and see where he is at all times, but you can see it on the field. You can see that he’s always in the right spot, he recognizes plays really fast. He diagnoses things San Francisco 49ers T-Shirt , he gets to his spots. So those are things that you can see he really puts the work in and puts the time in. Anytime a rookie middle linebacker, that’s like, as they call it, the quarterback of the defense — come out there with a rookie, and you play well — he had to be incredibly prepared.Lynch: ”Fred Warner, shoot, that’s a really good rookie debut. I think Bob [Saleh] is splitting hairs when he says there’s a lot to work on. With every player there is 鈥?Fred had a really good debut. It really didn’t surprise a lot of us because he’s kind of been a guy who’s passed every test since he’s been here. He’s a really good player, and I think he showed he can do it on a big stage. Now you just improve upon that. I think there’s little subtleties, but one thing we know about Fred, he’s talented, and then he sees the game incredibly well. People call it instincts, knowing your assignment. But I think it’s a little bit beyond knowing your assignment. He just sees things.”
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 If you were disappointed with Jimmy Garoppolo’s performance in game one against the Viking’s elite defense Youth Weston Richburg Jersey , well, Lions fans were disgusted with Matt Stafford’s effort against the somewhat-less-impressive New York Jets. At Pride of Detroit, Jeremy Reisman wrote that:Stafford had four interceptions, and it was far from the first time that has happened. Since he entered the league in 2009, he leads all quarterbacks with five games of four interception each. And he had Calvin Johnson to throw to for most of that time.This brings up a long-running debate: does Stafford fold under pressure? It matters because he can expect to face a lot of pressure Sunday, against a 49ers pass rush finding its stride and facing a Lions offense with no discernible running game and a shaky offensive line. Lions starting right guard T.J. Lang is confirmed out, injured, so the newly effective front line of DeForest Buckner, Arik Armstead and Solomon Thomas will be facing the likes of rookie center Frank Ragnow and marginal veteran guard Kenny Wiggins, who wasn’t even good in the preseason.Stafford has faced accusations of folding under pressure since 2012, when Chicago Bears safety Major Wright said:In 2015, he was benched in the second half against Arizona after throwing his third interception of the night, and Neil Greenberg of the Washington Post wrote that:Later that year, the Lions brought in offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter, who put in a quick- (and short-) passing offense that limited Stafford turnovers as well as his big plays. Not a mark of great confidence.Of course there are some hometown voices who are more positive. Last year, Ty Schalter of LionsWire emphasized the fact that that in 2017, “Pro Football Focus charted him No. 3 in yards thrown under pressure.” This is true, but notice that Schalter’s not quoting passer rating under pressure, just total yards.What this statistic is really telling you is that Stafford was under pressure all the time last year, because their offensive line was terrible.A more nuanced take comes directly from PFF, in their Lions preview this year.While they were optimistic about Detroit’s off-season investment in the OL — which hasn’t paid off so far due to injury and the talented Ragnow’s lack of experience — they broke down Stafford’s numbers this way.Their basic point is that, at this point in his career, Stafford isn’t bad under pressure. What he is, is great when he’s NOT under pressure Cheap Fred Warner Jersey , and mediocre when he’s sweating. I’ve bolded the key parts of this paragraph:There aren’t many quarterbacks who don’t decline when under pressure. Jimmy G might be one of them, but Matt Stafford is definitely not. As long as Robert Saleh and new pass rush coach Chris Kiffin can continue their success in game one, the Niners defense should give Stafford a lot of problems on Sunday.Breaking down the 49ers’ defensive line success against the Vikings Before the San Francisco 49ers took the field on Sunday, if a fortune teller told me that San Francisco would hold the Minnesota Vikings to 17 offensive points, hold quarterback Kirk Cousins to 244 passing yards, and rack up three sacks, I would have thought that Kyle Shanahan’s squad comes out of the weekend 1-0.Instead, dropped passes, ill-timed interceptions, and missed opportunities were key factors in an opening week loss in Minnesota. While moral victories don’t appear in the standings on Monday morning, they certainly can encourage a young team. The defensive line’s performance on Sunday should be one of the bright spots that encourage the 49ers’ defensive coaching staff heading into Week 2.Let’s take a look at what former first-rounders DeForest Buckner, Arik Armstead, and Solomon Thomas were able to accomplish in Minnesota. Per Pro Football Focus, Armstead graded out the highest among the three, finishing with a 72.7, after playing in 59 of the 71 snaps. Armstead played solid run defense, but was less effective as a pass rusher. Buckner finished a close second, at 70.1, but graded relatively the same in run defense and pass rush. Thomas ranked among the worst on defense, with a 48.5 overall grade.Let’s flip over to the film, to see what made Armstead and Buckner successful.In the second play of the game, the Vikings hand off the ball to running back Dalvin Cook, who’s immediately met by lineman Solomon Thomas and Buckner for a loss of two yards. The 49ers’ studs are lined up on the right side, immediately release from their blocks and stop Cook in his tracks.Later on the same drive Youth Brock Coyle Jersey , Buckner gets his first sack of the season, easily blowing by the Vikings’ left guard and taking down Cousins. This was one of the quickest sacks during opening weekend, per NFL’s Next Gen Stats.In this next clip, Buckner’s high motor is on full display. The ex-Oregon lineman rushes up the field, stops, runs back to make the tackle on Cook for a six-yard loss. Defensive Player of the Year, anyone? In the first game of the season, Buckner’s making his case as one of the best defenders across the NFL. In this play, he’s able to disengage from the Vikings’ lineman and chase down Cousins for a nine-yard loss on the play.Now, Buckner and fellow lineman Ronald Blair III team up for a sack, chasing Cousins out of the pocket and bringing him down immediately. The 49ers’ defenders were effective in making Cousins antsy in the pocket and then bringing him down before he could take off and run.Now in the red zone, Buckner and Armstead line up on the right side of the defense and stuff Cook for only a two-yard gain. While Buckner is still being held by the Vikings’ offensive lineman, he’s able to hold onto Cook until the rest of the troops arrive.Here is Armstead’s most impressive play of Sunday afternoon, being blocked by Minnesota tight end Kyle Rudolph and bringing down Cook for a one-yard loss on the play. Armstead routinely displayed this strength in the preseason, but it hasn’t translated well into the regular season — until now.The former Oregon first-round pick is able to disengage from the Vikings’ offensive lineman and take down Cook for a one-yard loss on the play. This is what 49ers’ fans expect more of from Armstead moving forward this season. Unfortunately, this is the play that most 49ers’ fans are going to remember from Thomas. While it didn’t cost the 49ers the game, it was a mental error that should not have happened. Everyone in the stadium and at home knew Cousins was not snapping the ball, yet Thomas (and Armstead) fell for the hard count.The 49ers’ brain trust invested three first-round picks into the defensive line, hoping for returns such as Sunday’s performance. While the Vikings’ offensive line was beat up and in-experienced, it was a strong outing from Buckner and Armstead in particular. Thomas had his problems, but if the 49ers’ run defense and pass rush is to find any success in 2018, it’s going to have be catalyzed from those three players.
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 Jets Since the New York Giants hired Pat Shurmur to be their new head coach and fix their broken offense http://www.authenticsnewyorkgiants.com/cheap-rhett-ellison-jersey , fans have waited to see what he could do, whether he could bring the magic he worked on the Minnesota Vikings’ offense to New York. When Shurmur was hired, Odell Beckham Jr. excitedly tweeted that he was “geeked!” by the hire. Giants’ fans finally got to see what the excitement was about when the Giants faced the New York Jets in their annual meeting in the third pre-season game. As the game which coaches use to simulate a regular season game week, we finally got to see more than the outline of the Giants’ new offense. And even with game-breaking playmakers Saquon Barkley and Odell Beckham Jr. sidelined for the game, Eli Manning was unleashed like we have only rarely seen him these past few years. So, how did Shurmur and Mike Shula simultaneously get Manning’s completion percentage to a mark he has only matched seven times since 2014, while also having the most yards per attempt since Week 3 of 2016?Attacking all levels of the defenseOver the last four years, Giants fans have become accustomed to seeing routes run in isolation. The previous offense consistently sought to put receivers in one-on-one situations for the quarterback to complete high-percentage throws. Usually that meant short passes based off the slant route. That lead to problems when faced with certain coverages or when they couldn’t feed the offense through Odell Beckham or Sterling Shepard.Under Shurmur, the Giants’ offense looks to help receivers by scheming them open, creating conflicts for defenders, and creating simple reads for the quarterbacks. This will clearly be a feature of the offense and was on display from Manning’s first pass of the night. The Giants open with a variaton on the “sail” concept. The sail concept overloads one side of the defense, in this case the defensive right, with receivers at (roughly) 5, 15, and 25 yards. In this case the Giants run the concept with a pair of crossing routes from the bunch formation to the offensive right, with Sterling Shepard running the underneath crosser while Engram runs the intermediate route. Cody Latimer runs the third element of the concept, the vertical route, on the left side of the offensive formation. The Jets seem to be running a Cover 3 defense here, which happens to be particularly vulnerable to the sail concept. The concept puts the free safety Marcus Maye in a difficult conflict. The passing concept forces Maye to choose between staying deep and defending the vertical route or coming down to help pick up the deep crossing route.Just before the snap, Maye retreats to a deep center field position, and at that moment Eli knows that he will have Engram open in the intermediate. Other than the coverage on Latimer, which looks as if it could be press coverage until the corner turns to make a zone drop just before the snap, this looks as though it will be zone coverage. across the board — which it is. The vertical route from Latimer pulls the outside corner and free safety deep, vacating the sideline for Shepard and Engram. Meanwhile, Jonathan Stewart comes up to pass protect before releasing into a short check-down route. That freezes the underneath coverage on his side slightly, and forces a mistake when the inside linebacker doesn’t pick up Engram as he passes through his zone. Instead, he lets Engram go, apparently expecting him to be picked up by a free safety who isn’t there. Either way, it likely wouldn’t have mattered, as Engram’s speed in the open field is too much for most linebackers to match.The end result was an easy read for Manning, who delivers an accurate pass in rhythm to a wide open Engram for a 15-yard reception. Take what the defense gives themShurmur’s offense is flexible and varied, borrowing ideas from every offensive mind he’s worked with. But it’s foundation is still the West Coast Offense, and abides by the Tao of Bill Walsh: You don’t go broke making a profit. The Giants’ new offense features far more aggression and vertical elements than Ben McAdoo’s, but they’ll pick their spots for those plays. Here http://www.authenticsnewyorkgiants.com/cheap-connor-barwin-jersey , we see the Giants taking advantage of the defensive call to find a completion and establish a lead with a field goal. The Jets are showing a Cover 4 defense with four defenders in deep zone coverage (quarters coverage), and just four rushers. The route combination on the bottom of the screen uses two receivers to clear out the three defenders to the offensive right. Eli keeps his eyes to that side of the field, using the vertical route to pull the safety and outside corner into the end zone. He then moves his eyes to the middle of the field, pulling the other safety and the two inside linebackers to TE Scott Simonson, who is running the inner of the two hook routes. Wayne Gallman immediately goes out as though for a swing pass, pulling the outside linebacker toward the sideline. All of this creates a big void for tight end Jerell Adams on the outer of the two hook routes. It’s an easy pitch-and-catch from Manning to Adams, and a very safe play.Considering the circumstances — a pre-season game in which top tight ends Evan Engram and Rhett Ellison have already left the game, and the offense is missing Beckham and Barkley — taking the conservative option is forgivable. The play is unlikely to score or result in a first down, and in a regular season game this is likely more of a second-and-9 play than third-and-9. It did, however, give the Giants another chance to see a young kicker in Aldrick Rosas who is trying to prove that he should keep his job.Taking shotsManning has always been at his best when he can attack the defense down the field. That doesn’t mean that he wants to sling the ball down the field on every pass like he did in Kevin Gilbride’s final year. However, Eli seems like a more engaged and energetic quarterback when he knows he has the option to try and throw the occasional haymaker.Once again going back to Bill Walsh and the original WCO, the run-action fake (or play-action) has long been considered to be the safest way to attack deep. Even if a team can’t ‘establish the run game,’ a well-executed play fake forces a defense to freeze, slowing a pass rush and taking defenders out of position in coverage.Here we see the Giants use a simple three-man route based off of play-action to deliver a body blow to the Jets’ defense. The Giants used pre-snap motion — with fullback Shane Smith motioning from a wide receiver position to the backfield — to establish that the Jets are in a zone coverage, in this case Cover 3. The free safety is so deep that he isn’t on the screen. After a good punt return, the Giants decide to take a shot down the field and really challenge the Jets deep for the first time in the game. With eight potential rushers, the Giants keep seven players back for pass protection while the play develops.To this point the Giants have not been able to run the ball effectively at all, with Jonathan Stewart losing yards on average. However, that doesn’t stop the Jets from reacting to the play fake, with all eight box defenders either attacking the run or freezing. Manning takes advantage of the opportunity to target Cody Latimer running the deep post. Latimer’s size and speed downfield get a couple steps of separation on Morris Claiborne while Trumaine Johnson is forced to respect the deep crossing route, keeping him from helping Claiborne in coverage.This play could — and probably should — have been a touchdown for Manning. However, hedoesn’t fully step in to the throw, under-throwing the ball by a yard or two. That could have been influenced by late pressure as rookie defensive lineman Nathan Shepard is never properly picked up and gets in Manning’s face as he throws the ball.Final thoughtsThis is a new and different offense from what we’ve seen from the Giants. It does have elements of previous offenses, such as the basic tenets of the west coast offense and most passing plays feature at least one vertical option, as in Kevin Gilbride’s offense. But unlike either McAdoo’s or Gilbride’s offense, Shurmur and Shula blend concepts and philosophies to create a varied and versatile offense. It is an offense that strives to create conflict on the defense while putting offensive players in position to maximize their skill sets — such as using Latimer deep or Engram in space against a linebacker. All that makes for relatively easy reads for Manning while letting him take care of the ball or indulge in his desire to attack the defense deep when the opportunity presents itself. The end result? 17 for 23 (73.9 percent) and 188 yards — a line that could easily have been better if not for the under-throw and a pair of drops by Hunter Sharp. Manning looked like a rejuvenated quarterback, quickly making his reads and delivering the ball on time and in rhythm. Manning certainly seems to enjoy playing in this offense, and with the team betting on their 37 year old QB having gas left in the tank, it was what they needed to see. Can the 1-3 New York Giants, badly in need of a victory, upset the 2-1 Carolina Panthers on the road Sunday? Let’s see what your Big Blue View staff writers believe.Chris PflumCan the Giants pull off the upset? That’s the question with which we’re all faced. The answer to that is, “of course they can.” This is football, and anything can happen on any given Sunday. But will they? Well http://www.authenticsnewyorkgiants.com/cheap-ray-ray-armstrong-jersey , that is an entirely different question. The answer to that, to me, comes down to which Giants team we see take the field against the Carolina Panthers. All week long we have tried to figure out what is wrong with the Giants’ offense. The Giants’ scheme itself isn’t a sorry, broken thing like what Ben McAdoo fielded, but the result has been little different from the previous two years. The opportunities have been there for plays down the field, but too often they have been passed up for safer options — or the safer option was taken before the bigger play could be made — unless the team was desperate. Far, far too often, the Giants have played offense like a team frightened of losing, rather than playing like a team bent on winning. The discussion has gone back and forth, whether it is the fault of Eli Manning — the quarterback making the decisions — or Pat Shurmur for coaching the offense this way. But at this point, at 1-3 with their season already on life support, it doesn’t matter. Either Shurmur needs to coach to win or Eli needs to rediscover some of the “gunslinger” he had before McAdoo arrived and he had to adapt to a conservative West Coast Offense. I do believe both are capable of it. Despite all the pessimism that has already built up, we have seen sparks of that old Eli in this offense, and we have seen this offense attack defenses in Minnesota without the plethora of talent it currently has. If that offense comes out of the tunnel in Carolina, they can win and it wouldn’t even be an upset, because they can be so much better than they have shown. But will they? So far we’ve only seen that only sparingly, and that isn’t enough to inspire confidence from me. Panthers win.Final score: Panthers 27, Giants 20Season record: 1-3Dan PizzutaThe key to the Giants success is of course going to be what the offense looks like. The Carolina defense hasn’t been the top-10 unit it’s been in the past, but it’s still in the top-10 in a few places on defense. The Panthers rank eighth in DVOA against opposing No. 1 receivers, sixth against No. 2 receivers, and ninth against running backs in the passing game. Those just happen to be where the Giants are good on offense. The weaknesses in the Panthers’ pass defense — 22nd against “other” wide receivers and 30th against tight ends — just aren’t places the Giants can exploit right now.What we’ll see — rather quickly, probably — is whether the Giants think they need to take downfield shots or if they’re content with the short passes they’ve gone with for the first four weeks. The Carolina defense ranks 30th in big play rate allowed, so this would be the time to take some shots. But the Panthers will also have Eric Reid at safety, which is an upgrade to the back end of their secondary.On the other side of the ball, it’s all about stopping Cam Newton and Christian McCaffrey, which the Giants haven’t really shown they can do. The Giants are surprisingly eighth in DVOA against opposing running backs in the passing game, and while they held Alvin Kamara to 47 receiving yards last week, they let him run for 134. Between play-action and option plays, the Panthers are going to use a lot of deception to open up big plays. Once they get into the open field, it’s anyone’s guess if they get tackled. Curtis Riley is tied for fifth among defensive backs with four missed tackles — a 22.2 percent rate — and quietly Alec Ogletree is tied for third among all defenders with five broken tackles for a 31.2 percent rate. Newton and McCaffrey aren’t easy to bring down when the defense has a good angle. Without it, it’s almost impossible. Final score: Panthers 27, Giants 17Season record: 3-1Fanpulse PicksGiants fans at Big Blue View think the Giants will lose by 1.Buccaneers fans at Bucs Nation think the Bucs will lose by 1.Patricia TrainaFool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice...Okay, so you know how the old saying goes. When I see this Giants team http://www.authenticsnewyorkgiants.com/cheap-b.j.-goodson-jersey , I see a group that has a lot of talent but for whatever reason is just not coming together like a lot of us (okay, me) thought they would by this point in the season.Head coach Pat Shurmur and the players continue to preach patience. They continue to insist they’re getting closer. I’m sorry but we heard the getting closer line a lot last year only to have our hearts broken week in and week out. I do believe that the Giants are on the right track, but I also think they have a long way still to go before everything comes together. They’ve yet to show the can handle the zone read with any consistency, and after seeing how Alvin Kamara hurt them last week, I shudder to think what Chirstian McCaffrey is going to do.Final score: Panthers 28, Giants 20Season record: 1-3Joe DeLeoneLuck was not on the side of the Giants this season. This early stretch of the year has been rough, especially because of the talented teams they have had to face. It does not help they have to take on another NFC South contender this Sunday.Facing the Panthers is not what the Giants needed to overcome a rough first quarter of the season. Despite having a good opportunity to put out a good offensive showing, a win does not appear in the Giants’ future. The most daunting part of this match up is the Panther run game. Coming in with a league best 166 rush yards per game, it is hard to imagine the G-Men will stand much of a chance. The double headed monster of Cam Newton and Christian McCaffrey will prove to be too much for this Giants defense that has struggled mightily to stop the run. Last week they faced a similar running back who is an elite pass catcher in Alvin Kamara, and got torched.While the secondary should expect to have a good game, run defense will be the determining factor. Final score: Panthers 33, Giants 24Season record: 1-3Andrea HangstI see no reason for the Giants defense to be able to stop the Panthers’ top-ranked run game this week, and if that run game helps Carolina get to a lead early, the Panthers won’t have a reason to stop running, either. And while Eli Manning and the Giants offense may yet right the ship, expecting that to happen on the road against Carolina this Sunday doesn’t seem like the time or the place for it. Final score: Panthers 26, Giants 16Season record: 2-2Mark SchofieldCan this offense get right in a hurry? That’s the question facing Eli Manning and company, and they’ll need to do it against a defense that boasts a tough front seven. If there is one silver lining in facing this Carolina Panthers defense, it is that the secondary keeps it pretty vanilla in the back third. The Panthers are a zone-heavy team for the most part, often using a lot of Cover 3. There should be opportunities on those comeback routes and out routes that Manning missed in the direction of Odell Beckham last week. As we have seen with this offense, however, opportunities do not always translate to points. Until we see better execution from this unit it is hard to feel confident about their chances.Final score: Panthers 26, Giants 14Season record: 1-3Kevin HaswellThere’s no doubt that the Giants have the talent on their roster to win most weeks. That’s the part I can’t figure out. I want so badly to be able to pick the Giants to win every week but the more I pick them to win and the more they disappoint, the harder it is for me to pick them moving forward. So this week, instead of being left disappointed after another Giants loss, I am going to pick the Panthers to win decisively. The Giants will stick in this game for one half, but Carolina pulls away late to get the Week 5 win. Final score: Panthers 24, Giants 14Season record: 1-2 (no pick made in Week 4)Ed ValentineMaybe this is the key for the Giants. For the second time this season I’m about to make it a clean sweep — with everyone here at Big Blue View picking the Giants to lose. The last time this happened, Week 3 vs. the Houston Texans, was the week the Giants actually won a game.No big analysis here. Simply this — until the Giants show they can play good offense and win a game I’m just going to continue to pick them to lose.Final score: Panthers 30, Giants 24Season record: 0-4
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 The New York Giants were back to practice Sunday afternoon. They players took Saturday to recover — and get treatment if necessary — following their preseason game against the Detroit Lions. The coaches B.J. Hill Jersey , meanwhile used Saturday to break down and evaluate the tape from Friday night’s game.The team had a “quick, light practice” without pads as they look to address the mistakes made against the Lions before turning their sights toward the New York Jets on Friday. Whether or not the Giants intended to make Sunday’s practice a lighter one, the grey, drizzly weather might have influenced the decision. It was back to the field for the Giants, even if it was a slightly soggy field.For the first time in camp, the Giants introduced “crowd noise” into practice. Perhaps to get them ready for their annual game against the Jets, in which the intra-city rivalry is played out.And, of course, Odell Beckham Jr. warmed up in his customary fashion. In one potential change coming from the Lions’ game, second team inside linebacker Ray-Ray Armstrong was spotted playing with the first team on Sunday. Armstrong has played well for the Giants in practice and has showed off his range against the Lions and the Cleveland Browns. His range in coverage could help deal with running backs and tight ends while Alec Ogletree puts his ability as a blitzer to use.On the offensive side of the ball, Jonathan Stewart is the starting running back — despite strong play from Wayne Gallman. Shurmur said that the team would adapt and adjust to the injuries at the running back position, and part of doing so was to use Kaliff Raymond as a runner with the third team offense. Fullback Shane Smith was also used as a running back.In the passing game, Eli Manning was reportedly sharp throughout practices in Detroit and has apparently carried that through to Sunday’s practice. Personnel notesSaquon Barkley, Connor Barwin, and Darian Thompson remain out. They’re joined by Jalen Simmons (concussion), Thurston Armbrister, and Calvin Munson (concussion).Donte Deayon, Travis Rudolph, and Ryan O’Malley are back at practice.Fantasy Football: Last-minute Week 3 start/sit advice The fantasy season keeps chugging along. With two weeks in the books, we’ve got an idea how these players are going to be used and we’re starting to get an idea of what the defensive matchups are going to be. While a lot can change over the course of the season — and it will — we’re getting useful information for future fantasy decisions.Here’s some last-minute start/sit advice for Week 3:Running backStart: David Johnson, Arizona CardinalsOk, so there’s a lot going on here. First, is one thing I’ve failed to mention over the past couple weeks as a policy I try to follow: start your studs. Johnson, despite his usage and production so far, is still a stud. So if you used a top-3 pick on Johnson Authentic Saquon Barkley Jersey , you’re obviously worried through two weeks, but Johnson is (hopefully) talented enough to succeed despite the offense so far and there’s hope maybe they’ll start using him in a way that makes sense for arguably the most dynamic running back in the league.Start: Matt Breida, San Francisco 49ersIn the San Francisco running back committee, Breida is more of the passing down back and gets more run when the team is trailing. Well, the 49ers play the Kansas City Chiefs this week, who have scored at will to start the season. San Francisco will likely be scored on a bit and will have to throw in order to catch up. Add in that the Kansas City defense has been the worst in the league against running backs in the passing game. That’s a much better game script for Breida than Alfred MorrisSit: Derrick Henry, Tennessee TitansThere was a stretch against the Houston Texans in Week 2 when Henry lined up as a Wildcat quarterback for three straight plays. That might have been a better option than whatever Blaine Gabbert gave them at quarterback. The Titans are either going to roll out Gabbert again or a not 100 percent Marcus Mariota. Either way, that’s a bad recipe against the Jacksonville Jaguars. 23 of Henry’s 27 carries this season have come when the Titans are leading or tied. There are not going to be many plays against Jacksonville when Tennessee is leading or tied. This should definitely be a Dion Lewis game for the Titans, unless they just throw Henry at quarterback again.Sit: Jamaal Williams, Green Bay PackersWilliams was a “start” here for the first two weeks because he was in a perfect situation. He was a running back who was going to be in on passing downs on a great offense. But the production never really came, even though the playing time did. Now the Green Bay backfield will add Aaron Jones, who is coming back from suspension. We don’t know how much Jones will play, but it’s likely going to be enough to limit Williams’s snap count and without production when he was getting that time on the field, it’s hard to see a path for Williams to be fantasy relevant.Wide receiverStart: Will Fuller, Houston TexansFuller isn’t the best wide receiver on the Texans, that’s unquestionably DeAndre Hopkins, but Fuller might be the receiver who makes Deshaun Watson the most comfortable. With Fuller added to the lineup in Week 2, Watson went deep a little more often and found the receiver for eight receptions, 113 yards, and a touchdown on nine targets. The Giants are third in DVOA against No. 2 wide receivers through two weeks, but that’s been from Eli Apple. With Apple likely out, Fuller should see a lot of B.W. Webb and Donte Deayon, which favors the receiver down the field.Start: DeSean Jackson, Tampa Bay BuccaneersYou’re probably riding this Ryan Fitzpatrick-DeSean Jackson train until it breaks down or reaches the part of the track where the rest hasn’t been built yet and should have never been on that part of the track anyway. Jackson only has nine receptions this season, but he leads the NFL is receiving yards through two weeks. No player is getting targeted further down the field http://www.newyorkgiantsteamonline.com/saquon-barkley-jersey , on average. The good news is the Buccaneers are playing the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday night, who have struggled on defense and can allow a big play or three. Sit: Kelvin Benjamin, Buffalo BillsOpportunity is king in fantasy football and Benjamin is going to get that as the No. 1 receiver in Buffalo, but the quality of that opportunity might be so bad, it’s not worth chasing. There are few positive things to say about the Bills offense through two weeks and they are set to face a Minnesota Vikings defense that’s quite good. It can be hard doing these sits because I don’t know what your roster looks like and I never want to assume you have better options — but you most definitely have better options.Sit: Mike Williams, Los Angeles ChargersWilliams broke through with a score last week against the Bills, but it’s hard to see that coming again this week. The Chargers will face the Rams, who might have the best cornerback duo in the league right now. The Rams are only allowing 5.9 fantasy points per game to wide receivers as a group — not per wide receiver鈥?collectively. Through two weeks the Rams have only allowed 98 yards to opposing wide receivers total. The second-best team, the Giants (what?), have allowed 191 yards to wide receivers. Stay very far away from this matchup.Tight endStart: George Kittle, San Francisco 49ersDon’t let the disappointment of a two-catch, 22-yard day in Week 2 put you off from Kittle. He’s still seeing 24.7 percent of San Francisco’s air yards, which is fourth among tight ends behind Rob Gronkowski, Jimmy Graham, and Travis Kelce. As we noted before, the 49ers are probably going to have to pass a bit to catch up on Sunday and it helps that the Chiefs have been one of the worst team in the league so far defending tight ends, allowing 100.5 yards per game to the position and the second-most fantasy points. The big game for Kittle is coming.Sit: Ricky Seals-Jones, Arizona CardinalsArizona’s offense is a mess and while you’re holding out hope Johnson can overcome, it’s not as simple for the other parts. Seals-Jones has gotten six targets in each of the first two games, but has 36 receiving yards total. That’s what happens when the offense is built around short, ineffective passes. Seals-Jones is going up against a Chicago Bears defense that is first in DVOA against tight ends through two weeks. With so many more streamable options at tight end, it’s easy to take a pass on Seals-Jones even when his talent and role should be producing more than it has.
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 Authentic Rhett Ellison Jersey , Stacy Coley, Cody Latimer, Odell Beckham Jr. and Jawill Davis as kick returners this season.Monday night, the Giants might have to dig even deeper as Davis popped up on the Friday injury report with a concussion that kept him out of practice.“Jawill had a persistent headache, so the medical staff determined he should be placed in the concussion protocol,” head coach Pat Shurmur said on Friday.Davis, a rookie undrafted free agent, has averaged 24.4 yards on seven kickoff returns. He has also caught two passes.Special teams coordinator Thomas McGaughey was complementary of Davis’ progress Friday — before the news of his being placed in the concussion protocol was known.“He’s a young player. He’s getting better every week. He is definitely ascending. The arrow is up with that kid,” McGaughey said. “He averaged 29 yards a return last time he was out there. The week before, it was 21. So each week Authentic Kerry Wynn Jersey , you’re seeing some progression with him. He’s getting more confident as a gunner. The kid is talented. We’re just going to keep nurturing talent.”With Davis likely down for Monday’s game against the Atlanta Falcons, the Giants will be looking for another kickoff returner.“That’s life in the big city. It’s just one of those deals, you just live it the way it is. You play cards, they deal them out, this is my hand, here we go,” McGaughey said. “That’s the reality of it. You just got to make do with what you have, and just coach the hell out of them. You get them out there, you coach them up, you get them ready to play. Hopefully you’ve done a good enough job during the week preparing for some success. “That’s coaching Authentic Alec Ogletree Jersey , that’s what we do, especially special teams coaches. I don’t even think about it. That’s just what we do. It’s part of our coaching DNA.”If the Giants need to make a roster move, perhaps they would promote Quadree Henderson from their practice squad. A rookie undrafted free agent from Pitt who was added to the practice squad just two weeks ago, Henderson averaged 26.6 yards with four TDs on 73 kickoff returns and 13.4 yards with three touchdowns on 37 punt returns in college.Week 10 Injury ReportPlayerPositionInjuryThursdayFridaySaturdayGame StatusPlayerPositionInjuryThursdayFridaySaturdayGame Status If he knew that the New York Giants would suffer through what promises to be the fourth losing season in his five years with the team, and begin tearing down the roster to begin an arduous rebuild, would Odell Beckham Jr. have put his name on that five-year, $90 million contract he signed in August?“I don’t really know. It’s not really re-sign, I signed something. I could have been here another three years,” Beckham said on Thursday. “It’s hard to think about that right now, and it’s really irrelevant to think about that now because I’m here and I will be here.”With Beckham due $65 million in guaranteed money through the 2020 season Authentic Nate Solder Jersey , he likely isn’t going anywhere. From 2019 to 2022 he carries a cap hit of no less than $19 million per season. Whether he wants to be part of a rebuild or not, it looks like that is what Beckham will be part of over the next few seasons. He said he wouldn’t second-guess his decision to sign the long-term deal, richest ever for a wide receiver.“I just wish we had a better record than what we have,” he said.Beckham, always a lightning rod no matter what opinion he offers, didn’t go anywhere near offering an opinion on the trades of Eli Apple and Damon Harrison — other than to understandably bemoan the loss of teammates.“It’s really not my job. This is a multi-million, billion dollar industry, and at the end of the day it is a business so it’s really out of my control,” Beckham said. “Those guys were family, Snacks (Damon Harrison) was like a brother to me Color Rush Alec Ogletree Jersey , he came and visited me in the hospital. We’ll forever be lifelong friends, brothers, and I’m wishing him and Eli (Apple) the best in their careers, but it is a business. It’s tough, that’s the toughest part about this. You get close with people and things like this could happen at any point. It’s just the reality of our sport.”
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Kyle Van Noy Jersey , the New England Patriots will kick off their tenth game of the season. While the team has slowly been getting healthier over the course of the week and did not declare any players out on Friday, it still will have to miss some core players against the Tennessee Titans today.Patriots inactivesThe Patriots’ list of inactives includes two starters in Rob Gronkowski (ankle/back) and Shaq Mason (calf), but no real surprises: all of the players who will be out today are either dealing with injury — and will therefore receive an additional week off ahead of the week 11 bye — or find themselves near the bottom of the depth chart at their respective positions. Or, in the case of Obi Melifonwu, were just recently added to the team.Of the six players listed as questionable on Friday’s final injury report all but Gronkowski and Mason will be active: offensive tackle Trent Brown, linebacker Dont’a Hightower Limited Stephon Gilmore Jersey , tight end Jacob Hollister, and running back Sony Michel will all play today. For Michel, it will mark his first game back since hurting his knee in week seven against the Chicago Bears.Titans inactives So where are the Patriots, Bills, Jets and Dolphins this week?On byes.In a rarity for the NFL, the entire AFC East is off in Week 11. Also not playing this week are San Francisco (2-8) and Cleveland (3-6-1).The Patriots (7-3) have a two-game lead over Miami (5-5) in a division New England has ruled seemingly forever. The Jets and Bills both are 3-7 Marcus Cannon Jersey , far out of contention for the playoffs.New England returns next Sunday at the Jets, while Miami is at Indianapolis and Buffalo hosts Jacksonville.Only two teams remain without byes and they are among the NFL elite. Kansas City (9-1) plays at the Rams (9-1) on Monday night, a game moved from Mexico City to Los Angeles because of the poor field conditions at Azteca Stadium.The Chiefs and Rams are off in Week 12.
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times through 15 games this season. If they can get through another 60 minutes of football Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals without a turnover Limited Kevin Faulk Jersey , they’ll equal the league record for fewest turnovers in a season.The record of 10 turnovers in a season is shared by the 2010 New England Patriots and 2011 San Francisco 49ers.Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll can be like a broken record to his players emphasizing his belief “it’s all about the ball.” Turnovers are perhaps the single thing he harps on most as a coach, so the thought of potentially matching the league record for fewest turnovers is music to his ears.”Much like the increases in completion percentage and passer rating in recent years, teams have become far more adept at not giving the ball away. As recently as a decade ago, the best turnover seasons in league history had been somewhat dated. The 1982 Kansas City Chiefs held the record with just 12 turnovers. The 1943 and 1990 New York Giants, and 1959 Cleveland Browns were tied for next on the list with 14 turnovers.However Antonio Garcia Jersey , the top of the list has been flooded in the past few seasons. Assuming the Seahawks don’t turn the ball over more than twice on Sunday, eight of the nine best turnover seasons in history will have come since 2010 with six of those coming in the last three years.The 2016 Atlanta Falcons (11), 2016 New England Patriots (11), 2017 Kansas City Chiefs (11), 2016 Buffalo Bills (12) and 2017 New England Patriots (12) all have joined the top of the list. The 1982 Chiefs are the only team outside of the last decade still in the conversation.The Seahawks had five turnovers in their first two games – three interceptions from Russell Wilson and lost fumbles by Wilson and Chris Carson. They’ve turned the ball over just once in their last five games.Seattle also leads the league in turnover margin at plus-14. The Chicago Bears and Houston Texans, both at plus-12, are the only other teams with a turnover margin of at least plus-10. A person familiar with the meeting confirms to The Associated Press that free agent Terrelle Pryor visited with the receiver- and quarterback-needy Buffalo Bills.The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the team has not disclosed the visit Dont'a Hightower Jersey , which took place before the Bills hosted the New England Patriots on Monday night. ESPN first reported Pryor's visit to Buffalo.Pryor has seven seasons of NFL experience, and played six games this year with the New York Jets before being sidelined by a groin injury. He was released on Oct. 20 after reaching an injury settlement with the team.Pryor has been used as mostly as a receiver at the NFL level, and had 14 catches for 235 yards and two touchdowns with the Jets. He also has experience at quarterback, which is the position he played during a three-year career at Ohio State.The Bills have needs at both positions.They lack experienced depth at receiver behind starter Kelvin Benjamin. As for quarterback, newly signed 13-year veteran Derek Anderson is starting in place of rookie Josh Allen, who is listed week to week with a sprained right elbow.

 

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 Tyrone Crawford suffered a scary injury in Dallas’ NFC East-clinching 27-20 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.Crawford injured his neck on the second play of the game. His neck was stabilized on a stretcher with his facemask removed Authentic Isaiah Wynn Jersey , and the seventh-year player was moving his arms and legs before he was taken off the field.He was taken to a hospital, and the Cowboys said after the game that Crawford was released and would be re-evaluated Monday by the team’s medical staff.Dallas wasn’t the only playoff-bound team to get hit by an injury on Sunday.New England wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson left with a knee injury in the third quarter of the Patriots‘ AFC East-clinching victory over the Buffalo Bills. Patterson was expected to play a bigger role in the offense with deep threat Josh Gordon suspended indefinitely.For the Bills (5-10), linebacker Julian Stanford exited with an ankle injury and wide receiver Deonte Thompson left with a toe injury.The NFL-best New Orleans Saints clinched the NFC’s top seed by beating the Pittsburgh Steelers but lost one of Drew Brees‘ protectors when left tackle Terron Armstead was hurt in the first half and left for good in the second half. Armstead, who tore a pectoral muscle earlier this season, was seen clutching his chest.Linebacker Vince Williams left in the second half for the Steelers, whose playoff hopes took a big hit.Philadelphia Eagles left tackle Jason Peters injured a quad on the first possession of Philadelphia’s wild 32-30 win over the Houston Texans. AFC South-leading Houston later clinched a playoff berth with Pittsburgh’s loss, and the Eagles still have a chance to make the playoffs next week.Texans wide receiver Demaryius Thomas was carted off the field in the fourth quarter with a right leg injury. Houston also lost three cornerbacks to injury: Kareem Jackson (knee) Limited Danny Etling Jersey , Kayvon Webster (thigh) and Johnathan Joseph (neck).The Indianapolis Colts managed to rally for a win over the New York Giants that kept their playoff and AFC South title hopes alive, even with first-half injuries that knocked center Ryan Kelly (neck) and Pro Bowl tight end Eric Ebron (concussion) out of the game. In the third quarter, Colts cornerbacks Kenny Moore III and Quincy Wilson walked off on successive plays with undisclosed injuries.Giants defensive end Mario Edwards left with a calf injury, and tight end Rhett Ellison suffered a concussion.Two cornerbacks were hurt for the Minnesota Vikings: Marcus Scherels (foot) and Xavier Rhodes (groin). Fullback C.J. Ham hurt an elbow for the Vikings, who beat the Lions and put themselves in position to earn a playoff spot with a win next Sunday.Seattle’s banged up offensive line saw J.R. Sweezy go down with an ankle injury in the second quarter and he did not return to the Seahawks‘ 38-31 win over Kansas City. Chiefs‘ running back Darrel Williams suffered a hamstring injury in the first half and did not return.For Detroit, tight end Luke Willson suffered a concussion, and defensive tackle A’Shawn Robinson and cornerback DeShawn Shead had knee injuries.Packers left guard Lane Taylor injured a knee in the first quarter of Green Bay’s overtime win against the Jets. The Packers also lost cornerback Jaire Alexander to a groin injury.Dolphins reserve defensive tackle Ziggy Hood injured a hamstring in a loss to the Jaguars that eliminated Miami from playoff contention. For Jacksonville Sony Michel Jersey Salute to Service , tackle Josh Wells left in the second quarter with a concussion.Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict left late in the first half with a concussion in Cincinnati’s loss to the Cleveland Browns. Starting cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick hurt his right shoulder.The Browns lost Pro Bowl rookie cornerback Denzel Ward to an apparent shoulder injury.For the Falcons, running back Tevin Coleman left with a groin injury in the second half and did not return with Atlanta leading Carolina by two scores. Panthers Pro Bowl guard Trai Turner left with an ankle injury in Carolina’s loss, which ended its slim playoff chances.The San Francisco 49ers had four players leave their loss to the NFC North champion Chicago Bears with injuries: running back Matt Breida (ankle), wide receiver Dante Pettis (left knee), tight end Garrett Celek (concussion) and cornerback K’Waun Williams (knee). The Patriots are returning to work after a bye week and quarterback Tom Brady said he spent the time off going through the first 10 games of the year.Brady said on WEEI that he watched “the entire season a couple of times” and found that “some weeks it has been easier than others” to move the ball and put points on the board. Brady didn’t delve into the things he believes lead to those results, but he did make it clear that he thinks things go better when tight end Rob Gronkowski can play.Gronkowski has missed three of the last four games due to back and ankle injuries and there was a report on Sunday that he’s on track to play against the Jets. Brady doesn’t know if that’s how things will play out, but knows he’d like to have him on the field.“We’ll see. I don’t know. Wel see how it goes Duke Dawson Jersey ,

 

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 to fire head coach Hue Jackson and offensive coordinator Todd Haley is the best move for his franchise moving forward.“We did what we thought was best for the organization. I think we put the organization in a better place today than it was yesterday Cleveland Browns Womens Hoodie ,” Haslam said.Haslam seemed to acknowledge that the reported power struggle between Jackson and Haley was a problem, saying, “We’re not going to put up with internal discord.”Browns G.M. John Dorsey offered similar thoughts on the decision to move on from Jackson and Haley.“What we’re trying to do is create the best environment moving forward, not only for the players but for the coaching staff,” Dorsey said.Haslam did defend the decision to bring Jackson back this season, rather than firing him at the same time he fired former G.M. Sashi Brown.“Hue was put in a pretty difficult situation his first two years with the talent we had. We thought he deserved another chance and unfortunately it didn’t work out the way we hoped it would,” Haslam said.Haslam also said firing people is always a difficult decision.“I personally spent a tremendous amount of time with Hue Jackson,” Haslam said. “This was not an easy decision. I know Todd a little less well because he hasn’t been here as long but Todd moved his family here so that was not an easy decision either.”That’s a difficult decision that Haslam has made a lot during his tenure as the Browns’ owner. He hopes the next coach he hires won’t have to be fired as quickly as so many of the previous coaches he’s hired. Before he rolled out of bed, Baker Mayfield had a premonition of near perfection.More than a hunch."When I woke up this morning, I was feeling pretty dangerous," the Browns rookie quarterback said with a smile and a hint of arrogance. "I just woke up feeling really dangerous."Someone should have warned the Atlanta Falcons.Mayfield threw a season-high three touchdown passes and rookie Nick Chubb streaked 92 yards for a TD as the Cleveland Browns ended a four-game losing streak with their best all-around performance in years, a stunning 28-16 win over the Falcons on Sunday.The Browns (3-6-1) played their most complete game this season under interim coach Gregg Williams Womens Customized Cleveland Browns Jerseys , their defensive coordinator who improved to 1-1 since replacing the fired Hue Jackson.Mayfield outplayed Falcons star quarterback Matt Ryan with an excellent outing that further justifies Cleveland's decision to take the former Oklahoma QB with the No. 1 overall pick in this year's draft.Earlier this week, Williams and offensive coordinator Freddie Kitchens urged Mayfield to play loose and not worry about any mistakes.He took the message to heart."If you take a step back and watch how he managed the game in the huddle, how he managed the clock, how he managed the check systems and how he managed the overall communication on the offensive side of the ball," Williams said. "A good next step for him."Mayfield completed his first 13 passes and finished 17 of 20 for 216 yards. He threw a 28-yard scoring pass to Rashard Higgins, a 13-yarder to Chubb and 11-yarder to Duke Johnson. He went 12 of 12 for 165 yards and two TD passes in the first half, and didn't throw his first incompletion until 11:14 remained in the third quarter.Two plays later, he connected with Johnson to put the Browns ahead 21-10"It comes down to just doing my job," said Mayfield, who appreciated his coaches' trust. "Them saying they trust me enough to let the ball go, I was brought here for a reason so just go do my thing."That obviously makes me feel comfortable when they say that. It comes down to me doing my job, getting the ball out of my hands. We did a good job of having guys open www.thebrownsfootballauthentic.com , finding the holes in their defense and getting completions."Ryan threw two touchdown passes but the Falcons (4-5) had their three-game winning streak 鈥?and any playoff momentum 鈥?stopped cold."It is disappointing because we had been playing better than this the last couple of weeks. We're better than what we put out there today, but you're only as good as your last performance. Today was not good enough."And while Mayfield did damage, Chubb's record run was the backbreaker.With the Browns backed up at their 8, Chubb, who had 176 yards on 20 carries, took a handoff and headed right. He cut toward Atlanta's sideline, picked up a block and then showed his surprising breakaway speed while finishing the longest run in team history.Chubb's run broke the previous team mark held by Bobby Mitchell, who had a 90-yard TD run against Washington on Nov. 15, 1959. It was also the second-longest run by a rookie in league history, behind only Bobby Gage's 97-yard run for Pittsburgh in 1949."A great handoff," Mayfield joked. "When I handed it off, it parted like the Red Sea."The score put the Browns ahead 28-10 Cleveland Browns T-Shirt , an unexpected and unescapable hole for the Falcons, who blew a chance to get closer in the fourth when they were stopped inches short of the goal line."I told the team I thought we took a step back," said Falcons coach Dan Quinn. "That's tough to see and tough to say. I also told them we must regroup. We're trying to fight for consistency, and we certainly made improvement over the last three weeks, and we didn't get the job done."JULIO MILESTONEOne of the few positives for the Falcons was receiver Julio Jones, who had 107 yards and became the fastest player to reach 10,000 with a 30-yard catch in the second quarter. Jones reached the 10,000-yard plateau in his 104th game, 11 quicker than Calvin Johnson."He's amazing," Ryan said of Jones, who is tied with Hall of Famer Randy Moss with 45 career games with 100 yards or more receiving, the most for a player in his first eight seasons. "He's a unique and special player. He's as talented as any player probably that has ever played. His skillset is phenomenal. He works extremely hard. He's been awesome to be around for his entire career. It's fun to be a small part of what he's done so far."WISHBONE WISHKitchens joked earlier in the week he might bring back the "wishbone" 鈥?a three-back formation popular with college teams in the 1970s. And sure enough Cleveland Browns Hats , the Browns used a variation of the wishbone on several plays."It was something, wasn't it?" Mayfield said, drawing laughter. "It is something different. We threw a different look. We moved the ball well. It was just a thing to switch up the tempo, and I think it was great for our offense."STRANGE CALLWhile Mayfield was sublime in the first half, the Browns did have one interception.Running back Dontrell Hilliard took a pitch and threw an ill-advised pass back toward Mayfield, who was well covered and the ball was picked by Falcons safety Damonte Kazee, who leads the league with five interceptions.UP NEXTFalcons: Host the Dallas Cowboys on Nov. 18.Browns: Bye week. Custom Minnesota Vikings Jerseys
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 This seems like the year the Browns finally return to respectability Youth Nick Chubb Jersey , if not the year they actually win. With all of the roster additions and Hard Knocks exposure, there is a lot to get excited about. So without further adieu, here are the top 5 things I am excited about as we enter the regular season1. Todd Haley and the new-look offenseWe’ve seen some success in the running game when we have made it a focus, we’ve seen RPOs, we’ve seen no-huddle, uptempo offense. We’ve seen pick routes for Jarvis Landry, seam routes for David Njoku, and back-shoulder fades to anyone who can catch them. While it’s hard to predict exactly what the week 1 offense will look like, all of the elements for an intelligent, contemporary offense are there. An perhaps most importantly, we aren’t seeing a clearly overwhelmed head coach try to manage the game and call plays from the sideline at the same time.2. Myles Damn GarrettI tried to make all 5 things, things. As in; “not individual players.” But I cannot contain my excitement about Myles Garrett.The only thing that can derail him at this point is injury. He’s already a force to be reckoned with, and he’s on his way to being one of the best pass rushers in the NFL. This is exactly what we were hoping for when we drafted him last year. If Myles continues to improve his technique to go along with his incredible blend of speed, agility, and power, he is going to be unblockable. 3. Rookie DefendersDenzel Ward showed flashes during the preseason, despite injuring his back. He’ll take a few lumps, as many rookie corners do. But he’ll also be our best corner from the first snap of the year. And when he starts to put it together, look out. Ward’s burst and willingness to come up and hit were on display during the preseason, and I am excited to see what he can do against the best of the best.But we had all heard of Ward before the draft. Someone who was an under-the-radar pick has been a surprise this preseason, and that someone is LB Genard Avery. Avery is a linebacker, but has also been lined up as a stand-up end in Gregg Williams’ defense, where he has shown off some nice burst and rush moves. His athleticism White Seth DeValve Jersey , hustle, and size were really eye-popping in the preseason, and I hope we continue to work him onto the field despite being a 4-3 team with 3 good linebackers in front of him. On this play, watch as Avery is lined up toward the bottom of the screen as a stand-up DE. Instead of rushing the passer, he drops into coverage on the TE as a blitz comes from the other side of the formation. Avery successfully walls off the TE, passes him to the safety, and then pursues scrambling QB AJ McCarron all the way toward the opposite sideline. Coverage, hustle, and closing speed:4. The Development of Young PlayersJabril Peppers, Brien Boddy Calhoun, David Njoku, Larry Ogunjobi, and Rashard Higgins all look like players ready to break out. After years of seeing talented young players make their way onto the Browns only to underperform, is this the year that several guys put it together?Peppers looks more comfortable in a strong safety role after playing as the “Angel” all year last year. He looks to be playing with more confidence and instinct in year 2. Someone is going to need to create penetration in the backfield and catch quarterbacks as they try to escape Myles Garrett and Ogunjobi showed flashes of becoming a 3 tech penetrator in the preseason. Everyone expects Njoku to break out as a seam-stretching TE, but Higgins has really impressed me with his continued improvement. Billed as a guy who was maybe “maxed out” in college, Higgins has somehow developed chemistry with both Tyrod Taylor and Baker Mayfield, demonstrating a knack for making plays despite his limited athleticism.If a handful of players in year 2 or 3 can step up and even become “middle class” players for the Browns, it will be a welcome sight.5. Competent QB PlayHere are DeShone Kizer’s red zone numbers from last year: 14 of 42 (33.3%) for 105 yards (2.5 yards per attempt) for 8TD, 6 INT, and 2 fumbles. If we just improve on those numbers a little bit, it would be hard not to win a few games this year. Thankfully, we should blow last year’s quarterback play out of the water.Tyrod TaylorTyrod Taylor has been exactly what the Browns have needed as a “bridge QB”. He’s a calm, low-key guy who shows up every day ready to grind. He’s not the most rah-rah guy White JC Tretter Jersey , but he has led the Browns by example all offseason, and he’s ready to lead them on the field. Whether you think he hit his ceiling in Buffalo or that he was overly conservative out of necessity, he’s still going to be a huge improvement.Baker MayfieldThere have been a few things that haven’t surprised me about Baker Mayfield, starting with his deep ball accuracy. Despite only connecting on 57.4% of his passes this preseason, Baker has thrown for 8.2 yards per attempt. Meaning when he did connect Baker wasn’t just dumping it off. But Baker has always been an accurate deep passer, so that shouldn’t be surprising. What has been surprising to me has been the way Baker has adjusted to the NFL game. He can already be seen at the line of scrimmage making calls, checks, and signals, changing the direction of runs and commanding the offense. His pocket presence and ability to move around to buy time to deliver the ball, or escape the pocket and pick up a first down has also felt very advanced for this stage of his career. Moving forward, Baker will need to connect on a few more checkdowns in order to get that completion percentage up and to turn sacks or throwaways into gains of 2-5 yards. But he’s off to a great start.What do you think?So, Browns fans, should we be excited as we enter the regular season? Is this really the year the Browns turn things around, or will we be waiting for next year by week 4? Who or what are you excited about? Discuss in the comments below.Browns vs. Bills Final Score: Penalties, special teams lapses cripple Cleveland in 19-17 loss The Cleveland Browns lost their first home preseason game 19-17 to the Buffalo Bills.The Browns took an early 7-0 lead on their first possession, racking up 63 yards on the ground. Carlos Hyde flashed several big runs, including this highlight reel stiff-arm of former Browns safety Jordan Poyer.Hyde capped the drive with a 4-yard touchdown run, sprung by beautiful blocks by receivers Rashard Higgins and Jarvis Landry.After Browns starters forced four consecutive three-and-outs by the Bills’ first-team offense, rookie Josh Allen entered the game and methodically moved his team down the field into scoring position.On 3rd-and-goal, Allen evaded pressure and stepped into the pocket, then delivered a strike touchdown to receiver Rod Streater with defensive back Briean Boddy-Calhoun trailing in coverage.After trading field goals in the third quarter, Rookie running back Nick Chubb broke a nice outside run with rookie guard Austin Corbett pulling and leading the way.Chubb got rewarded with a short touchdown run on 3rd-and-goal just one play after Mayfield’s touchdown throw to Derrick Willies was overturned.Chubb’s touchdown gave the Browns a 17-13 lead with 12:33 left in the game.The Bills answered, though http://www.authenticsclevelandbrowns.com/cheap-joel-bitonio-jersey , on their next possession. Nathan Peterman found tight end Nick O’Leary who scampered into the end zone after a busted coverage left him wide open down the seam.Bills rookie backup kicker Tyler Davis missed the extra point, giving Buffalo a 19-17 lead.After a three-and-out by third-string quarterback Drew Stanton, Davis missed a field goal with 5:43 remaining, keeping the Browns within two points.Then after another Browns three-and-out led by Stanton, including a bad overthrow of wide open receiver C.J. Board, Devon Cajuste appeared to recover a fumble on the punt, but the play was ruled dead despite video evidence to the contrary. It was determined to not be reviewable.Buffalo maintained possession and sealed their victory by running out the final five-plus minutes of the clock, helped by a roughing the passer penalty by Zaycoven Henderson on 3rd-and-long with 1:51 to play.Mayfield also had another touchdown to Willies negated in the third quarter due to an offensive pass interference penalty. 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