Jan

15

It’s possible Capers and McCarthy will decide not to shadow Bryant and just let Gunter and Randall play sides

Gunter is the latest undrafted free-agent cornerback find by general manager Ted Thompson and his scouting department to be developed by coach Mike McCarthy, Capers and Whitt. Tramon Williams entered the league the same way (although he didn’t start his career in Green Bay) and so did Shields, who like Gunter played in college at Miami, which Thompson’s top personnel executive Alonzo Highsmith attended and still likes to scout. Darren McFadden Authentic Jersey “I think you have to give Joe Whitt a ton of credit for the work that he’s done in his room with these young players,” McCarthy said. “His starting line has been at the free-agent level, and […]

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Jan

13

Every 2015 NFL training camp fight ranked from best to the Jets

Training camp always has its fair share of scuffles, but Geno Smith’s broken jaw and high-profile players like Cam Newton and Dez Bryant getting in scraps with teammates has cast fights on the practice field into the spotlight and the NFL wants players to chill out a bit. In a memo sent to all 32 NFL teams on Friday, the league’s executive vice president of football operations, Troy Vincent, warned players that fights aren’t a good idea. “As professionals, no matter how emotional the game becomes, there is nothing that should resort to fighting,” Vincent wrote. “Coaches are encouraged to emphasize to players, coaches, and other club personnel who are […]

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Jan

11

Detroit plucked Quinn from the Patriots to bring a combination of successful philosophies from New England

Revamping the Lions was always going to be a long process for GM Bob Quinn, who was hired on Jan. 11, 2016 — one year ago today. Detroit plucked Quinn from the Patriots to bring a combination of successful philosophies from New England, and some of his own ideas, to a Lions franchise with no Super Bowl appearances and one playoff win since the AFL-NFL merger. Game Mens Ty Lawson Jersey As the Lions continue their search for a title or even an elusive playoff win, Quinn has made progress. He has overhauled the front office. He has changed the organization’s free-agency and draft strategies. He decided — twice — […]

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Jan

09

MMBM: Odell Beckham is injury prone because of his haircut

Paul Pierce Limited Jersey We’re required to remind you that these strong takes are SATIRE. Sorry, not sorry. All spelling errors are intentional, we think. — The editor. Wellcome to the Monday Morning BM, just a word of warning your probably not prepared to handle the strong football takes and barrelfire NFL truths that you never knew your Mondays were missing. This column is written for and by a REAL fan of the NFL. Its designed to be read on your Monday Morning commode break after a long Sunday eating bad-for-you food and drinking beers. If you care more about SPELLING then you do about TELLING theres the door because […]

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Jan

07

Can Packers keep running the table vs. ‘Playoff Eli’ and the Giants’ D?

The Giants return to the playoffs for the first time in five years, and it seems only appropriate their road goes through Green Bay. Two of their past three playoff appearances have included victories at Lambeau Field on their way to Super Bowl triumphs. Game Mens Tug McGraw Jersey Aside from quarterback Eli Manning, there aren’t many players left from those teams (two from 2007 and six from 2011). This is a much different group of Giants, led by a stingy defense that allowed the second-fewest points in the league this season. The Giants are going to rely on that defense and hope Playoff Eli returns — after a bumpy […]

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Jan

04

And as far as chance is concerned, the Blue Jackets’ streak seems pretty chancy

Reifman, who teaches statistics at Texas Tech, has maintained a blog dedicated to sports streakiness called The Hot Hand since 2002. His book, also called The Hot Hand, examines the statistical and psychological aspects behind some of the most famous streaks in sports history. The book tries to “bridge the gap,” in his words, between the idea that streaks are based purely on ability and the idea that streaks are purely based on chance. And as far as chance is concerned, the Blue Jackets’ streak seems pretty chancy. That’s elite company, and KD’s shot-swatting prowess De’Vondre Campbell Authentic Jersey was on full display in early November when he recorded six […]

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Jan

02

Bill O’Brien is building ‘Patriots South’ in Houston. And it’s kind of working

Several of Bill Belichick proteges have attempted to emulate his authoritative style elsewhere and failed. But Bill O’Brien is taking it a step further: He’s not merely trying to mimic Belichick; he’s trying to recreate the Patriots all together. O’Brien will face off against Belichick for the first time Sunday night when New England visits Houston, but he’s not the only ex-Patriot who’s manning the Texans’ sideline. In total, five of the Texans’ coaches have direct ties to Belichick. “We ran some passes from under center, which we hadn’t done in a while,” Rodgers said. “All of that kind of starts with the run game.” The Packers are starting to […]

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Dec

27

Haley would bring an offensive focus to a team that might need to develop its next quarterback in the coming seasons

“The analogy is pretty striking if you think about it,” former Patriots offensive coordinator Charlie Weis told ESPN.com in October. “If you want to draw a parallel, it’s very similar to Tommy in 2001. We didn’t start too fast with Tommy — similar to what they’ve done with Dak — didn’t give him too much early, and then it grew from there.” Gosder Cherilus Womens Jersey It’s grown into something nobody outside of the Prescott household would have believed. At 23, the Cowboys quarterback has appeared in the same number of regular season games (15) that a 24-year-old Brady appeared in during his breakout season in 2001. Without the benefit […]

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Dec

25

the Texans will grab the fourth seed in the AFC and will host a wild card playoff game

Game Braxton Miller Jersey Game Clay Matthews Jersey Mallett did not play well, and was eventually replaced by Hoyer at the end of one game, and then again before Hoyer was named the full-time starter. Hoyer led the team to a few wins and the Texans started to look competitive while the Colts floundered. Unfortunately, Hoyer is dealing with a concussion that has forced him to miss time, leading the Texans to go to backup T.J. Yates after Mallett was released for violating team rules. It gets worse. Yates had to go on injured reserve with an injury of his own and Weeden, signed after he was released by the […]

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Dec

21

What does that mean for Paul’s free agency in 2017?

Q: Did the old guys get anything? Elite Youth Sergei Bobrovsky Jersey A: Oh, yes. If you’ve been in the league at least 10 years, your minimum salary will now be $2.3 million, up from $1.4 million. And players like James, Paul, Anthony and Wade will really benefit because of a rule tweak. It used to be that you couldn’t have a four or five-year contract if you turned 36 years old during the deal. Now that age limit has been increased to 38. Q: What does that mean for Paul’s free agency in 2017? With trade season officially open, the Pelicans are coming up on another decision in what […]

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