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    • panxing18 hat den Blog-Artikel "It took 11 games for Russell Wilson to have his first 300-yard passing" geschrieben. 21.02.2019

      game of the 2018 NFL season Tre Madden Color Rush Jersey , and the Seattle Seahawks needed all 331 in order to pull off a remarkable 30-27 comeback victory at the Carolina Panthers.Wilson finished 22/31 for 339 yards and 2 touchdowns, with his first TD coming on third-down, and his game-tying strike to David Moore occurring on what was effectively a game-deciding (season-saving?) fourth-down conversion. Russ eclipsed the 300-yard mark on his final completion of the game, a third-down long ball to Tyler Lockett for 43 yards to set up Sebastian Janikowski for the winning field goal as time expired.This was the first time in the Wilson era that the Seahawks had won a road game when allowing more than 24 points (0-16 before last Sunday). It was their first road win when trailing at the end of the 3rd quarter since the 2015 wild card game against the Minnesota Vikings. Hell, this is consecutive weeks of the Seahawks winning when down entering the 4th quarter after going two years without one! I can’t stress how important this triumph was, and how the Seahawks largely won out of their “comfort zone,” so to speak.Anyway, Wilson has been nominated for the FedEx Air Player of the Week for Week 12, alongside Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins and Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck. Cousins went 29/38 for 342 yards and 3 TDs (and no turnovers) in a critical 24-17 win over the Green Bay Packers, bouncing back from a pretty lackluster showing the week before against the Chicago Bears. Luck’s sensational comeback season saw him rally the Colts from 24-14 down against the Miami Dolphins, as Indy prevailed 27-24 through Luck’s statline of 30/37 for 343 yards Kam Chancellor Color Rush Jersey , 3 touchdowns, and 2 interceptions. Luck has thrown for at least three touchdowns in eight straight games, and he’s on course to surpass his previous career-high of 40 TDs in a single season.Within the context of their respective opponents, only Wilson won against a team with a winning record, and he’s the only QB listed who played on the road... and it happened to be against a team that was 10-0 in its previous 10 home games. Seattle’s defense performed worse than both Minnesota and Indianapolis both in terms of points allowed and yards allowed, while the offense scored more points than the Vikings and Colts...... but Luck is running away with the voting as of this article’s publish. In fact, when I voted at 2 PM PT, Wilson was last. You can change that, though! Go vote for Russ! RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Poona Ford understood there was a reasonable likelihood that he wouldn't be drafted.When you're a defensive lineman and you're not even 6 feet tall, it's difficult to buck perceptions that you're not cut out for the NFL. Even though he was the Big 12 Conference Defensive Lineman of the Year in 2017 Shaquem Griffin Color Rush Jersey , Ford wasn't invited to the NFL Combine, only met with one team before the draft and has become used to people doubting his abilities."I knew I was going to get an opportunity and that's all I needed at the end of the day," Ford said. That opportunity came when the Seattle Seahawks — the only team to have him in for a visit before the draft — offered him a spot as an undrafted free agent.Ford is the only defensive lineman in the NFL – on an active roster, injured list, practice squad or otherwise – officially listed with a height of under six feet. He was measured at 5 feet, 11 5/8 inches at his Pro Day testing at the University of Texas in March.Each team is allowed to bring up to 30 players to their headquarters for a personal interview. Seattle was Ford's only visit."That kind of said something to me too with the visit," Ford said. "They were the only team that wanted to meet with me so I just went with it."Ford has done his best to show the Seahawks their decision to take a chance on him was worthwhile. He earned a spot on the team's active roster at the end of training camp and steadily made a case for more playing time. He played a season-high 50 percent of snaps in the loss to the San Francisco 49ers and responded with six tackles, including three for loss."He's been really aggressive," coach Pete Carroll said. "He's shown really good instincts to get a feel for taking advantage and making plays on the other side of the line of scrimmage. He's going to get some more playing time."Against the 49ers, Ford stopped running back Jeff Wilson Jr. for a 1-yard loss in the second quarter defeating the block of center Weston Richburg, split a gap to drop running back Matt Breida for a 3-yard loss in the third quarter Bradley McDougald Color Rush Jersey , then beat Richburg again in overtime to stop Breida for a 5-yard loss. He has also shown he can pursue laterally down the line of scrimmage, making a tackle of Marshawn Lynch of the Oakland Raiders in space in October."He's got a really good initial quickness and the ability to get off the ball," defensive line coach Clint Hurtt said. "Really good hands player and very, very strong and he has longer arms for a guy that is his height. So he has some unique traits to him."After being inactive for five of the first 11 games of the season, Ford has been in the lineup for each of the last four weeks. He's recorded 12 of his 16 total tackles this season in the last four games."This year has been just really like learning everything," Ford said. "As far as studying film and as far as like practice habits and stuff like that. Just putting everything together and that's what I'm kind of doing now is just putting everything together that I learned throughout the season."Ford still expects people to doubt whether he can continue to get things done. That doubt has continually fueled him to prove otherwise. He has a screenshot of a since-deleted tweet as the background for his page that says: "From what we're hearing Poona Ford is very unlikely to make the Seahawks roster."He's still here and becoming a bigger part of Seattle's defense each week."A lot of people thought I wouldn't really do much in college. I've been productive there. And a lot of people have said I'm going to get cut and this and that. I use that to my advantage as much as possible," Ford said.NOTES: LG J.R. Sweezy is doubtful to play against the Cardinals due a foot injury. Carroll said the recovery is generally 3-4 weeks but they believe Sweezy can play in the team's playoff opener next week. … RG D.J. Fluker (hamstring), RB Rashaad Penny (knee), SS Bradley McDougald (knee), FS Tedric Thompson (ankle) and DE Dion Jordan (knee) are all questionable.

    • panxing18 hat den Blog-Artikel "The Falcoholic was kind enough to answer some of our questions ab" geschrieben. 21.02.2019

      In their first game in over 13 years without Mike McCarthy JK Scott Jersey , the Green Bay Packers take the field against the Atlanta Falcons. Dave Choate of out the Falcons and provide some insight into their strengths and weaknesses.APC: Statistically, Matt Ryan has put together one of his finest season, putting himself on pace to match or break his best career marks in completion percentage and interceptions. However, it seems odd that Ryan’s performance hasn’t resulted in more points or offensive efficiency. Why hasn’t the Falcons offense taken off this season?We’d like to thank Dave and The Falcoholic for his insight. Be sure to check out our Q&A session over there Brett Favre Color Rush Jersey , as well as their fantastic coverage of all things Falcons. As always, keep your internet machines tuned to Acme Packing Company this Sunday for our comprehensive game-day coverage of Falcons versus Packers. GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Matt LaFleur has been named head coach of the Green Bay Packers, the team announced Tuesday night https://www.thepackersfanshop.com/Paul-Hornung-Jersey , confirming multiple reports from a day earlier.The 39-year-old LaFleur spent this season as offensive coordinator of the Tennessee Titans, his first calling plays in the NFL. Before that, he was offensive coordinator for the Los Angeles Rams in 2017, helping direct a high-powered offense with coach Sean McVay calling plays.LaFleur takes over for Mike McCarthy Bart Starr Jersey , who was fired during the season following a stunning home loss to Arizona on Dec. 2. Joe Philbin went 2-2 as Green Bay's interim coach. LaFleur will be charged with returning the Packers to the playoffs after the team slipped into mediocrity in McCarthy's final two seasons and the coach's relationship with quarterback Aaron Rodgers grew tenuous. "We are very excited to welcome Matt as the next head coach of the Green Bay Packers," team president Mark Murphy said in a statement. "We found a coach with the background and experience that we think will get us back to playing winning football. We're also excited about the person — he is bright with a great work ethic and a perfect fit for Green Bay and the organization."LaFleur's 10 years of NFL coaching experience also include stints as an assistant with Atlanta, Washington and Houston.He will be introduced at a news conference Wednesday in Green Bay.

    • panxing18 hat den Blog-Artikel "Fans of the New York Giants have reason to feel good about their tea" geschrieben. 21.02.2019

      m right now. Granted New York Giants T-Shirts , they have been beating teams with back-up quarterbacks, but they have still won four of their last five games. The latest victory came over the division rival Washington Redskins, and saw the team dropping their first 40-point offensive performance since Week 8 of 2015. This was their first victory with 40 points scored since Larry Donnell’s three-touchdown game against Washington in 2014. This game also saw the Giants take the field without two of their best players in Odell Beckham Jr. and Landon Collins. So then, how did the Giants deal with their missing players, and how did they stack up the points on Washington? OffenseQuarterbackThis game saw much better play from Eli Manning than last week’s game against the Chicago Bears. Manning’s numbers weren’t astronomical, completing 14-of-22 attempts (63.6 percent) for 197 yards and 3 touchdowns. But for the first time in a long time, he only played 72 percent of the offensive snaps (46 of 62 snaps). Manning’s work in this game was representative of what the Giants’ passing game has become. The vast majority of his passes were short, less than 10 yards down field. In fact, 18 of his 22 passes went for 10 yards or less. Per Next Gen Stats, Manning’s average completed pass traveled 5.1 yards in the air, and his average pass was 2.3 yards behind the first down marker. However, he made some very impressive throws. The first off which as the back-shoulder pass to Saquon Barkley while under heavy pressure, and the deep fade to Corey Coleman which he dropped in Coleman’shands. Skill positions In the absence of Odell Beckham Jr. (quad) this game was all about a pair of players: Saquon Barkley and Evan Engram. Barkley was the engine which drove the Giants’ offense, compiling a stellar stat-line of 14 carries, 170 yards, one1 TD on the ground, and then another four receptions for 27 yards. All told, Barkley not only became the first Giant to rush for 1,000 yards since Ahmad Bradshaw, but also re-set the Giants’ rookie touchdown record, and moved in to second place in the league in all-purpose yardage. And this game was the quintessential “Saquon Barkley” game for the Giants in 2018. He amassed 170 yards on the ground (12.1 per carry), but 130 of those yards came on two plays. As an aside, we need to recognize the work of Sterling Shepard (43 snaps, 67 percent) in blocking for those plays. Outside of those two runs, Barkley ran for 40 yards on 12 carries (3.3 ypc). But that isn’t to say he didn’t run well — As our own Dan Pizzuta points out in his weekly “Plays That Changed The Game” post, Barkley had one of his most successful days, with few rushes being stopped for negative, or little yardage. Most of the runs which were stopped for not-much came in the first quarter, when the Giants’ offense once again seemed stuck in the mud. Those early drives were where the Giants seemingly missed Beckham. His ability to un-cover at will makes unsuccessful runs easier for the offense to overcome. That isn’t a knock on Barkley, but rather a reason to be excited once the Giants are (finally) able to consistently run block. He could be an absolute nightmare with consistent holes to run through, which will only make Beckham better, and vice versa. This brings us to Evan Engram, who played 33 (52 percent) of the Giants’ snaps in his first game back from injury. Early in the game he struggled to separate and get open, which contributed to the Giants’ stalled drives in the first quarter. But by the second and third quarters, however, he was able to get his timing down and uncovered on a pair of crossing routesand a short wheel route run from the H-back position. Once open, Manning got the ball in his hands and he was able to use that 4.4 speed of his to burn up the open field and turn short passes into big gains. The Giants had barely used Engram in the two games before his injury, though similar big gains in the fourth quarters of those games put the Giants in position to win each time. The Giants also used Rhett Ellison for 33 snaps, but he finished the game without a reception.Corey Coleman moved into a primary position with the offense with Beckham out. He played 42 snaps, just one fewer than Sterling Shepard, and came up with two catches on two receptions (and drew a pass interference on a long pass he dropped). The Giants are clearly intrigued with his athleticism and are looking for ways to get him involved beyond his role as a kick returner. The offense spent much of the game in its 12-personnel (two-tight end) package, with Russell Shepard and Bennie Fowler each getting 26 snaps, while Wayne Gallman got 27 snaps in relief of Barkley and Eli Penny played 15 snaps, mostly in the fourth quarter. In addition to his work as a blocker, Penny showed upside as both a runner and receiver, with 21 yards on 5 carries and a 16-yard reception.DefenseDefensive frontThe Giants’ defensive line was going against an injury-plagued offensive line, but played well nevertheless. A combination of linebackers, defensive linemen, and blitzing linebackers combined for seven tackles for a loss, eight quarterback hits https://www.giantsfanshop.com/hats , and five sacks. This was the Giants’ second five-sack game in two weeks. Linebacker Alec Ogletree once again played all of the Giants’ defensive snaps (62), and had another strong game. After a poor start to his season, Ogletree has been playing much better of late. He seems to be playing faster and more instinctively in coverage, as opposed to the extreme discipline he showed early in the season. He finished the game with eight tackles, two passes defensed, and an interception. Olivier Vernon (50 snaps) might have had his best game of the season, coming up with a sack and a half, as well as two quarterback hits, five total tackles, and a tackle for a loss. The Giants need Vernon to continue to grow in Bettcher’s defense. B.J. Hill (43 snaps) and Dalvin Tomlinson (30 snaps) played the most snaps among the defensive tackles, and both had strong games. While Hill flashed more in the backfield, Tomlinson was a force in the middle. He repeatedly disrupted running lanes in the middle of the defense, and pushed the pocket up front. After Ogletree, Vernon, Hill, and Thompson, the Giants once again featured a strong rotation, with Lorenzo Carter (27 snaps), Kerry Wynn (23 snaps), Kareem Martin (21 snaps) all seeing significant snaps on defense. Carter and Martin each had solid games. Carter finished with 5 tackles, a sack, a QB hit, and a tackle for a loss, while Martin finished with 2 tackles, half a sack, 3 QB hits, and a pass defensed. Along the defensive line, Josh Mauro (19 snaps), R.J. McIntosh (17 snaps), and Mario Edwards Jr. (14 snaps) all saw time on defense. Mauro, in particular, had strong production in limited time, with two tackles, two tackles for a loss, a sack and a quarterback hit.At the linebacker position, the Giants rotated B.J. Goodson (28 snaps) and Tae Davis (14 snaps). SecondaryAs we have come to expect, the Giants’ starting corners, Janoris Jenkins and B.W. Webb, played every defensive snap — 62, in this case. The Giants spent the majority of their snaps in a nickel package, with Grant Haley just behind Jenkins and Webb at 60 snaps for the game. More interesting is how the Giants compensated for the loss of Landon Collins. Rather than featuring a rotation of players to try and replace Collins, safeties Michael Thomas and Curtis Riley each played 58 snaps. UDFA rookie Sean Chandler played 14 defensive snaps. But despite only playing 14 snaps, Chandler compiled an impressive stat line: three tackles, one tackle for a loss, one sack, and one QB hit.As with the defensive line, the secondary did what it what it was supposed to against a bad Washington passing game. Jenkins, Thomas, and Riley each had a pass defensed, while Riley and Thomas each had an interception. Bitter rivals. Sunday afternoon. AT&T Stadium.The Philadelphia Eagles. The Dallas Cowboys. A game that could decide the NFC East. The Cowboys (7-5) might have changed the course of their season last Thursday night with a statement victory over Drew Brees and the Saints in prime time.Dallas remains a flawed team. It has not yet solved its ills on offense New York Giants Hoodie , despite a four-game winning streak. But the Cowboys are a dangerous team. And with four .500-or-below teams remaining on their schedule, the rest of the division is playing catch-up.Enter the defending champs.Dallas can all but seal an NFC East title with a win Sunday over the Eagles (6-6). A victory would give the Cowboys a two-game lead, plus the head-to-head tiebreaker — it beat Philadelphia, 27-20, less than a month ago — with three to play.Meanwhile, Philadelphia’s final three games? At the L.A. Rams (11-1). Home against Houston (9-3). At Washington (6-6).But the Eagles looked dead as recently as last month, with poor play and locker room strife. Yet here they are. Speaking of the Washington Redskins, Mark Sanchez shall lead them.That exemplifies how far they have fallen in three short weeks.From 6-3 to 6-6. From Alex Smith to Colt McCoy to the Sanchize. Washington may stand only a game behind the first-place Dallas, but that deficit now feels nearly insurmountable with Sanchez quarterbacking the Redskins the rest of the way, beginning Sunday against the Giants.Here are some of the other big stories around the NFC East this week:Dallas CowboysNothing says rivalry game like trash talk. The Eagles, winners of two straight, are feeling good about themselves. And they’re talking. At least, LB Kamu Grugier-Hill is, Blogging the Boys’ RJ Ochoa informs us. The Cowboys are feeling pretty good about themselves as well. Let’s start with LT Tyron Smith, who returned to practice Wednesday. He has missed the past two games due to a stinger, but looks to be a go on Sunday.That bodes well for an offense that still has not hit its stride despite the significant impact WR Amari Cooper has made.In other injury news, it does not seem like LB Sean Lee will make his return this week. Jerry Jones said that the veteran will regain his starting role over eye-popping rookie Leighton Vander Esch when he does return. But Lee did not practice Wednesday.Want to know how the Cowboys turned it around, going from 3-5 and coach Jason Garrett on the hot seat to first place? Tom Ryle’s in-depth analysis on what the Dallas front office got right makes it clear that the turnaround began long before the season started.And a parting shot: How does Ezekiel Elliott’s $21 Salvation Army donation on Thanksgiving turn into a $13,369 fine? At least he doesn’t seem concerned:Philadelphia EaglesThe Eagles could return some important pieces for their showdown with Dallas. They had only a walk-through Wednesday because they played on Monday night, so they listed an estimated injury report. It said Jordan Hicks, Timmy Jernigan, Avonte Maddox, Jalen Mills and Jason Peters did not participate.However, coach Doug Pederson made it sound as if all but Mills have a shot to play Sunday, writes Bleeding Green Nation’s Brandon Lee Gowton.On Monday night, Philly finally found a way to implement Pro Bowl WR Golden Tate, who caught seven receptions for 85 yards and a touchdown, despite playing only 48% of the Eagles’ snaps, according to Gowton. Can it continue? It very well might have to if the Eagles want to defend their title. But Tate, Jason Witten’s man-crush Zach Ertz, Alshon Jeffery and Nelson Agholor still make for an impressive and dangerous receiving corps.One more quality Gowton read: The Iggles go to Dallas as underdogs, a role they’re comfortable with — and one they just may relish. Washington RedskinsI would start with the good news 鈥?but there isn’t any right now.But meet the new backup quarterback, Josh Johnson. (Seriously, get to know him. At this rate, he might be starting next week.) He becomes the emergency quarterback behind the emergency-quarterback-turned-starter, Sanchez. Johnson played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2008, coach Jay Gruden’s final year with the Bucs as an offensive assistant. Familiarity with the offensive scheme was the key factor in the decision, as it was with Sanchez, the team says.Besides losing McCoy last week, possibly for the rest of the season, Washington also lost OLB Ryan Anderson (hamstring injury) for at least a week, writes Hog Haven’s Scott Jennings. It signed former Philadelphia first-round pick OLB Marcus Smith II. He recorded 6.5 sacks combined in three seasons in Philadelphia and one in Seattle. Meanwhile, LG Jonathan Cooper (torn biceps) is also done for the season, and RG Tony Bergstrom (high-ankle sprain) will miss a few weeks. Ty Nsekhe and Luke Bowanko replaced them Monday night.This, of course, is after they lost starting guards Shawn Lauvao and Brandon Scherff earlier in the season.The Redskins also placed Quinton Dunbar and Trey Quinn on injured reserve, Jennings writes. If you can bear it, Gruden addressed the replacements for the replacements on the offensive line and why the Redskins signed Johnson.

    • KANSAS CITY John Simon Color Rush Jersey , Mo.? driving deep downfield with an opportunity to bite into their deficit.Andrew Luck scrambled out of bounds with a few seconds left, and Colts coach Frank Reich sent one of the most reliable kickers in NFL history out to attempt a 23-yard chip-shot field goal.Adam Vinatieri doinked it off the left upright.Instead of taking some momentum into the locker room on a cold, snowy afternoon, the Colts trudged there facing a 24-7 deficit. They wouldn't score on offense until Luck connected with T.Y. Hilton with 5:31 left in the game, and by that point the Chiefs were skating toward a victory.They wound up winning 31-13 to reach their first AFC title game since January 1994."It was tough conditions out there I think for kicking," Colts coach Frank Reich said. "I don't know the specifics, but it was just one of those days. It was all three phases. It seemed like that was indicative of we were going to make a mistake like that in all three phases."Meanwhile, the Chiefs ended years of postseason disappointments against Indianapolis, including two playoff losses at home. There was the game Lin Elliott missed three field goals, the infamous no-punt game https://www.coltsfanshop.com/Chester-Rogers-Jersey , and the night five years ago that Luck rallied Indianapolis from a 38-10 second-half hole.He wasn't able to engineer another comeback this time.Vinatieri, meanwhile, was a microcosm of a day in which little went right. Even when the Colts finally made the end zone, the veteran of 27 previous playoff games proceeded to miss the extra point."That's a momentum swing. Needing those points going into half, I didn't come through for us," he said. "The second one was just, I don't know. I'll go back and look at that one."Luck, whose offensive line had kept him remarkably clean during a five-game win streak, spent the entire game with linebackers Dee Ford and Justin Houston in his face. He was sacked three times, hit twice that many, and had what seemed like a dozen passes batted at the line of scrimmage.He finished 19 of 36 for 203 yards and a score Antonio Morrison Jersey , and left with his No. 12 jersey caked in mud.Marlon Mack fared no better on the ground as the Colts were forced to play from behind from the opening minutes. After running for a franchise playoff-record 148 yards last week against Houston, he was held to 46 yards rushing by the league's worst run defense, and ultimately left with a hip injury with the game decided late in the fourth quarter.100View Gallery Gallery:View from the sidelines: NFL cheerleaders 2018Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports | Raj Mehta"All of us had a fair amount of confidence coming into the game that we could do something," Luck said. "and we didn't. And we know this game punishes you quickly. We know how hard it is for everybody to be on the same page every play. And we weren't, and it shows up in the final score."The Colts' defense, so pivotal in their rebound from a 1-5 start, had no answers for quarterback Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs' vast array of offensive options. They allowed Kansas City to score on its first three possessions, and at one point the Colts were being outgained 185-12.The Chiefs' Damien Williams, who at one point was the No. 3 running back in Kansas City, gouged a Colts defense that had not allowed a 100-yard rusher this season for 129 yards and a score.Tight end Travis Kelce, who feasts on cover-two defenses Kenny Moore Color Rush Jersey , made Indianapolis pay for its gaps downfield. He caught seven passes for a game-high 108 yards, several of them to convert first downs.Wide receiver Tyreek Hill, one of the fastest players in the NFL, kept running away from would-be tacklers. Hill caught eight passes for 72 yards, took a 36-yard sweep for a touchdown, and set the tone with his energetic pregame warmup and circus-style introduction.Even when the Colts defense did make a play, such as Darius Leonard‘s strip and recover of Sammy Watkins‘ fumble deep in Kansas City territory, their offense failed to capitalize. Luck fumbled the ball right back to foil an opportunity to close within 24-14 late in the third quarter.They wound up never getting that close the rest of the way."We keep using this illustration of climbing the mountain, Mount Everest," Reich said. "What we said in there was it's hard to climb Mount Everest your first time that you go to climb it. We didn't make it all the way to the top this year, but we made it up that mountain pretty far." The Indianapolis Colts are set to travel to face the Jacksonville Jaguars for their second matchup of the season. The Colts sit at 6-5 while the Jaguars have fallen to 3-8 and the Colts ultimately control their destiny at this point.Today https://www.coltsfanshop.com/Jeremiah-George-Jersey , Matt Danely will take you inside the Jaguars game film from their Week 12 matchup against the Buffalo Bills to discuss both sides of the ball.The Jaguars will be trotting out Cody Kessler to start at quarterback after benching Blake Bortles, and Leonard Fournette will also be sidelined while he serves a suspension for his role in the fight from a week ago. This will absolutely change some aspects of how the Jaguars’ offense hopes to attack the Colts defense, but with Kessler being on the roster for a good portion of the year, how much of their approach will actually change?On the other side of the ball, the Colts will have to be on top of their game regardless of how the nation views the Jaguars’ defense. They have a fast-flowing front seven, and a very stingy group in the secondary for Andrew Luck and the Colts offense to deal with. How will the running game develop? The Colts only put up 81 rushing yards in their last meeting and the team’s strength is still in the trenches of their defense.How will the offensive line hold up this go-round? How can the Colts get T.Y. Hilton involved early and often again this week? How will the tight end situation effect the gameplan this week? These are all important questions that Frank Reich and the offense will have to consider with their approach this week.The Colts currently sit with the same record as the Baltimore Ravens who are currently in the No. 6 spot in the AFC playoff picture, but with future schedules being considered, the Colts find themselves in a must-win situation this week. We go through all of that and much more in today’s episode.Please subscribe, rate and review the channel anywhere you listen to podcasts.Follow our hosts on Twitter: @MDanelySB | @HolderStephen | @chrisblystoneStampede Blue Podcast Links:Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Art 19 | SB Colts Cast YT Channel | Google | Spotify

    • panxing18 hat den Blog-Artikel "So when coach Hue Jackson said following last week’s overtime" geschrieben. 21.02.2019

      BEREA https://www.brownsfanshop.com/Bernie-Kosar-Jersey , Ohio (AP) — Browns offensive coordinator Todd Haley’s vast experience as an NFL coach — and kid — has taught him not to overreact.Stay calm, stay the course. loss in Tampa Bay that he wanted to be more involved in Cleveland’s offense — a seemingly pointed shot at his top assistant — Haley said he never blinked.He chalked up Jackson’s remarks to postgame emotions.“Yeah, that’s what it sounded like, and we talked about it,” Haley said Thursday.“This is an emotional game. It is not for everyone. Coaching in the NFL, especially being in that spot, is not for everyone. It is a high-pressure, high-stress job, and we’ve just got to keep doing what we know is right.”Haley, who is in his first season under Jackson following six successful years in Pittsburgh, said he wasn’t bothered by the coach’s comments and welcomes help — from anyone.“I’ve been around a long time in this league, been around a lot of different personalities,” said Haley, whose father, Dick, served as the Steelers director of player personnel for two decades.“One thing that I will never be is reactionary. I am here for one purpose, and that is to help this offense, continue to grow this offense and continue to develop this offense. We are all on the same page. Nothing has changed.”Haley said Jackson’s input has been the same as usual this week as the Browns (2-4-1) prepare to face the Steelers (3-2-1).“He sits in a number of meetings and everybody gives their idea Joe Thomas Jersey ,” Haley said. “When they are good ones, we go with it.”Cleveland’s offense has had some issues, including too many penalties, missed assignments, slow starts and poor finishes.The Browns haven’t scored a touchdown in the first quarter, and they’ve bogged down at key moments, which have resulted in two overtime losses and a tie — with Pittsburgh in Week 1.After the Buccaneers beat the Browns on a 59-yard field goal in OT last week, Jackson admitted he was “fuming” when Cincinnati’s former offensive coordinator declared he would jump in and do whatever was necessary to fix Cleveland’s offensive problems.Jackson didn’t regret saying what he did, but was concerned Haley might misunderstand his motives.“I do not think I was worried that he would take my comments the wrong way,” said Jackson, who is 3-35-1 in two-plus seasons.“I was worried that he would take what everybody was saying and writing and the way that everybody made it out to be the wrong way. You always have to handle those things very quickly and privately. We did, and we move on. He has been great.”Haley said he’s put the matter with Jackson behind him and is absorbed with developing rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield, a young receiving group whose names he often confuses and winning.“My sole focus is on trying to get this offense to be as good as it can as fast as it can as fast as I can,” Haley said. “That is all in the rearview mirror. Everybody is on the same page. Everybody has the same goal in mind. That is to score enough points to win.”Haley also dismissed comments made by Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who surmised his former coach was probably not happy with Jackson.“It is all perception,” he said. “I am misunderstood a lot of times. I have learned to accept it, and what matters to me is that these guys respect, do what they are supposed to do and get better. That is what I take pride in.”On Sunday https://www.brownsfanshop.com/Rashard-Higgins-Jersey , Haley will make his first bus trip to Pittsburgh’s Heinz Field as the enemy.Raised in a proud Steelers household, he knows all about the rivalry with Cleveland. He’s also been schooled on the importance of blocking out distractions.“I was trained by my father during the season,” he said. “We did not get a newspaper at the house. He would not let the Post-Gazette be delivered in season because he said anything you read may affect what you are trying to do. I was a little kid and that stuck with me.”NOTES: Haley said last week’s trade of running back Carlos Hyde “was a jolt.” The Browns dealt Hyde to Jacksonville two days before their game with the Bucs. … Jackson remains confident C JC Tretter (ankle) and Damarious Randall (groin/ankle) will play Sunday. Randall, who has moved from free safety to cornerback, had high praise for Steelers WRs Antonio Brown and JuJu Smith-Schuster. “I’m a big fan of both of them,” he said. “I love the way they play the game — toughness, grit and fight that they have each and every play.” FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Sam Darnold and the New York Jets were back on the practice field after some time away.Time enough to mostly clear their heads of the miserable 21-17 loss at Cleveland last Thursday , not that the sting was easy to brush off in the few days since.“Yeah, they’ve been pretty hard,” rookie quarterback Sam Darnold acknowledged Monday. “I’m not going to lie to you guys.”New York is 1-2 after playing three games in 11 days and riding a roller coaster of emotions during that brief span. From the highs of a dominant victory at Detroit in the opener to the uneasiness of a loss to AFC East-rival Miami at home six days later to the frustration and disappointment of being the first team to lose to the Browns since 2016.Now comes the big test for not just Darnold, but the rest of the Jets — including Todd Bowles and his coaching staff. With a game at Jacksonville on tap next, New York needs to rebound from the defeat in Cleveland to prevent the season from spiraling.“I don’t think it’s going to be tough at all,” Bowles insisted. “It’s a long season, we understand that. If we would have won, we would have moved past it. We lost the game, we’re going to move past it.”All eyes will be on Darnold, of course Chris Hubbard Color Rush Jersey , as they have been from the moment he became the future — and now, present — of the franchise.The 21-year-old rookie is supremely confident in himself, and has been lauded throughout his playing career for his ability to focus on the task at hand and not repeat mistakes. The Jaguars will surely be aiming to make Darnold uncomfortable on Sunday and force him into errors.“Yeah, Jacksonville is a great defense,” Darnold said. “Obviously, they’ve got great players, but they also just play together very well. That’s what I noticed and that’s going to be a fun challenge going up against them in their place.”Bowles, for one, isn’t concerned about Darnold shaking off his play — one touchdown, four interceptions — in New York’s two losses.“I think he’ll come out of it fine,” Bowles said. “I think Sam has the right mentality and he has the right work ethic to learn what he has done wrong, as well as the rest of the team. They come back out of it, and he’s not in it by himself. We are in it as a team.”And that’s why the heat has been turned up a bit under Bowles, who’s in his fourth season with the Jets and has a 21-30 record with no playoff appearances.Owner Christopher Johnson has said there is no postseason mandate for Bowles or general manager Mike Maccagnan. His main priority is seeing overall progress from the team, which makes this a critical stretch for the coach.An ugly loss such as the one against the Browns can send some teams into a freefall. From the sense he got with his players at practice, Bowles believes there will be no lingering effects.“We don’t carry anything too long,” he said. “We have practice to get better at, and we have Jacksonville to get ready for https://www.brownsfanshop.com/Seth-Devalve-Jersey , so we’re on to the next one.”Cornerback Trumaine Johnson, in his first season with the Jets after four with the Rams, echoed his coach’s sentiments.“We can’t dwell on that loss,” he said. “We’ve got 13, 14 more games in the season and hopefully the playoffs. Just move on from it.”But, they also hope to learn from it, too. And fix the mistakes that put the Jets in this position in the first place.“Yeah we could have coached better and we could have played better,” Bowles said of blowing 14-3 and 17-14 leads in the second half. “All the way around on both sides of the ball, including special teams, we just couldn’t make a play. There were a lot of things we could have done better that have hurt us in the past two or three weeks that we are going to try and work on.“We understand that we need to do a better job on both sides.”NOTES: The Daily News reported that the Jets have reached out to the Steelers to inquire about disgruntled running back Le’Veon Bell, but there’s nothing imminent, according to several published reports. ESPN reported Sunday that Pittsburgh is willing to trade Bell, who has yet to play this season while in a contract dispute. … Bowles is hopeful S Marcus Maye will be closer to playing this week. The second-year safety has been sidelined the first three games with a foot injury.

    • panxing18 hat den Blog-Artikel "How did you spend your Bye week?“Definitely got away and relaxed." geschrieben. 21.02.2019

      Got some rest. It was good to get my legs back under me and just hung out with my family and stayed here. It was a solid Bye week.” Given your reputation https://www.49ersfanshop.com/Adrian-Colbert-Jersey , it seemed like you fit in some studying or no? Did you really get away?“For a couple days. But, at the same time, you have to continue to prepare and take advantage of those extra days and I definitely did that as well.” How does your approach kind of change now that head coach Kyle Shanahan has said that you’re the starter the rest of the way, barring anything unforeseen?“My mindset doesn’t change no matter what position I’m in. For the Niners, nothing changes. My work ethic doesn’t change and it’s up to me to really do everything that I’ve done to get here. So, just got to continue the same approach and keep getting better every day.” Does it take a little sense off of the, ‘I don’t need to go in and press on every single down and every single series, I know I’m going to be here for the duration of the game?’“No, I don’t think like that at all. I have to prove myself every single day, every single rep and every single play. It’s just the way the league works, and it’s how I want to be. I want to achieve, and if I don’t, I know what comes.” Did you self-scout over the Bye?“Yeah. I’m always self-scouting personally. I have a lot of things I need to work on. It’s always running through your mind. It keeps me pretty angry most of the time, to be honest. I’m always hard on myself. So, yeah, there’s definitely some things I need to get better at for this team to be better.” What are you pleased with what you’ve done so far?“I like my decision making for the most part, so far. Just got to stay the course. It’s obviously a long journey and you’ve got to take things one week at a time and really just keep staying in the pocket, protecting the ball and progressing. It’s where I’m most successful, so I’ve just got to be the best at that.” You’ve mentioned it before, listening to the crowd noise and spitting out the plays. This is your first road game. Have you already started doing that more this week or will you do that as you go into the next couple weeks?“Yeah. That definitely is a new challenge. I haven’t played on the road yet, but I think this team is excited and we’re ready. Coming off the Bye week, it’s important that we start fast and really come out fast. It’s important. Coach Shanahan talked about how do you respond to the Bye week? It gave us a good week to rest. But, now we’re excited to attack this first road game. It’s important for me that I just keep my same mindset. It only matters what you do on the field and don’t let the environment impact the way you play.” Can you lay out how you do, what is your process with the crowd noise and practicing?“We obviously put a lot of hours in during the day learning the plays, walking through the plays and then practicing the plays Dante Pettis Jersey , obviously. But, work doesn’t stop here. You go home, you study the plays and you really just have a very strict routine that I try to stick to. It helps me prepare and that does involve calling out the plays and envisioning the plays and seeing them in your head. That helps me be successful.” What are your go-to Apple Music crowd noise things that you find on there?“If you just search it, it says crowd noise.” But, there’s not like one or two you use on a regular basis?“Stadium, or whatever sounds like a stadium, I guess.” Does your wife know what you’re doing when you’re yelling?“Yeah. She’s just sitting there next to me hanging out.” Are you yelling out the plays with the headphones?“Yeah. I wouldn’t say yelling, but just do what you have to do to prepare and what helps me put myself in this situation.” Are you mad at TE George Kittle for exposing this?“It doesn’t matter.” Is there anything about George that you’d like to put out there?“You guys know as well as I do, George is a character, man. I’m sure you guys all love him. But, yeah, he’s a great teammate. Obviously, has one heck of a personality that people gravitate to and he’s been a great player for us. George has been a weapon for us all year and he works his butt off. Everybody around the team knows that. So, he’s definitely a captain for a reason.” You seem like you had a pretty quick chemistry with him on the field. Where does that kind of stem from?“We might have not worked together for the whole time that I’ve been here in two years, but we’ve been around together for two years now. I think our whole rookie class from last year has a great chemistry. I think it just attributes to that, and obviously, it hasn’t mattered what quarterback is in there. He’s been making plays since day one. You can credit him to that chemistry because it doesn’t matter who is in there. He’s going to catch it and step up and make plays.” Do you have a lot of people coming to this game, your family and stuff?“A handful, yes sir. I’ve been lucky enough to have support in my starts. So, yeah, it’s exciting to see them.” Anyone coming from Alabama just because it’s close?“Yes sir. Yes.” How many tickets did you have to get?“A handful.” Too many, huh?“Not terribly. Just a responsibility you’ve got to deal with, too, I guess.” Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Dirk Koetter mentioned that he’s not surprised that either you or RB Matt Breida are doing well this season. Do you remember talking to him before the draft? Did you talk to Tampa?“I personally don’t. But, obviously coach [Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Todd] Monken Jimmy Garoppolo Color Rush Jersey , I played under him. So, I’m sure they’ve had some discussions. But, honestly, I don’t.” When you watch the Bucs defense on film, do you see, they only have one interception. So, from a quarterback’s point of view, do you see holes in that defense that you can exploit?“You really just have to relax and prepare. They have some good corners. Obviously, [CB Brent] Grimes is a very experienced guy. He’s very quick on his feet, and they have some good interior players. Definitely can’t underestimate them. I’m definitely in no position to underestimate them. They’re a great defense.” Were you surprised, given your connection with coach Monken, I don’t know if there was any contact before the draft. Did you think that might be a spot for you? Were you surprised when it wasn’t?“I don’t know. I was just taking any opportunity I could get. I don’t evaluate it too much.” Do you see the remaining part of the season as an important time to play your way into the team’s thoughts looking ahead to next season, as well, independent of QB Jimmy Garoppolo coming back healthy or whatever role might be available?“Those thoughts, they can’t enter your head, and honestly they don’t matter. The only thing that matters right now is this practice coming up. If I do good at this practice, I guess I’ll leave a positive impression. So, that’s really the only thing that matters at this time.” We already covered the headphones thing, but there was another George Kittle story which almost sounds like it had to be made up, where after a game you went back on the field and were running through the plays.“Yeah, ask Kittle about that one.” You’re saying it may not have happened?“I guess not, no.” SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The stat sheet couldn’t have been more lopsided. The San Francisco 49ers had decided edges in yards, first downs, time of possession and just about every other statistical category except one and ended on the losing end against Arizona.That’s what committing five turnovers and getting no takeaways will do.C.J. Beathard threw two interceptions and lost two fumbles and Raheem Mostert also coughed one up for the 49ers https://www.49ersfanshop.com/Fred-Warner-Jersey , who gave away a game to the previously winless Arizona Cardinals in a 28-18 loss Sunday.The Niners (1-4) lost despite outgaining the Cardinals (1-4) by a 447 to 220 yard margin, recording 23 more first downs, running 43 more plays and more than doubling Arizona’s time of possession.“You look at a lot of those (stats), it’s hard to find how you lost a game,” coach Kyle Shanahan said. “Then it’s very easy when you look at the turnover column. I haven’t been part of any game, I don’t think many people have, where five turnovers to zero leads to a win. We have to improve that drastically to have a chance.”The Niners started the game well, taking the opening kick and driving 75 yards for a touchdown. Beathard completed all five passes on the drive as San Francisco exploited Arizona with screen plays, including the 5-yard touchdown pass to Matt Breida.But the next eight drives resulted in one interception, two fumbles, one missed field goal and four punts.“It is self-inflicted wounds and those are toughest ones to swallow,” fullback Kyle Juszczyk said. “Because you don’t feel like it is the opponent, you feel like you are hurting yourself. We have to clean those up in practice.”Despite those woes, San Francisco’s defense shut down rookie Josh Rosen after allowing a 75-yard touchdown pass on Arizona’s first play and the Niners were in position to take this game when Beathard threw a 1-yard TD to Trent Taylor on fourth down with 6:51 to go to make it 14-12.Chandler Jones then batted away a potential game-tying 2-point conversion try, but the 49ers forced a three-and-out to get the ball back with 5:50 to play needing only a field goal for the lead.Then on the third play, Beathard dropped back and Haason Reddick knocked the ball out of his hands. Josh Bynes scooped it up and ran 23 yards for the game-sealing touchdown.Beathard threw one more interception before adding a garbage time touchdown that did little to ease the pain of this loss.“You can’t win ball games turning the ball over five times,” Beathard said. “I feel like we played well in all the other aspects except for turnovers. Just got to take better care of the ball.”The 49ers held Arizona to just 3.0 yards per play after allowing a 75-yard touchdown pass from Josh Rosen to Christian Kirk on Arizona’s opening play when free safety Adrian Colbert jumped up in the play to take away Larry Fitzgerald and let Kirk get open deep.But the defense was unable to help the offense out by generating any turnovers against a rookie quarterback.“It’s frustrating,” cornerback Richard Sherman said. “Obviously the first play of the game on defense, we give up a big play. We just have to be better than that. It was a simple play, it was easy to get stopped and we just didn’t execute it like we needed to. So, that’s where you need to because after that they didn’t have much. We gave them 75 yards to start and I think they had 200 in the game and 30 rushing. So, we have to find a way to get that out of there.”

    • panxing18 hat den Blog-Artikel "Even though the Seattle Seahawks sit inside the playoffs afte" geschrieben. 14.02.2019

      r thirteen weeks of the 2018 season Will Dissly Color Rush Jersey , all year long many fans have complained about the propensity of the team to run the ball on 2nd & long. On Monday during the game between the Washington Redskins and Philadelphia Eagles, Twitter went alight following this tweet by Evan Silva (@evansilva), who is a good follow for those who enjoy looking at football through the lens of analytics.Twitter went back and forth about the matter, there are probably still football fans fighting back and forth about what is the right call on second and a mile, but let’s reign this discussion back in to the Seahawks. Earlier this season former Field Gulls contributor Ben Baldwin noted that Seattle runs on second and long at a rate that is far above league average. Now, those numbers are a few weeks old, but they do cause one to ask the question, why is it that the Seahawks run so frequently on 2nd & long? Why does Brian Schottenheimer call runs on second and long? Well, the answer is relatively simple, and involves some base-level, in-game analytics. To that, let’s turn to the charting. Last week I looked at how the Carolina Panthers were effectively tricking the Seahawks into running into a loaded box by shifting just before the snap Michael Dickson Color Rush Jersey , and in the of charting that, I came up with some another interesting piece. To start with, let’s look at the charting for all the second and long plays against both Carolina and Green Bay. Seahawks versus Packers, 2nd & long charted for offensive blockers vs box defendersDownDistanceOffensive BlockerBox DefendersRun/PassDownDistanceOffensive BlockerBox DefendersRun/PassAnd here is the same data for the game against the Panthers. Seahawks versus Panthers, 2nd & long charted for offensive blockers versus box defendersDownDistanceOffensive BlockersBox DefendersRun/PassDownDistanceOffensive BlockersBox DefendersRun/PassThere’s no readily visible pattern in that data, so is the fact that the Hawks are running simply the fact of the playcall coming in from the sideline? I don’t think so, and the reason for that is rather simple. As I’ve noted multiple times throughout the season, every play is effectively three plays from which quarterback Russell Wilson is to choose from at the line of scrimmage based on his pre-snap reads. As a quick refresher, in general the three variants of each play from which Wilson may choose are:a running play,a passing play designed to defeat zone defense anda passing play designed to defeat man defense. Obviously, that’s a vast oversimplification, but to show just a piece of how these pre-snap reads look like Alex McGough Color Rush Jersey , here are the same two tables with one extra column of data charted. Seahawks vs Packers, 2nd & long with a new column of dataDownDistanceOffensive BlockerBox DefendersRun/PassNew Column DataDownDistanceOffensive BlockerBox DefendersRun/PassNew Column DataAnd adding the same column of data for the game against the Panthers.Seahawks vs Panthers, 2nd & long with a new column of dataDownDistanceOffensive BlockersBox DefendersRun/PassNew Column DataDownDistanceOffensive BlockersBox DefendersRun/PassNew Column DataThat new column of data seems to explain pretty much everything when it comes to whether the Seahawks run or pass on second and long. There are obviously three exceptions to the correlation in the Panthers game, but these are rather easily explained. The two exceptions which are starred took place in the red zone, which is understandable because teams often change their reads in the red zone. These two reads are consistent with what the Hawks have done in the red zone throughout the season, so it is not a problem to see expect to see the team change up its read. The last exception, the run on 2nd & 18 against the Panthers came on a play in the shadow of their own end zone. First down was a sack for a loss of eight, and the Hawks likely wanted to play the field position game in order to avoid punting from their own end zone while also avoiding a safety. This is also consistent with what the Seattle offense has done this season, as they’ve gone back to playing it safe and playing the field position game, as we’ve seen with multiple draw plays on third and long. So, if this single variable is so powerful and explains whether the Seattle offense will run or pass on second and long, what exactly is it? What is the magic predictor of whether the Hawks will run or pass on second and long? It’s the number of safeties the defense has that are ten yards or more off the line of scrimmage. That’s it. No advanced analytics needed Byron Maxwell Color Rush Jersey , as it is really that simple. Based on what I’ve charted, it seems apparent that the offense switches up exactly what they do and what the key reads are depending on the opponent (which of course makes perfect sense), and so it becomes a matter of digging into the data and working to identify what the key reads are for the Seattle offense. Once the all-22 for the Seahawks dismantling of the San Francisco 49ers is out, I will look to see if I can figure out what the reads were for the elimination of Niners Nation in 2018. PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The former investment bank analyst who fed confidential stock tips to NFL player Mychal Kendricks has pleaded guilty to securities fraud.Damilare Sonoiki, who also wrote for the television show “Black-ish” for a season, pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday. Prosecutors allege Sonoiki provided four separate non-public tips about companies to Kendricks, a former Philadelphia Eagles linebacker, in exchange for Eagles tickets, invitations to music video shoots and parties and about $10,000 in cash.Authorities say the tips netted about $1.2 million in illegal profits.Kendricks pleaded guilty earlier this month to insider training. He was released from the Cleveland Browns when the charges were filed and has since been signed on a week-to-week contract with the Seattle Seahawks.Sentencing for both Kendricks and Sonoiki are scheduled for January.

    • panxing18 hat den Blog-Artikel "Aaron Rodgers did what he liked for the first 30 minutes" geschrieben. 14.02.2019

      . He threw a pair of touchdowns J'Mon Moore Color Rush Jersey , including a 54-yarder on the run to an unknown tight end for his first NFL catch. His passer rating was nearly perfect. Green Bay looked like it could score on every drive.And then it almost completely stopped. Rodgers was unable to solve Seattle in the second half, and was left to watch Russell Wilson lead another late touchdown drive and send the Packers back home with a loss.“It’s tough losing on the road. It’s tough losing by one possession,” Rodgers said. “Obviously I’m frustrated, and not just by the last throw, but some other stuff that we could have done better out there. I still believe we have a lot to play for.”Green Bay’s road woes continued in a 27-24 loss to the Seahawks on Thursday night. The Packers (4-5-1) had leads of 14-3 and 21-17, only to see Wilson throw a 15-yard TD pass to Ed Dickson with 5:08 remaining to give Seattle the lead for good.The Packers still had a chance to get out of Seattle with its first win here since 2008, yet their final possession lasted all of three plays. And it was the last pass by Rodgers that seemed to baffle everyone.Facing third-and-2 at its own 33, Rodgers called a quick pass to the flat for Marquez Valdes-Scantling. Except the pass never got there. It hopped in front of the intended receiver, and instead of going for it on fourth down, Green Bay coach Mike McCarthy opted to punt with more than 4 minutes remaining and the Packers still having one timeout.The decision backfired. Green Bay never saw the ball again, instead forced to watch Wilson kneel three times to run out the clock.Rodgers said the pass for Valdes-Scantling “stuck” in his hand and guessed he could make that throw 100 times and that wouldn’t happen again.“We beat ourselves in the second half,” Rodgers said. “We kind of moved the ball at will in the first half.”Green Bay’s problems went well beyond that one bad throw by Rodgers and the decision to punt. Rodgers was sacked five times, four of those in the second half. Twice in the third quarter Green Bay was forced to punt after drives stalled at midfield. The Packers were 3 of 11 on third downs https://www.thepackersfanshop.com/Nick-Perry-Jersey , 2 of 7 in the second half. A week after Aaron Jones rushed for a career-high 145 yards, the Packers had just 48 yards rushing and Jones finished with 40.Green Bay is 0-5 on the road this season and has lost seven straight road games dating to last year.“I think it kind of went the way we thought it would go. When you’re playing in this environment, particularly when you’re on the road up here. There’s a high tendency for big-momentum plays, big swings, and I think that definitely held true,” McCarthy said. “They made more big plays than we did. … We’ve got to finish games better, especially in the fourth quarter, and especially on the road.”Rodgers finished with 332 yards passing and his TD throw to Robert Tonyan in the first quarter, and his 57-yard strike to Davante Adams in the fourth quarter showed again the greatness of his arm. But Rodgers had 214 yards at halftime and Seattle was able to pressure Rodgers enough in the second half to disrupt Green Bay’s passing attack.Injuries certainly didn’t help either. Green Bay was already down four starters before the first snaps with cornerback Kevin King, safety Kentrell Brice, linebacker Nick Perry and wide receiver Randall Cobb all out due to injuries. They lost two more in the first half when Bashaud Breeland 鈥?starting for King 鈥?aggravated a groin injury and Jimmy Graham injured his thumb. Graham had a 13-yard reception on Green Bay’s first offensive play in his return to Seattle, but that was his only catch.Mike Daniels suffered a foot injury early in the second half and backup safety Raven Greene suffered an ankle injury. Neither returned. If there’s an upside to the loss, it’s Green Bay getting extra rest before facing Minnesota in a must-win game next week.“We have a number of opportunities where our record would be very different right now Davante Adams Jersey , unfortunately, that’s the way it’s played out,” Clay Matthews said. “We’ve set ourselves up for a pretty good second half, we just have to get back to work. We have no other option. On to Minnesota after a couple days rest.” GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Veteran cornerback Tramon Williams is in the mix to replace the traded Ha Ha Clinton-Dix at safety for the Green Bay Packers.Defensive coordinator Mike Pettine said Williams will play some safety, though he did not classify it as a full-time move for now.The Packers are preparing for a tough road game against quarterback Tom Brady and the New England Patriots on Sunday night.The 35-year-old Williams is in his second stint with the Packers after returning this past offseason to the team that gave him his first shot in the NFL in 2007 as an undrafted second-year player out of Louisiana Tech.Williams brought a veteran presence to a young cornerback group. Now he could help at safety after Clinton-Dix, a fifth-year starter, was traded this week to the Washington Redskins for a fourth-round draft pick.Williams, a 12-year pro, started two games at safety while with the Cleveland Browns in 2016. Teammates have marveled about the veteran’s leadership skills and fitness to stay in the league so long.“He can find the football and he plays with good vision and has a good sense of when to break and just the understanding of football,” Pettine said. “He’s played in the slot, he’s played outside. So there’s no reason to think that he can’t, at times Josh Jones Color Rush Jersey , help us at safety.”Jermaine Whitehead, who was limited in practice on Thursday with a back injury, and Josh Jones are other options for increased playing time at safety to replace Clinton-Dix alongside Kentrell Brice.The health of rookie Jaire Alexander, who played well against the Rams, and veteran Bashaud Breeland, will help at cornerback especially if coach Mike McCarthy elects to use Williams at safety. Breeland hasn’t played yet since joining the Packers as a free agent in late September after being listed with a hamstring injury. Williams said that he has a chance to get a different perspective and survey the whole field as a safety.“I think that’s going to help out a lot because that’s one thing that I do is study. I do study offenses, I do study formations, I do study people,” Williams said.“Where they get lined up on the field, it tells you a lot of things, so I better communicate to guys all over the field, which was one of the things that I recognized when I play inside.”NOTES: Alexander and QB Aaron Rodgers (left knee) were full participants in practice after being limited on Wednesday. … LB Nick Perry (ankle) returned to practice as limited after missing Wednesday. … The Packers added a groin injury to go with Geronimo Allison’s sore hamstring on the status report. Allison was limited a second straight day.

    • panxing18 hat den Blog-Artikel "What were the obviously disappointed New York Giants saying" geschrieben. 14.02.2019

      after Sunday’s butter 25-22 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles Rhett Ellison Color Rush Jersey , their fifth straight at Lincoln Financial Field and one that dropped them to 3-8 on the season?Let’s go inside the locker room and find out.Pat Shurmur: “The tale of two halves”The Giants led 19-11 at the half, scoring on four of their five possessions. They could only generate a field goal in the second half.“The tale of two halves. I think early on we jumped out to a lead, which was good. In the third quarter, I think just talking it offensively, so we moved the ball fine,” Shurmur said. “In the third quarter, we knocked ourselves off with penalties and sacks and got behind the chains, so you didn’t get a chance to do some of the things you wanted to do. We got back to it a little bit at the end. We moved the ball. We had 11 penalties for 91 yards, unacceptable. Can’t do that.”Here’s more from the Giants head coach:On why Saquon Barkley (nine carries, 94 yards in the first half) had only four second-half carries ...“I think what happened was, we had one series there and we gave it to [Giants RB] Wayne Gallman Jr. He did a good job running the ball; spell him a little bit. I think [Barkley] had 13 rushes and seven catches; touched the ball 20 times. And when we knock ourselves off with penalties, and then sacks, and then all that bad stuff, then you get off schedule trying to get the ball to Saquon and Odell, and the guys that need to touch it.”On the interception at the end of the first half, which killed a scoring opportunity with the Giants at Philly’s 27-yard line ...“I’ll take that. We were attacking too deep and that’s not on any of them. That’s on me. ... They just played way Janoris Jenkins Color Rush Jersey , way softer than I thought they would play. That’s all.”On failing to exploit the Eagles’ depleted secondary ...“I’m not frustrated. We could have. I just mentioned it. It was the story of the second half, especially early. We weren’t making the yards that we need to on the plays that we called. And we had penalties that knocked us off. So then you get away from the stuff that you certainly would like to do. And that’s the deal. Forget the depleted secondary and all, these are NFL football players that you are playing. “We took advantage of some things, but it doesn’t make sense to throw every down when you have a running back like Saquon [Barkley]. And we didn’t convert. I mentioned the reason that the drives got knocked off were the issues that I talked about – we didn’t make the yards that we needed, we had penalties that set us back. So when you’re in third-and-long situations, second-and-long situations, the selection of plays and the things that you try to do are different. So we hurt ourselves. It knocks you off schedule.”Eli Manning: “Bad decision” on interceptionShurmur accepted responsibility for a poor play call on the interception at the end of the half. Manning wasn’t buying:“Just a bad decision. One hundred percent bad decision on me,” he said. “They were playing soft and I just have to throw that away and try for a long field goal.“I have to protect that. We had a good call, good play. They were playing so soft I just have to make a better decision and check it down and shorten the field goal right there, which I could have. So that’s on me.”Saquon Barkley: “Can’t cry” about 3-8Running back Saquon Barkley tried to put being 3-8 in perspective after the game.“Yeah it’s definitely a disappointment because we’re all competitors in this league, we’re all competitors on this team, and when you’re 3-8 that’s not something to be happy about. We work our butts off every single week whether it’s in practice or the offseason, your mindset is to go out there and win every single game. Obviously you’re probably not going to win every single game, but you want to win more. More than what we have right now and we’re not on that side. So it’s definitely disappointing being 3-8 but, you can’t cry about it, you can’t complain about it Riley Dixon Color Rush Jersey , we have five more games to get better, get back in ready to work tomorrow and keep believing in each other.”Landon Collins doesn’t know what happenedThe Giants went from a 19-3 lead to a 25-22 loss. How?“I don’t know what changed honestly, I don’t know what changed. They kind of figured something out and kind of rolled with it from that point on,” Collins said.” But, I don’t know, I can’t give you an answer, I have to go and look at it.” In the recent string of defensive success for the New York Giants, they’ve gotten a break with some of the quarterbacks they’ve had to face. They got the likes of Nick Mullens, Chase Daniel, and Mark Sanchez. Even Carson Wentz was proven to not be healthy when he played. Whatever your opinion of Marcus Mariota is, he’s probably still the best quarterback the Giants have faced in a while.The Titans also present a mystery of what team will show up, especially on offense. Per Football Outsiders, Tennessee ranks 27th in offensive variance, meaning there’s little consistency to the Titans’ production from week-to-week.Numbers that matterCan the turnovers continue?Over the past few weeks, the Giants’ defense has taken advantage of forcing turnovers. Since the Giants’ bye, they are tied for third among NFL teams with 12 turnovers forced. Only the Chicago Bears and New Orleans Saints have more. Over the first eight weeks of the season Mario Edwards Jr Color Rush Jersey , the Giants only had nine turnovers forced. Obviously, this has helped both the offense and defense score points during the second half of the season. But it’s also not a sustainable way to play defense.While the Giants rank third this season in interceptions per drive on defense, they also rank just 20th in yards allowed per drive and 24th in points allowed per drive. That suggests when the Giants aren’t taking the ball away, the opposing offense isn’t having a tough time moving the ball down the field.Tennessee quarterback Marcus Mariota can miss some throws and be forced into interceptions. His 2.7 interception rate is tied for the ninth-highest among 32 qualified quarterbacks this season. As a team, the Titans are 16th in interceptions thrown per drive. The task is not going to be as easy as forcing Ryan Fitzpatrick, Jameis Winston, or Mark Sanchez into a mistake.Corey Davis is No. 84 and a No. 1Per Next Gen Stats, Davis is sixth in the league among wide receivers in the percentage of his team’s targeted air yards at 37.05 percent. This year he hasn’t been great on intermediate routes, but he’s won a high number of his deep targets with a better catch rate than expected per airyards.comJanoris Jenkins has played better over the past few weeks, but overall still ranks 68th of 72 qualified cornerbacks in success rate per Sports Info Solutions charting from Football Outsiders. He’s only slightly better — 57th — in yards allowed per pass.Davis has the ability to line up anywhere on the field, is a smooth route runner who sets up breaks well, and is quick enough to take advantage of cuts and double moves. Watch what he does to Stephon Gilmore — third in success rate, fifth in yards allowed per pass — after Davis motioned to a trips bunch and set up the corner with a stutter step. Gilmore was even called for pass interference on the play.Getting pressureThrough Week 14, the Titans have allowed the fifth-lowest rate of pressure in the league. But now tackle Jack Conklin is on injured reserve and tackle Taylor Lewan has been limited in practice during the week. That could set up the Giants to continue the stretch of defensive pressure they’ve put up over the past few weeks.After one sack in his first six games of the season, Oliver Vernon has 3.5 in the past two weeks. It was a matter of time before the sacks started coming and a short-handed Tennessee offensive line could allow that hot streak to continue. Per Football Outsiders, Vernon leads the team in pressure by a significant margin. His 20.5 are well ahead of Kareem Martin’s 15.0 and Lorenzo Carter’s 11.0.Taming the tight endsThe Titans typically love to use the tight end. Per Sharp Football Stats Nate Solder Color Rush Jersey , Tennessee has the third-highest rate of plays (31 percent) in 12 personnel, which is one running back and two tight ends. They run 62 percent of the time from that personnel grouping. All that made sense with Delanie Walker and Jonnu Smith, but Walker has been out for most of the season and Smith was just placed on injured reserve.With the injuries, the Titans could see a switch in philosophy, which could help them out in the run game. Despite the heavy running from 12 personnel, the Titans only have a 41 percent success rate on the ground. Out of 11 personnel (three wide receivers), Tennessee has a 48 percent success rate running the ball.That’s the opposite trend with passing, though. The Titans have a 41 percent success rate throwing from 11 personnel and 58 percent success rate from 12 personnel and they pass more often with three receivers on the field — 66 percent.Tennessee’s top tight ends right now are Luke Stocker and Anthony Firkser. The Titans could try to run more out of 11 personnel with Corey Davis, Taywan Taylor, and Tajae Sharpe on the field, which could lead to more success on the ground and gives the Titans better options through the air.

    • panxing18 hat den Blog-Artikel "I will present a summary of some basic and advanced stats for the Colts" geschrieben. 14.02.2019

      Every week https://www.coltsfanshop.com/Chester-Rogers-Jersey , performance relative to the league. Thanks to Pro Football Reference, NFL.com and the nflSCrapR project for being awesome sources of weekly data.This is one of those rare weeks where Drive Success Rate doesn’t really tell the story.25 first downs and a 75.8% DSR is a lot of ground to give to an opponent and normally I would say that is a bad effort.Yet Houston was held to 21 points and 1.9 points per drive which is good (for us). The disconnect is the manner in which the scoring drives happened. They were methodical but clustered.Houston got a lot of first downs indicating a behavior that normally translates to other drives, but outside those 3 drives the Texans couldn’t move the ball very well.I think the reason for that is the Colt’s defensive penalties.Each of the 3 scoring drives had at least one gifted first down.Over a third of their total first downs came after the Colts committed a penalty on the drive.When the Texans couldn’t draw a flag they couldn’t move. TEAM TOTALSHere you can see the schizophrenic nature of the stats. Adjusted Points per Drive, Yards per Play and Third Down Conversions are all good. Drive Success Rate, overall First Down Conversions, Penalties and Explosive plays are all bad. PASSINGThe Colts defense allowed Deshaun Watson to complete 71% of his passes but they were short completions with only 4.3 air yards.Yards after the Catch has been a problem and this week is no exception.You would think by Week 14, I would get used to a bend don’t break style. Evidently, it doesn’t matter what I think as holding Watson to just 1 TD and sacking him 5 times (thank you Denico Autry) is a great way to limit his production. RUSHINGNothing too exciting here. Giving up 4 explosive rushes is not a good thing, but limiting Third Down conversions to 33% is. CONCLUSIONS & NEXT MATCH-UPIf it wasn’t for the penalties Antonio Morrison Jersey , this would have been a great week for the defense. But penalties were called (right or wrong) and they played well enough to win against a good team (did I justsay that?). Dallas is up next and they have had one of the better offenses in the league on the year. Dak Prescott to Amari Cooper is no joke as their passing game ranks 11th by DSR over the last 5 weeks. Against a Colts defense that ranks 17th in preventing ANY/A, that gives the edge to Dallas.I’ve also heard that Ezekiel Elliott can run the ball, but with a 5 week wRSR ranked 15th and a Colts D that’s 1st in wRSR against, that might be a favorable Indy match-up.TRAILING 5 WEEK TOTALS (per game)SEASON TOTALS (per game) The Jacksonville Jaguars used their bye week to ponder the team’s precarious position.Mired in a four-game losing streak and being 0-2 in the AFC South, they came to this conclusion: They must win at division rival Indianapolis (3-5) on Sunday.It’s essentially a playoff atmosphere for Jacksonville (3-5) in early November.More Jacksonville Jaguars newsJaguars, Buccaneers to get international as NFL plans for 4 London games, 1 Mexico City game in 2019Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette reportedly yelled at hecklers during Titans’ game in response to ‘racial slurs’Jaguars’ woes continue as Derrick Henry rushes into NFL record book in Titans’ victoryPreview: Jaguars look to play spoiler as Titans fight to keep playoff hopes aliveJaguars silence Andrew Luck with stout defense in shutout win over Colts“This is a thousand percent a must-win,” linebacker Myles Jack said Wednesday. “No. 1, it’s a conference game that we’ve got to win. And then we’re on a four-game losing streak Kenny Moore Color Rush Jersey , so we can’t lose another game.”NFL teams are usually reluctant to put too much emphasis on any one game, especially in the middle of the season. But for the Jaguars, who openly talked about having Super Bowl aspirations , they understand another loss or two likely would end their dwindling playoff hopes.“We put ourselves in this situation,” quarterback Blake Bortles said. “We created this small margin for error by not winning football games. We’ve put ourselves here. We know we still got a chance and we’ve got to play really well for the whole second half of the season to go where we want to go.”The Jags are counting on running back Leonard Fournette‘s return making a significant difference.Fournette missed six of the last seven games with a strained right hamstring. He practiced in full for the first time in more than a month Monday and did the same Wednesday.Jacksonville built its offense around Fournette and hasn’t been nearly as physical or effective without him. The team signed Jamaal Charles for a week and then traded for Carlos Hyde in hopes of filling the void, but neither move paid dividends.Coach Doug Marrone said he lost faith in his offensive line in London, specifically in short-yardage situations, but has since stopped short of proclaiming Fournette the team’s savior.Players, though https://www.coltsfanshop.com/Jeremiah-George-Jersey , believe Fournette’s return could be a turning point.“I know everybody’s fired up to have him back in the lineup,” Bortles said. “I know I’m excited to watch him run. I know guys are excited to block for him and kind of see him go. We got so used to him doing his thing last year and watching that and do everything off of that. Not having him has made us change some of the things we do, but to be able to have him back and healthy and ready to go is exciting.”Marrone evaluated coaches, players and schemes during the bye week, but decided not to make any wholesale changes. He tweaked the schedule significantly, mostly so guys wouldn’t feel like things were the same after the break.“It’s just kind of like the atmosphere is a little tighter,” Jack said. “Obviously, everybody is 鈥?I wouldn’t say desperate 鈥?but we just need (a victory). It’s a must-win week. As the weeks go on, it just gets worse and worse. Hopefully this is the week we change it.”With the sense of urgency on the rise Denico Autry Jersey , the Jaguars have started to unravel.There was a locker room scuffle last month following a loss to Houston, a players-only meeting the next day and then a run-in with London police over an unsettled nightclub tab.They have eight games left to save the season. It starts with a “must-win game” against the Colts, who have won two in a row.“I don’t think you can look at it as a whole eight games 鈥?‘we’ve got to win eight games in a row or six out of the eight,'” Bortles said. “Obviously, playing Indy is a division game, and that’s an important one.“It’s kind of like Doug talked about all week and all last week: you’ve got to win one to get it rolling. It’s all anyone’s really focused on right now.”

    • panxing18 hat den Blog-Artikel "Hue Jackson needed only a few weeks to land another job in the place" geschrieben. 14.02.2019

      CINCINNATI (AP) — where he’s always welcomed.The Bengals hired Jackson on Tuesday as a special assistant to head coach Marvin Lewis as he tries to resurrect Cincinnati’s historically bad defense. Jackson was fired by the Cleveland Browns last month after he won only three games in three seasons as head coach.As soon as Cleveland let him go https://www.brownsfanshop.com/Emmanuel-Ogbah-Jersey , the Bengals showed an interest in Jackson, who begins his third stint with them.In his latest role, he’ll help Lewis — a close friend — to try to fix the defense and save the season. Cincinnati (5-4) has lost three of its past four games and is on pace to give up the most yards in a season in NFL history. The Bengals have allowed 500 yards in three straight games, a first for any team in the Super Bowl era.They fired defensive coordinator Teryl Austin on Monday, with Lewis taking over as defensive coordinator in addition to his head coaching duties. Lewis said on Monday that there was a plan to help him do both jobs, but didn’t get specific.The Bengals talked to Jackson about becoming Lewis’ special assistant, and he readily accepted the position.“I have a great comfort level with Hue and his ability to assist me with the day-to-day responsibilities on defense, including analyzing our opponents and helping me on game days with the players and defensive coaches,” Lewis said.Lewis hired Jackson in 2004 — his second season in Cincinnati — as receivers coach. He spent three years in the job before moving to the Falcons as offensive coordinator, developing a reputation for creativity. He was the Raiders’ offensive coordinator before moving up to head coach in 2011.After his firing in Oakland Denzel Ward Jersey , he returned to the Bengals in 2012 as a special assistant working with the defensive backs in 2012. He worked with the running backs in 2013 and was promoted to offensive coordinator a year later when Jay Gruden went to Washington.The Bengals had one of their best years on offense in 2015, with Andy Dalton leading the AFC in passer rating. Jackson was hired by the Browns after the seasonBrowns owner Jimmy Haslam fired Jackson after a 33-18 loss in Pittsburgh, Cleveland’s 25th consecutive road defeat. Jackson wasn’t getting along with offensive coordinator Todd Haley, who also was fired.Even though Jackson will be working with the defense in his latest incarnation in Cincinnati, it’ll create an awkward dynamic. Dalton developed a close relationship with Jackson, who helped him to his greatest success in the NFL. Bill Lazor is in his first full season as the Bengals’ offensive coordinator.The offense is missing receiver A.J. Green indefinitely with an injured toe on his right foot. The starting unit managed only one touchdown during a 51-14 loss to the Saints on Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium, even though New Orleans also has one of the league’s worst defenses.The Bengals play at Baltimore (4-5) on Sunday, a game that’s pivotal for both teams. Pittsburgh (6-2-1) has started pulling away atop the AFC North. The Ravens have lost three straight games, and quarterback Joe Flacco has an injured hip that could keep him out of Sunday’s game.Coach John Harbaugh said on Monday that he’ll decide later in the week if Flacco can play. If not, rookie Lamar Jackson will likely get his first NFL start.The Bengals haven’t won a playoff game since the 1990 season Trevon Coley Color Rush Jersey , the sixth-longest streak of postseason futility in NFL history. Lewis is 0-7 in the playoffs, the worst coaching mark in league history. CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns placed starting cornerback Terrance Mitchell on injured reserve with a broken right wrist.Mitchell got hurt in the second quarter of Sunday’s 45-42 loss at Oakland. He underwent surgery on Monday, when coach Hue Jackson said he didn’t think Mitchell’s injury was season-ending. The team can designate two players to return from injured reserve after six weeks.Mitchell broke his wrist while breaking up a pass intended for Jordy Nelson. Following the play, Mitchell grabbed his arm and immediately went to the sideline.To replace Mitchell, the Browns signed Jeremiah McKinnon from their practice squad. McKinnon is in his first NFL season out of Florida International. He was originally signed by Dallas in 2016.Mitchell, who signed with Cleveland as unrestricted free agent earlier this year, had 19 tackles and one interception in four starts.Jackson said either E.J. Gaines or T.J. Carrie will replace Mitchell as a starter.

    • panxing18 hat den Blog-Artikel "Bill Parcells. Hall of Famers all.The three coaches who domina" geschrieben. 14.02.2019

      Bill Walsh Reuben Foster Jersey , Joe Gibbs,ted the NFL in the 1980s and just beyond — Walsh coached the 49ers to three Super Bowl titles, Gibbs did the same with the Redskins, and Parcells won two with the Giants — are the subject of an outstanding new book by longtime Newsday columnist Bob Glauber.“Guts And Genius” includes interviews with more than 150 people who had close contact with the men who outshined all other coaches as NFC teams won 13 straight Super Bowls. Walsh popularized the West Coast offense, Gibbs won his trio of titles with three different quarterbacks, and Parcells was a defensive mastermind and superb motivator.“These three coaches did things differently, yet they all arrived at the same place multiple times — holding the Lombardi Trophy aloft after the Super Bowl,” Glauber says. “Walsh was the intellectual who could outthink his opponents. Gibbs was the master technician who was perhaps the best strategist ever by winning three Super Bowls with three different quarterbacks, none of whom was close to Hall of Fame quality. And Parcells was the Jersey guy bully who willed his teams to victory.“These coaches brought out the best in their players, and those players developed lifelong affection for them. I found it astonishing how influential Walsh, Gibbs and Parcells were on their players Ahkello Witherspoon Color Rush Jersey , many of whom call the coaches the greatest influences of their lives.”One oddity about each of the three is they all struggled to get or hold onto their head coaching gigs. Gibbs began his career with the Redskins by losing his first five games and six of seven in 1981. Parcells got the Giants job when Ray Perkins high-tailed to Alabama, and the Tuna then went 3-12-1, looking outmatched at times.Walsh was bypassed for the Bengals‘ pro job and wound up as coach at Stanford before the 49ers reached out.Soon, they were earning championship rings.Glauber goes deep in detail about how all three were hired, built their teams, and had a profound influence on the sport. Indeed, Walsh’s impact has been most profound, with such proteges as Mike Holmgren, Andy Reid, Mike McCarthy and Jon Gruden either winning or reaching Super Bowls.“The impact of these coaches, particularly Walsh and Parcells https://www.49ersfanshop.com/C.-J.-Beathard-Jersey , continues in today’s game,” Glauber notes, “and their fingerprints are all over the NFL. All 32 of this year’s coaches — every single one of them — has either a direct or indirect connection with Walsh and Parcells, whose coaching trees are among the most productive in the history of pro sports.”DISSING BORTLESEagles safety Malcolm Jenkins took a shot at Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles while trying to make a point that Colin Kaepernick belongs in the NFL.“I can turn on the tape this week of our opponent and see that Colin Kaepernick deserves a job,” Jenkins said.Bortles was benched during Jacksonville’s third straight loss last week, but will start against Philadelphia in London on Sunday.Jenkins, co-founder of The Players Coalition, has maintained support for Kaepernick and the quarterback’s friend and former 49ers teammate, Panthers safety Eric Reid. They’re all fighting against racial and social inequality. However, Kaepernick and Reid disagree with Jenkins on how to do it. Reid and Jenkins had to be separated before the coin toss of Carolina’s 21-17 win at Philadelphia. Afterward, Reid called Jenkins a “sellout.”HALL HONORING THE MILITARYThe Pro Football Hall of Fame will provide free museum admission and parking to all veterans and active military plus a guest throughout November. The offer is good for all United States active duty personnel Matt Breida Jersey , including National Guard reservists and retired military service members who show a valid military ID at the Hall’s ticket office.The Hall of Fame’s annual Veterans Day event takes place Nov. 3 at 11 a.m. EDT. This year’s program is entitled “Honoring the Nation’s Heroes” and will include U.S. Army veteran and former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rocky Bleier.Bleier, a four-time Super Bowl champion who overcame a severe foot injury, losing part of his right foot during his service in the Vietnam War, will share his story of service at the event. In addition, several Medal of Honor recipients will be on hand for the program in Canton, Ohio. PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island town council has voted to ask its departments to refrain from purchasing Nike products, one of a handful of local governments or agencies that have called for boycotts in recent weeks.The North Smithfield Town Council passed the resolution on a 3-2 vote Monday evening, Council President John Beauregard said. The resolution is nonbinding.Beauregard, a former state trooper, is upset with Nike’s decision to use former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick in an ad campaign. The town’s administrator didn’t know of any specific Nike products that municipal departments are currently using.The American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island said the town could be held legally and financially liable for violating the First Amendment and told members of the council: “Just don’t do it.”The mayor of a New Orleans suburb recently rescinded a similar directive based on an attorney’s advice.Kenner Mayor Ben Zahn Trent Taylor Color Rush Jersey , a Republican, had issued a memo saying that Nike products could not be purchased for use at city recreation facilities. It also required the parks and recreation director to approve all athletic purchases by booster clubs using the facilities. The order prompted a protest that included three members of the NFL’s New Orleans Saints and hundreds of others.And Mississippi’s public safety chief said over the weekend that state police would no longer buy Nike products, saying that Nike doesn’t support law enforcement and the military. It wasn’t immediately clear how much gear the state police agency buys from Nike, though the department has bought shoes, shirts and tactical training uniforms from the company. Republican Gov. Phil Bryant lauded the decision.A Nike spokesman said Monday he couldn’t comment on the various governmental actions.Kaepernick began kneeling during the national anthem in 2016 to protest police brutality and social injustice.Beauregard said he proposed taking a stance in North Smithfield because he feels Kaepernick has been disrespectful toward police. He said it’s not about kneeling during the anthem.In a statement released after the vote, the ACLU of Rhode Island described the resolution’s passage over the objects of residents who opposed it as “shameful.”“By attacking the right to peacefully protest and refusing to recognize the racial injustice prompting it, the resolution shows a disdain for both freedom and equality,” the statement said. “Rhode Island is better than this.”

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