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  1. . Nick Foles isn’t playing like himself.Foles threw two interceptions in the first half and Philadelphia‘s starting offense — missing some key players — struggled again while waiting for quarterback Carson Wentz to return and the Eagles were beaten 5-0 on Thursday night by the Cleveland Browns.Foles Joel Bitonio Color Rush Jersey , who replaced an injured Wentz last season and led the Eagles to their first Super Bowl title while becoming a cult hero, continued his ugly preseason. He did complete 13 of 17 passes for 127 yards, but he threw the picks and was sacked three times, stripped for a fumble and downed for a safety.His overall statistics were better than a week ago against New England when he hurt his shoulder, but he made two poor decisions and hasn’t led the Eagles’ first-team offense to a point on 14 drives over three games.“There are times where I’m feeling good, but I’m making some mistakes,” Foles said. “It’s as simple as that.”The Eagles (0-3) committed four turnovers, allowed seven sacks and missed a field goal. With just two weeks left to get ready for their opener against Atlanta, the Super Bowl winners have work to do.At this point, Foles, the unlikely hero from last season, will likely start the season as the Eagles wait for Wentz https://www.brownsfanshop.com/Terrance-Mitchell-Jersey , who recently began working in 11-on-11 drills, to be cleared following knee surgery.Eagles coach Doug Pederson was upset with his team’s offensive performance, not just Foles.“I don’t want to single out one player, so don’t put this all on Nick,” Pederson said. “I’m disappointed in the offense. It’s not what you want obviously in the third preseason week. We still want to evaluate and make sure we got the right guys in the right spots.”Cleveland had a familiar quarterback scare.Starter Tyrod Taylor injured his left hand in the first quarter, and the sight of him heading to the sideline sent a shiver through fans in FirstEnergy Stadium. Rookie Baker Mayfield replaced him for two series before Taylor returned. Cleveland’s starter finished 11 of 16 for 65 yards.Taylor stayed in the locker room after halftime to receiver treatment. He left the stadium before speaking with reporters.Coach Hue Jackson said X-rays were negative but Taylor will undergo more tests Friday.“I was very concerned, but I wouldn’t have put him back in if I didn’t think he was fine,” Jackson said. “We’ll continue to look at it and see where we are going into next week.”Mayfield, the No. 1 overall pick, played the entire second half and went 8 of 12 for 76 yards and an interception. He was checked for a concussion in the second half.“Not my best game by any means,” Mayfield said. “I’m disappointed in myself. I got in there with the first team and I’ve got to get the ball out quickly. Not my best game at all.”The Browns intend for Taylor to start this season while Mayfield develops, with the only thing that might alter the plan being an injury — something Cleveland knows all too well while cycling through 28 starting QBs since 1999.With Foles behind center Jarvis Landry Jersey , the Eagles’ first-team offense, which was missing wide receivers Alshon Jeffery and Nelson Agholor, running backs Jay Ajayi and Darren Sproles and left tackle Jason Peters, hasn’t scored a point in three exhibitions.Foles floated a long pass that safety Briean Boddy-Calhoun easily intercepted . Then, with a chance to finally score, Foles forced a throw into a crowd near the goal line and was picked by linebacker Jamie Collins.“I’m just making mistakes,” Foles said. “For me, it’s just getting back into rhythm — and keep playing ball. We had an opportunity to win and made too many mistakes and that’s on me. If I clean that up, we win this game.”DEFENSE OKPhiladelphia’s defense recorded four sacks and Cleveland’s only scoring drive — before a 54-yard field goal — was for minus-1 yard.The Eagles also stopped the Browns on four plays from the 1.“Our defense played outstanding. They were flying around, making plays,” Pederson said. “The goal-line stand was pretty impressive. That’s what your want from your defense.”INJURIESEagles: Starting C Jason Kelce limped off after making a block during the opening series. He did agility and stretching drills under the guidance of the training staff and returned for Philadelphia’s next possession.Browns: First-round pick Denzel Ward will undergo an MRI after suffering a back injury in the first quarter. Ward appeared to get twisted while tackling 250-pound tight end Zach Ertz. Ward, the No. 4 overall pick Genard Avery Color Rush Jersey , was on the field for several minutes before walking off on his own power. … Starting S Damarious Randall did not dress because of a knee injury. He was not on the team’s original “not expected to play” list and Jackson said his knee locked up during pregame warmups. … Rookie WR Antonio Callaway did not dress after missing three practices with a groin injury.NATIONAL ANTHEMEagles starting safety Malcolm Jenkins remained in the tunnel during the national anthem, and defensive end Michael Bennett also was not on the field. Jenkins and Bennett have been among of the league’s most outspoken players during the ongoing controversy over players expressing their political views during “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Jenkins previously stood on the sideline with a raised fist to protest social injustice.WENTZ WATCHWentz worked out on the field hours before kickoff with a group of Eagles receivers. He looked good on his drops while rifling slant routes and quick-hitters.TOUCH DOWNBrowns defensive end Myles Garrett was credited with sacking Foles in the end zone for the game’s first two points.Foles lost his footing while backing up, fell to one knee and was touched by Garrett. Foles completed a pass on the play, but the Browns challenged it and were awarded a safety.GONZOBrowns kicker Zane Gonzalez helped his chances to keep his job with a 54-yard field goal. Gonzalez is competing with Ross Martin.UP NEXTEagles: Host the New York Jets on Aug. 30.Browns: Visit the Detroit Lions on Aug. 30. ROUND THREE potential draftee could be a potential steal with the Browns’ pick" />Skip to main contentclockmenumore-arrownoyesDawgs EDTThe Browns have a definite need at linebacker with some fresh blood. Genard Avery had 40 tackles, and the always dependable Joe Schobert wowed us with 103 tackles only eclipsed by Jamie Collins’ 104 tackles. After the Browns claimed Ray-Ray Armstrong off waivers from the Giants, he saw action in nine games with four tackles. Backup D’Juan Hines played mainly on special teams in 13 games while Xavier Woodson-Luster has not seen the field much since coming off the practice squad. And now that Collins is no longer a roster member, there is a job opening for a veteran or a rookie candidate. That leaves room for improvement. Schobert is secure in the Mike position. The weakside outside backer is manned by Avery and could use another body to compete with him and if nothing else give him a blow on plays. Christian Miller from Alabama might just become that player taken with the Browns’ third-round choice at number 80. He has had his share of injury problems, though. In his junior year he tore his bicep which sidelined him for the remainder of the year. He was able to come back healthy his senior campaign, but other players received more playing time and he was regulated to spot duty. He is a talented pass rusher when healthy. His Senior Bowl week was cancelled because of a hamstring injury. Specifics: College: AlabamaHeight: 6’-4”Weight: 224 pounds 40-time: 4.75Career Tackles: 56 Career Tackles for Loss: 15.5 Career Sacks: 11 Positives: DisciplinedStrong arsenal of pass rushing movesGreat run defenseFerocious defender on tight endsVery good range and will pursueIntelligent playerPlayed in a championship atmosphereGreat motorNegatives: Not the speediestHas to remain healthyAverage burstWork in progressProblems with bigger O-linemenWork on finishing tacklesExpert Draft Site Analysisprideofdetroit.com<hr class="p-entry-hr" id="T7V9Gf">Christian Miller is best at rushing the passer. Would this be a good addition to the LB group with the Browns third-round choice and add just one body to the defensive front?
  2. Aaron Jones Jersey , the unit improved significantly. He believes that same thing will happen in year two.“Take a big jump,” Pettine recently said regarding his plans for the coming season, via Ryan Wood of the .“We spent a lot of time last year with having to shuffle in a lot of different players,” Pettine added. “In year one of a system, it’s really hard to get into the graduate-level details of the job. So kind of going through the end-of-year cutups, and you come to the realization we spent so much more time last year on coaching players on what to do and not enough time on how to do it, and that’s usually typical of a year one. . . . We’re looking forward to having guys that are experienced in the system. We have a much better sense of who we are and what our skill set is, what we want to get done. . . .“The nice thing is you don’t reset it back to year one. You have a little bit of momentum, and you’ve built a pretty solid foundation with the guys you’re going to have back.”New outside linebackers coach Mike Smith, who replaces Winston Moss, believes in what Pettine can do.“Mike is one of the smartest guys I’ve ever been around,” Smith said. “Mike can break down an offense, and he’s going to put guys in position to be successful. He’s going to give you different looks, different simulators, all kinds of coverages. It might sound like a lot, but it’s simple to learn. That’s why I’ve been very fortunate to be with him from the beginning. . . . Mike, his look at things is pretty freaky, the things that he can come up with and break down an offense.”With so much focus on improving the offense in Green Bay Kenny Clark Color Rush Jersey , the prospect of the defense improving from its 2018 ranking of No. 12 (the unit finished 23rd in 2017) bodes well for a team that could quickly get back in the mix for a playoff berth in 2019. This handful of players will have something extra to prove in training camp if they want to be members of the 53-man roster in 2019." />Skip to main contentclockmenumore-arrownoyesHorizontal - WhiteAcme Packing Companya Green Bay Packers communityLog In or Sign UpLog InSign UpFanpostsFanshotsSectionsPackersOddsAboutMastheadCommunity GuidelinesStubHubMoreAll 322 blogs on Horizontal - WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections The APC PodcastPackers Film RoomFantasy Football AdviceCDTShareTweetShareShareFour Packers on the roster bubble following the 2019 NFL DraftPhoto by Stacy Revere/Getty ImagesIn last week’s Friday musings, it was noted that Montravius Adams could be one veteran on the Green Bay Packers with a roster spot at stake in the wake of the team’s latest NFL Draft haul. Adams has battled injuries over the course of his two seasons with the Packers since being drafted in the third round in 2017, but he has also had difficulty cracking the defensive line rotation even when fully healthy. With Kingsley Keke joining the Green Bay defensive line this upcoming season after being drafted in the fifth round a couple of weeks ago, Adams will have his work cut out for him to maintain his status as a member of the 53-man roster.But with the NFL Draft in the rear-view mirror, there are several other Packers who will need to impress in the offseason and training camp activities to earn another roster nod in 2019. Here are a few of them.Josh JonesAnytime an NFL franchise trades up in the first round to select a safety, the incumbent starter on the roster has reason to look over his shoulder. When a high draft choice is coupled with a significant free agent addition at the other safety spot, the incumbent’s overall roster spot is in jeopardy. The writing may be on the wall for Jones, a second-round pick in 2017, who has struggled to carve out a defined role on the Packers’ defense. Defensive Coordinator Mike Pettine could continue to be creative with Jones this training camp, using Jones as a linebacker, or he could play Jones at his more natural safety position. Either way, it’s an important offseason for the third-year Jones, who has disappointed when playing each of those roles up to this point. While he may be an effective depth piece at safety, something Green Bay did not have much of last season due to early-season injuries, Jones will battle Raven Greene and the Packers’ annual undrafted safety that emerges in preseason action.Cole MadisonWait, he just got back! Madison’s absence last season as a rookie was felt along an offensive line that may have employed him at the starting right guard position by season’s end. Instead, the Packers journeyed through an underwhelming rotation of Byron Bell and Justin McCray. Madison could surely be the versatile tackle-guard option the Packers covet if he can get back up to playing speed.But that is a big “if.” Spending a second-round draft choice on Elgton Jenkins provided the team with a long-term guard option and interior plug-and-play piece. The numbers may be tight among an offensive line and Madison could be an odd man out if it becomes apparent he cannot play tackle in a pinch. It’s too early to tell what Madison’s future in Green Bay is, but he has a lot to prove in quick order.Robert TonyanOne would be hard-pressed to find someone who did not approve of the Packers’ decision to draft Jace Sternberger in the third round this April. The team has been searching for a viable pass-catching tight end weapon since the days of Jermichael Finley https://www.thepackersfanshop.com/Mason-Crosby-Jersey , and Sternberger has far from reached his ceiling as a one-year stalwart at Texas A&M in Jimbo Fisher’s offensive system.However, Sternberger’s addition could spell bad news for last year’s undrafted holdover Tonyan, who showed flashes as a receiver in minimal opportunities. It is not uncommon for Green Bay to keep more than three tight ends on the final roster, especially for a player with the developmental potential of Tonyan. But if Jimmy Graham, Marcedes Lewis, and Sternberger lock up roster spots, Tonyan could be on the outside looking in depending on the numbers at other positions.Mason CrosbyCould the Packers’ long-time kicker actually be at risk of losing his spot on the team? Not likely.But it’s more than just a bit curious that Green Bay has shown interest in outside kickers this offseason. In mid-April the Packers signed Sam Ficken, a kicker that Matt LaFleur knew from his time in Los Angeles. Far from proven, Ficken has been somewhat of an NFL journeyman during his short time in the league, bouncing around five NFL teams since entering the league in 2015. But the signing of Ficken, as well as a tryout offered to undrafted LSU hopeful Cole Tracy following the draft, seemed to signal an increased interest in the kicking position.While Crosby had another relatively consistent season for Green Bay last year, he is 34 years old and entering his 13th season in the league. A disastrous performance in Detroit, on top of crucial late-game misses against Minnesota and Arizona in 2018, give some reason to question his job security. During final cuts, the kicking position may be one to closely monitor.
  3. GREEN BAY https://www.thepackersfanshop.com/Dave-Robinson-Jersey , Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers hired former Jacksonville assistant Nathaniel Hackett as their new offensive coordinator Wednesday.Hackett spent most of the last four seasons with the Jaguars as quarterbacks coach (2015-16) and then as offensive coordinator before he was fired in November after Jacksonville lost its seventh consecutive game.New Packers coach Matt LaFleur is also a former offensive coordinator, for the Los Angeles Rams and then last season for Tennessee.Green Bay has missed the playoffs two years in a row and two-time MVP quarterback Aaron Rodgers is coming off an injury-marred season in which he threw only 25 touchdown passes, the lowest full-season total of his career. He also completed only 62.3 percent of his passes, the second-lowest rate of his time as a starter, and finished with a 97.6 passer rating, well below his 103.1 career rating.Longtime head coach Mike McCarthy was fired on Dec. 2 and the Packers finished 6-9-1.Hackett’s disappointing season in Jacksonville came one year after the Jaguars finished in the top 10 in the NFL in points per game (26.1), yards per game (365.9), rushing yards per game (NFL-best 141.4), sacks allowed (franchise-low 24) and average time of possession (31:47). Jacksonville reached the AFC title game that year and expectations were high coming into this season.Hackett also was offensive coordinator for Buffalo from 2013-14 after three years at Syracuse. GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Whether it was earlier in his career at New Orleans or the past few seasons in Seattle Aaron Jones Jersey , two things were common for tight end Jimmy Graham: production and victories.Both are in short supply in his first season with the Green Bay Packers. Graham enters Sunday’s game at Chicago with only two touchdown catches and the Packers with a 5-7-1 record.“My numbers suck,” Graham said Friday. “That’s not what it’s about, you know? I just want to win games. If I have one catch for 2 yards and we win, I don’t care. Obviously, it’s not great when you’re not helping us win, and that’s what I see.”Graham, who has played the last two games with a brace to protect a broken thumb, has caught 46 passes for 549 yards. That’s second on the team in receptions, and while the production might wind up being better than it was last season for the Seahawks, when he caught 57 passes for 520 yards Kenny Clark Color Rush Jersey , Graham also led all NFL tight ends with 10 touchdowns a year ago. With Seattle in 2016, Graham caught 65 passes for 923 yards. With the Saints from 2011 through 2014, he averaged 89 receptions, 1,099 yards and 11.5 touchdowns.While the Packers probably weren’t expecting the 32-year-old Graham to duplicate that kind of production, they no doubt were expecting more than a couple touchdowns when they signed him to a three-year, $30 million contract in March.For his part, Graham was expecting to join a championship contender. Instead, the Packers fired coach Mike McCarthy after a loss to Arizona on Dec. 2 and could be eliminated from the playoff race on Sunday.“I’ve never lost this much, so it’s obviously not something I’m used to https://www.thepackersfanshop.com/Mason-Crosby-Jersey ,” Graham said. “I’ll never be OK with losing. I love to win. We’ve got to get back to that. Last week was a great step in the right direction. We’ve just got to do what we can control and try to keep winning.”For the Packers to win back-to-back games for the first time this season, they will have to contain Chicago’s ferocious defense. The Bears enter the game ranked third in points allowed and first in takeaways. Chicago linebacker Khalil Mack has 10 sacks and six forced fumbles. Along with catching the ball, Graham will be part of the plan to keep Mack away from quarterback Aaron Rodgers.“In this offseason, the tight end does a lot of stuff,” Graham said. “I’ve got a lot of responsibilities — just not running routes and out here catching the ball like a receiver. That’s just how it is. I’m just trying to do my job and do what I’m told. . Obviously, we’re going to play a great defense that’s got a great rush. I’ll be a part of stopping that rush, and that’s just how it is.”Graham caught only two passes for 8 yards in the season-opening victory over Chicago. He caught eight passes in the loss to the Cardinals but had only two receptions for 13 yards last week against Atlanta. He had a chance for a 57-yard touchdown reception but couldn’t make the play. The brace, he admitted, has been limiting.“You don’t want to shatter your thumb,” Graham said. “That’s not great Kyler Fackrell Jersey , but it is what it is.”Notes: RT Bryan Bulaga, who spent most of the first matchup against Chicago blocking Mack, is doubtful with a knee injury. That means Jason Spriggs is in line for his second consecutive start. … CB Bashaud Breeland (groin/personal reasons) and defensive tackle Kenny Clark (elbow) are questionable. Due to the death of a close friend, Breeland was away from the team on Wednesday and Thursday, according to interim coach Joe Philbin.
  4. />Skip to main contentclockmenumore-arrownoyesStampede Blue homepageHorizontal - WhiteStampede Bluean Indianapolis Colts communityFollow Stampede Blue online:Follow Stampede Blue on TwitterFollow Stampede Blue on FacebookLog in or sign upLog InSign UpSite searchSearchSearchStampede Blue main menuFanpostsFanshotsColtsShopAboutMastheadCommunity GuidelinesStubHubMoreAll 321 blogs on Horizontal - WhiteFanposts Fanshots Colts StoriesScheduleRosterStatsYahoo Colts NewsYahoo Colts Team PageYahoo Colts ReportYahoo Colts Depth ChartYahoo Colts TransactionsYahoo Colts PhotosShop About Masthead Community Guidelines StubHub ✕Breaking NewsAndrew Luck Retires×Stampede Blue Presents Afternoon Pancakes Episode 2New Ryan Grant Color Rush Jersey ,3commentsStephen and Jared talk about Colts training camp and fantasy football!EDTShare this storyShare this on FacebookShare this on TwitterShareAll sharing optionsShareAll sharing options for:Stampede Blue Presents Afternoon Pancakes Episode 2TwitterFacebookRedditPocketFlipboardEmailPhoto by Zach Bolinger/Icon Sportswire via Getty ImagesHello Colts fans! Today on “Afternoon Pancakes”, Stephen Reed and I briefly discuss training camp schedules and spend most of this episode discussing the viability of drafting Colts players and personnel groups in your fantasy football draft this year!We talk specifically, albeit briefly, about where we draft Andrew Luck, T.Y. Hilton and the rest of the WR group, Marlon Mack and the rest of the RB group, Jack or Eric in the TE group and would you start the Colts defense?CLICK THIS LINK! First Round draft order + picks + alternatives!" />Skip to main contentclockmenumore-arrownoyesHorizontal - WhiteStampede Bluean Indianapolis Colts communityLog In or Sign UpLog InSign UpFanpostsFanshotsColtsShopAboutMastheadCommunity GuidelinesStubHubMoreAll 322 blogs on Horizontal - WhiteFanposts Fanshots Colts StoriesScheduleRosterStatsYahoo Colts NewsYahoo Colts Team PageYahoo Colts ReportYahoo Colts Depth ChartYahoo Colts TransactionsYahoo Colts PhotosShop About Masthead Community Guidelines StubHub ✕2019 NFL Draft First Round Expectations 3.0New https://www.coltsfanshop.com/Marshall-Faulk-Jersey ,62commentsFirst Round draft order + picks + alternatives!EDTShareTweetShareShare2019 NFL Draft First Round Expectations 3.0Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty ImagesA lot of the content you’re going to see over the next month is going to be geared toward free agency and draft predictions leading up to the opening night of the 2019 NFL draft, Thursday, April 26th at 7pm. Of course, the Colts pick 26th overall, currently have 9 picks in the draft, and there’s a lot of buzz around the organization and its future. The draft is a weird puzzle, in that for months before it happens Eric Ebron Jersey , there’s some order to it. You know who picks when and as football fans, we like to think we know what our teams need, right? If we didn’t, we wouldn’t put so much time into the draft from our perspective here at Stampede Blue. Chris Ballard has said specifically that “I like them picks” and “I’m a scout at heart”.Stampede Blue’s staff has taken on the scout role and our primary focus since the end of the 2018 season has been the draft. I hope you have enjoyed the free agency content so far and again, as the draft approaches, I hope you enjoy all the draft content we put out. I’m looking forward to the launch of our second annual draft guide. That said, I wanted to start a project which I will keep updated over time as we approach the draft.I can’t possibly predict the final draft order or who goes where. That’s a fool’s errand. I simply want an updated draft board that I keep up with and I figured I’d share it with you. Of course Matt Slauson Color Rush Jersey , I’ll try to think real hard about who goes where and who picks what, but largely it’s a crap-shoot, right?That said, I’ll be using our Composite Big Board and our Team Needs sections from our upcoming 2019 Anthony Arena Memorial Draft Guide. You can pre-order that guide AND even download the 2018 guide here.
  5. end Frank Clark this week and those reports were on the money.According to multiple reports Steve Largent Color Rush Jersey , the Chiefs and Seahawks have agreed to a trade that will send Clark to Kansas City. Clark and the Chiefs will now get to work on a long-term deal that would secure his future with his new team.The Seahawks will get a 2019 first-round pick and a 2020 second-round pick in return. The teams will also exchange third-round selectionsThe Chiefs have the No. 29 pick in the first round this year and have a pair of 2020 second round selections in their pocket. They acquired a 2020 second-round pick from the 49ers in a trade for Dee Ford earlier this offseason and Adam Schefter of ESPN reports the Chiefs will hold onto the better of their two picks.The Seahawks had the No. 84 pick in the third round and will send it to K.C. for the No. 92 selection. They now have five picks, including two first-rounders, in this year’s draft. The Seattle Seahawks are guaranteed a playoff berth if they win against either the Kansas City Chiefs or the Arizona Cardinals, but results from Sunday’s 10 AM slate certainly have thrown out a lot of the room for error should Seattle fall to 8-8.After a slow start, the Minnesota Vikings beat the Detroit Lions 27-9 to improve to 8-6-1 on the season Patrick Kerney Color Rush Jersey , so they are in good position to make the playoffs themselves. If Seattle loses, Minnesota will assume the #5 seed for at least a week.In the most exciting game of the day, the Philadelphia Eagles squandered a 29-16 lead to the Houston Texans, fell behind 30-29, but won on a Jake Elliott field goal with no time left to keep their season alive. Since the Dallas Cowboys prevailed Germain Ifedi Color Rush Jersey , the NFC East race is officially over, leaving Washington eliminated from postseason contention, and Philadelphia as the only team that can get a wild card spot over either the Seahawks or Vikings.What does this all mean? If the Seahawks lose out and the Eagles beat Washington, Seattle will miss the playoffs. There’s no way around it. However, if Washington beats Philadelphia Marshawn Lynch Color Rush Jersey , the Seahawks win a three-way tiebreaker over both teams and get in even if they finish 8-8.After a prolonged stretch where just about every result went Seattle’s way to get them into this spot, the tables have turned just a bit and the margin for error isn’t as comfortable as it was two weeks ago.But again, a Seahawks win in either of their final two home games means a playoff berth. Two losses? They’re probably out, so we better be big Washington fans if Sunday night’s game against Kansas City ends in defeat for Seattle.
  6. last week and the reasons why they wanted him on the field are clear to anyone who has watched Beckham play football over the last five seasons.The reasons why some teams would be skeptical about acquiring Beckham have also been easy to see. Whether it is sideline explosions Kevin Zeitler Jersey , interviews critical of teammates or something else, Beckham’s done plenty to give people pause about having him on hand despite his on-field production.One might expect teams with a first-time head coach to wonder if Beckham would prove to be overly disruptive, but the Browns were not put off their pursuit of the wideout. In Football Morning in America, Browns General Manager John Dorsey told Peter King that he does not have those concerns when it comes to how Freddie Kitchens will deal with Beckham.“From a planning standpoint, you want to surround a first-year head coach with quality coaches at all levels,” Dorsey said. “I think we’ve done that. Surround him with a strong coaching staff. And remember: This head coach is very direct, very honest. He’s going to tell it like it is, and he’ll tell Odell like it is. He will hold players accountable. He’ll let players express themselves Joel Bitonio Color Rush Jersey , as he should do. We really like Odell. He’s passionate. He’s competitive. He wants to be great. You can’t have enough of those guys. He’s on time. Everything you hear is he’s a great teammate. We’re thrilled to have him.”Kitchens made a big splash as the interim offensive coordinator during the Browns’ 5-3 finish to last season and there’s plenty of optimism about how he’ll do in the big chair. He’s never done the job, however, and his first outing will come with higher expectations than the Browns have had in a very long time. Cleveland Browns:“John Dorsey focuses on coaching search” (ABJ) - “Whenever John Dorsey drives to his home on Cleveland’s East Side after long workdays at Browns headquarters, the general manager has the coaching search he’ll direct on his mind.”“Joe Schobert is flying under the radar as the NFL’s top coverage linebacker” (PFF) - “Of course, good run defenders in the NFL aren’t as valuable as they used to be, and no off-ball linebacker worth their salt only excels against the run.”“John Dorsey says we all meet five people that impact our lives, so here’s his list” (cleveland.com) - “Dorsey believes we all meet five people who impact our lives in a unique and/or positive way. ‘That’s real,’ Dorsey told Schefter.”“Damarious Randall has funny reaction to Hue Jackson joining Bengals staff” (C-T) - “It just happens to be in the same state https://www.brownsfanshop.com/Terrance-Mitchell-Jersey , same division and with a rival the Browns will play twice over the final six games.”NFL:“Injuries: Terron Armstead expected to miss 3-4 weeks” (NFL.com) - “NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday that left tackle Terron Armstead will be out for roughly 3-4 weeks, per a source.”“Hue Jackson back with Bengals in unscripted coaching role” (AP) - “Hue Jackson was talking to reporters outside Paul Brown Stadium when quarterback Andy Dalton yelled at him that practice was about to begin.”“Does Le’Veon Bell already know where he’ll play in 2019?” (PFT) - “It’s now known that running back Le’Veon Bell won’t play this year. It’s not known where he will play next year. Unless, of course, Bell already knows where he will play next year.”“Ravens rookie QB Lamar Jackson: Ready to go if needed” (ESPN) - “Lamar Jackson doesn’t know who is starting at quarterback for the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, but the rookie first-round pick is set to make his first NFL start if called upon.”
  7. to do anything notable for the Green and Gold." />Skip to main contentclockmenumore-arrownoyesAcme Packing Company homepageHorizontal - WhiteAcme Packing Companya Green Bay Packers communityFollow Acme Packing Company online:Follow Acme Packing Company on TwitterFollow Acme Packing Company on FacebookFollow Acme Packing Company on InstagramLog in or sign upLog InSign UpSite searchSearchSearchAcme Packing Company main menuFanpostsFanshotsSectionsPackersOddsAboutMastheadCommunity GuidelinesStubHubMoreAll 321 blogs on Horizontal - WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections The APC PodcastPackers Film RoomFantasy Football AdviceCDTShare this storyShare this on FacebookShare this on TwitterShareAll sharing optionsShareAll sharing options for:Packers Draft Pick History: Jason Spitz was a key contributor found at #75 overallTwitterFacebookRedditPocketFlipboardEmailPhoto by Jonathan Daniel/Getty ImagesThe Green Bay Packers hold ten draft picks in the 2019 NFL Draft Kyler Fackrell Jersey , and for a team that has a storied, 100-year history, they have predictably made selections in the past at every one of these draft slots. Over the next few days leading up to this year’s draft, Acme Packing Company will examine the Packers’ history at each current slot for 2019, as well as run down the names of recent picks around the league at the position.This year, the Packers’ third-round draft pick slots in at the 75th overall position. The Packers have picked 75th four times in the team’s history, but only one made any significant contributions to the franchise. Two picks never played in the league, while the fourth player ended up as a multi-year starter for another franchise.Meanwhile, there have been a few notable picks by other NFL teams at 75 in recent years. One is a franchise left tackle, as the Saints nabbed Terron Armstead in 2013, but that came a year after Seattle drafted Wisconsin quarterback Russell Wilson at that pick.Packers History at #751954: Sam Marshall, OT1958: Doug Maison, RBNeither of the first two picks at 75 overall in team history ever played a game in the NFL. In the 1950s, the 75th pick came in the seventh round of the draft Josh Jackson Color Rush Jersey , so this should not come as a huge surprise.1990: Bobby Houston, LBThe first of the Packers’ picks at 75 who actually played a down in the NFL was Houston, from North Carolina State. However, he only played one game for the Packers as a rookie. He ended up with the Atlanta Falcons later that year, then left for the New York Jets as a Plan B free agent in the spring of 1991.Once with the Jets, Houston found his game. After playing 14 games as a backup in 1991, Houston became a starter in 1992, holding on to a job in the starting lineup for five seasons through 1996. He posted 14.5 sacks with the Jets, adding six forced fumbles and four interceptions. His career gradually faded out, playing for three teams over two final seasons.2006: Jason Spitz, OLFinally, the Packers landed a contributor at 75 in 2006, Ted Thompson’s second draft as general manager. Over five seasons, Spitz started at every position on the interior of the offensive line https://www.thepackersfanshop.com/Montravius-Adams-Jersey , but he lost his grip on a starting position after suffering an injury during the 2009 campaign.Spitz was the Packers’ key backup interior lineman on the 2010 Super Bowl XLV team — he suited up for every game that season, but did not start, as the team got full seasons from left guard Daryn Colledge, center Scott Wells, and right guard Josh Sitton.Recent History at #752018: Derrick Nnadi, DT, Florida State (Chiefs)2017: Duke Riley, LB, LSU (Falcons)2016: Shilique Calhoun, DE, Michigan State (Raiders)2015: Garrett Grayson, QB, Colorado State (Saints)2014: Tre Mason, RB Jake Ryan Jersey , Auburn (Rams)2013: Terron Armstead, OT, Arkansas-Pine Bluff (Saints)2012: Russell Wilson, QB, Wisconsin (Seahawks)2011: John Moffitt, G, Wisconsin (Seahawks) We as Green Bay Packers fans have little standing to make fun of other teams this year. Still, tonight’s Thursday Night Football game is the kind of matchup that makes a casual NFL fan, or a fan of a team in another conference, go searching for something else in the channel guide. If you must watch football, however, here’s what you’ll be in for. First, the game pits a pair of AFC South teams that are currently out of the playoff hunt and hold a combined record of 10-14. Second, the starting quarterback matchup is Marcus Mariota vs. Cody Kessler. That would have been a lot of fun in 2013 or 2014 Lance Kendricks Color Rush Jersey , when the two were the starters for Oregon and USC, respectively. In the NFL in 2018, that is notably less exciting.Finally, we have the return of running back Leonard Fournette, who was suspended for last week’s game for jumping off the sidelines and getting into a brawl. Fournette is expected to return to the starting lineup for Jacksonville tonight.Fun stuff, right?Tune in if you dare and join us for the game here in our game thread.WHO?Jacksonville Jaguars (4-8) vs. Tennessee Titans (6-6)WHERE?Nissan StadiumNashville, TennesseeWHEN?Thursday, December 6, 20187:20 PM Central Time (8:20 PM Eastern Time)HOW?TV BroadcastsFOX & NFL NetworkCommentators: Joe Buck, Troy AikmanOnline StreamingFOX Sports GoNFL Network OnlineAmazon PrimeRadio BroadcastWestwood One SportsSirius 81/83, XM 225/226ANYTHING ELSE?OddsTitans favored by 4.5 pointsOver/under total: 37.5Last MeetingWeek 3 2018: Titans 9, @ Jaguars 6All-Time head-to-head recordRegular season: Titans lead 27-20-0Playoffs: Titans lead 1-0
  8. once the 2018 season got under way. From first round bust to touchdown machine https://www.coltsfanshop.com/Kemoko-Turay-Jersey , the change was dramatic. Ebron arrived in Indy with a..." />Skip to main contentclockmenumore-arrownoyesStampede Blue homepageHorizontal - WhiteStampede Bluean Indianapolis Colts communityFollow Stampede Blue online:Follow Stampede Blue on TwitterFollow Stampede Blue on FacebookLog in or sign upLog InSign UpSite searchSearchSearchStampede Blue main menuFanpostsFanshotsColtsShopAboutMastheadCommunity GuidelinesStubHubMoreAll 321 blogs on Horizontal - WhiteFanposts Fanshots Colts StoriesScheduleRosterStatsYahoo Colts NewsYahoo Colts Team PageYahoo Colts ReportYahoo Colts Depth ChartYahoo Colts TransactionsYahoo Colts PhotosShop About Masthead Community Guidelines StubHub ✕Breaking NewsAndrew Luck Retires×Can Devin Funchess have an Ebron-like renaissance with the Colts?New,98commentsEDTShare this storyShare this on FacebookShare this on TwitterShareAll sharing optionsShareAll sharing options for:Can Devin Funchess have an Ebron-like renaissance with the Colts?TwitterFacebookRedditPocketFlipboardEmailPhoto by Zach Bolinger/Icon Sportswire via Getty ImagesThe rehabilitation of Eric Ebron’s image took place in a hurry once the 2018 season got under way. From first round bust to touchdown machine, the change was dramatic. Ebron arrived in Indy with a reputation for dropping passes and generally being underwhelming. His stint in Detroit was wholly unmemorable, and Lions fans still heckle him on Twitter, even now. It is fair to say that after making his first Pro Bowl and scoring 14 touchdowns as a Colt, the view of Eric Ebron has changed. Credit to Frank Reich for finding great ways to involve Ebron in the game plan, and an easy chemistry with Andrew Luck for helping integrate him seamlessly into the offense. But most of all, credit Eric Ebron for stepping up and developing as a player and person, and proving that he has something incredible to offer this league. Ultimately, without his hard work the headline still reads “Ebron is a Bust.” That kind of transformation is exactly what the Colts’ free agent signing, wide receiver Devin Funchess, is looking for. Funchess hasn’t had a great career so far in the NFL. A second round pick in the 2015 draft, Funchess has had struggles in his time with the Panthers, many of which are of the same variety that plagued Eric Ebron. Funchess has an abysmal catch percentage, something that our own Zach Hicks credits to poor technique.That is an area that could benefit from a coaching staff that excels at teaching, which The Colts’ notably does. Another area of concern with Funchess has been raised as a result of the Amazon Prime series “All or Nothing.” The series follows a team for a season, and each episode tends to take in depth looks at a particular player. Episode 6 of this most recent season focuses on Devin Funchess. For those who point out that a show is likely to overblow or overdramatize moments for effect, you might not be wrong. Funchess has a heated confrontation during practice with quarterbacks coach Scott Turner in week three. Later in practice it showed him breaking down while talking with Turner and head coach Ron Rivera about how his cousin had been shot and killed in Michigan and that his funeral was taking place that day. It was actually a really touching and great moment, both in how it reflected on Rivera as a coach, and in terms of showing the viewer the struggles that players go through on a personal level during the season. Funchess was sincere in his apology for his behavior, and it certainly is understandable that such a traumatic event would impact the way you interact with others. We’ve all had rough days at work, and the tragic death of a family member is more than adequate reason to prompt such a day. Photo by Amy Lemus/NurPhoto via Getty ImagesWhat was perhaps more troubling was watching Funchess flounder during his week 11 homecoming trip to Detroit. He dropped several passes and became more and more visibly frustrated, shouting at the officials and responding to fans from the sideline. After the loss, he was snippy with reporters, saying:When asked if so many first half mistakes and miscues helped lead to the loss, he asked the reporters if they had seen the Eagles game in which the team had been trailing and came back to win. It was a pretty condescending and immature response to a very basic post game question. Players are often surly after losses. One as important as this game was to Funchess undoubtedly was even tougher to stomach. On its own, this doesn’t matter much. The only concern is whether Funchess has that quality that Frank Reich and Chris Ballard preach so often—the drive to get better and to finish. Given that team’s massive slide and the cultural difference in the Panther’s building as compared with the Colts, it is fair to question how relevant last season will be to Funchess. He will be playing with a more accurate passer and in a scheme with a far more creative play caller. There should be ample opportunity to make plays. Perhaps more importantly, Funchess won’t be matched up against the best cornerback on most teams. T.Y. Hilton will handle that responsibility, and playing second fiddle to Hilton will no doubt help his play. In fact, with Doyle and Ebron out there as well as a renewed commitment to the run, Funchess should see far less pressure than he had on him in 2018. The question remains whether he can handle the moment when the pressure is on him to contribute. He already had a moment during OTAs where he was involved in a flare-up of tempers. After the shouting match, Funchess showed signs of frustration, standing apart from the offense with Gunnard Twyner, the offensive quality control coach, speaking with him to console him. Again, scuffles and fights in early stages of camp and OTAs are pretty normal. The question is, will this be a trend or is it just a one off?If Funchess can mature and flourish in the Colts’ offense, it will be a huge win for the team. He has some pretty incredible ability, and certainly has the potential to be a dangerous weapon for the offense. Without the pressure of being the team’s top receiver, Funchess can simply hone his craft and be a quality role player. He will have to prove he can be resilient and handle his emotions Anthony Castonzo Jersey , but there might not be a better team in the NFL to help him do that than the Colts. If he can’t keep his emotions in check? It could crack the door for the many receivers waiting in the wings to get a shot at the field. I’ve been a huge advocate for Ballard in the last couple of years as I truly believe that he is the best thing to have happened to this franchise, besides Number 12, in a long time. He’s an..." />Skip to main contentclockmenumore-arrownoyesStampede Blue homepageHorizontal - WhiteStampede Bluean Indianapolis Colts communityFollow Stampede Blue online:Follow Stampede Blue on TwitterFollow Stampede Blue on FacebookLog in or sign upLog InSign UpSite searchSearchSearchStampede Blue main menuFanpostsFanshotsColtsShopAboutMastheadCommunity GuidelinesStubHubMoreAll 321 blogs on Horizontal - WhiteFanposts Fanshots Colts StoriesScheduleRosterStatsYahoo Colts NewsYahoo Colts Team PageYahoo Colts ReportYahoo Colts Depth ChartYahoo Colts TransactionsYahoo Colts PhotosShop About Masthead Community Guidelines StubHub ✕Breaking NewsAndrew Luck Retires×A Recap of the 2019 NFL DraftNew,129commentsEDT@AlvaroSBNationShare this storyShare this on FacebookShare this on TwitterShareAll sharing optionsShareAll sharing options for:A Recap of the 2019 NFL DraftTwitterFacebookRedditPocketFlipboardEmailI’ve been a huge advocate for Ballard in the last couple of years as I truly believe that he is the best thing to have happened to this franchise, besides Number 12, in a long time. He’s an absolute football guy, who breathes, eats and sleeps football. He sticks to his beliefs and ignores all the buzz and noise around him. And, if you are Chris Ballard, your whole year seems to be leading up to the Draft, which is his preferred method for team growth. However, I can’t say I’m too excited about this years picks. That was also true of last year and it blew up in my face, but this year my displeasure is a little greater and I think a few things have changed compared to 2018. <hr class="p-entry-hr" id="mu1aiL">Draft ValueValue is the name of the game. You want to maximize the potential out of every pick, so you don’t reach for certain players that you could take later down the draft (Giants, Raiders, I’m looking at you). And to be honest, I think Ballard didn’t exactly take complete advantage of the draft capital that he had. I agree with Mr. Ballard in the sense that we needed some Cornerback help, and the guy that I thought suited us best, Byron Murphy, went one pick right before us. I personally would have gone with Greedy Williams since I believe his upside to be tremendous; and while there are some concerns about his tackling, he’s not a linebacker, he’s not a safety, he’s a corner and he gets paid to cover receivers. There were also some first round O-Linemen like Risner, Ford, and Taylor that could have been our LTs for the future. Overall though, I think Ya-Sin was a good selection. I see why Ballard likes him in the sense that he is big, can play man and zone, has great awareness, can tackle, and has decent closing speed. Not a pick that I necessarily love, but I’m definitely fine with it. Next up is Ben Banogu, and while they said he’s a Linebacker, I think of him more as an EDGE. He’s got the size, speed, and burst to play some good football for us and he has the versatility to play Linebacker in certain scenarios, which Ballard has to love. My problem here isn’t with Banogu as a player, since I like his future in the scheme as an eventual replacement for the older EDGE guys we’ve got, it’s just that I see some of the other guys taken right after, and I cringe a bit. The main one that sticks out is A.J. Brown, my Number 1 wide receiver. He could do it all, from high pointing the ball to running routes Ryan Kelly Color Rush Jersey , to having ideal speed and size, red zone production, and the list goes on and on. Again, a little bit like Ya-Sin, I’m more than fine with this pick, but the value could have been better.Ok, now Parris Campbell was one of the picks I liked the most, especially because he is one of those gadget guys that Reich and Sirianni are going to love. He played great football at Ohio State and I feel like we could be looking at Hilton’s eventual replacement down the line. There were other guys that I would have considered taking, like Taylor Rapp, my Number 1 rated safety, or maybe Dre’Mont Jones, a great penetration DT from Ohio State that fits our scheme. Moving on to Bobby Okereke, and I’ve got to say, I wasn’t exactly expecting this. As a Stanford fan, I can tell you that you are getting a good, talented player. Problem is, he isn’t going to start any time soon unless he plays at SAM, which only sees about 50% of all possible defensive snaps. His size is a little bit of a concern, but he is instinctive. The way I see it is Ballard drafted Anthony Walker all over again, with a fundamentally sound, instinctive, academically smart and hardworking guy. As of right now, he’s going to be a special teamer and MIKE backup/SAM starter.Instead, I would have rather seen us go for someone like Hakeem Butler, who has sky-high potential, complements TY on the edge well and fits a need. Another option would have been Julian Love, who reminds me of Kenny Moore or Yodny Cajuste as a future LT or Chauncey-Gardner Johnson as a SS stud with a nose for hard hits. Now for Khari Willis. I’m not too bummed out about this pick because from what I’ve heard he is thumper with great leadership and great work ethic. He has 196 tackles, 4.5 sacks and 4 picks throughout his career as a Spartan, which was composed of 46 games played and 30 starts. Also from the film I’ve seen he’s got a bit of a competitive edge, he tackles well and seems to have a nice build. He won’t give you the INT production, but that’s not what he would be asked to do in the Colts defensive scheme as a SS. I also like him as a blitzer and against the run. One knock I have on this selection though has to be the fact that the Colts traded up to get him and there was another hard-hitter, Deionte Thompson from Alabama, that I personally liked more. Marvell Tell III from USC is up next and he’s got pretty good value for a player taken in the 5th round. I can see that Ballard loves his length, at 6’2’’ tall and 33’’ arms. He’s got a high ceiling but a low floor, which is to be expected from a 5th rounder. Tell was a 4 year player for the Trojans, playing at a decently high level, in a somewhat weak conference, every single year. He’s got nice coverage, fluid hips and wraps well when he tackles. Some red flags are questions about his passion for the game, his hustle and his frame, which is exceptionally thin. Besides that a good pick up by the Colts late in the draft. But alas https://www.coltsfanshop.com/Margus-Hunt-Jersey , the same knock I had for the other guys is my complaint against Tell. He played safety in college, but the Colts are going to play him at CB, which makes sense considering his smaller frame, length and coverage skills. However, if they wanted to take a corner, why not just take Amani Oruwariye from Penn State, who was one of my higher ranked CBs and widely considered to go in Day 2? Oruwariye is also 6’2’’ but he weights 205 pounds, ran a 4.47 40-dash, had a 36’’ vert, a 120’’ broad, played significant snaps for 3 years in a harder conference and seems to be a more well-rounded prospect.Every year Ballard takes a flyer on a guy he thinks has a lot of upside, and this year it’s E.J. Speed from Tarleton State. And I’m not going to lie, besides the cool name, I don’t know much about him. He wasn’t on my, or anyone’s, big board but from what I hear he’s a freak athlete from a very successful D2 LSC Conference program. There’s no film on him that I could find, so we’ll just have to take Ballard’s word on this one. Speed could be the next player in Ballard’s list of uncovered gems, but he could also be this years Zach Banner/Daurice Fountain. Finally, I think there is a point where you have too many linebackers, and the Colts have definitely passed that threshold. When I said I wanted a Mississippi State Defensive Linemen, this isn’t what I meant, but it’s better than Linebacker. Gerri Green is what you would expect from a Mississippi State defender, a very physical player with a high motor. The bad news are that he is a much better 3-4 OLB than a 4-3 DE. That along with terrible technique and fundamentals make you pause and ponder for a second. However, he seems to be a freak athlete Ballard hopes his staff can develop. Also, it’s a bit worrisome that the Colts took this long to address the defensive line. Jackson Barton from Utah is a pick that I definitely can get behind. I watched him in the Pac-12 and he is a mammoth of a man at 6’7’’ and 310 pounds. He was a All-Pac12 selection last year and he has played a combined 53 games throughout his career, starting 32 at LT the last two years. Great depth pick along the Offensive Line.But we ain’t done with offense yet! With their last selection, the number 246 pick, the Colts selected Javon Patterson. He doesn’t shine spectacularly and isn’t oozing with potential like some of the other players in the draft, but he is a talented player nonetheless. He was pretty highly recruited coming out of high school and he has played at both guard spots throughout his career as a Rebel.<hr class="p-entry-hr" id="eOp60G">Take AwaysWhat we can take away from the draft is a sneak peek into how Ballard grades his players. The Senior Bowl is a major factor in the Colts decision. They also seem to like athletes that aren’t very refined, believing in their coaching staff and talent developers to turn players into more finished products. Finally, character, leadership and length of tenure seem to be traits that Ballard likes, which makes sense with the emphasis he places on the culture in the locker room.<hr class="p-entry-hr" id="vmZuKe">ConclusionAfter looking at some of the players post-drafting them, I really like the makeup the team has now with the new acquisitions. There are a lot of leaders and high character guys that are going to help build a great culture, but I think we drafted maybe too many Linebackers and focused too little on the Defensive Line and Wide Receiver core. In the end, one can only grade a draft class 2-3 years down the line, and time will tell if Ballard made the correct calls or not. Colts fans have a lot to be excited for, but I also have reason to believe that our roster could have been better if the draft had been approached differently. This is my prediction of what our team will look like next year:And this is what it could have looked like:
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    https://www.theseahawksfanshop.com/hats , N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have claimed kicker Jason Myers off waivers from the Seattle Seahawks.To make room on their roster Tuesday, the Jets waived-injured wide receiver Jonah Trinnaman.Myers was waived by the Seahawks on Monday after Sebastian Janikowski won the team’s kicking competition.The Jets now have three kickers on their roster. Taylor Bertolet has handled all of the kicking duties in New York’s first two preseason games because Cairo Santos, a free-agent signing, is still recovering from a groin injury suffered last season.Myers was signed by Jacksonville as an undrafted free agent out of Marist in 2015. He has converted 64 of 79 field-goal attempts, including 10 of 19 from 50 yards or longer.Trinnaman was signed by the Jets as a rookie free agent in May. He played in New York’s preseason opener, but sat out last week at Washington. RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Throughout its offseason team activities, the Seattle Seahawks appeared to be settled at safety. Bradley McDougald would just continue his role from a year ago stepping in as a full-time starter alongside Earl Thomas.That was before Thomas decided to take his demands for a new contract to the extreme by holding out Seattle Seahawks Hoodie , creating an unexpected competition and a bit of chaos in Seattle’s defensive backfield.With Thomas missing, Seattle’s safeties are a revolving door of combinations trying to find the pairing that makes the most sense ahead of the Sept. 9 opener at Denver. The process of seeing how all those combinations look gets its first true examination next Thursday when the Seahawks open the preseason against Indianapolis.“These guys, they kind of joined forces in the offseason and kind of as a group, they knew they were up against it and wanted to make sure that they were going to give everything they had and put it all on the line,” Seattle coach Pete Carroll said. “Bradley McDougald has done a great job of being the leader in that group and it’s a good, tight group and they’re ready to take on the challenge of getting through camp and getting through all of the learning and the experience that’s necessary here is all part of the process, but their attitude is really strong and they’re really determined to do something with this.”McDougald is almost certain to claim one of the positions. Which one is the question. He filled in as both free and strong safety last year when injuries sidelined Thomas and Kam Chancellor. McDougald was the starting strong safety after Chancellor was lost for the season in early November to a neck injury.That doesn’t mean McDougald will be the strong safety. Throughout the first week of training camp, Seattle has rotated its safeties in both positions in an attempt to see how interchangeable the players can be.“They have the opportunity to show themselves and it’s a lot of competition Gary Jennings Jr. Jersey ,” defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr. said. “Great communication, it’s showing up every day. Doing extra work, asking a lot of good questions. But, this is their chance to really step up and show us what they have.”With McDougald seemingly a cinch to take one of the safety spots, the remaining position appears to be a four-way competition between Tedric Thompson, Delano Hill, Maurice Alexander and Mike Tyson. And it’s Thompson and Hill that appear to be getting the most opportunity early on.It makes sense Seattle would give Thompson and Hill the most reps. The Seahawks invested major draft capital in the pair a year ago, taking Hill in the third round and Thompson in the fourth round. They were allowed to spend last season learning behind Thomas and Chancellor with the idea they could eventually take over for the veteran Seahawks safeties.The replacement has arrived sooner than expected http://www.theseahawksfanshop.com/Cody-Barton-Jersey , accelerated by Thomas’ holdout.“Earl is a special, special player. At the same time, the guys that are here are working really hard and competing and they have the opportunity to show what they can do,” Norton said.From a look standpoint, Thompson fits the mold of a free safety and Hill looks more like a strong safety. But each is working at both positions as Seattle often adjusts its safety alignments based off the offensive formation. Neither has the sideline-to-sideline speed of Thomas, but Norton has said Seattle’s scheme won’t change.“I view it as competing. First game is a little ways to go. I’ve got a lot to improve on,” Thompson said. “I don’t focus on if I’m starting today or not starting today. We all get the same amount of reps so it’s all about competing.”
  10. For the third time this season Chad Thomas Color Rush Jersey , and indeed just the third time ever since we started churning these ‘casts out two (plus) years ago, the post-game program will be that of victory!As this week’s Ez Does It follows the Cleveland Browns surprising and decisive win over the formerly hot Atlanta Falcons.Moreover, this was the first time we’ve been able to enjoy a win that wasn’t a nail-biter in close to three years, and over a good team in about four.This was what I was hoping the ousting of Hue Jackson (and apparently also Todd Haley) would result in.Now as the team enters the bye week (the Most Important Bye Week Of Our Lifetimes) there again exists real reason for optimism for what this team is going to become as the season progresses.In case you didn’t notice, our hotshot rookie FQB is really good.Baker Mayfield is the future and is going to be great https://www.brownsfanshop.com/Antonio-Callaway-Jersey , but also right now is the present and is thus merely very good.His performance today showed that for some reason or another, he and this team were being held back by the previous regime.No longer.Give it a listen by hitting the player at the top of the screen, or by using the (NEW AND UPGRADED!) widget in between the article and comments’ section (of every DBN article) or just hit it up here:Program is also available anywhere you listen to podcasts, and not just this one.Here on Dawgs By Nature we also feature The LongTable, This Believeland is Your Land Britton Colquitt Jersey , Straight No Chaser, and Absolute 10 & 6.Give them all a listen as they come available, and check out previous shows so that you can let the hosts know when they are wrong about something (which you can do by tagging them on their various social medias, such as mine (and here). Thanks for listening! This Believeland is Your Land - The Revolution Will Not Be Televised - With Special Guest Mark Schofield!This is a special edition of the This Believeland is Your Land podcast as we welcome special guest Mark Schofield of Inside the Pylon, Locked on Patriots Tyrod Taylor Jersey , Matt Waldmans RSP and more. This interview is filled to the brim with topics for Pats fans, Browns fans and Draft fans alike.John Colosimo interviews Mark Schofield and covers a myriad of topics including:- Mark growing up a Pats fan- Thoughts on the Drafting of Drew Bledsoe- The 1996 Superbowl between the Patriots and Packers- When Mark knew the Patriots had something Special in Tom Brady- State of the industry with regards to NFL draft and in-season content- Marks evaluation of Baker Mayfield as a prospect and his progression into his rookie season- Marks thoughts on the selection of Baker at #1 overall- Watson v Baker this Sunday in Houston- What Mark is looking for in the next Browns coach on ultimately who he’d pick if he had his say
  11. Dexter Williams Jersey , 8:20 p.m. EST, NBCOPENING LINE 鈥?Patriots by 7 陆More Packers coverage from FOX Sports WisconsinProtecting QB Aaron Rodgers will be Packers’ priority vs. BearsPackers place starting guard Bell on IR, sign OL SiragusaStaTuesday: Packers’ Rodgers sets record with INT-free streakPackers Snap Counts: Patrick shows fight in first startUpon Further Review: Packers vs. FalconsRECORD VS. SPREAD 鈥?Packers 3-4, Patriots 5-3SERIES RECORD 鈥?Packers lead 6-5LAST MEETING 鈥?Packers beat Patriots 26-21, Nov. 30, 2014LAST WEEK 鈥?Packers lost to Rams 29-27, Patriots beat Bills 25-6AP PRO32 RANKING 鈥?Packers No. 12, Patriots No. 3PACKERS OFFENSE 鈥?OVERALL (5), RUSH (21), PASS (5).PACKERS DEFENSE 鈥?OVERALL (12) Vince Biegel Color Rush Jersey , RUSH (22), PASS (5).PATRIOTS OFFENSE 鈥?OVERALL (11), RUSH (13), PASS (13).PATRIOTS DEFENSE 鈥?OVERALL (25), RUSH (14), PASS (22).STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES 鈥?Regular-season series tied 5-5. … Patriots hosting Packers for first time since 37-27 win at Gillette Stadium on Dec. 19, 2010. … Packers’ win in 2014 was lone previous meeting between Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady as starting quarterbacks. They combined for 613 passing yards and four touchdowns in Green Bay’s five-point victory at Lambeau Field. … Rodgers (103.6) and Brady (97.6) rank first and third, respectively, in NFL history in career passer rating and are only active players with multiple AP Most Valuable Player Awards (Brady three https://www.thepackersfanshop.com/Antonio-Morrison-Jersey , Rodgers two). … Packers won lone playoff meeting, defeating Patriots 35-21 in Super Bowl during 1996 season. … Packers coach Mike McCarthy’s 134 overall wins are most in the NFC and second only to Patriots coach Bill Belichick for most wins in NFL since 2006. … Rodgers has at least two TD passes in five of his past six games vs. AFC. … WR Davante Adams has 31 catches for 373 yards and three TDs in past four games vs. AFC. Since 2016, he’s one of two receivers (Pittsburgh’s Antonio Brown) with at least 2,500 yards receiving (2,572) yards and 25 or more TD catches (28). … LB Clay Matthews has three sacks and forced fumble in four career road games vs. AFC East. … Patriots looking for 10th straight home victory. … Brady has 300 or more passing yards in three of his past four games. He has eight TD passes and no interceptions in his past three games against Green Bay. … RB James White had 94 yards from scrimmage and rushing TD in Week 8. Looking for his fourth game with at least 90 scrimmage yards. White has four TD catches in his past three games vs. NFC. … TE Rob Gronkowski had seven catches for 98 yards in last meeting. … DE Trey Flowers has seven tackles for loss and four sacks in his past seven at home. … Fantasy Tip: Brady has thrown for at least 300 yards 14 times in Sunday night games. The Green Bay Packers got some discouraging news early this week on the offensive line, as backup tackle Jason Spriggs was placed in the concussion protocol following last week’s loss in Chicago. However, the team did get some fortunate news on that front, as starter Bryan Bulaga is returning to action this week.Bulaga will start at right tackle, returning from a torn MCL after a two-week layoff. That means the team should have their four best starters on the line, with David Bakhtiari Quinten Rollins Jersey , Lane Taylor, and Corey Linsley all good to go. Look for Lucas Patrick to join the group once again at right guard as well.Meanwhile, the Packers continued to deactivate a few intriguing young players on gameday despite them being on the 53-man roster. Perhaps most notable among that group is outside linebacker Kendall Donnerson, a seventh-round draft pick from this spring. The team will suit up only three edge rushers for yet another game today rather than giving Donnerson a chance to put his tremendous athletic abilities to use in game action.Finally, the Packers made one roster move on Saturday, promoting running back Lavon Coleman to the active roster from the practice squad. That gives the team three running backs for today’s game, with Coleman and recent addition Kapri Bibbs backing up Jamaal Williams.Here’s the list of inactive players for the Packers for today’s game against the New York Jets.Packers InactivesQB Tim BoyleDT Kenny ClarkWR Randall CobbOLB Kendall DonnersonWR Allen LazardG Nico SiragusaOT Jason Spriggs
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Obviously Von is a great player and he made some key plays,” Wilson said.Miller, whose best play came when he simply snatched the ball from running back Chris Carson’s arms, said recently that he hates facing Wilson, whom he considers the best quarterback in the game today.“I still don’t like playing against Russell, I mean, running around out there 20 yards, getting everybody tired,” Miller said. “Luckily, we were able to get him before he could get started. That was in our scheme this week Duane Brown Color Rush Jersey , we wanted to keep him in the pocket and (make) him beat us with his arm, which he’s capable of doing. But we’d rather pick that poison and that strategy worked.”Wilson threw for 298 yards and three TDs, but was picked off twice and sacked six times and ran just twice for 5 yards.“He got out of the pocket a couple of times, but that’s Russ,” Miller said. “He’s a great player. He’s going to get out of the pocket, but we kept some of the great plays to a minimum.”Keenum, who threw for 329 yards, only threw seven interceptions last season and already he has three.“I’m really excited about how good this football team can be,” Keenum said. “Because if we take care of the ball — if I take care of the ball, because those are all on me — we’re going to be really, really hard to beat.”SPUTTERING SEAHAWKSAfter Demaryius Thomas atoned for several early hiccups by scoring the go-ahead TD with 11:11 left, the Seahawks gained just 3 yards in their final three possessions, the last one ending with Adam Jones‘ interception at midfield with no time left.“It’s frustrating,” Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said. “Third downs we were lousy (2 for 12) and we didn’t run the ball as well as we wanted (64 yards) and we got sacked a bunch of times. It was not a very clean game for us.”Wilson put the Seahawks ahead 24-20 when he found Tyler Lockett all alone for a 51-yard touchdown catch early in the fourth quarter.HOMECOMING KINGBrandon Marshall’s 20-yard TD catch for Seattle tied it at 17 and came against the team he started his career with back in 2006.NO DOUBTING THOMASOne of Keenum’s interceptions came when Demaryius Thomas, who also had three passes go off his hands and was whistled for a holding call that negated a first-down run, never looked back and safety Earl Thomas snared it in his first game since ending his holdout Wednesday.“I thought I had a pick-6,” said Thomas, who was caught at the 15-yard line by Broncos speedy running back Phillip Lindsay.No matter: Six seconds later, rookie tight end Will Dissly blew past rookie linebacker Bradley Chubb and hauled in the 15-yard TD pass.“Just glad to get through the first game and get that out of the way K.J. Wright Color Rush Jersey ,” said Earl Thomas, who returned to the team after his pay-me-or-trade-me demands went nowhere.SOMERSAULT CELEBRATIONDenver took a 14-10 lead when Emmanuel Sanders somersaulted into the end zone with a 43-yard score. That was his first touchdown since Week 2 of last season.“It was good to get back in the end zone so I decided to bust out the flip,” Sanders said. “It felt good.”TWIN TROUBLEShaquill Griffin’s twin brother, rookie linebacker Shaquem Griffin, started the game with K.J. Wright out following minor knee surgery. It’s another chapter in the remarkable story of Griffin , who had his left hand amputated as a child.The Griffins had back-to-back tackles on Seattle’s second defensive series.INJURIES: The only injury of note from either team was Seattle WR Doug Baldwin (right MCL sprain).UP NEXT:Seahawks: Visit Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday.Broncos: Host Oakland Raiders on Sunday. The Green Bay Packers fired head coach Mike McCarthy on Sunday, just moments after losing 20-17 to the lowly Arizona Cardinals. It was just about two and a half weeks ago that the Packers traveled to Seattle on a Thursday night to face the Seahawks at 4-4-1, when a win would have given Green Bay a nice leg up on a wild card chase. Instead, the Packers lost 27-24 after a late touchdown to Ed Dickson was given up and McCarthy opted to punt with 4:20 remaining and only one timeout left, which allowed Seattle to run out the clock. Green Bay has lost five of their last six games despite Aaron Rodgers being healthy enough to start and throwing 21 touchdowns against just one interception. Receiver Davante Adams and running back Aaron Jones have also been effective, and the defense has shown signs of life with players like Blake Martinez, Kyler Fackrell, Kenny Clark, Mike Daniels (recently injured), and the rookie Jaire Alexander all playing well, but the end result is just 4-7-1. They aren’t the only NFC team making changes.The Carolina Panthers, one week after a loss to Seattle really put the damper on their own playoff hopes, have fired defensive line coach Brady Hoke and assistant defensive backs coach Jeff Imamura. It’s not as big of news as firing a head coach like McCarthy, who had been at the helm for the last 13 years Bobby Wagner Color Rush Jersey , but head coach Ron Rivera is scrambling to make changes with four games to go. Perhaps the final four games of his eight-year tenure in Carolina. The Panthers have now lost four straight following a 6-2 start and travel to face the Cleveland Browns next week. Then two of their final three games are against the 10-2 New Orleans Saints.I was recently thinking about how different the San Francisco 49ers would look today if Jim Harbaugh had managed to win his two games against the Seahawks back in 2014. The 49ers finished 8-8 that year, but two wins over Seattle would have made them 10-6 and pushed them over the Seahawks, who were 12-4 that season. It wasn’t close, the Seahawks won those games easily, but just two results make a huge difference. Seattle didn’t get McCarthy fired and it wasn’t just the game last week that forced Rivera to start making changes in a last ditch effort to turn things around, but they contributed somewhat. Had things been a little different, then maybe it’s Pete Carroll looking at his options. Thankfully, it’s not.The Seahawks play two teams in the final four who won’t likely be making head coaching changes, but could do some shuffling with the assistants. In two weeks, they have a rematch against the 49ers, a team they just beat 43-16 on Sunday. Kyle Shanahan is just 8-20 as a head coach, with only two of those victories coming sans Jimmy Garoppolo. He probably is safe, but firing defensive coordinator Robert Saleh and some assistants is likely being discussed. Meanwhile, the Arizona Cardinals are 3-9 and already fired offensive coordinator Mike McCoy. I don’t imagine that Steve Wilks will only get one season to prove himself as a head coach as they try and work with rookie Josh Rosen at QB, but is Byron Leftwich the answer at OC? We’ll see, there’s still one month remaining in the regular season. Plenty more changes to come.
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In other words, if person #1 gets the winning team and final score correct and person #2 gets the winning team and MVP correct, person #1 will be deemed the winner.Previous Winners:Super Bowl LII: Congrats to last year’s winner, metalgrinder https://www.brownsfanshop.com/Duke-Johnson-Jersey , for correctly picking the Philadelphia Eagles and Nick Foles as the Super Bowl MVP. The final score of the game was 41-33. No one picked that on the dot, but metalgrinder came closest with a prediction of 34-30.Super Bowl LI: Browns MAINE-iac, for correctly picking the New England Patriots and Tom Brady as the Super Bowl MVP. The liquid bet was actually a push last year, so I went back to the closest score prediction since several people had the Patriots and Brady. The final score of the game was 34-28, and Browns MAINE-iac had it at 34-27.Super Bowl 50: Full Bred Dawg, for correctly picking the Denver Broncos and Von Miller as the Super Bowl MVP. He also correctly predicted orange as the color liquid to be poured on winning coach Gary Kubiak. Nobody got the final score correct, and there were several people who were all around 10-11 combined points from an accurate score.Super Bowl XLIX: troy145, for correctly picking the New England Patriots and predicted the final score exactly at 28-24. He did not pick Tom Brady as the MVP, but a shout out goes to Full Bred Dawg, who picked the Patriots, a score of 27-24, and Brady as the MVP.Super Bowl XLVIII: Red-Right-88, for correctly picking the Seattle Seahawks and was the closest to the final score, predicting 31-13. 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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, as they have been from the moment he became the future — and now Jabrill Peppers Color Rush Jersey , 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 E.J. Gaines Color Rush Jersey , and we have Jacksonville to get ready for, 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.