I am positive that the culture will change.

Lynch, a finalist for the Hall of Fame this year, officially retired from the NFL in 2008 and joined the Fox broadcast team later that fall. He has served as color analyst for play-by-play announcers Chris Rose and, most recently, Kevin Burkhardt.

I think he’s going to be great for the organization,’ Burkhardt told 49ers.com. I think John is great at everything he touches. I love him. I love him as a football guy. I love him as a motivator. He’s got every skill imaginable to help run a football team.

He is a leader of men. He is a tremendous communicator from top to bottom. I’m talking the highest person in the building to the lowest person in the building. They will all feel wanted, they will all feel motivated and he will lead. That’s what he does. You follow John Lynch. I am positive that the culture will change.

Niners owner and CEO Jed York said in a Monday release that Lynch is a world-class competitor and epitomized what is so special about the game of football.

It suit’s him, though, because he puts the right pieces in place year after year, drills them on his way of playing and preparing and gets them to buy in for as long as he needs them to … until it’s time to fit another piece in.
If Belichick didn’t have two cheating scandals, Spygate and Deflategate, hanging over his head, of course, this argument would be much easier to make. There’s no way to discount that, and no way to apply that to the others on this list not that they’re pure, as history has taught us about no less than Wooden and his UCLA heyday.

In the big picture, though, that’s splitting hairs. It doesn’t bar him from the big room populated by the most accomplished, most resilient, longest-lasting, consistently excellent coaches of all time. It might determine where he gets to sit in that room, but not whether he belongs.

Belichick is in it. Win or lose, he’s no longer several rows behind Lombardi … or Bear or Phil or Coach K, for that matter.

Rams make Sean McVay youngest head coach in NFL history

Not to be outdone in stunning news by the other Los Angeles NFL team on Thursday, the Rams introduced Sean McVay as their new head coach.

McVay began his coaching career under former Buccaneers coach Jon Gruden, who has been raving about the 30-year-old since he began interviewing with teams after the end of this season. He becomes the youngest coach in NFL history.

Lane Kiffin, the previous holder of that distinction, was four months shy of his 32nd birthday when the Raiders hired him in 2007.
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McVay joins the Rams following three seasons as offensive coordinator for the Redskins. He was originally promoted to Washingtons coordinator position after serving as the clubs tight ends coach for three seasons (2011-2013) and one as an offensive assistant (2010).

Kellen Winslow Elite Jersey Via NCAA.com, in an article comparing him to Clemson’s Deshaun Watson: By all accounts, Kizer has impeccable character and leadership ability, as well, though he hasn’t been in the spotlight for as long as Watson. There are no off the field concerns with either player.

Via Pro Football Weekly: He has as good or better natural tools than any other quarterback in this class, plus he has superb football character. He works at the game and wants to be a great player.

Via CBS Sports: From a physical standpoint, Kizer checks all the boxes with his developed physique, impressive arm talent, natural athleticism and the flawless football character desired at the NFL level.

There are no arrest records for Kizer, and nothing to suggest there are any skeletons hidden in his closet. So where’s this all coming from It could be a smokescreen in order to throw other teams off, but it wouldn’t really be an effective one.

In the long run, this report likely won’t hurt Kizer’s stock, as long he just ignores it, and let his film/presence do the talking.

Seahawks Michael Bennett blows up at reporter after loss to Falcons

Elite Youth Randy Johnson Jersey Seahawks defensive lineman Michael Bennett lit into a reporter for suggesting Seattle wasnt able to generate an effective pass rush against Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan during Saturdays NFC divisional playoff game in Atlanta.

Ryan was sacked three times by Seattle, including once by Bennett, but completed 26 of 37 pass attempts for 338 yards and three touchdowns in Atlantas 36-20 win.

‘That speech was a home run,’ Trump told ABC News, referring to a recent address to the Central Intelligence Agency. ‘See what Fox said. They said it was one of the great speeches. They showed the people applauding and screaming. I got a standing ovation. In fact, they said it was the biggest standing ovation since Peyton Manning had won the Super Bowl, and they said it was equal. I got a standing ovation. It lasted for a long period of time.’

By the way, Manning is scheduled to speak before Trump and other Republicans during a joint Senate-House GOP retreat this week in Philadelphia.

As for the CIA speech, the Washington Post described it as meandering, falsehood-filled, self-involved.

Mark Ingram has proven to be a solid running back for the current Drew Brees era, but it may be time for the Saints to start transitioning their offense for the future. They won’t be able to find another Brees, but they can start to make their offense more run-first with Fournette. The New Orleans native is a perfect fit to take up the Saints mantle.

Elite Daniel Sorensen Jersey After adding to their pass-rush with their first pick, the Browns can add talent to their secondary with Conley. While he likely will not be the second best corner in this class based on his film, Conley’s upside is as high as any in this class, and he’d be a perfect fit for the Browns’ focus at the position.

Jadeveon Clowney towers over Randy Moss in viral photo

Davis Webb Kids Jersey Jadeveon Clowney is a massive human, but the Texans’ defensive endlooked even larger than normalin a photo that has now gone viral. The picture shows the 6’6” NFL star towering over Randy Moss and the rest of ESPN’screw, after Houston’s AFC Wild Card win over the Raiders.

Authentic Youth Tim Thomas Jersey I think a lot of those things are specifics that we’ve got to get to the point where the final strokes, I would say, as we get our head coach in order and all of those things. I can tell you that from the outset, what has been communicated to me is that we really want this to be a true partnership. Jed’s communicated that. Paraag has communicated that. That’s my wish.

One of the great things, and I spoke earlier, and this doesn’t ensure you success, but I can tell you, one thing from being a broadcaster, you get invited into people’s buildings and like I said, this wasn’t like I’m sitting in there taking notes, stealing institutional knowledge. But, you do sit down with head coaches. You talk with management in the places you are. And I think the one common denominator that I’ve seen when I talk to folks, in places where they have successful cultures and results, everyone’s working in the same direction. In places that are inconsistent or are consistently poor franchises, you can see it because you can feel it because people from one side are coming up and saying, Hey, if I had any players, we could get this thing going. Management is saying, Hey, if we had some guys coaching these guys.

Yankees take shots at ‘The Team in Second Place’ on Instagram

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This was a pivotal series for the Boston Red Sox. Coming into their three-game series with the New York Yankees this week, the Sox were 31-25 and just two games back of the Bronx Bombers in the American League East standings.

Musgrove will be activated Monday to start that night against the Rangers, the team said, but it remains unclear who will step into McCullers’ rotation spot Tuesday. The Astros are running out of options, with Mike Fiers the last man standing from the opening day rotation.

Not that anyone can just be penciled in to replace the likes of Keuchel and McCullers, as the Astros have seen. Houston enters Monday’s game having lost four of its last six on the heels of an 11-game winning streak. Its pitchers surrendered 37 runs across those four losses, culminating in a 12-6 beatdown of starter David Paulino and several relievers by the Angels on Sunday.
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McCullers has a 2.58 ERA in 13 starts this season, with 89 strikeouts in 76 2/3 innings. The 23-year-old saw his 2016 start late and end early due to shoulder and elbow injuries, respectively, so Houston isn’t inclined to push him too hard now, especially while sitting on a 12-game lead in the AL West.

Oh, yeah. Just a smooth, powerful left-handed swing. He’s not going to steal any bases, he’s not fleet of foot. He’s a first baseman or a DH. I don’t think you put him in the outfield, ala Justin Bour. But what a bat. My goodness, what a bat. So if he couldn’t pitch, he’d be in the conversation for the No. 1 pick because of his bat. If he couldn’t hit, he’d be in the conversation for the No. 1 pick because of his arm. And, he’s a college player who’s proven himself for three years.

Leonard Fournette: Sitting out Citrus Bowl ‘wasn’t my decision’

Former LSU running back Leonard Fournette sparked a heated debate during the college football bowl season when he announced he wouldn’t play in the team’s Dec. 31 Citrus Bowl matchup against Louisville:

Are players who do this letting their team down? Should they consider their financial future in the NFL? Will pro teams look at their decision negatively?

Well, Fournette provided another talking point for the discussion on Friday when he told NFL Now Live that it wasn’t his choice to sit out the bowl game.

“You can’t test for CTE unless you’re dead,” he added before mentioning that former Chargers linebacker Junior Seau committed suicide in 2012 but was later diagnosed with CTE.

“Junior Seau, what caused him one day to put a shot gun to his chest and pull the trigger?” Wycheck asked. “As former players, you’re like, ‘When is that going to happen to me?’ Is there a special pill I can take? Do I eat carrots? What do I do to prevent perhaps what is inevitable? That’s a stress that is on your mind daily.”

Even with the knowledge he now has on the dangers of football, Wycheck said he “wouldn’t change a thing” because “that’s the price you pay.”

The first sack was shared by Damontre Moore and Jarran Reed, who got a good inside push as he blew up Mason. The second came from a great individual effort by Frank Clark, who reached around Solder to yank Brady down with one hand.

The Ravens sacked Brady once and hit him seven times. The lone sack came on a safety blitz from Eric Weddle, who knocked running back Dion Lewis into Brady before dropping the quarterback.


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“I’m thinking about it. I’m day to day. I’d have to answer that like Ben [Roethlisberger] said. I have to talk with my family, see what options I have out there. There’s a lot of things in play in to me coming back. I hope there’s a lot of job opportunities for me out there. I could say, ‘I’m coming back’ and then not be signed by a team, and then be forced to retire. So I’m not going to put the cart before the horse. I’m going to try and find a cart for the horse.”
On being able to eat pizza while staying to a strict diet, and working at Pizza Hut.
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“In the offseason, you kind of push aside your eating habits, in terms of eating healthy or clean, for like a week or two, and it’s pizza pizza pizza, man.

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Philip Rivers is 35 and showed some clear signs of regression in 2016, including a career-worst 21 interceptions. Both new coach Anthony Lynn (Tyrod Taylor) and returning offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt (Marcus Mariota) did not get enough time to work with an athletic, young passer on other teams.

Watson makes sense as a good grooming project who may be starting as early as 2018. Playing behind Rivers would give the Clemson product time to iron out the kinks in his game, and it also would allow Lynn to establish a more run-effective approach with Melvin Gordon.

Elite Womens William Jackson Jersey Vick again referenced what he considers his “rock bottom” — April 26, 2008, the day he learned his grandmother had suffered a stroke, then soon after learned the Falcons had drafted Matt Ryan with the third overall pick in the draft. Vick considers that the day he “lost Atlanta.”

Eric Berry ‘definitely not’ playing under franchise tag for Chiefs in 2017

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Eric Berry remains loyal to the Chiefs, but only if they are able to sign him to a long-term contract.

The star safety is fully prepared to re-sign with Kansas City this offseason, but he will not do so under the franchise tag.

Youth Marquise Goodwin Jersey I’m definitely not going to play under the franchise tag this year, Berry said, via NFL.com. I want to end my career in Kansas City. I want to play there. I love the city, I love the vibe, I love my teammates. I really look at them more than teammates. We’ve been through a lot and they supported me a lot. And the organization.

Lada Gaga will perform the Super Bowl 51 halftime show, and many are expecting her to make a splash. Who knows what Gaga will do; some rumors swirled that she wanted to perform on the roof. Some expect her to make some sort of a political statement.

Get excited to see something that you haven’t seen before, Lady Gaga said during her media conference Wednesday. We’ve put everything that we could into the show.

Either way, Gaga will do her best to stay on the right side of history and join the list of the best performances of all time.

Here are the Top 5 shows that are etched in history forever.

Bryan is a two-time Academy of Country Music and Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year and has hosted the ACM Awards for four consecutive years. Since the debut of his first album in 2007, he has placed 17 singles at No.1 and sold nearly eight million albums. His fifth studio album, Kill The Lights, is certified Platinum and has sold 3.5 million tracks with over 400 million streams.

Dallas Keuchel remains perfect as red-hot Astros rout Marlins

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Keuchel became the first seven-game winner in the majors despite his shortest outing of the season Tuesday against the Marlins. With an eight-run lead, manager A.J. Hinch decided to pull the southpaw after the fifth inning.

Mike Trout led the Angels to a 12-5 win over the Mets by collecting two hits with two walks, two runs scored, a home run (14) and three RBIs. Trout, easily the best hitter in baseball, is now hitting .350 this season.

Stephen Strasburg outdueld Jaime Garcia to lead the Nationals to a 3-2 win over the Braves. Strasburg allowed two earned runs in 7 2/3 innings with just one walk and 11 strikeouts. He improved to 5-1 with a 3.28 ERA this season.

The Astros fell 8-6 to the Indians after starting pitcher Joe Musgrove was touched up for seven earned runs in just three innings. Currently fighting some pitching issues, Houston has now lost three straight games.

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NFL approves rule to allow 2 players to return from injured reserve

NFL officials approved a new rule Tuesday that will double the number of players teams can bring back from injured reserve during the season. Franchises will have the opportunity to recall two players from the IR back to the active roster in 2017, allowing for greater roster flexibility for teams who lose multiple starters to injury early in the season.

The new rule modifies a 2012 reform that allowed teams to activate a single player from the IR once he’d spent at least eight weeks on the inactive list. Originally, these players had to be labeled as “designated to return” candidates at the time they were placed on IR — and the tag could only be used once. In 2016, a rule modification allowed teams to save that tag until a player was ready to take the field once more.

Andy Reid and Chiefs general manager John Dorsey are the ones who brought Smith in back in 2013. They wanted him then, and both are still in the same roles with Kansas City. And Smith recognizes that his age has to be a factor in their decision.

“I’m at a different place than the last time I dealt with something like this,” Smith said. “I get it. If any of us were the GMs, this is maybe the most important position in all of sports, and it would be crazy not to be stockpiling talent. You’d be nuts not to.”

Smith is going into his 13th season in the league, and his fifth with the Chiefs. He has never thrown more than eight interceptions in any season of his Kansas City tenure and has led the Chiefs to the postseason in three of those seasons.