Month: June 2017

Patriots’ Tom Brady voted Sporting News Offensive Player of the Year for third time

Twelve games was enough to convince Tom Brady’s peers of his greatness. In other words, his fellow NFL players said deflate that.

Brady, the Patriots’ legendary quarterback, is Sporting News’ 2016 NFL Offensive Player of the Year, winning for the third time (and becoming only the fourth player to win at Cheap Gaa Jerseys least three, joining Peyton Manning, Johnny Unitas and Jim Brown).

The Texans have found a scapegoat for Osweiler’s struggles, parting ways with offensive coordinator George Godsey on Monday in what the team called a mutual decision.

Im grateful for the tireless work ethic and contributions George has made to our team over the last three years, OBrien said in a succinct team release. I wish him nothing but the best in the future.

The Texans had the NFL’s best defense during the 2016 season, despite missing three-time Defensive Player of the year J.J. Watt for most of it. But the offense ranked 29th in yards and tied the Bears, who were 3-13, for 28th in points scored.

The Texans went 9-7 during the regular season and won the weak AFC South despite the offensive ineptitude. They beat the Derek Carr-less Raiders in the first round of the playoffs before exiting after Saturday’s 34-16 loss to the Patriots. The 25 touchdowns scored by the Texans were the fewest scored by Cheap Goalkeeper Jerseys a playoff team in a non-strike season since the NFL season expanded to 16 games in 1978.

The Texans regressed from an offense that was 19th last year despite giving Osweiler a four-year, $72 million contract to lure him away from Denver.

Godsey was the team’s coordinator last season and Houston’s quarterbacks coach in 2014. He began calling plays this season, but had those duties stripped by O’Brien after three games.

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Pumphrey has put his receiving ability on display

Pumphrey is training with former San Diego State quarterback Ryan Lindley, who played in the NFL for five seasons, and former All-Pro fullback Mike Karney, who played for the Saints and Rams. At his training facility, Pumphrey is the only running back, and he said that’s been a benefit.

(Mike) Karney has been great, he said. Working on everything out of the backfield, knowing when to break. It’s not new to me at all, but it’s been great to work with him on. And having Ryan (Lindley) there has been a huge help. He still can sling it.

In Mobile, Pumphrey has put his receiving ability on display. On Day 2, he had two vertically breaking routes in which he both timed his burst well and finished over his head and away from his frame. For a runner with smaller hands and shorter arms, it’s important that he’s able to separate at his route break and finish as a hands catcher.

As a running back, Pumphrey hasn’t been able to show how he’ll handle working in traffic against NFL linebackers. But it’s clear his burst and top-end speed translates, and he has consistently caught linebackers and safeties off balance and taking poor angles.

Vinnie Iyer: Rodgers marched through Atlanta during his Super Bowl Cheap Elite Nike NFL Jerseys XLV run, just a round earlier. Ryan is trying to shake off his minor shortcomings of playoffs past to get a real crack at his first ring. Don’t expect much defense to be played here. It will come down Cheap Flag Football Jerseys to which team can dig deep with its pass rush and ball-hawking secondary to make the one game-changing stop.

The good bet is Green Bay, which was the better sacking and intercepting team in the regular season. The Packers also have been a destructive offensive in the red zone, exactly where the Falcons’ defense has had the most troubles.

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49ers could pursue Kirk Cousins regardless of Redskins’ decision, report says

While the Redskins figure out what to do with Kirk Cousins, the 49ers reportedly have made up their minds about the 28-year-old quarterback.

And Washington’s decision it can sign Cousins to a massive, long-term deal, it can franchise tag him for a second straight season or it can let him test free agency apparently will not affect San Francisco’s desire to obtain the eight-year pro.

Do you talk any smack to the contestants before or after Cheap Eagles Jerseys the race?

Oh, no, I don’t talk smack at all. I know it’s not for me, like none of it is for me, it’s for the fans. I just like entertaining Braves Country and now the MLB. I don’t do it for myself, I just do it for the fans. I don’t talk smack, I’m very respectful to the contestants.

There’s a guy on the field that tells me when to go and I believe upstairs, that they tell him when to tell me to go. I’m supposed to go when they say Unleash The Freeze. I just go whenever they tell me.

(Laughing) Oh, yeah, it’s not because they’re faster than me or I couldn’t catch them, it’s because (the people upstairs) malfunctioned and by the time they let me go, they’ll be halfway finished.

The Tomahawk Team or someone from promotions asks the fans if they Cheap Denver Broncos Jerseys feel like running today. They walk around and ask people if they want to do it but now that it’s gotten so popular, everyone’s going to want to try to beat The Freeze.

It surprised me. When I first did it, the guys on the grounds crew were like, You should make a Twitter account and we made a Twitter account. We didn’t think it’d blow up or anything but then that kid fell and the video went viral.

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MLB Draft 2017: Five players we’ll likely see in the majors quickly

The MLB Draft is an imperfect science.

Scouts will spend countless hours studying statistics, film and medical records in the hopes of finding — and drafting — baseball’s the next superstar.

I tell you what the 17 years of professional football Cheap Authentic Soccer Jerseys experience that I have in my back pocket, and the years of growing up around a father who was a head coach and just being around the game have prepared me to be the leader of a football team, Garcia said Wednesday in an interview with San Francisco radio station KNBR (NBCBayArea.com had the quote). And that’s what this team needs they need a leader of the football team….

They need somebody who is gonna come in and is not gonna take any trash. Not Cheap Custom Hockey Jerseys gonna take any instability as far as the personality is concerned, and understand that this has to be about the team, he continued. It can’t be about your individual success, it can’t be about your individual contract it’s gotta be about the team.

Garcia seems awfully passionate about the opening, and it certainly sounds as if he already has the motivational speaking part of coaching down; after all, he has spent some time coaching at the professional level, spending a season with the Montreal Alouettes of the CFL as the team’s QB coach, and a stop with the Rams as an offensive assistant in 2015.

In five years under center with the 49ers, Garcia went 35-36 with an 88.3 passer rating, and led the team to an NFC West division title in 2002. Maybe Garcia just needs a chance now, like he did back then. Whether the 49ers will give it to him remains to be seen.

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New York finished a disappointing 5-11 last season

This question is just as important. Fournette won’t be viewed as simply a franchise back. He’ll be expected to help flip the fortunes of a franchise altogether.

Of those backs drafted with top-five picks, four helped their teams improve by at least seven wins in their rookie seasons.

Dickerson helped the Los Angeles Rams increase their win total by seven by rushing for 1,808 yards and 18 TDs in 1983, albeit after a strike-shortened 1982 season. Billy Sims rushed for 1,303 yards and 13 TDs and helped the Lions improve their win total by seven in 1980. James rushed for 1,553 yards and 13 TDs and helped the Colts increase their win total by 10 in 1999. And, of course, Elliott, who rushed for 1,631 yards and 15 TDs and helped the Cowboys win nine more games last season.

How have you been getting prepared for the NFL Combine?

Oh, man, I’m so excited. I’ve been training in Miami with Bommarito’s, working on speed work and working on football stuff, stuff that NFL scouts want to see. It’s extremely exciting.

I want to go prove everything that’s on tape. I think when you compare my tape to the other quarterbacks, I think I’m one of, if not the best quarterback, in terms of my speed, my arm strength, everything. And I can’t wait to get out there and prove it. That’s the best opportunity to do it.

Marshall, 32, ranked sixth in the NFL with 109 receptions in 2015, his first with the Cheap Long Sleeve Soccer Jerseys Jets after a trade from the Bears.

New York finished a disappointing 5-11 last season, though, with Cheap Lacrosse Jerseys Marshall hauling in only 59 catches, the lowest since his rookie season, for 788 yards and three scores in the Jets’ anemic offense. Still, his 168 receptions were 63 more than any other Jets receiver over that span.

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Watch: Larry Fitzgerald crashes Coyotes practice, tries to skate for first time

Larry Fitzgerald is a future Pro Football Hall of Famer, but put him on ice and he’s hardly recognizable.

The Cardinals star, fresh off announcing he’ll play a 14th NFL season, joined the NHL’s Coyotes for practice Monday, and the videos that followed were, in a word, amusing. Think Bambi on ice, if Bambi had been a 6-3 wide receiver.

Marvez also reported Shanahan is “targeting” a pair of former Falcons Cheap Jerseys Youth colleagues: Jerome Henderson (co-defensive coordinator) and Mike McDaniel (wide receivers). Henderson would share DC duties with Chargers assistant Robert Saleh. Shanahan and Saleh were assistants with the Texans from 2006-09.

The Niners had settled on Shanahan long before Monday but waited until after the Super Bowl to announce his hire. He earned Sporting News’ Coordinator of the Year award after leading the NFL’s highest-scoring offense in the 2016 regular season. His play-calling in the Super Bowl came into question when Atlanta faltered badly late after taking a 28-3 lead against New England. Shanahan was criticized for being overly aggressive late in the game when a run-oriented attack likely would have secured a championship Cheap Kids Jerseys NHL for the Falcons.

Atlanta was outscored 31-0 from late in the third quarter through overtime and lost 34-28.

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Houston police chief on Tom Brady’s missing uniform: ‘It’s just a jersey’

The Houston police department has its priorities straight.

Not long after Brown signed a four-year, $68 million extension Monday afternoon, he tweeted out a screen shot of a 2010 scouting report that questioned his size, strength, route running, concentration and character.

In fact, about the only nice thing the scouting report had to say is that Brown didn’t miss a game in his three seasons at Central Michigan.

With that kind of report circulating, no wonder Brown lasted until the sixth round of the 2010 draft before being chosen No. 195 overall by the Steelers. They will continue to reap the rewards of their faith in Brown for several years to come.

As disappointing of a Senior Bowl week as Iowa quarterback C.J. Beathard had, I’d still put money on him being drafted. His grandfather is Bobby Beathard, an NFL GM in four different decades, most recently in 2000. You can count on at least a few phone calls being made to get him drafted. One to watch: Indianapolis. Jimmy Raye III, their current VP of Football Operations, got his first scouting job Cheap Jerseys USA under Bobby Beathard in San Diego. The Colts’ backup, Scott Tolzien, would cost the team just $250,000 to cut.

On average, 11 quarterbacks are drafted each year. If I had to guess which eleven are drafted this year, in order: Trubisky (first round), Mahomes (first), Watson (second), Kizer (second), Kaaya (second), Peterman (third), Virginia Tech’s Jerod Evans (fourth), Cal’s Davis Webb (fourth), Tennessee’s Josh Dobbs (sixth), Central Michigan’s Cooper Rush (sixth) and Beathard (seventh).

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Michael Floyd to critics upset he gets Super Bowl ring: ‘Oh well. I’m a champion!’

Is Joe Flacco elite? The Baltimore quarterback helped erase that punchline with another ready-made postseason run from a team that caught fire at the right time. The Ravens lost four of their last five regular-season games, but that’s when the Ray Lewis retirement tour started. Baltimore beat Indianapolis in the wild card, then Flacco’s miracle 70-yard touchdown pass to Jacoby Jones forced overtime at Denver. Then, Baltimore beat New England in the AFC championship game to advance to the “Harbaugh Bowl.” Baltimore held off a second-half rally by the 49ers. Lewis retired. Flacco earned a status bump. The Ravens won their second Super Bowl.

Patriots receiver Michael Floyd didn’t play in the Super Bowl or the AFC championship game, but he still will get a championship ring because he did play three games for New England when the Cardinals cut him following a DUI arrest. Sound unfair?

Floyd received plenty of criticism on Twitter after posting a picture of himself kissing the Lombardi Trophy Sunday after the Patriots incredible comeback over the Falcons.

Floyd hauled in just five catches for the Patriots, who gave the 27-year-old a second chance in December after he was arrested on DUI charges, leading to his release by Arizona.

He stayed out of trouble in Boston, in part to living at a hotel Cheap Jerseys Shop and spending most of his time at the team’s facility. Good for him, right?

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Joe Montana not ready to say Tom Brady’s the best QB ever

For any fans who weren’t already convinced Tom Brady is the greatest quarterback of all time, the Patriots’ stunning rally to win Super Bowl 51 led to plenty of headlines and tweets declaring Brady certainly is the GOAT now.

“So you know, weddings are for women. So I told my wife, ‘Hey, we’re gonna make this a win-win situation.’ So I said, ‘Let’s do a zombie-themed wedding,’ and she said, ‘OK, cool.’ So we got married normally, then the next day we did everything we did the day before all over again, but in zombie mode,” Williams said on “Talking Dead.”

“It wasn’t easy at first though. We told everybody who wanted to be in that wedding that they had to agree to being a zombie. Even the kids.”

The Steelers running back also discussed how he first became a fan of the show.

“I was on a flight to China, and Gary Barnes of the Cleveland Browns, I was on a 14-hour flight and I had nothing to keep me entertained. He handed me an iPad, and I played a game of ‘The Walking Dead’ for the entire 14 hours. So when I landed, the first thing I did was I called my wife and said, ‘Yo, we’re going to start watching ‘The Walking Dead.'”

“I always tell prospects, ‘Just fall on the sword. Put it out there and then talk about ways you’ve improved and are going to correct this issue and what your plans are for moving forward.’ That’s a lot better way to address it than trying to dodge things and not be fully truthful with what happened Cheap Infant NFL Jerseys in these different episodes.”

In some ways, the Combine process can be likened to speed dating. If intrigued after the initial “get-to-know-you” encounter, teams can invite as many as 30 prospects to their facility for predraft visits that allow for more in-depth conversations.

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Peyton Manning plays ‘Coach Gary’ in hilarious role on ‘Modern Family’

Peyton Manning isn’t new to television, but for the first time Wednesday, the former NFL quarterback appeared in a show as someone other than Peyton Manning.

Kansas City and star safety Eric Berry have agreed to terms on a long-term Cheap Full Dye Softball Jerseys contract, the club announced Tuesday.

ESPN.com reported the deal is for six years and worth a whopping $78 million, including $40 million guaranteed and a $20 million signing bonus.

Berry, who was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma on Dec. 8, 2014, returned to make the Pro Bowl in 2015. He then built on that season by earning his fifth Pro Bowl appearance in 2016 after finishing with four interceptions and two touchdowns.

Kansas City was desperately trying to get the deal done before Wednesday’s franchise-tag deadline. Instead of tagging Berry, the team can now use it to keep defensive tackle Dontari Poe from entering free agency.

Berry will earn $13 million per year, making him the highest-paid safety in the league.

He set a Super Bowl record with 37 completions and tossed four touchdown passes to four different receivers (accounting for all of New England’s touchdowns). He also came through in the clutch: After the Seahawks got a 10-point lead in the third quarter, he completed 15 of 19 passes for 138 yards and two fourth-quarter touchdowns in the 28-24 win.

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