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Womens T. J. Watt Jersey , the Pittsburgh Steelers announced that they would not be renewing the contract of running backs James Saxon on Monday, making him the second coach to effectively be fired since the season ended.Mike Tomlin released a short statement via the team’s official website officially confirming the decision. Of all of the issues Pittsburgh have struggled with as of late, the running back position has not been one of them and it would be fair to say the players under Saxon’s charge have generally flourished since he joined the Steelers in 2014. With a key hand in the development of Le’Veon Bell, Roosevelt Nix, James Conner and Jaylen Samuels Womens Sean Davis Jersey , it is hard to criticize his results from outside the organization, but clearly the team wants to go in a different direction. After Joey Porter was let go in similar fashion on Friday, Pittsburgh might not yet be done with the changes this offseason and those hoping that Keith Butler will also be shown the door might still get their wish.Steelers open as 4-point favorites over the Falcons in Week 5 The Pittsburgh Steelers have opened as 4-point favorites for their game against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 5, a line that really only makes sense when you understand it was set long before the Steelers dropped their second game of the season on Sunday night. Given the way the contest against the Baltimore Ravens ultimately unfolded, it seems highly likely that this spread will shorten as the week goes on. That being said Youth Joe Haden Jersey , taking into account the Falcons own disappointing 1-3 start to the year after losing in the dying seconds to the Cincinnati Bengals earlier in the day, it might be hard for backers to see enough value in either team to make the line move that much either way. As an NFC opponent, the Steelers only face Atlanta once every four years, but they have absolutely dominated the Falcons on the rare occasions they do meet. Owning a 13-2-1 record against Atlanta dating back to 1966, Pittsburgh have won their last two in a row against the Falcons Womens Javon Hargrave Jersey , but have seen three of their last four against them go to overtime. Before registering a tie against the Cleveland Browns in Week 1, Atlanta was the last team the Steelers had tied with back in 2002.Pittsburgh failed to cover the spread once again in Week 4 and are now 1-3 ATS so far this season. With the final total against the Baltimore Ravens ending up at 40, the Steelers are also 1-3 versus the over this season having gone under for the first time this year on Sunday. An opening totals position on 56 in Week 5 may seem high at first glance, but anyone who has watched Pittsburgh play this season knows it really isn't considering the way the Steelers defense has been playing. Custom Tennessee Titans 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. Not that you need any further encouragement at this stage but, in the wake of Keisel’s comments, there’s probably no better time for the BTSC community to chime in with comments of your own regarding not only Keisel’s then-versus-now comparison, but also the larger topic of how the Pittsburgh Steelers might set about mending the “fence” in “defense” and hopefully recapturing some of their glories of yesteryear. Custom Tampa Bay Buccaneers Jerseys
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Cleveland Browns:“Jackson concedes offense must use running back Duke Johnson more” (ABJ) - “The Browns haven’t gotten much going on offense through two games Womens Customized Cleveland Browns Jerseys , and running back Duke Johnson, one of their top playmakers, has been unusually quiet on the field.”“Greg Joseph thrilled to go from “living the South Florida life” to the pressure cooker of life with the Browns” (C-T) - “Greg Joseph was hanging out at the beach while Zane Gonzalez was missing four kicks in New Orleans.”“Fast track: Browns speedy WR Callaway to fill Gordon’s role” (AP) - “With Josh Gordon long gone after he and his baggage were jettisoned to the Patriots Baker Mayfield Jersey Elite , the Browns need another dynamic playmaker to stretch the field.”“Myles Garrett played all but one snap and 5 more takeaways from Browns snap counts vs. New Orleans” (cleveland.com) - “Sunday afternoon presented roster challenges galore for the Browns and their coaching staff.”NFL:“Roundup: Cowboys bringing back WR Brice Butler” (NFL.com) - “The Cowboys brought back a familiar face to their receiving corps. Brice Butler tweeted on Tuesday that he’s returned to Dallas. The team later confirmed the signing.”“Dan Bailey turns down higher offers to sign $2 million deal with Vikings” (PFT) - “NFL’s second-most accurate kicker turned down several offers that were double what the Vikings offered on multi-year deals, according to Rapoport.”“Agent says Antonio Brown doesn’t want trade from Steelers” (ESPN) - “Antonio Brown does not want to be traded by the Steelers and was not with the team Monday because he was dealing with a personal matter, his agent told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.”“Josh Gordon impact: Here’s how much better the Patriots will be if troubled WR is merely good” (CBS) - “After the Patriots traded a fifth-round draft pick for Josh Gordon on Monday http://www.clevelandbrownsteamonline.com/baker-mayfield-jersey , people started wondering: Will he be the next Randy Moss in New England?” Here is a summary of how the Cleveland Browns are viewed across mainstream media outlets in NFL Power Rankings heading into Week 4.CBS Sports - No. 26 (up 5 spots)SB Nation - No. 22 (up 5 spots)NFL.com - No. 20 (up 7 spots)MMQB - No. 24 (up 6 spots)Yahoo Sports - No. 26 (up 4 spots)Pro Football Focus - No. 28 (up 3 spots)Associated Press - No. 22 (up 4 spots)Listed below is a summary table of where teams in the AFC North are ranked this week. Authentic Baker Mayfield Jerseycheap football jerseys

 

 

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 The San Francisco 49ers beat the Detroit Lions Sunday afternoon http://www.sanfrancisco49ersteamonline.com/deforest-buckner-jersey , holding them off to get in the win column in Week 2. The 49ers looked like they were going to roll through Detroit, holding a 30-13 at one point. Instead, things went south and it took a desperate last defensive hold to secure a 30-27 victory.The team travels east this coming weekend to face a Kansas City Chiefs squad that is operating the hottest offense in the league. Patrick Mahomes is breaking records, and nobody can figure out how to consistently stop him and Tyreek Hill. Even with the Chiefs defense struggling on its own, this game represents a tough challenge for the 49ers. Monday is a day to wrap up the previous day’s game and begin preparations for the coming week. Head coach Kyle Shanahan will meet with the media at 4 p.m. PT to discuss all that. The team seemed to get out of their Week 2 win relatively healthy, but we’ll be looking for an update on Jaquiski Tartt’s status after he injured his shoulder later in the game. The 49ers will stream the press conferences Twitter, Facebook, and the team’s app. The 49ers beat writers will also have updates from the media sessions. I’ve embedded our beat writer Twitter list so you can follow along. We’ll have a transcript later today.A Twitter List by NinersNationJuice Check, Week 1: Breaking down his work vs. the Vikings It sounds like a joke, claiming that San Francisco 49ers fullback Kyle Juszczyk is the key to the offense of his fellow Kyle (Shanahan). And some otherwise intelligent people can’t get over how much the Harvard-educated blocking back is getting paid.But I stand by that statement. Generally, Shanny’s scheme is all about being multiple, all the time. Any player allowed to touch the football can score on you, on any play, even a blocking TE such as Levine Toilolo. More specifically, 2-back formations including Juice pressure teams to keep their base defense on the field Womens Alfred Morris Jersey , allowing Shanahan to pass against a slower, heavier lineup. Of course, if they switch to a nickel defense, it’s that much easier to pound the ball down their throat behind his grade-paving. Anything is possible on nearly any play, giving Shanahan the upper hand in the chess game against defensive coordinators.So I’m tracking Juice play by play this year, and will check in from time to time with reports on how he is being used. Why? Because I can (spell his name). And considering Jerick McKinnon’s absence from the passing game, it opens up a lot of possibilities for Juice and others.By my count in Week 1 against the Minnesota Vikings, Juszczyk was in on 28 offensive plays and 4 on special teams, all punt coverage. Two of his offensive snaps were called back on penalties, but the play ran so I’m including them in this analysis.It was impressive how varied his formations were. He lined up as an I-formation fullback on 18 of those 28 snaps, though he motioned to an inline spot (like a TE at one or the other end of the offensive line) on three of those.He was inline all the way three other times, in the slot thrice (but motioned out on two of them), and a split back or lone tail back twice each. It’s clear that Juszczyk’s main role remains blocking; he ran just nine routes on his 28 snaps, targeted twice, with his huge 56-yard play the most memorable. With 10:41 left in the 3rd quarter Womens Marquise Goodwin Jersey ,Shanahan motioned Juice into the right slot, and Jimmy Garoppolo faked a hand off to Alfred Morris running to his right. The fullback ran up to OLB Ben Gedeon as if he were going to block him on a screen pass to Morris, but he let Gedeon “evade” him to focus on the running back, and ran down the sideline wide open for a 29-yard reception. Then he added a nifty cutback to grab another 27 yards after the catch — the total of 56 yards was the biggest for either team all night.Shanahan had set this up with a first quarter play where Juszczyk also lined up in the right slot and blocked Gedeon on a outside zone run to the right.His other target, in the red zone, came on what was designed to look like a “split zone” play, where he (or more often a tight end) runs opposite the play’s flow to block a backside linebacker or lineman from chasing down the runner from behind. Instead he ran a drag route and was open, but Garoppolo’s pass on a naked bootleg was at his toes, uncatchable. If Jimmy G had hit the FB in stride, it looked good for at least ten yards down to the five yard line, and possibly a touchdown.Even when he wasn’t targeted, Juice’s route running was valuable in attacking the defense.His 3rd quarter wheel route drew S Harrison Smith deep down the right sideline, allowing QB Jimmy Garoppolo to run left (safely) and pick up the first down. At 8:53 of the first quarter, on the 49ers third play, Shanahan motioned the FB to line up wide left www.the49ersfootballauthentic.com , drawing CB Trae Waynes out to cover him on a go route.That left TE George Kittle in the slot facing DE Everson Griffen, who drew a defensive holding penalty (hands to the face) trying to jam him at the line.Most of Juszczyk’s snaps were good old-fashioned lead blocking on runs, though. He had just three plays in pass protection, and one was excellent; on George Kittle’s deep drop at 10:57 of the 3Q, which should have been a huge play, he picked up Danielle Hunter who was running free on the far side of the pocket, giving Garoppolo enough time to get his pass off. Juice failed to seal off a couple of defenders on runs but was mostly excellent, including a pancake of Anthony Barr at 9:28 of the second quarter.While Juszczyk is an all-around “offensive weapon,” Shanahan hasn’t quite reached his goal of being able to pass or run with any lineup. In the 4th quarter when the Niners were passing as they attempted to come back, Juice only played four snaps, and one of those was on punt coverage. The team only ran twice when he was on the bench; Shanny apparently preferred 11 personnel or even empty set to the blocking-plus-occasional-pass that the younger Kyle brings.As the season develops, it will be interesting to see how Juszczyk is used. Will he pick up a few snaps running the ball himself, given McKinnon’s injury? Can he become a major receiver, or is he more valuable forcing CBs to cover him and leaving linebackers on Dante Pettis and Marquise Goodwin? The Juice Check column will be here to let you know.
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 The San Francisco 49ers beat the Detroit Lions Sunday afternoon http://www.sanfrancisco49ersteamonline.com/deforest-buckner-jersey , holding them off to get in the win column in Week 2. The 49ers looked like they were going to roll through Detroit, holding a 30-13 at one point. Instead, things went south and it took a desperate last defensive hold to secure a 30-27 victory.The team travels east this coming weekend to face a Kansas City Chiefs squad that is operating the hottest offense in the league. Patrick Mahomes is breaking records, and nobody can figure out how to consistently stop him and Tyreek Hill. Even with the Chiefs defense struggling on its own, this game represents a tough challenge for the 49ers. Monday is a day to wrap up the previous day’s game and begin preparations for the coming week. Head coach Kyle Shanahan will meet with the media at 4 p.m. PT to discuss all that. The team seemed to get out of their Week 2 win relatively healthy, but we’ll be looking for an update on Jaquiski Tartt’s status after he injured his shoulder later in the game. The 49ers will stream the press conferences Twitter, Facebook, and the team’s app. The 49ers beat writers will also have updates from the media sessions. I’ve embedded our beat writer Twitter list so you can follow along. We’ll have a transcript later today.A Twitter List by NinersNationJuice Check, Week 1: Breaking down his work vs. the Vikings It sounds like a joke, claiming that San Francisco 49ers fullback Kyle Juszczyk is the key to the offense of his fellow Kyle (Shanahan). And some otherwise intelligent people can’t get over how much the Harvard-educated blocking back is getting paid.But I stand by that statement. Generally, Shanny’s scheme is all about being multiple, all the time. Any player allowed to touch the football can score on you, on any play, even a blocking TE such as Levine Toilolo. More specifically, 2-back formations including Juice pressure teams to keep their base defense on the field Womens Alfred Morris Jersey , allowing Shanahan to pass against a slower, heavier lineup. Of course, if they switch to a nickel defense, it’s that much easier to pound the ball down their throat behind his grade-paving. Anything is possible on nearly any play, giving Shanahan the upper hand in the chess game against defensive coordinators.So I’m tracking Juice play by play this year, and will check in from time to time with reports on how he is being used. Why? Because I can (spell his name). And considering Jerick McKinnon’s absence from the passing game, it opens up a lot of possibilities for Juice and others.By my count in Week 1 against the Minnesota Vikings, Juszczyk was in on 28 offensive plays and 4 on special teams, all punt coverage. Two of his offensive snaps were called back on penalties, but the play ran so I’m including them in this analysis.It was impressive how varied his formations were. He lined up as an I-formation fullback on 18 of those 28 snaps, though he motioned to an inline spot (like a TE at one or the other end of the offensive line) on three of those.He was inline all the way three other times, in the slot thrice (but motioned out on two of them), and a split back or lone tail back twice each. It’s clear that Juszczyk’s main role remains blocking; he ran just nine routes on his 28 snaps, targeted twice, with his huge 56-yard play the most memorable. With 10:41 left in the 3rd quarter Womens Marquise Goodwin Jersey ,Shanahan motioned Juice into the right slot, and Jimmy Garoppolo faked a hand off to Alfred Morris running to his right. The fullback ran up to OLB Ben Gedeon as if he were going to block him on a screen pass to Morris, but he let Gedeon “evade” him to focus on the running back, and ran down the sideline wide open for a 29-yard reception. Then he added a nifty cutback to grab another 27 yards after the catch — the total of 56 yards was the biggest for either team all night.Shanahan had set this up with a first quarter play where Juszczyk also lined up in the right slot and blocked Gedeon on a outside zone run to the right.His other target, in the red zone, came on what was designed to look like a “split zone” play, where he (or more often a tight end) runs opposite the play’s flow to block a backside linebacker or lineman from chasing down the runner from behind. Instead he ran a drag route and was open, but Garoppolo’s pass on a naked bootleg was at his toes, uncatchable. If Jimmy G had hit the FB in stride, it looked good for at least ten yards down to the five yard line, and possibly a touchdown.Even when he wasn’t targeted, Juice’s route running was valuable in attacking the defense.His 3rd quarter wheel route drew S Harrison Smith deep down the right sideline, allowing QB Jimmy Garoppolo to run left (safely) and pick up the first down. At 8:53 of the first quarter, on the 49ers third play, Shanahan motioned the FB to line up wide left www.the49ersfootballauthentic.com , drawing CB Trae Waynes out to cover him on a go route.That left TE George Kittle in the slot facing DE Everson Griffen, who drew a defensive holding penalty (hands to the face) trying to jam him at the line.Most of Juszczyk’s snaps were good old-fashioned lead blocking on runs, though. He had just three plays in pass protection, and one was excellent; on George Kittle’s deep drop at 10:57 of the 3Q, which should have been a huge play, he picked up Danielle Hunter who was running free on the far side of the pocket, giving Garoppolo enough time to get his pass off. Juice failed to seal off a couple of defenders on runs but was mostly excellent, including a pancake of Anthony Barr at 9:28 of the second quarter.While Juszczyk is an all-around “offensive weapon,” Shanahan hasn’t quite reached his goal of being able to pass or run with any lineup. In the 4th quarter when the Niners were passing as they attempted to come back, Juice only played four snaps, and one of those was on punt coverage. The team only ran twice when he was on the bench; Shanny apparently preferred 11 personnel or even empty set to the blocking-plus-occasional-pass that the younger Kyle brings.As the season develops, it will be interesting to see how Juszczyk is used. Will he pick up a few snaps running the ball himself, given McKinnon’s injury? Can he become a major receiver, or is he more valuable forcing CBs to cover him and leaving linebackers on Dante Pettis and Marquise Goodwin? The Juice Check column will be here to let you know.
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Giants news New York Giants Hats , games. That puts him on pace for a career-high 120 receptions. Which sounds nice until you realize his longest reception has been 24 yards and his 10.8 yards per catch average is 3.2 yards per catch below his career average of 14.0 yards per catch.The deep ball has been missing from the Giants’ offense. Eli Manning has completed 56 passes, but only one of them -- a 37-yarder to Cody Latimer last Sunday night in Dallas -- gained more than 25 yards.“It just hasn’t happened,” Beckham said today of the deep balls. “We had some shots, but we just didn’t connect on them. It’s all happening so fast, these first two games. Get the jitters out of the way, and get the season going.“It’s easier said than done. Like Coach said, you don’t just want to throw them into coverage and stuff like that, but just finding ways to get the ball into the hands of the playmakers and allow us to make plays and keep the ball moving, keep this offense going in the right direction.”“I think we need to get the ball in the hands of the playmakers the right way,” coach Pat Shurmur said. “The first game, Odell touched it a bunch (15 targets, plus a rushing attempt). Last game, Saquon (Barkley) touched it 25 times. Really, it doesn’t matter if we’re running it or throwing it to him, he touched the ball 25 times. We’ve got to do a better job in all areas so there’s a little bit more space, I get that, but it’s certainly important to get the ball to your playmakers and we will continue to do that the best we can.”“We want to obviously get him (Beckham) involved,” offensive coordinator Mike Shula said. “He’s such a productive player for us and get him involved early, so I think it’s just – the easiest thing to say is yeah we got to game plan that, but he and Eli, they have such a good feel for the game. Just continue to utilize, not just their talents, but their awareness and their intelligence to be able to get him the football, whether or not it’s short passes New York Giants Hoodie , inside passes, outside passes, all that kind of stuff.”Why the Giants added WR Stacy ColeyShurmur coached Coley, added via waivers on Wednesday, in Minnesota last season.“He’s got good speed, contributes on special teams and he’s caught punts before, kicks,” Shurmur said. “He has that ability and he was a young, developmental receiver when I had him a year ago. But he’s a good player and we’re fortunate he was available. We just felt like it would be a good guy to add to the mix.”Janoris Jenkins: Giants “way better” than they have shownCornerback Janoris Jenkins remains optimistic despite the Giants’ 0-2 start.“One game at a time. We understand what we’re in, what we got ourselves in, and we feel like we’re way better than that, so we’re just going to come out and play football, and have fun.”Around the Inter-GoogleGiants: Eli Manning not rolling over despite 0-2 startEli Manning has overcome plenty of adversity, and he is ready to do so again for the Giants against the Texans.PFF's NFL QB Rankings – after Week 2 | NFL Analysis | Pro Football FocusEditor Cam Mellor takes a closer look at how the NFL's starting 32 quarterbacks have fared through two weeks of play, ahead of the Thursday Night Football game between the Jets and Browns.It doesn’t get any easier now for Giants’ embattled offensive lineIt’s going to go one of two ways for the Giants offensive line Sunday in Houston — and only one of those ways is acceptable.The Giants’ 2018 season,...Jets, Giants need their youth to rescue potentially dismal seasonThe threat of another ugly New York football season is upon us.“Not easy, not easy,” WFAN host and former Jets quarterback Boomer Esiason said before this...Leonard: Plain and simple, Giants need to figure out way to get Odell Beckham Jr. the ball more often - NY Daily NewsThe Giants didn't pay Odell Beckham Jr. to be a decoy. New York Giants co-owner John Mara said Tuesday that he was “embarrassed” and “sick about” his team being 1-5. First-year coach Pat Shurmur, asked about those remarks, said “I don’t like it either.”“I am disappointed that we’re 1-5 and we’re working to correct that. I’ve said this before, when we lose ball games, I’m disappointed for our players Youth Customized New York Giants Jerseys , our coaches, our fans, and also our administration and that includes John,” Shurmur said. “I get it, I know the feeling, and those of us that have coached in this game long enough, we’ve won enough games to know how that feels, and we’ve lost games and gone through stretches where you’re trying to build something and you lose games and you know how that feels. “I’ve mentioned it many times that there is an urgency in our gut to get it right and we are trying to do the things necessary to do that.”Here are some other takeaways from Shurmur’s Tuesday media availability.On Mara’s remarks about Odell Beckham Jr. Mara said Tuesday that he would like to see Beckham “do a little more playing and a little less talking.”Shurmur deflected when asked about that.“I have addressed the Odell stuff. Odell is a member of the New York Giants football team and we’re going to work with every player to become the best they can be, not only on the field but off the field,” Shurmur said. “So when things happen, we talk behind the scenes and we’re trying to make everybody as good as they can be in really all areas of their life. That’s the way it works.”On the Giants’ struggling offense“We haven’t scored enough points and I have acknowledged that we need to. We got the ball in the red zone a couple of times last week where we didn’t score points. We were stopped on fourth down once, we kicked a couple of field goals, that makes the game a lot different and I’ve acknowledged that,” Shurmur said. “When you get down there, you’ve got to score points. We also spotted them seven points, too.”On the possibility of being active at the trade deadline“I wouldn’t comment on that. I don’t even know what that means. Does it mean we’re going to make trades? We’re making changes to the roster all the time, and we did that today. On the learning curve with a new team“I think we have a much better feeling for who the players are and how they respond to a win and how we’re responding to losses, how hard guys work and their competitive spirit and all that, and then what guys can and can’t do,” Shurmur said. “As you know, we’re constantly changing up the roster, there’s been a lot of change from a year ago, and we just have to get everybody on the same page doing the things necessary to win games.”
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Ladies and gentleman Gerald McCoy Jersey ,After losing to the Atlanta Falcons Sunday, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are now 2-3 on the season. They’ve lost three straight after starting 2-0. The 34-29 loss to the Falcons was the culmination of bad defense, a missed kick, and a turnover in the Falcons’ end zone that left at least three points off the board. But which play hurt Tampa Bay the most? At Bucs Nation, there is quite a bit of discussion regarding the point of no return for the Bucs, so we figured we’d let everyone into our minds for a quick peek. Tread carefully. There were several key plays in Sunday’s game that hurt Tampa Bay. Which one did the most damage and why?Evan: For me, it was the third quarter interception in the end zone. The Bucs were able to stop the Falcons and get the ball right back after halftime. Winston found Adam Humphries over the middle and from there it was a footrace to the end zone. Hump couldn’t outrun Damontae Kazee, however, and was tackled at the Falcons’ 2. As soon as he went out of bounds, a feeling of dread just came over me. There had been so many instances watching this team - both in the past and recently - where the Bucs don’t score a touchdown in this scenario. Well, they couldn’t even score a field goal as Winston stared down Chris Godwin and made a poor throw into the back of the end zone. It was tipped in the air and subsequently picked off by Brian Poole for a touchback. The Bucs were down 24-13 at this point. Forget about the touchdown. If they get three points here and the rest of the game plays out like it did then that puts Tampa Bay at 25-24 after Godwin’s touchdown. Whether or not they go for the two point conversion is a whole different hypothetical conversation and forget about the missed PAT at the beginning of the game.The bottom line here is simple: they don’t turn the ball over, they have a 25-24 lead instead of a 24-22 deficit in which they are attempting to convert a two-point conversion to tie the game. Jon: Was the interception costly? Yes. But it wasn’t why they lost the game.Chandler Catanzaro’s missed XP was more costly - it changed entire complexion of game. Winston’s interception - while it wasn’t a great throw - it involved a ton of bad luck on the bounce. That’s not in anyone’s control. If Catanzaro doesn’t miss, they never have to go for the two-point conversion. Winston would’ve had the Bucs in field goal range to tie the game at the end, even with his mistakes.Evan: But just to stay in this line of thinking, how confident are you in Catanzaro’s ability to hit a game-clinching field goal? He’s missed multiple PATs so far this season and missed a field goal attempt that would’ve sealed the deal in New Orleans.Instead, he missed and the Saints had one more shot to come back. It was anything but a guarantee that Cat makes the game-tying field goal if he were called upon. Gil: I get that the interception hurt. Hell Authentic Jameis Winston Jersey , I think the one in the second quarter was far worse because the Bucs could have either scored or kept the drive alive a bit more and perhaps prevent a score from Atlanta just before the half. But, it wasn’t the interceptions that were the problem. It was the inept Tampa Bay defense that seems to put pressure on an offense to put up at least 50 points per week to guarantee a victory.The Buccaneers defense is on track to set (negative) records by season’s end while the offense is on pace to set (positive) records themselves. Just like they did against the Steelers, the offense has the ability to overcome mistakes. But they can’t overcome the miscues from their teammates on the other side of the ball. Frustration is starting to mount for some. We saw proven winners like Jason Pierre-Paul on the sidelines frustrated often. In the first half alone, I witnessed Pierre-Paul away from the field on the bench trying to hype up the defense. He also got into it with DL coach Brentson Buckner and they exchanged techniques. But in the second half, we witnessed linebacker Kwon Alexander and defensive tackle Gerald McCoy dancing and smiling on the sidelines down eight points. Hall of Famer Warren Sapp even took offense to that. But now with defensive coordinator Mike Smith gone, this merely validates the real issue for the Buccaneers’ struggles. And it wasn’t only in Atlanta, it’s been all season.Evan: I agree with both points, but in the big picture, the Bucs had a chance to overcome both the defense and the missed PAT - but the interception prevented that from happening.Regardless, when you make these types of mistakes in one game, you’re bound to lose.Jon: That’s 100% true. However, it was Winston’s first red zone interceptions since his rookie season, and the Bucs have the worst defense in NFL history. It mathematically doesn’t matter who is under center, because they have to be perfect just to have a chance to win. And not just 250 yards and two touchdowns perfect, we’re talking 400 yards and five or six touchdowns and no turnovers perfect. It took a once-every-50-years type game from Fitzpatrick just to beat the Saints. This team could easily should be 1-4, despite having one of the best offenses ever. The only things that matter when it comes to how many points a defense gives up is how good or bad they are and field position. The interception on Winston’s deep throw was easily his worst throw of the game Youth Demar Dotson Jersey , but it put Atlanta on their own 1-yard line. The defense got a stop, and the offense scored off of the ensuing short field. So only one of his two picks actually hurt the team. But when the defense is this bad, nothing else matters. He can’t hurt the team more than the defense has. But I agree he is not good enough to overcome them and his own mistakes.Vinny Curry adds a veteran presence to Bucs locker room. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are well into the groove of training camp as week two approaches. By all accounts, the team has had very good practices and there seems to be great competition all over the field. One player who seems to have added a different dimension to this team is Vinny Curry. Curry, is coming off of a Super Bowl Championship with the Philadelphia Eagles, and is hoping to bring another one to Tampa Bay. Ever since the end of free agency and then the draft, I have been saying that this Tampa Bay defensive line is amongst the top in the NFL. Curry echoed some loud words after practice on Sunday that should get all Buccaneer fans excited. “You know what man, we had a great team last year and great defensive linemen. You know, from the ones to the twos, we rotated every four plays. We’re building that here,” Curry said.“We have just as much talent on our defense here in Tampa as we did in Philly.” Of course, the results need to show on the field for that statement to be true, but it is good to hear. It has been long overdue since Tampa Bay has put a Super Bowl caliber defense out on the field. Chemistry for any team is important, but it’s especially important along both the offensive and defensive lines. You want the guys in the trenches to be on the same page and have each other’s back at all costs. Developing that bond not only on, but off the field, is something that Curry has been working to do ever since he arrived in Tampa. “That’s one thing you know we pride ourselves on. Like I’ve said already http://www.buccaneersauthorizedshops.com/authentic-bryan-anger-jersey , everyone is getting to know one another. By this time next week, we’ll be a totally different team from today,” Curry said. “You know what I’m saying? That’s the goal, to come out here and kind of get better each day, learn something new and get down that chemistry as soon as possible.Every player the Buccaneers acquired along the defensive line this off-season has won a championship. That helps for obvious reasons, but it really should help this Buccaneer team. It’s been so long since the city has seen a constant winner, let alone Super Bowl contender. For that experience to come over and teach the existing young guys what it takes to win is huge and should only help this team in the long run. “My biggest thing is I’m telling everyone: winning is contagious. You know, it’s contagious man,” Curry said. “If you go out there and put your heart on the line and everybody is on the same page, that’s really where you get your click in. That’s really where you get, ‘Damn that team is fun to watch,’ Curry said. So far, without playing a single snap for the team, it looks like Curry has already made a huge impact off the field. The team can only hope the impact on the field is even greater.