Month: October 2017

Colts receiver T.Y. Hilton called out his team’s offensive line following Sunday’s 27-0 loss to the Jaguars.

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Hilton said the linemen had to take some pride and block for quarterback Jacoby Brissett, who was sacked 10 times. Hilton recanted those comments on Monday, issuing an apology to his teammates.
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Charles said he credits Reid for helping himself and other Chiefs, including Hunt, achieve their greatness.

Andy Reid is a great offensive mind, Charles said. He can get any average person or any guy that can come into his offense and make plays and make them look like superstars.

Reid shares similar warm feelings for Charles. Most NCAA Division I officials spurned the NFL’s offers, unwilling to be used as pawns in a union fight. So the league played the entire preseason, and the first two weeks of the regular season, with officials from levels as low as high school and from little-known associations (including the Lingerie League).

His replacement in Kansas City, Kareem Hunt, is the only player in NFL history to start his career with seven straight 100-yard scrimmage games. Hunt leads the NFL in rushing and is second in yards per carry.

You were not directly involved in the active confrontation that the game official was attempting to diffuse, nor were you a participant in the play that initiated the confrontation. You were the only player from either team who ran from the sideline to midfield to insert himself into a situation in which he was not directly involved.

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2017 NFL celebration rankings: Vikings remain at No. 1 with duck, duck, goose celebration

The NFL relaxed its rules on celebrations this offseason. Here at SB Nation, our editorial stance is that this makes the game funner for players and fans alike, and we endorse it wholeheartedly.

For the longest time, we enjoyed seeing Antonio Brown twerking in the end zone and Odell Beckham Jr. doing his best Michael Jackson impression, only to have that delight interrupted by a flag and the knowledge that a fine would likely follow. We shouldn’t see any pelvic thrusting this year despite the relaxed rules. It’s still a penalty. But players can dance, use the ball as a prop, and choreograph celebrations with teammates til their hearts’ content.

Ezekiel Elliott’s resurgence didn’t begin w/ this game. Cowboys RB has rushed for 232 yds in last 5 quarters after 308 yds in first 15.

Before Sunday, his best game so far this season was against the Giants in Week 1, when he had 140 rushing and receiving yards combined. He has exceeded 147 rushing yards only twice in his career, with 157 yards against the Packers and 159 against the Buccaneers last season.

In an overtime win over the Baltimore Ravens, the Bears ran the ball 54 times and asked Mitchell Trubisky to throw just 16 times. The Jaguars abandoned throwing with Blake Bortles altogether in a 30-9 win over the Steelers, running the ball on the last 18 plays of the game and never throwing a pass after the eight-minute mark in the third quarter.

It’s a formula that has produced wins for teams in the past. When done right, it could even end in a Super Bowl run. But it’s not an easy path to follow:

The results have been staggering, really.
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Marshawn Lynch suspended 1 game for pushing official

The NFL announced a one-game suspension for Marshawn Lynch on Friday night, less than 24 hours after the Oakland Raiders running back was ejected from a game against the Kansas City Chiefs for making contact with an official.
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You made deliberate physical contact with one of our game officials as he was diffusing an active confrontation between players, NFL vice president of football operations Jon Runyan wrote in a letter to Lynch announcing the suspension. You were disqualified for your in appropriate and unsportsmanlike actions. Your conduct included pushing the game official and grabbing his jersey.

Potential return? As early as Week 15 against Carolina, per ESPN, but any timetable is speculative, especially with a Packers medical staff known for being conservative with player injuries.

Kuechly still has to be cleared by the team doctor and an independent nuerologist before he can play in a game, but coach Ron Rivera told reporters it’s his understanding that Kuechly is on pace to play on Sunday against the Buccaneers.

Kuechly missed last week’s loss to the Bears after leaving the previous game against the Eagles, where he was immediately placed on the concussion protcol for the third time in 26 months.

Kuechly has missed 10 games over the past three years with concussions.

Knowing that their motives and message had largely been lost in the political chaos, the players told stories of their personal connections to the military and showed a good grasp of the business problems suddenly confronting the league. Left unsaid was the warning issued on Oct. 11 by Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy about forcing players to stand: I think it’s gonna be an uproar if that is to happen, because you’re basically taking away a Dan Marino Authentic Jersey constitutional right to freedom of speech.

In May the Rams were interested. The Cleveland Bears (Charles had to be reminded it was the Browns), were, too.

But the Broncos connected most with Charles. He signed on May 2.
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In rehab, my approach was to kill it, and Alphonso really helped me to do that, Charles said. I signed a one-year deal. C.J. (Anderson) is a great back and he’s the guy here. We’re figuring out how I fit in here.

Aside from his sexist remarks earlier in the week, Cam Newton looked like 2015 NFL MVP Cam Newton against the Lions. He completed 26-of-33 passes for 355 yards and three touchdowns. If he’s able to keep that up, there’s no reason the Panthers can’t go on a nice run.

And so we knew it was gonna be a process, we focus on the process, because we think that translates into wins, when we do that. We’re still missing that part of the equation, and I can be very frank with you: I want a damn win. Enough of this stuff. And I like the way our guys are fighting, I really am proud of them.

Lynch knows where their roster is at, but that doesn’t matter because in the end, the only judgement in the NFL is wins.

Elite Womens Doug Kotar Jersey So how does this relate to the Jets?

The general notion was that the Jets were tanking this season. They released a score of veterans in March and did little to replace those positions. They traded away Sheldon Richardson. They tried to start anyone but Cortez Kennedy Jersey Josh McCown at quarterback.

You have to bring a lot to the table in this league just to have the chance to win. And then in the end of these games when the chance is there, you must make the plays to win it. This could be the lesson we learned today. This could be who we now become.
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Several of his Jets teammates weren’t as forgiving.

Next time you’re going to break that wall and look into the camera, Cam, give us something more. The Superman celebration is fine, but the NFL eased up on its celebration rules this season.

This was one of them, and it really wasn’t his fault. Jonathan Stewart couldn’t come up with this pass that probably should have gone to Christian McCaffrey, and it ended up in the hands of the Eagles:

It wasn’t Newton’s best game, but it also wasn’t all his fault.

I’m pretty sure everybody is going to look back and say that was a B.S. call, wide receiver Jermaine Kearse said.
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Jets coach Todd Bowles was ready to move on from the play Monday.

There’s nothing else to talk about. They’re not changing the call. We’re not winning the ballgame. I don’t give two shakes about it, he told reporters on a conference call.

That wasn’t the reason we lost the game. We’ve moved on from that. It doesn’t change. We’re not going to cry about it all week. We’ve got to go play Miami, he said.

Last week, Vice President Mike Pence left the Colts game after 49ers players kneeled, and Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said that players who disrespect the flag won’t play.

The focus of the demonstrations during the national anthem has shifted ever since President Donald Trump made remarks in Alabama, saying that any player who kneels is a son of a bitch who should be fired.

Justin Hunter Game Jersey It caused a wave of new demonstrations, some of which took away from the focus of Colin Kaepernick’s protest — which was against police brutality and oppression against people of color.

Some players have linked arms in unity before the anthem, and some haven’t showed up for the anthem at all. Either way, it’s created a discussion that Trump has plastered himself in the middle of.

College football fans tried to tell you about Deshaun Watson

The Houston Texans are 3-2 with Deshaun Watson as their starter, with those losses by one score each to the defending champion Patriots and 5-1 Chiefs. He’s on pace to set a new rookie passing touchdowns record. The former Clemson star has a real shot at Rookie of the Year, the only QB who can say that.

And college football fans are taking a victory lap about all of it. Search Twitter every time he scores, and you’ll find someone who’s not even a Clemson fan bragging about knowing all along. I mean, Dabo Swinney called him Michael Jordan before the draft, which is a step beyond the usual expression of confidence in a former player, even for Dabo.

Heading into the Titans’ Week 5 matchup against the Miami Dolphins, Mariota was limited in practice for the entire week. But Murlarkey decided to keep Mariota on the sidelines. Cassel was named the starter, and the Titans signed Brandon Weeden to serve as the backup. Miami won 16-10, and Cassel threw for 141 yards and a touchdown — and he was sacked six times.

Both sacks that came from Penn’s side of the field were on blitzes. At least part of the blame for that falls on quarterback EJ Manuel for not adjusting protections. But the fans don’t see that. They only see Penn letting a man go by him unblocked.

The outrage wasn’t limited to social media. A few fans waited outside the player parking and heckled Penn as he came out to his car after the game, yelling profanities which included misplaced aggression over the 2-year, $21 million extension he signed early this season.

Barkley, he says, is a different runner. But he sees some similarities, and that’s certainly high praise. Bell, coincidentally, is coming off his own big weekend with 179 rushing yards and a touchdown in the Steelers’ win over the Chiefs.
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Officials cost Jaguars a fumble return with quick whistle

The refs blew it on Sunday when they missed a clear fumble by Rams wide receiver Robert Woods. The Jaguars recovered, but the play was blown dead.

Both the NFL and NFLPA argued before the three-judge panel in New Orleans. The NFL is asking the court to throw out the stay that’s put Elliott’s suspension on hold. There will be no decision Monday, but one is expected soon:

Zeke Elliott hearing is over. There will not be a ruling today although both sides agreed to an expedited decision.
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On Sunday, he used a karate chop to force a fumble against the Rams.

If that looks familiar, your memory is good! Thomas did the exact same thing against the exact same team three years ago.

Thomas’ season ended early last year due to a broken leg, but it’s good to see him come back and be the same player we’ve enjoyed over the years.

What she told police: In the police report, the alleged victim said Elliott threw her against a wall at his apartment after she returned from a night out and told her she was lucky that he has not killed her yet.

In her written statement, Elliott’s accuser said he choked her, smacked her face, and called her his puppy dog. She said he also apologized and called it tough love, but said it wouldn’t happen again.

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With Adam Benigni accepting the role as co-anchor of Daybreak on WGRZ-TV (Channel 2) effective at the start of 2018, the focus shifts to the future of sportscaster Jonah Javad.

Javad has been doing Benigni’s duties as sports director for several months and is assumed to have the job permanently if he wants it.

The key words are if he wants it.

In a Twitter message exchange, Javad wouldn’t directly answer if he wants it or if he has an out-of-town job offer.

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Even if Javad has an offer to consider, it would seem to be unlikely that he would leave during the upcoming November sweeps or any time soon.

Some people in local television who didn’t initially plan to make Buffalo their last career stop have stayed here after having a relationship with someone here. Javad has been dating WIVB-TV anchor Nalina Shapiro for more than a year. It isn’t a secret, but I generally include such personal information only when it is relevant to what people see on TV or to broadcaster’s careers.

Michal Rozsival Kids Jersey Asked if his personal life is in the equation as he considers his options as some people suspect it might, Javad responded: My personal life is not relevant to this decision. My family and friends support me no matter what.

ESPN’s Doris Burke will work a full season as a national television analyst. Her first regular season assignment comes Friday with the Warriors-Pelicans at 9:30 p.m. ET. She’ll work alongside gamecaller Ryan Ruocco and reporter Israel Gutierrez.

The Knights beat the Coyotes 5-2 to become the first expansion team to start 3-0.

The boards at T-Mobile Arena were wiped of advertising; instead, the words #VegasStrong were printed around the rink. Many billboards leading into the resort city have been painted black with similar messages. The Knights and their opponents, the Arizona Coyotes, both wore decals honoring victims.

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Knights staffers had conducted a run-through of the pregame ceremonies on Monday, and according to Vegas coach Gerard Gallant, even that got emotional.

Brandon Saad also scored for Chicago (3-0-1), which was coming off an overtime loss Monday night in Toronto.

Tomas Plekanec scored for Montreal (1-3-0) when he picked off a Ryan Hartman pass in the Blackhawks zone, wheeled and scored on a wrist shot inside the near post 1:15 into the game.

Patrick Sharp intercepted a Jordie Benn clearing attempt and fed DeBrincat for a one-timer goal at 17:53. Only 19 seconds later, Saad got this fifth goal of the season on a tap-in while finishing a three-man rush with Jonathan Toews and Richard Panik.

Milano scored midway through the third period before Jeff Skinner tied it late in regulation with Carolina’s net empty. Sergei Bobrovsky, last season’s Vezina Trophy winner as the NHL’s top goalie, made 37 saves for Columbus.

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Just be yourself. You’ll be fine.

I mean, sure. It’s the East. The capped-out Pistons couldn’t solve the structural problems that ruined what was supposed to be a rising team. They are Team Funhouse Mirror: they play offense the way Stan Van Gundy forces his opponents to play offense — tons of midrange jumpers, zippo shots at the rim, and the 3-point volume of a Sam Mitchell team stuck in 2005.

Two weeks earlier, the Dodgers and their manager, Don Mattingly, agreed to part ways after five seasons and three straight first-place finishes. Mattingly was old school, the front office was new school, and it was time to move on. They had a few candidates for the job, but Gabe Kapler, their director of player development, was considered the front-runner.

When three managerial openings were filled by white males on a single day, Oct. 29, leaving only the one vacancy at Dodger Stadium and no African-American managers anywhere else, it was hard not to draw conclusions. But then the Washington Nationals decided to go with Dusty Baker after their deal with Bud Black fell through. And Dodgers general manager Farhan Zaidi talked with Seattle GM Jerry Dipoto about the candidate who lost out to Scott Servais for the manager job there: Dave Roberts.

“Jerry had great things to say about Dave,” Zaidi says. “But it was a lot more than his recommendation. We were looking for someone who could fit into our culture, who could manage a game and a clubhouse, who could keep an open mind and think on his feet.”

“I was a little nervous,” Roberts says. “I mean, I’m being interviewed to be the manager of the Dodgers. Tricia told me, ‘Just be yourself. You’ll be fine.'”tigers_052-115x115