Jan

21

Brady Poppinga caught one of those games early in the streak

That next week at Philadelphia, on Monday Night Football, Rodgers was deadly accurate. He threw a 20-yard touchdown pass to Davante Adams in the tightest of windows, with a defender draped all over him in the back of the end zone. Adams, who was momentarily blinded by the stadium lights, told reporters afterward that he couldn’t see the ball until the last millisecond, and then it just landed in his lap. Rodgers was 30-for-39 that night, and the Packers had their confidence boost. Somewhere on the West Coast, Brady Poppinga caught one of those games early in the streak and decided he couldn’t bet against the Packers the rest of […]

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Jan

17

Jordan Crawford last appeared in the NBA with the Warriors in 2014

Crawford made headlines back in the States in January 2016 by racking up 72 points and 16 rebounds in a game. Authentic Kids Nolan Cromwell Jersey Crawford said American stars are treated “like royalty” in China and that some teams offer perks unlikely to granted in the NBA. For example, he asked if younger brother Jalen, a rapper who performs under the name Willie Mac Jr., could perform at halftime of a Tianjin game. The team obliged. “That was dope,” Crawford said. “It was cool. They liked it.” Food, however, was another matter entirely. Authentic Kids Matt Overton Jersey “They just kind of throw you into the fire and expect […]

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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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