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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Dec

18

They swapped starting quarterback Blaine Gabbert out for Colin Kaepernick after five weeks

At various points throughout the rest of the game, the 49ers tried safety Antoine Bethea and outside linebacker Ahmad Brooks in the middle. None of it was enough to slow down Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan & Co. Save for a couple of fumbles, Atlanta’s offense was nearly flawless in racking up 550 total yards on the day, including 248 on the ground. Falcons running back Devonta Freeman became the 11th running back to surpass 100 yards rushing in a game against the Niners this season, finishing with 139 yards and three touchdowns. Along the way, the 49ers set a franchise record for most rushing yards allowed in a season, surpassing […]

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Dec

16

The Seahawks probably want home field more than any other team

Limited Youth Richard Sherman Jersey The Seattle Seahawks (9-4-1) are 7-0 at home and have clinched the NFC West, which means they are guaranteed at least one home playoff game. They are also in a battle for a first-round bye with the Lions (9-4). The Seahawks probably want home field more than any other team. The Seahawks lost their first playoff game at their current stadium (then known as Qwest Field, now CenturyLink Field) and have since won nine straight there. The only teams that had longer home playoff win streaks in NFL history are the Packers (13 wins from 1939 to 2001) and the Patriots (11 wins from 1996 […]

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Dec

14

Belichick admitted that he was disappointed Kelly was let go after just three seasons

Despite the turmoil that’s engulfed the Eagles’ season, the fact remains that Kelly compiled a 26-21 record in three seasons in Philadelphia — including two 10-6 finishes. That’s not good enough for a franchise that’s desperately in search of its first Super Bowl title, but it’s better than the records that all-time greats such as Belichick and Bill Walsh accumulated in their first three years as head coaches. In fact, Belichick said last week he wasn’t able to fully install his program in New England until 2003, his fourth season as Patriots head coach. Mens Draymond Green Jersey “The coach that comes in usually has a different philosophy than the […]

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Dec

12

Wade Davis worth price tag of Jorge Soler for Cubs

Game Youth Tevin Coleman Jersey Stephen Strasburg said relying too much on his new slider put stress on his pitching arm and contributed to the injury problems that sidelined him during the second half of last season and the playoffs. “I fell in love with it,” the Washington Nationals right-hander said Sunday at the team’s annual fan festival, “because it was working, especially the first half. I mean, it was a quick out.” Strasburg threw sliders on 17.1 percent of his pitches last season, according to Fangraphs, more than changeups (13.1 percent) or curveballs (12.6). He said because he wasn’t as used to throwing sliders, he had trouble delivering the […]

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Dec

10

Hopkins said he isn¡¯t ¡°pointing fingers¡± at Osweiler for his numbers or any struggles on offense this season

Authentic Youth Bryan Little Jersey Osweiler is an NFL-worst 9-of-51 (17.6 percent) on passes thrown 20-plus yards downfield this season, according to ESPN Stats & Information. He is 3-of-16 (18.8 percent) in that same category when targeting Hopkins downfield, though all three completions have been for touchdowns. Osweiler is 1-of-13 targeting Hopkins 20-plus yards downfield since Week 3, according to ESPN Stats & Information. ¡°My numbers aren¡¯t where they need to be,¡± Hopkins said earlier in the season. ¡°But if you look at the film, you¡¯ll see that I¡¯m helping my team out in a major way by drawing double teams, by drawing extra coverage from the secondary, leaving other […]

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Dec

08

Kansas City still has a 90 percent chance of making it to the playoffs even with a loss to Denver at home

This week’s column, though it had a larger message, hit me at one line; ‘life is too short to deal with people who feel the need to try to harm someone or put negativity into the universe.’ I teach sixth grade in North Philadelphia. Today, we had a “lock down drill,” where we practice what we would do in the case of an active shooter or other intruder. After the drill, I commended my students for doing so well at staying quiet (no easy task, I assure you) and I explained the importance of such a drill. I asked them if they had ever, at their old schools (my school […]

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Dec

06

The sneakiest player in the Packers defense

My fourth and final unsung hero is familiar to anybody who has had even the most passing interest in top pass rushers over the last decade or more. Packers outside linebacker Julius Peppers had himself a nice game on Sunday in a win over Washington even though many of his best plays ended up with a teammate’s name bellowing over the loudspeaker. Kids Devin Funchess Jersey I’m going to say off the bat that Peppers’ stats probably wouldn’t wow you. Just three tackles, by my count, and not a single sack on the day. He did, however, also have two pressures, another play where he all but gifted a sack […]

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