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aliciahuang
16-01-2018 04:16:14

Pierre,Womens Brian Schwenke Jersey, Miranda strike lightning late to send Cape Coral

After 70-plus scoreless minutes of play between the Cape Coral and Mariner boys soccer teams, it was only a matter of time before one team was going to do something spectacular to turn the tide in the favor of one of the two talented sides on Friday.

as his incredible first-time volley with his right foot in the 70th minute put Cape Coral in front,Womens Byron Bell Jersey,Up stepped Seahawk junior Wildro Pierre to the plate, and three minutes later senior Adao Miranda made sure of the result with a goal as the Seahawks downed their archrival on the road 2-0.

Pierre stepped into a headed ball off of a long throw-in towards the Triton goal, rifling home what he says is the best goal he has ever scored.

"I just tried to hit it the best I could. It's a great feeling to come out on top."

but a second victory over the 18-5 Tritons would secure the top seed for the District 3A-13 tournament.,Womens Jack Conklin Jersey, the Seahawks and Tritons lived up to the billing as one of the top rivalries across all of the sports in Lee County. Entering the contest at 16-1-1, Cape Coral had already claimed a victory in the two teams' prior meeting on the season,In a matchup of two of the top teams in Southwest Florida,Womens Kevin Dodd Jersey, with a 1-0 triumph on Dec. 1

off a set play on a free kick, Mariner's Leo Perez rocketed a loose ball on frame,Two minutes later,Womens Austin Johnson Jersey, but Seahawks' goalkeeper Antonio Castro-Garcia corralled it just in front of the line.

the home team again saw its share of chances to forge ahead,In the second half, with McKay getting the best chance as his half-volley off of a scramble in front just went over the crossbar in the 68th minute.

Just two minutes later,Authentic Kevin Byard Jersey, who was a standout at Island Coast as a sophomore last season, Pierre, stepped up to deliver the eventual game-winner and Miranda's goal shortly after cemented the Seahawk victory.

we don't expect anything different when it's Cape and Mariner,"It was a well-played match," Seahawks head coach Daniel Gross said.

"Ever since I've been here, they are always good games. With the district tournament back here at Mariner, this is the game you want to win. It's exciting, I expect to see them here February 2nd in the final."

Cape Coral had not tasted defeat with a 14-0-1 mark,Heading into the week, but a 3-0 loss to St. Thomas Aquinas on Monday in their first game back after holiday break was a wake up call that Miranda and his teammates needed to refocus with what lies ahead the remainder of the season.

we weren't sharp coming off the break,"We needed a game like the Aquinas," Miranda said.

"Games like this we need too. Beating Mariner is the best feeling in the world for us, but we can't let it get to our heads. We're going to try our hardest to see how far we can go."

sued by one (with the Raiders being named as a co-defendant),Cable’s previous run with the Raiders was one that came to an end ingloriously as he was accused by three separate women of abuse, broke an assistant coach’s jaw and was ultimately lambasted after his firing by late owner Al Davis.

During Cable’s first go-round with Oakland (2008-10) his teams posted a record of 17-27 (.386 win percentage). However, Charlie Frye,Authentic Byron Bell Jersey, it shouldn’t be forgotten that he was asked to win games with JaMarcus Russell, Marques Tuiasosopo,Authentic Jack Conklin Jersey, Bruce Gradkowski, Andrew Walter, Jason Campbell,Authentic Kevin Dodd Jersey, Kyle Boller and J.P. Losman as his quarterbacks.

who had his glory years in the Pacific Northwest with Cable as his offensive line coach. Though Cable uses a zone-blocking scheme that fell out of favor with fans and analysts given the powerful construction of Oakland’s offensive line,The hiring of Cable will also net a happier running back in Marshawn Lynch,Authentic Derrick Henry Jersey, Cable has been around the league long enough to adapt his schemes to match personnel.

It also should be noted that just because former offensive coordinator Todd Downing’s scheme was unsuccessful while utilizing zone blocking, that doesn’t mean Cable’s would be.

his mother in the passenger seat next to him,Authentic Austin Johnson Jersey,Marshawn Lynch swerved and danced behind the wheel of a trainer’s cart, driving the thing out of the tunnel in the minutes before No. 4 Washington’s game at California here on Saturday night.

This made sense. Ten years ago, the former Cal and Seattle Seahawks star running back,Womens Derrick Henry Jersey, Lynch, celebrated an overtime victory against the Huskies by commandeering a similar cart and riding it gleefully around the Memorial Stadium turf.

I think,“Not to us players,” Brady said when asked if reaction to the article has become a distraction. “We do what we always do and show up to work and try to do the best we can do. There’s a lot at stake and I think everyone has put a lot into it.

"It doesn’t really matter what happens outside this facility to what we’re trying to accomplish. It’s a big task to win a playoff game and play against a good team in the divisional round and I’m glad we earned the chance to be here. We just have to go take care of business.”

” Brady continued. “Nothing really should get in the way of that. That’s what we get paid for,“I think we have a job to do and we know what that job is and it’s to go out and play football at a high level and play well, to be a professional and put everything aside and go out there and do the best you can for the team and try to win.”

Previously in a radio show on Tuesday, Brady called the article’s portrayal of Brady celebrating the Garoppolo trade a “poor characterization.”

The article came at a time when Brady, had endured some recent struggles. In the span from Week 12 to 16, who turned 40 years old in August, Brady threw six interceptions. Before that stretch, he had only thrown two.

Brady’s camp also released a trailer for a documentary that takes a closer look at Brady’s personal life,Earlier this week, Tom vs. Time.

“That’s a good question,” Brady said when asked what he hoped viewers would get out of it. “This is about Tennessee. We’re two days out from the biggest game of the year. We’ll see after the Tennessee game.”

aliciahuang
16-01-2018 03:40:31

Darrell Bevell fired as Seahawks offensive coordinator after seven seasons

Bevell was told of the decision Tuesday night according to a source informed of the decision. The Seahawks missed the playoffs for the first time since Bevell’s first year in Seattle in 2011.

Despite Russell Wilson leading the league in touchdown passes, Seattle’s offense struggled to find consistency all season. Wilson was the team’s leading rusher as Seattle’s structured rushing attack was ineffective for most of the season. The Seahawks ranked 23rd in rushing overall,629 rushing yards came from Wilson. Over 400 of those yards by Wilson came on scrambles., but 586 of their 1

The Seahawks had some of their most offensively prolific seasons in franchise history under Bevell. They led the league in rushing in 2014 and were in the top five in rushing offense in four of Bevell’s seven seasons in Seattle.

However, despite head coach Pete Carroll saying repeatedly the decision to throw from the 1-yard line was his call., the rushing offense fell apart in 2017 and the final play of Super Bowl XLIX cast a large shadow on Bevell as well

respectively.,It will be the first coordinator change of Seattle’s own doing since Jeremy Bates was fired as offensive coordinator after one season with Carroll in 2010. Bevell replaced Bates in the job for the 2011 season. Dan Quinn and Gus Bradley both left their defensive coordinator positions with Seattle to take head coaching jobs with Atlanta and Jacksonville

The Patriots backfield remains banged-up heading into their Divisional Round showdown with the Titans. Rex Burkhead (knee) apparently looked way less than 100 percent healthy in practice on Wednesday while Mike Gillislee (knee) remained out. At press-time, it appears New England's backfield will remain thin in Week 19 -- leaving Dion Lewis in a dominant,Womens Delanie Walker Jersey, workhorse role. In the final two weeks of the regular season, Lewis handled 66% of Pats' snaps, 74% of RB opportunities (attempts plus targets) and 84% of their red-zone RB touches. Lewis has morphed into the Pats' foundation back and looks like a potential playoff X-factor as The Ringer’s Danny Kelly scribed.

the Titans will continue roll Derrick Henry as their unquestioned lead back in the Divisional Round. We've finally gotten a look at workhorse Derrick Henry for fantasy. Unsurprisingly,Authentic DeMarco Murray Jersey,With DeMarco Murray (knee) already ruled out for their road bout in New England, Henry dominated in Week 17 without Murray -- hitting 30 opportunities, a 98% snap rate, 100% snap rate,Authentic Corey Davis Jersey, we saw more of the same monstrous usage for Henry: 25 opportunities, 117 yards from scrimmage and one receiving TD. In the Wild Card Round last week, 191 yards from scrimmage and one rushing TD. The Pats are projected to have favorable game-script -- Tennessee is currently listed as 13.5 underdogs -- but Henry’s locked-in usage will make him a chalk DFS play for the Divisional Round slate.

Seattle fired Darrell Bevell on Wednesday. Seattle also let go of DC Kris Richard,After being the Seahawks OC for seven of eight seasons under HC Pete Carroll,Womens Adoree' Jackson Jersey, OL coach Tom Cable and QB coach Carl Smith as the ‘Hawks clean house moving into the 2018 season. Russell Wilson is a powerful deodorant for any franchise, while Richard Sherman, they had zero semblance of a run game in 2017, but the ‘Hawks offensive line has been a constant issue,Womens Jonnu Smith Jersey, Kam Chancellor and Earl Thomas all battled injuries this past season. Seattle is in a state of transition as GM John Schneider and HC Pete Carroll try to rebuild their staff and reform the roster.

the Chargers announced that they are retaining OC Ken Whisenhunt and DC Gus Bradley for the 2018 season on Wednesday. Once again,Unsurprisingly, the Chargers were one of the hardest-luck teams in the league as they owned the league's ninth-best point differential (+83) and were far better than both AFC Wild-Card teams (Titans: -22; Bills: -57). Both Whisenhunt and Bradley did phenomenal jobs with their respective units on a non-team wide basis, considering the ‘Bolts offense was fifth in yards per play, too, and the defense allowed the fourth-fewest passing yards per attempt. The Chargers are an attractive bet at 30-to-1 2019 Super Bowl odds.

It was an amazing season for the Los Angeles Rams, two accomplishments the team had not achieved since “The Greatest Show on Turf” era of the early 2000s., even though it ended short with a first-round playoff loss to the Atlanta Falcons at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum last Saturday. The Rams won the NFC West Division and finished with a winning record

the Rams often featured very good defenses. Even in 2016,Under the previous coach Jeff Fisher, when Fisher was fired, the defense took too many steps backward, while the team reversed its course in many different ways, the L.A. defense finished ninth in the NFL in yards allowed. This season,Authentic Adoree' Jackson Jersey, finishing 19th in yards allowed.

The Rams did force 28 turnovers on the way to finishing 10th in the NFL with a plus-seven turnover margin, but overall, Los Angeles gave up at least 366 yards of offense to its opponents. The Rams defense will have to be better next season if the team wants to take the next step., the defense ended up being a weak spot for the squad in 2017. In over half of the regular season games

McVay invigorated a talented offensive roster that had constantly underachieved under Fisher, and the Rams finished the 2017 season as the top-scoring team in the NFL. Second-year quarterback Jared Goff played like the No. 1 overall pick he was in 2016, as Goff was winless in seven starts prior to this year., improving his QB rating from 63.6 in his rookie year to 100.4 this season. That was an amazing improvement

Additionally, third-year running back Todd Gurley recovered from a terrible second season to garner league MVP consideration by gaining 2, and the young duo truly responded to McVay’s coaching and game planning.,Authentic Taywan Taylor Jersey,093 yards from scrimmage and scoring 19 touchdowns. Gurley himself was the tenth overall pick in the 2015 draft

so he gets the nod over Goff for the Rams’ offensive MVP. At age 23,Gurley’s campaign was good enough to get attention from the league as its MVP, he set career highs in rushing yards (1,Womens Corey Davis Jersey,305) and TDs (13), really helped the offense—and Goff—develop nicely in 2017. After catching 64 passes in his first two seasons combined, too, and led the NFL in the latter category. His ability to catch the ball,Womens DeMarco Murray Jersey, Gurley notched another 64 receptions this year alone.

Donald registered 11 sacks in 14 games this year,Defensive tackle Aaron Donald earned defensive MVP honors. The 13th overall pick in the 2014 draft, while also forcing five fumbles. The sack total tied a career-best mark from 2015,Authentic Jonnu Smith Jersey, as Donald constantly took pressure off other defenders, and the forced fumbles more than doubled his career total prior to this season. The numbers alone don’t tell the whole story here, enabling them to make more plays.

The best news for the Rams is that both the Arizona Cardinals and the Seattle Seahawks are fading from power in the NFC West. When L.A. went to Seattle and buried the Seahawks by 35 points in Week 15,Womens Taywan Taylor Jersey, it sent a message: this is the Rams’ division for the foreseeable future. The San Francisco 49ers also are on the rise, depending on how the offseason shakes out., so that old rivalry could see some new life in 2018

which handed the Falcons two easy scoring opportunities. The experience gained this season will be invaluable in setting up the franchise for a Super Bowl run in 2018.,But the Los Angeles organization is in a great position. The Rams lost their playoff game at home primarily due to special-teams mistakes

The NFC is a stacked conference, however, as nine teams finished with winning records this year. The Rams will also draw tougher opponents in 2018, after winning the NFC West this season. However, neither of those factors should stop Los Angeles from making the postseason for the second time in a row next year.

and the Seahawks found tremendous success but also extreme failure with it in Cable’s seven-year run as Seattle’s offensive line coach.,Authentic Brian Schwenke Jersey,Cable is one of the leading proponents of zone blocking

and the Seahawks’ offensive line play dramatically suffered.,Much of that had to do with personnel — Cable inherited a solid offensive line in his early years in Seattle and it was able to help the Seahawks go to two Super Bowls. But the Seahawks organization opted to stop spending on offensive linemen in recent years

if we’re being honest.,It’s not fair to say that Cable isn’t a strong tactician because of Seattle’s terrible offensive line play over the last two years — he didn’t have much to work with

Cable didn’t change his scheme — the Seahawks ran zone. That’s his system.,Despite the dramatic change in talent

This was a concern when Gruden was hired. Gruden is a longtime proponent of zone blocking but I gave the Raiders’ new coach the benefit of the doubt when he said that he would take a look at the Raiders’ personnel and build a system around the team’s strengths.

You can run a West Coast-style offense without zone blocking being the primary offensive line scheme — it’s typically called Pro Style.
it worked. Then it all fell apart. You can probably pinpoint the downfall by looking at the schedule.,For a while

but the damage had been done.,The Raiders moved away from outside zone and eventually went back to being a predominantly power blocking team late in the season

The mixing and matching of blocking schemes — typically based on which running back was in the game — proved to be a massive component of Downing and Jack Del Rio’s exits. The outside zone blocking, did both in., in particular

who has sat in a Tampa strip mall for the last nine years,Gruden, watching film cut-ups, which boasts the best-paid offensive line in football and arguably the best interior offensive line in the AFC, no doubt noticed what his buddy Reid was doing in Kansas City. When he then took a look at the Raiders’ roster, a light bulb should have gone off in his mind.

aliciahuang
31-07-2017 05:22:27

A force awakens: The Redskins’ linebacking corps is well-stocked and on the rise

When constructing a strong defense,Authentic Andrew Luck Jersey, smart architects seek a few key ingredients: Depth, competition and versatility.

Washington should have a good shot at improving.,The puzzle hasn’t yet started to really come together for the Washington Redskins’ defense. But the pieces are all here,Womens T.Y. Hilton Jersey, this unit already has all three of those traits. As a result, and based on early indications

Washington coaches no shortage of options.,No position group reflects this better than the linebacking corps. Whether it’s the inside ’backers, where five of the 10 players boast starting capabilities,Womens Blake Bortles Jersey, or the edge rushers, where coaches have three legit candidates for the spot opposite Pro Bowler Ryan Kerrigan

and two or three players capable of starting at the two outside spots.,This of course is a good problem. There have been years when the Redskins have had only two or three players to consider for starting inside linebacker

because both he and Compton wound up finishing out the year as starters with Robinson and Riley hobbled.,The depth improvements started a couple years ago. In 2015, and Compton was really the only skillful backup. He got a chance to prove himself capable of more midway through the season thanks to injuries. And the in-season acquisition of Foster also proved crucial, Washington had Keenan Robinson and Perry Riley at the inside positions

but inexperienced backups capable of contributing in certain situations.,Last year, training camp featured a competition between Foster and Riley for the spot next to Compton. Foster wound up winning, and Riley got cut. Martrell Spaight and Su’a Cravens served as young, athletic

But things are downright crowded on the inside this year. There are the same amount of bodies, Foster and Brown, but the legitimacy of the options make the competition fiercer. Through three practices (Saturday was the first session where players wore pads), and we’ve seen Compton and Brown manning the middle, and other times, we’ve already seen Compton and Foster man their usual spots, and Foster and Spaight.

[Redskins players open up about ‘depression’ that comes with time on injured reserve]

but saw action in 14 games last season while briefly spelling Compton or Foster.,Compton, Foster and Brown, who made the Pro Bowl with Buffalo last season and signed a one-year deal with Washington, all served as full-time starters last year. Spaight has one start

“We’ve brought in some different guys that fit into our room and fit well under [inside linebackers coach Kirk Olivadotti],” Compton said. “He does a great job and we’ve got a great group. We can do a lot of mixing and matching, so I’m really excited about our group.”

Compton and his fellow linebackers admit they don’t know how this thing will play out. There have been times where the Redskins emerge from offseason practices with their starters all but locked in at every spot. But that’s not the case this year. Coaches are doing so much mixing and matching to get an idea of how guys play together, and which combination produces the best, that the picture remains murky.

“I’m not really sure how we all fit just because we haven’t really went through the preseason yet,” Compton said. “I’m not sure what their ideas are, but you can just tell they’re going to want to do some different things.”

[Three takeaways from Day 3 at Redskins training camp]

It’s possible that Washington could wind up starting two guys – say Compton and Foster – and then sub Brown in for Foster on nickel packages because Foster seems stronger against the run and Brown against the pass.

because he’s a better coverage option than some of Washington’s outside linebackers., Chris Carter’s versatility also could come into play, but in a different way. He served primarily as a special teams ace during stints with Pittsburgh,Another free agent inside linebacker addition, Cincinnati and Baltimore. But he also possesses great athleticism, and has already joined Compton and Brown on pass-heavy situations

the days of every-down defensive starters are over, pass-heavy packages that feature dangerous pass-catching backs, distance and situation. The more options the Redskins have, even at inside linebacker. Defenses have so many different sub-packages that enable them to plug in various players based on down,Womens Will Fuller V Jersey, the better they’ll be able to thwart attacks they face,Because of the sophistication of NFL offenses, whether they’re run-heavy packages,Authentic T.Y. Hilton Jersey, or multiple tight ends.

And then there’s also insurance against injury.

” Carter said. “In the NFL,Authentic Blake Bortles Jersey, third group. It’s a lot like the NBA,“It helps because it gives you longevity throughout the year and ensures there’s no drop-off when you have to rotate, there’s so many high-powered dudes out there,Authentic Vontae Davis Jersey, so when you rotate guys, you don’t want a drop-off. So, you want to have strong groups: first group, second group, the teams that have that depth are tough.”

turnover in offseason was a good thing],[For Redskins

who has displayed growth after a year on the practice squad., on the outside, plentiful options should help ensure Washington’s pass rush remains relentless. Kerrigan is locked in as the starter at left outside linebacker. Preston Smith would like to hang onto his job on the other side,Meanwhile, but he has Junior Galette breathing down his neck, and Ryan Anderson is nipping at their heels as well. Trent Murphy will miss the first four games while serving a suspension for violating the league policy for performance enhancing drugs. But he remains a part of the equation. And there’s also Lynden Trail

which is currently Anderson.,Whether it’s Kerrigan and Smith, or Kerrigan and Galette, who has looked good while attempting to play for the first time in two years after back-to-back Achilles’ tendon tears, the third guy is going to play quite a bit. So will the fourth

and next to him when coaches overload the right side. Anderson has also relieved Kerrigan some., opposite Kerrigan, and on the left,Coach Jay Gruden said he wants to see Smith move around more and create more mismatches. He has lined up both on the right, in place of Kerrigan. Meanwhile, Galette has played both opposite Smith

Smith and Murphy. That rotation meant that Kerrigan – generally an every-down player from 2011-15 – had the lightest workload of his career.,Defensive coordinator Greg Manusky is a fan of rotating his pass-rushers. Last season, he instituted a three-man rotation of Kerrigan, while serving as outside linebacker coach

because Manusky’s rotation wound up keeping the seventh-year pro fresh.,But that didn’t hurt his impact as he recorded 11 sacks (second-most in a single season for him)

Based on the wrinkles we’ve already seen this early in camp, it’s safe to expect that Manusky has more creativity in store. He could wind up using Murphy, Anderson and/or Smith to rush as linemen and run stunts with Kerrigan and Galette.

and pressure on the quarterback.,Whatever it takes to keep pressure on the opponents off-balance

and play well. Some very well could wind up getting cut before going on to earn key roles with other teams., particularly at linebacker. In the past, limited depth meant some fringe players made the 53-man roster,The Redskins are going to wind up having to make some very tough calls, but couldn’t really contribute beyond special teams. This year, the “fringe” players can play

that’s a good problem if you’re the Redskins.,But again

” Gruden said. “It’s our job to make sure we give everybody ample opportunity to make the team and make plays.,Authentic Will Fuller V Jersey,Womens Vontae Davis Jersey,Womens Andrew Luck Jersey,“We feel really good about the depth that we have on this football team in general and there will be some great battles

“Special teams will be a big role also — who performs the best on that,” Gruden said when asked about the challenge of deciding the winners of some roster-spot battles. “If it’s close, the better special teams player will probably win out.”

aliciahuang
31-07-2017 05:15:49

Josh Doctson impresses at Redskins' Saturday session

Terrelle Pryor has been getting much of the early praise, but Josh Doctson isn't far behind.

Doctson has proven a nearly impossible cover in 1-on-1 drills during the early portion of camp. In fact,Looking to rebound following a disappointing rookie season in which the Washington Redskins wide receiver saw action in only three games,Authentic Will Fuller V Jersey, that the former first-round pick has provided some of camp's most memorable highlights in only three days.

Doctson took his game to new heights on Saturday,After torching Quinton Dunbar on the first day of training camp,Womens Andrew Luck Jersey, beating Josh Norman for a touchdown and making a ridiculous one-handed grab.

Best play of the day: Receiver Josh Doctson fooled corner Josh Norman to break wide open for a long touchdown catch. But that wasn't as impressive as Doctson's one-handed grab over corner Dashaun Phillips in a one-on-one drill. Doctson jumped and reached back over Phillips and caught the pass with his right hand.

With the Redskins losing DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon in free agency, and if not for injuries during his rookie season,Womens T.Y. Hilton Jersey, the pressure is on Doctson to contribute in what amounts to more or less his first season. Talent has never been the question with the wideout, he'd likely have entered camp as the team's No. 1 wide receiver.

it'll be a new look receiving corps in Washington this season,Along with Pryor and Jamison Crowder, but early signs suggest that it could be even better than year's past.

Keith Marshall tears patellar tendon, out for season

singled out Saturday by coach Jay Gruden as a player to watch, Washington Redskins running back Keith Marshall,Womens Will Fuller V Jersey, suffered a season-ending knee injury.

Marshall tore the patellar tendon in his right knee during a full-team drill in practice Saturday. He had run to the outside, then cut back inside when he got hit. The Redskins were in full pads for the first time in camp.

Marshall slammed his fist on the ground as teammates came over to check on him. He was then carted off the field. What had been a spirited practice became more subdued.

Marshall missed last season with an elbow injury after the Redskins selected him in the seventh round earlier that year. At Georgia,Authentic Andrew Luck Jersey, Marshall tore his ACL.

Marshall wasn't guaranteed of a roster spot but his speed always intrigued the Redskins. Before practice Saturday, Gruden had said people were "sleeping" on Marshall.

D.J. Swearinger makes one-handed grab at practice

D.J. Swearinger is set to add another dimension to the Washington Redskins secondary.

The free-agent signing at safety has already been praised by head coach Jay Gruden,Authentic T.Y. Hilton Jersey, and he stands to play a huge role in the Redskins' defensive scheme this upcoming season.

Swearinger has been noted for his vocal leadership in the secondary, however his talents at the position were on full display as he made covered Vernon Davis stride for stride before making a leaping one-handed grab along the sideline.

but it shows the man coverage skills and athleticism that Swearinger brings to the secondary,Authentic Vontae Davis Jersey,He may have come down out of bounds, a huge contrast to the struggles the Redskins endured at the position a season ago.

Doing it in practice and doing it on Sunday are two totally different things,Womens Vontae Davis Jersey, but it looks like the Redskins got a major upgrade this offseason.

aliciahuang
29-07-2017 08:17:16

49ers top pick Solomon Thomas signs on 1st day of practice

Solomon Thomas signed his contract,Authentic O. J. Howard Jersey, and ran out to the field to join the rest of his San Francisco 49ers teammates at the first training camp practice under coach Kyle Shanahan., rushed to the locker room to throw on a jersey and cleats

" Thomas said Friday. "I'm just very glad we got this done as quickly as possible.",Authentic Chris Godwin Jersey,"It was amazing to get out here and be here Day 1 with my team

Thomas was able to pass the conditioning test while his teammates practiced and then watched the team drills in the final half of practice. He is expected to jump right in on Saturday.

" Shanahan said. "I expect to see him out there tomorrow.","We've seen Solomon. We've seen his workouts and stuff. He's a guy I believe is in shape

he said he wasn't worried this would be a long-term absence even though Chargers defensive lineman Joey Bosa missed a month last summer after also being drafted third overall and being represented by CAA.,While Thomas was anxious to join his teammates while waiting at his college campus at Stanford for the deal to get done

Thomas said he didn't get involved in the details of the negotiations between his agent and general manager John Lynch and just waited to be told when the deal was done.

" Thomas said. "I trusted my agent. I hired him for a reason. He knew how fast I wanted to get out there. He knew that I wanted to be out there with the team. He knows I didn't want to be by myself for another month. I was going to let him take care of everything. Both parties worked extremely hard and got things done as quickly as possible.","I was not concerned at all

Now Thomas can be part of a rebuilding project in San Francisco after the 49ers matched a franchise record with 14 losses last season.

That led to the firing of coach Chip Kelly and general manager Trent Baalke in the latest organizational overhaul. Coach Jim Harbaugh was forced out in 2014 after a four-year tenure that included three trips to the NFC title game and one Super Bowl loss and Jim Tomsula lasted just one season before being replaced by Kelly.

the 49ers appear to have the stability that had been lacking in recent years. That's why the players who have endured the recent turmoil are so excited about the start of camp.,Now with Lynch and Shanahan in place and armed with six-year contracts

"You say that every year, 'This is the year we're doing it.' I've said that the last three years. But I do feel different about this year. It's one thing to say it. But I feel confident with the direction the team is going."," left tackle Joe Staley said. "Everybody comes in at this time of year and saying those exact same things day one

especially on the defensive front seven. The team used first-round picks in 2015 and '16 on defensive linemen Arik Armstead and DeForest Buckner and then added Thomas and linebacker Reuben Foster in the first round this year.,Part of the reason for optimism is some of the young players added in recent years

intercepting a pass in a seven-on-seven drill.,Foster did not participate in team drills in the offseason program as he recovered from a shoulder injury but made an immediate impact on the first day of camp

" Shanahan said. "I know he's been chomping at the bit for a while now. It was good to see him go through it full speed,Authentic Lavonte David Jersey,"It was good to get him out there, get him on the field,Authentic Mike Evans Jersey, which was good for him. It was a good first day.",Womens O. J. Howard Jersey, deal with getting aligned right and stuff. I think he got an interception out there today

NOTES: S Jimmie Ward injured his hamstring in the conditioning test Thursday and was placed on the physically unable to perform list. He is week to week. ... Jaquiski Tartt got the chance to replace Ward at free safety alongside Eric Reid.

' is ready to prove himself,Bowman says his Achilles is 'fine

NaVorro Bowman will be one of the most intriguing defensive players at 49ers training camp in the weeks ahead as he attempts to bounce back from an Achilles injury that caused him to miss the final 12 games of the 2016 season.

and he says he already proved during the spring he's at 100 percent.,Womens Justin Evans Jersey,Bowman drew some praise from 49ers coaches during offseason activities as he looked to be making strong progress in coming back from the injury. Now he has to do it with pads on

those weren't just lackadaisical practices. We got after it. Coaches wanted to see what kind of players we had,"I've been full speed," Bowman told reporters Thursday. "I've done everything throughout minicamp. Those practices that we had, and I completed that. I've stood tall with all the workouts. So the Achilles is fine. I'm not worried about that. I'm just ready to put the pads back on and fly around.", who could practice without pads. I think that's harder than practicing with pads because you have to protect your teammates but also get your job done

As a four-time All-Pro and three-time Pro Bowler, Bowman is one of the most decorated 49ers players, and now it's time for him to answer the bell., but he feels he still has something to prove in the weeks ahead. 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan let Bowman know in the spring he'd be in a competition at linebacker

"I'm just going to put the work in and be ready to go," Bowman said. "It's time for me to just do what I know I can do. Like I said before,Womens Lavonte David Jersey, but I've taken pride in leading them and showing them the way.",Womens Mike Evans Jersey,Authentic Justin Evans Jersey,Womens Chris Godwin Jersey, the accolades I've earned doesn't mean anything. I'm starting from scratch. I'm hungry. A lot of guys look up to me and understand what I've accomplished

aliciahuang
29-07-2017 08:12:44

Slimmed down Carlos Hyde determined to have big season

If this is Carlos Hyde's last training camp with the 49ers, he won't be going out without a fight.

There's been all sorts of speculation surrounding Hyde's long term future over the offseason and whether or not he fits in the plans under new head coach Kyle Shanahan. He's in the last year of his contract, a player Shanahan is very high on,Authentic Kendell Beckwith Jersey, and some have questioned whether or not he's the best fit in Shanahan's system. Add in the fact the 49ers traded up in Round 4 of the draft to select running back Joe Williams, and Hyde's future with the 49ers is seemingly up in the air as he heads into the 2017 season.

Whether his future is in San Francisco or elsewhere,Authentic DeSean Jackson Jersey, Hyde is coming into training camp in top physical shape, weighing in at 228 pounds.

“This is the lightest I’ve been since high school,” Hyde said Thursday,Womens Adam Humphries Jersey, per 49ers.com. “I’m in the best shape of my life right now.”

Hyde said he chose to stay in Santa Clara over summer break to work with 49ers strength and conditioning coach Ray Wright instead of returning home to Florida. It's a decision that seems to have been the correct one.

"He looks tremendous," general manager John Lynch told reporters Thursday. "He really has dedicated himself. He's changed his body type this offseason. That to me at the least bit shows a commitment."

Hyde will face competition from Williams as well as rookie Matt Breida and veterans Tim Hightower,Womens Marcus Mariota Jersey, and if he's able to put together a big season and stay healthy -- something he has had difficulty doing during his NFL career -- it should pay off this year and beyond., Kapri Bibbs and Raheem Mostert during the preseason. He remains the favorite to win the starting job

"I want to be the No. 1 rusher in the league, per 49ers.com. “I feel like I have the opportunity to do that in this scheme.",” Hyde said

Ravens sign quarterback who played for Jim Harbaugh

The Ravens are signing one of Jim Harbaugh's former quarterbacks but it isn't Colin Kaepernick.

Down to two quarterbacks in training camp, according to reports Thursday night., the Ravens have agreed to terms with arena league quarterback David Olson

With starter Joe Flacco expected to miss a week with a back injury, according to NFL Network. NFL Draft Diamonds first reported Olson’s signing., the Ravens had been in search of another option under center. Olson worked out for the team Thursday and is expected to join the team today

Olson played under Jim Harbaugh, the brother of the Ravens head coach, at Stanford. Most recently, Olson played for the KC Phantoms of the Champions Indoor Football League.

Thomas remains unsigned but Foster ready to go as camp opens

San Francisco 49ers rookies and veterans reported to training camp Thursday,Womens Kendell Beckwith Jersey, with one notable omission as first-round pick Solomon Thomas remained unsigned.

Thomas is one of three unsigned first-round picks across the NFL along with No. 5 overall pick Corey Davis (Tennessee) and No. 24 overall pick Gareon Conley (Oakland). 49ers general manager John Lynch told reporters Thursday the two sides are in the process of negotiations and that he's hopeful the ensuing start of training camp will push a deal to get done.

"We're still working on that,Womens DeSean Jackson Jersey," Lynch said. "There's been a lot of productive conversations on that the last couple days. Just left some of those. We're hopeful we can get this done in the necessary time."

Lynch was asked later in the press conference if there was a point where he would be concerned over whether or not Thomas would be ready for the regular season if he hadn't reported to camp.

"I'm concerned right now,"  I wish this were done. I think it should be done. I'm disappointed with myself in a certain way that it's not, part of the game. As I said though,Authentic Adam Humphries Jersey, but I think I'm also learning that this is part of the business,Authentic Marcus Mariota Jersey, I'm encouraged and I'm hopeful that we can get it done and we'll see. We've got a couple hours."

49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan expressed optimism Thomas would be on the field by the time the 49ers put pads on, which will happen during the third practice.

"I think Solomon wants to be here as bad as anyone,Authentic Delanie Walker Jersey," Shanahan said. "We want him here as bad as anyone. I'm confident we'll get it done."

San Francisco 49ers rookies and veterans reported to training camp Thursday, with one notable omission as first-round pick Solomon Thomas remained unsigned.

Thomas is one of three unsigned first-round picks across the NFL along with No. 5 overall pick Corey Davis (Tennessee) and No. 24 overall pick Gareon Conley (Oakland). 49ers general manager John Lynch told reporters Thursday the two sides are in the process of negotiations and that he's hopeful the ensuing start of training camp will push a deal to get done.

"We're still working on that,Womens Delanie Walker Jersey," Lynch said. "There's been a lot of productive conversations on that the last couple days. Just left some of those. We're hopeful we can get this done in the necessary time."

Lynch was asked later in the press conference if there was a point where he would be concerned over whether or not Thomas would be ready for the regular season if he hadn't reported to camp.

"I'm concerned right now,"  I wish this were done. I think it should be done. I'm disappointed with myself in a certain way that it's not, part of the game. As I said though, but I think I'm also learning that this is part of the business, I'm encouraged and I'm hopeful that we can get it done and we'll see. We've got a couple hours."

49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan expressed optimism Thomas would be on the field by the time the 49ers put pads on, which will happen during the third practice.

"I think Solomon wants to be here as bad as anyone," Shanahan said. "We want him here as bad as anyone. I'm confident we'll get it done."

aliciahuang
29-07-2017 07:58:38

San Francisco 49ers sign No. 3 overall pick Solomon Thomas

The San Francisco 49ers have signed No. 3 overall pick Solomon Thomas and now have all 10 of the team's 2017 draft picks under contract.

San Francisco general manager John Lynch had been encouraged the deal could get done ahead of the team's first training camp practice Friday.

The defensive lineman out of Stanford, who got a four-year deal,Authentic Amara Darboh Jersey, had signed previously and was cleared to go after missing the offseason program rehabilitating his injured right shoulder., was one of two first-round picks for the 49ers this year. The other, linebacker Reuben Foster

Adding urgency to Thomas' situation was the fact that he missed the offseason program because Stanford was still in session until after the end of minicamp.

Thomas played three seasons at Stanford,Womens Arthur Brown Jersey, registering 101 tackles, four fumble recoveries and two touchdowns., 11.5 sacks,Womens Mike Alstott Jersey, 25.5 tackles for loss

NaVorro Bowman weighs in on Reuben Foster, 49ers LB competition

49ers linebacker Reuben Foster has a terrific mentor to learn from this season in four-time All-Pro NaVorro Bowman, and so far it seems like Bowman likes what he's seen in the talented rookie.

Bowman talked a bit about Foster Thursday,Authentic Doug Martin Jersey, saying he thinks Foster has what it takes to be a success in the NFL.

"I think so. I think from what I've seen, he understands the game, so I really do think he'll have a successful career."," Bowman said. "We've had a chance to work out together several times and he's excited to be around me. I think that's the first step into building a relationship the way that we're trying to get to. We've seen what he's done in college. We just want to transfer it here to the NFL. He's open ears, open to learning new things. That's what we're going to need to get to that point

There's still some things for Foster to learn, especially given that his participation in the spring was limited while he recovered from offseason shoulder surgery. But Bowman says Foster has the ability to make the adjustments needed to make an early impact., of course

"He plays the linebacker position right," Bowman said. "I just want him to understand this game is more angle-like in the NFL. Guys can cut faster and do a lot more things. You just have to transfer that understanding to the NFL level. He wouldn't be here or gotten drafted the way he did if we didn't believe he could do those things. He's definitely a linebacker and understands the game as much as he needs to to be successful."

The big question with Foster, is whether or not he'll be able to push veteran Malcolm Smith for a starting spot at weak-side linebacker. Bowman says Smith is ahead of foster at the moment but that it doesn't necessarily mean Foster should be counted out.,Womens Amara Darboh Jersey, now that he's been given the all clear in terms of health

"Malcolm's got a head start and he's been playing for a while now, and I think that's the reason were were able to click out there during minicamp because he understood what was coming and we were able to talk about a few things as it was going on. But our room is very tight-knit. We're all about getting a solution out of any problem that we come up with as a group. We let the coaches really decide and handle the rotation and things like that. Malcolm's definitely a good player and understands the game as well.",Authentic Arthur Brown Jersey," Bowman said. "He understands the game

Who the hell is new Ravens QB David Olson?

The Baltimore Ravens had to sign a new quarterback after Joe Flacco suffered a back injury that will keep him out of practice for a while.

Despite talking up Colin Kaepernick on Thursday,Authentic Mike Alstott Jersey, the Ravens passed on the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback as well as other free agents with NFL experience to take David Olson instead.

If you’re not sure who Olson is,Authentic Jameis Winston Jersey, neither is anyone else.

Even the Ravens aren’t quite sure what his name is. On Thursday night, the team announced the signing of “David Olson” on Twitter, it lists “David Olsen” on its roster.,Womens Jameis Winston Jersey, but as of Friday morning

Who is David Olson?

Olson, 25,Womens Doug Martin Jersey, an arena football league based in the Midwest., just finished a 12-game season with the Kansas City Phantoms of the Champions Indoor Football (CIF) league

He also spent time with the CIF’s Wichita Force and the Indoor Football League’s Iowa Barnstormers — the same arena team that produced Kurt Warner.

Before his pro career got started, spending four seasons at Stanford before transferring as a graduate student to Clemson. He never threw a pass at Stanford and completed one of three passes at Clemson for a loss of 1 yard., Olson was a career backup in college

All of his passes in college can fit in one gif:

While Olson stands at 6’2, 220 pounds — decent size for a passer — he may have the least impressive athletic resume of any NFL quarterback ever.

Why sign David Olson?

The Ravens had other options at quarterback. Even if the team wanted to steer clear of Kaepernick, there’s a lengthy list of available players with NFL experience or, positive passing yardage in college., at the very least

aliciahuangy
21-07-2017 09:38:28

Saints RB battle: Adrian Peterson, change-of-pace back? It's Big Easy to believe

It will be weird to see Adrian Peterson in a Saints uniform this season. What should not be weird is him finding his new groove as more of a receiving back.

Peterson, 32, is in the process of reinventing himself in the best way possible in New Orleans' loaded offense.

After the former Viking finally found his new NFL home in April, bursty, it was presumed he would be an early-down power alternative to oft-banged up, when the team used a third-round draft pick on Alvin Kamara, sometimes-doghoused Mark Ingram. That seemed even more the case a few days later, who built his stock as a busy,Authentic J.J. Watt Jersey, pass-catching back in college.

But from the get-go,Authentic DeAndre Hopkins Jersey, coach Sean Payton said there would be a well-defined role for Peterson mixed in with Ingram. Kamara has done well early as a rookie, but it's becoming more evident that he's more of an initial threat to take touches away from Travaris Cadet despite the latter's re-signing in March. That's the remnant of the Darren Sproles pure receiving role.

As for Peterson,Womens Jadeveon Clowney Jersey, it's Big Easy to see that the Saints want him to be their new Pierre Thomas.

The last time the Saints won the NFC South,Womens Duane Brow Jersey, Sproles, in 2011, they had the NFL's No. 6 rushing offense, just like their division- and Super Bowl-winning team in 2009. That backfield consisted of a rookie Ingram, Thomas and a little bit of Chris Ivory.

The touches broke down like this: Sproles 173, as the top three backs kept each other fresh, Thomas 165, Ingram 133. It was the untraditional 37-35-28 split, but it worked, and the team averaged 4.9 yards per carry.

It's important to note Sproles and Thomas were the two most experienced in the group, with Ingram a clear third in the committee. Given how keeping Drew Brees upright is critical for the league's No. 1 passing offense from a year ago, it's hard for Payton to trust a rookie often in pass protection.

That history works nicely with the present. Kamara figures to be an even more distant third than Ingram was in 2011, because he won't be needed on early downs. About 100 touches seem like the cap considering the Saints are bound to carry a fourth back.

Peterson and Ingram share similar rushing traits, 27, and Ingram, has much less wear and tear. Ingram has done more as a receiver and has been better than Peterson in that capacity of late. The wheelhouse of Ingram's rushing workload has been 200-plus carries,Womens J.J. Watt Jersey,Womens DeAndre Hopkins Jersey, with which he has been effective when healthy the past two seasons.

The Saints shouldn't mess with that formula too much on early downs. That's where Peterson can be perfectly used, supplementing that with 40-50 receptions,Authentic Jadeveon Clowney Jersey, getting around 150 carries as a rushing replacement for Tim Hightower,Authentic Duane Brow Jersey,Authentic Whitney Mercilus Jersey, a high watermark for his career. With some 250 touches for Ingram and 200 for Peterson, that would be a 55-45 split.

Ingram has had some monster rumbles the past two years,Womens Whitney Mercilus Jersey, but to maintain that, but Peterson led the league in rushing for big plays (10 or more yards) in 2015. The Saints in minicamp and OTAs saw that Peterson has plenty of burst left, he can't have anything close to his Vikings-like heavy grind.

Expanding Peterson's role as a receiver makes sense as a way to get him more in the open field without taking the same power running abuse. It's scary to think of Peterson as a dangerous change-of-pace back with fresher legs, but with the Saints' explosiveness and passing volume, it's not hard to believe.

The Saints have an offense unique to what Peterson has had for most of his career: good balance, a strong line and a great quarterback. The threat of Brees opening things up downfield will create creases Peterson hasn't seen in a while, and the two also should develop some quick chemistry in the passing game.

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21-07-2017 09:29:44

Wentz's 2nd season building towards Peyton Manning, not Tim Couch

The expectations are understandably high for Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz.

He’s coming off a season in which he set an NFL rookie record for completions, while becoming the first Eagles quarterback to play all 16 games since Donovan McNabb in 2008.

Wentz led the Eagles to a 7-9 record despite not having dependable outside receivers, an inconsistent running game and a banged-up offensive line.

signing free agent received Alshon Jeffery and Torrey Smith, and running back LeGarrette Blount,Expectations are higher for Wentz going into his second season. The Eagles filled some of those holes, who led the NFL with 18 touchdowns last season for the Super Bowl-champion New England Patriots.

even at 24. That was evident the week of July 10 when he hosted the Eagles’ wide receivers for workouts in Fargo, North Dakota,Wentz is already perceived as a leader, where Wentz attended college at North Dakota State.

” Wentz said. “Having a year under my belt bodes well for that position. But again, I try to just do it organically … I’ll be the same and try to elevate all the players around me. I think it comes with the position,“I think it naturally comes with the position, but I think it’s a natural thing for me as well.”

What is a legitimate expectation for Wentz, who as a rookie had his share of growing pains as he ranked just 25th in the NFL with a quarterback rating of 79.3?

782 yards with 16 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. Those numbers are comparable to Peyton Manning’s rookie season with the Indianapolis Colts in 1998, when the Colts went 3-13. Manning threw for 3,Wentz threw for 3,739 yards with 28 TDs and 26 INTs and a QB rating of 71.2.

the Colts went 13-3 and Manning threw for 4,The next season,135 yards with 26 touchdowns and 15 interceptions and a QB rating of 90.5.

Manning is by far the exception rather than the rule for quarterbacks drafted in the first round since 1998 who went through losing seasons as rookies while starting at least 10 games in the year they were drafted.

there were 16 quarterbacks who met those criteria, Tennessee’s Marcus Mariota, according to profootball-reference.com, including Wentz. Of the previous 15,Since 1998, Tampa Bay’s Jameis Winston (both last season), only five had winning records in Year 2 -- Manning, Jacksonville’s Byron Leftwich in 2004 and Minnesota’s Christian Ponder in 2012.

Only Manning and Ponder led their teams to the playoffs. Ponder quickly regressed. He went 2-6 in Year 3 and lost his starting job. He was out of the NFL after his fourth season, when he got into just one game.

Blaine Gabbert, Joey Harrington, Brandon Weeden,The 10 who didn’t have winning records in Year 2 include forgettable quarterbacks like Tim Couch, David Carr and Blake Bortles. Bortles is still the starter in Jacksonville despite an 11-34 record in three seasons.

who took the Panthers to the Super Bowl in the 2015-16 season; Detroit’s Matthew Stafford, who has taken the Lions to the playoffs only twice in eight seasons; and former Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford,That list also includes Cam Newton, who is still looking for his first winning season as he enters his eighth season.

but that was after sitting for three seasons behind Brett Favre, Indianapolis’ Andrew Luck and Dallas’ Dak Prescott, so he wasn’t included. Neither were quarterbacks like Pittsburgh’s Ben Roethlisberger, Baltimore’s Joe Flacco,Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers also had a losing season in his first year as a starter, who not only had winning records after becoming full-time starters as rookies, Seattle’s Russell Wilson, but took their teams to the playoffs.

So where does that leave Wentz?

putting those pieces together,Womens Bart Starr Jersey,“Realistically,Authentic Randall Cobb Jersey,” Eagles coach Doug Pederson said. “With the addition of LeGarrette and some of the receivers now, we definitely want to see incremental growth, we can rely more on some of those guys.”

For the Eagles, “incremental growth” for 2017 clearly implies a nine- or 10-win season and a playoff berth. But it also means that Wentz grows into the franchise quarterback that the Eagles expected when they traded to move up to No. 2 in the 2016 draft.

beginning with a 3-0 start and Wentz’s 103.5 QB rating at that point. But then opponents adjusted,Authentic Ha Ha Clinton-Dix Jersey,The Eagles saw glimpses of Wentz’s potential last season, and the Eagles lost 9 of 11 games before winning the final two.

Wentz learned and became more comfortable in the pocket as the season went along, learning when to throw the ball away or when to take off and run.

Pederson said he expects to see more growth this season.

just understanding the overall structure of the offense and the plays,“I don’t want to keep a box on him, sort of out-of-the-box thinkers, and situational football. He’ll be so much better in those areas.”,” he said. “I don’t want to keep a lid on him. And he thinks a lot like I do, which is good to have. He’s creative

Manning had exponential growth in Year 2,But should the Eagles expect more than “incremental growth” from Wentz? After all, and there are similarities to what the Eagles are doing to help Wentz in his second season compared to what the Colts did in 1999 leading into Manning’s second season.

000 yards receiving or 100 receptions in a season. He was hardly being talked about as a Hall of Fame wide receiver at that point.,In 1998, wide receiver Marvin Harrison led the Colts with 59 receptions for 776 yards. It was Harrison’s third season in the NFL, and he had yet to have 1

673 yards with the Eagles.,Through three seasons, Harrison had 196 catches for 2,478 yards. That wasn’t even as good as Jordan Matthews’ first three seasons of 225 receptions for 2

while James rushed for 1,But in 1999, and they took off. Harrison had 116 receptions for 1,553 yards and had another 586 yards receiving., the Colts added more depth at wide receiver and drafted running back Edgerrin James,663 yards

133 the next season before being limited by injuries and a four-game suspension the last two seasons.,That is not to suggest that Matthews will have the kind of season that Harrison had, but Jeffery could. He had 1,421 yards receiving in 2013 with the Chicago Bears and 1

Darren Sproles and rookie Donnel Pumphrey could.,And that is not to suggest that Blount will match James’ production, especially at Blount’s age of 30. But the combination of Blount, Wendell Smallwood

of course,Much of that, depends on Wentz.

taking in the scenery and working out.,So far, the players believe in Wentz and see him as a leader. That was evident during the workouts in North Dakota, where Wentz was able to bond with his wide receivers. They posted video on social media of themselves canoeing

They clearly also had plenty of fun as Jeffery tweeted: “Fargo, I’m out here for the first time! I keep hearing that I have to try a bison burger. Who’s got the best one out here?”

and redheads. Shout out to Carson Wentz!”,Then there was Matthews, who was captured on video by Jeffery saying: “We out here in North Dakota. Ain’t no rap stations on the radio or nothing baby. Straight bison burgers, country music

None of that guarantees that Wentz will develop into a franchise quarterback. But Pederson is committed to finding out when asked if he plans to give Wentz leeway should he struggle this season.

probably wouldn’t be the right way to do it and to handle it.”,Authentic Bart Starr Jersey,Authentic Aaron Rodgers Jersey,“I think you have to,Authentic Jordy Nelson Jersey,” Pederson replied. “It’s confidence in him. I think sometimes you can get a knee-jerk reaction, make moves that looking back

when the Chiefs started out 1-5 and he and head coach Andy Reid considered benching starting quarterback Alex Smith. The Chiefs decided to stick with Smith,Pederson then referenced his time as an offensive coordinator in Kansas City,Womens Aaron Rodgers Jersey,Womens Jordy Nelson Jersey,Womens Randall Cobb Jersey,Womens Ha Ha Clinton-Dix Jersey, and then won 10 straight games to make the playoffs.

” Pederson said,“You gotta show confidence in that player, “and show confidence in your team to get it done.”

aliciahuang
22-06-2017 08:33:57

NFL Legend Warren Sapp: I'm Donating My Brain to Science

the Hall of Fame defensive tackle who retired from the NFL in 2008 following 13 seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Oakland Raiders,Warren Sapp, announced on Tuesday that he will donate his brain to science after his death.

In a letter and video for The Players' Tribune, Sapp explained that an email from Fred Willis,Authentic Lavonte David Jersey, who eventually left the NFL because of repeated concussions,Authentic Mike Evans Jersey, convinced him to donate his brain to the Concussion Legacy Foundation. The foundation was founded in 2007 and is "dedicated to advancing the study,O. J. Howard Jersey, treatment and prevention of the effects of brain trauma in athletes and other at-risk groups." Sapp said he wanted football to be in a better place when he left than we he got into it and that quotes from NFL owners downplaying the impact of concussions motivated him to take action.

"We play in a macho league and we're talking about Hall-of-Famers now who are immortalized forever,Justin Evans Jersey," Sapp said. "Made busts and everything – legends of the game. There's no way any of us want to really admit that we can't remember how to get home or a grocery list that the wife has given us or how to go pick up our kids to the school,Chris Godwin Jersey, or whatever it may be."

I'm gonna get a little more sleep. Maybe it's something I did last night,Kendell Beckwith Jersey,"You try to 'Alright, maybe something I drank' or whatever it is, but it's also a very weakening feeling because you feel like a child. I need help. I need somebody to help me find something that I could've found with my eyes closed," Sapp continued. "You try to find a reason that it's not 'It's my brain.’ That I'm not deteriorating right before my own eyes. It's the most frightening feeling, in the dead of night, half asleep."

Sapp also admitted that he "just can't remember anymore like I used to," which is why he relies on his phone to remind himself of what he needs to do throughout the day. Football is better and safer than it used to be,Lavonte David Jersey,Mike Evans Jersey, he says,Authentic O. J. Howard Jersey,Authentic Justin Evans Jersey, but it’s now a matter of making the game safer for everyone involved from the youth to high schoolers to future NFL players.

Sapp isn't the first NFL player to donate his brain to science and he certainly won't be the last. Earlier this year,Authentic Chris Godwin Jersey, ESPN published a story revealing that Dr. Ann McKee,Authentic Kendell Beckwith Jersey, 30 former NFL players – including three Pro-Bowlers – pledged to donate their brains to the Concussion Legacy Foundation. Shortly thereafter, a Boston University neuropathologist, had found CTE in 47 of the 48 brains she had studied of deceased NFL players. The more studies show the long-term effects of concussions and the more the NFL distances itself from them, the more likely it is that players will do whatever they can to advance the conversation.

aliciahuang
14-06-2017 05:08:33

San Francisco Deltas and San Jose Earthquakes Clash in U.S. Open Cup Fourth Round

SAN FRANCISCO,12th Fan Jersey, June 14 at Avaya Stadium in San Jose.,Russell Wilson Jersey, June 12, the Bay Area's two professional soccer teams, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The San Francisco Deltas and the San Jose Earthquakes,Authentic C. J. Beathard Jersey, will meet in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Fourth Round on Wednesday

" said SF Deltas head coach Marc Dos Santos. "The fans see San Francisco against San Jose as a rivalry and we understand that.",Joe Williams Jersey,"I think the upcoming game between our team and the Quakes is significant because it's exciting for Bay Area fans to have an opportunity to see soccer played at the highest level between two local teams

city or region.,Steve Largent Jersey,Fans from both sides have begun to call Wednesday's contest the "101 Derby" because Highway 101 connects the two cities. A derby is a common term in soccer that refers to a game between two teams from the same town

The U.S. Open Cup is a knockout competition in American soccer; the Cup is the third-longest-running open soccer tournament in the world and is the country's oldest annual team competition. The Cup is open to all amateur and professional soccer teams affiliated with the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) and consists of eight rounds between May 10 and September 20.

"There's a lot of pride that comes from clubs playing in the U.S. Open Cup. As an American, it's fun to have an interleague competition where anything can happen," said SF Deltas forward Tommy Heinemann. "To play against a team that has a lot of tradition and history will be special for our club."

This will be the second matchup between the two Bay Area rivals. The Deltas previously won against the Quakes 1-0 in a preseason friendly on February 15. Kickoff is set for 7:15 p.m. at Avaya Stadium. Tickets are available at www.sjearthquakes.com/tickets.

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aliciahuang
13-06-2017 05:21:27

Ice Cube is making a movie about Dock Ellis' LSD no-hitter

One of baseball’s most famously outrageous games is headed to the big screen with the help of Ice Cube.

1970 — exactly 47 years ago — pitcher Dock Ellis threw a no-hitter for the Pittsburgh Pirates while high on LSD. You’ve heard the story before,Ahkello Witherspoon Jersey,On June 12, but now we’ve learned that Ice Cube plans to retell it as a motion picture with his son in the starring role.

1970 — exactly 47 years ago — pitcher Dock Ellis threw a no-hitter for the Pittsburgh Pirates while high on LSD. You’ve heard the story before,On June 12, but now we’ve learned that Ice Cube plans to retell it as a motion picture with his son in the starring role.

Deadline delivers the news of the flick,Authentic NaVorro Bowman Jersey, which will be developed by Ice Cube’s Cube Vision production company:

Jr. (Straight Outta Compton) attached to star in the title role of Dock. David Permut,Authentic Carlos Hyde Jersey,Now the story of Dock Ellis is coming to the big screen with O’Shea Jackson,Solomon Thomas Jersey, Jeff Kwatinetz and Ice Cube are producing from a script by Joey Poach. They are out to directors now.

a media investment company founded by Hong Kong entrepreneur Kelvin Wu that calls for Cube Vision to develop its own slate,Authentic Ahkello Witherspoon Jersey,Dock is the first project to come from Cube Vision’s strategic partnership with AID Partners, hire its own screenwriters and then bring fully developed projects to studios.

when he wore curlers in his hair at a workout, he was forbidden to do so ever again by the MLB Commissioner. Although he complied,The role of Dock Ellis is also a meaty one to play for Jackson Jr. The ball player was a colorful character — a highly competitive loudmouth who suffered no fools and called out racism when he experienced it. For instance, he was quick to point out the hypocrisy as the MLB allowed a white player to wear a bad,NaVorro Bowman Jersey,Carlos Hyde Jersey, shoulder-length toupee at the same time.

his biggest win as a producer is cut from the same cloth as “Dock” — real-life storytelling. Cube Vision was one of the companies behind the NWA biopic “Straight Outta Compton,Authentic Solomon Thomas Jersey,Authentic Reuben Foster Jersey,While Ice Cube’s most recognizable roles have come as an actor in the “Friday” and “Barbershop” series,Reuben Foster Jersey,” which was a big success at the box office and earned an Oscar nomination.

There’s already one great Dock Ellis film out there — a 4:31 animated short by No Mas that features Ellis himself telling the story of his no-hitter to radio producers Donnell Alexander and Neille Ilel shortly before his death in 2008.

aliciahuang
02-06-2017 07:57:33

Ezekiel Elliott's phone records turned over in domestic violence probe

The NFLPA has turned over the phone records of Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott to the league as it completes its investigation into a domestic violence accusation against him made by a former girlfriend last year, according to USA Today.

along with other documents, to league investigators who could be closing in on a conclusion in the case. It’s possible the league’s findings will be revealed prior to the start of season,The players’ union handed over the records, or perhaps even before the Cowboys report to training camp in July.

Elliott already has spoken to NFL investigators in the case and now awaits his fate. He still could be subject to NFL discipline even though charges were not filed in the case if it was deemed he violated the league’s player conduct rules. The league appears to be intentionally taking its time with Elliott’s case following the mishandling of the domestic violence accusations levied against former New York Giants kicker Josh Brown,Authentic Ha Ha Clinton-Dix Jersey, along with other bungled DV cases by the league in the past.

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21, of choking her, attempting to hit her face,The woman accused Elliott, throwing her into doors and onto a bed and refusing to allow her to leave his apartment in multiple incidents last year. But with conflicting and inconsistent information in the case, there have been no charges brought. One witness claims that Elliott’s accuser asked her to lie to police on her behalf.

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Elliott sat out the team’s first week of OTAs in May following a minor car accident but has since returned to the field. It was his second minor automobile accident this year but he came away in good shape following each.

Elliott also was seen pulling down the shirt of a different woman during a St. Patrick’s Day party this year in Dallas, which also might have ended up on the desk of NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.

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While the rest of the hockey world continues to debate Hockey Canadas selections and omissions for the mens team going to the 2014 Olympic Winter Games, executive director Steve Yzermans roster has already earned a big thumbs up from The Great One. "I really think he put together a good team," Wayne Gretzky told TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun on ESPN.com. "Hes got skill, hes got size, hes got depth, hes got a good coaching staff, and theyve done all their homework. Theyve done everything they can do. Now its up to the players to play at the level that they need to play at to bring back the gold medal." Gretzky is no stranger to building teams for the Olympics, as he helped select the 2002 and 2006 Canadian teams. The 2002 squad snapped Canadas 50-year gold medal drought at the Olympics in Salt Lake City, while the 2006 team finished off the podium in Torino. The team selection is always a controversial process, with fans and pundits naturally second-guessing the picks once theyre announced. "My son, who is 21, who doesnt follow hockey all that much, was showing me the second team that Canada could have put together, which would have been pretty good," Gretzky told LeBrun. "So, even kids down here are talking about it." Gretzky added that Yzerman, who also led the selection committee for Canadas gold-medal winning team at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, did a good job of avoiding any real obvious controversy with most of their choices. "There was really no controversy on the three goalies," he told LeBrun. "Those are the three guys and with the ability to have eight defensemen instead of seven, there really wasnt any talk about so and so was left off." Theres one difficult task that Gretzky never had to endure - wear an NHL GMs hat at the same time and tell his own player that he didnt make the team. 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Los Alamitos, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Early Kentucky Derby favorite Dortmund kept his perfect record intact with a photo finish win of Saturdays $500,000 Los Alamitos Futurity. Dortmund, trained by Bob Baffert for Kaleem Shah, was the 3-5 favorite versus four other 2-year-olds in the 1 1/16-mile stakes, formerly the CashCall Futurity at Hollywood Park. Ridden by Martin Garcia, Dortmund stalked the pace that was set by 5-2 second pick Mr. Z with 3-1 Firing Line in second. The three colts were on even terms down the stretch and battled through the final furlong. The top three horses hit the wire together with the victory to be decided by a photo. Dortmund was credited with a head decision over Firing Line with Mr. Z getting third. Bench Warrant finished fourth and No Problem fifth. The time for the Futurity was 1:40.86 on a fast track. Dortmund increased his earnings by $300,000 and posted his third victory in as many starts. The chestnut colt has banked $359,400 as he recorded his first stakes win. A son of 2008 Kentucky Derby winner Big Brown, Dortmund was the 9-1 top choice among the 2-year-olds listed in last months opening Kentucky Derby Future Wager. Dortmund paid $3.20, $2.40 and $2.10. Firing Line returned $3.40 and $2.10, and Mr. Z paid $2.10 to show. Wade Davis Jersey . - Rookie Tesho Akindele scored three goals and Fabian Castillo added two in FC Dallas 5-0 victory over the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday night. Matt Duffy Jersey .Y. - The New York Islanders are brimming with confidence these days, thanks to a standout goalie and a newfound winning attitude. http://www.theraysfansshop.com/Tommy-Hunter-Jersey/ . - Free agent defensive end Will Smith has signed with the New England Patriots. Tommy Hunter Jersey . Ferrer, the two-time defending champion in Buenos Aires, is aiming to win his 21st ATP tournament. Ferrer will next face fellow Spaniard Nicolas Almagro, the fourth seed, who defeated Jeremy Chardy of France 7-6 (7), 6-3 in another quarterfinal match. Drew Smyly Rays Jersey . The 155th edition of the Plate for Canadian-foaled three-year-olds, the oldest continuously run stakes race in North America, will be televised live on TSN in HD (High Definition) in a special presentation from 4:30 – 6:00 pm ET. Post time is 5:38 pm.DETROIT -- Tigers manager Brad Ausmus apologized again Thursday, a day after he sarcastically told reporters that he beats his wife when his team isnt playing well. Ausmus says he realized his words were insensitive and in poor taste as soon as they left his mouth. The first-year manager was asked after Detroits 2-1 loss to Kansas City on Wednesday how his mood is whenn he heads home from the ballpark these days.dddddddddddd The Tigers have dropped 20 of 29. Ausmus, clearly trying to joke, said: "I beat my wife." About a minute later, without being prompted, Ausmus said: "I didnt want to make light of battered women. I didnt mean to make light of that, so I apologize for that if that offended anyone." Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '