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Los Angeles Rams outside linebacker Connor Barwin had surgery to repair a broken bone in his left forearm and will be out "a couple weeks," coach Sean McVay announced late Monday afternoon.

31,Barwinwomens Bart Starr Jerseyand McVay said the procedure "went really well." Samson Ebukam,had a plate inserted to stabilize the bone earlier in the day, a rookie fourth-round pick,Authentic Randall Cobb Jerseywill replace Barwin on the strong side.

"He's a tough guy,womens Ha Ha Clinton-Dix Jersey," McVay said of Barwin. "He'll be ready to go sooner than later, I'd be willing to bet."

Barwin,womens Nick Martin Jerseyin his ninth NFL season, was injured when he made a diving attempt to tackle New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara late in the first half of Sunday's 26-20 win. He left Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum with his arm in a sling.womens Aaron Rodgers Jersey

Barwin's streak of 107 consecutive NFL starts will be snapped when the Rams play the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium on Sunday. Barwin has four sacks and 25 total tackles this season.,womens Jordy Nelson Jersey,'

Pro Football Focus has Barwin ranked 111th among 112 edge rushers with enough snaps to qualify, but McVay said the Rams will be losing "a lot" in his absence.

"You not only lose a very productive player,Authentic Tyler Ervin Jersey, but I think what he's demonstrated as far as one of those guys in the locker room, being voted a captain by his teammates -- that says a lot about the type of person he is," McVay added. "You look at a guy who's been brought in here his first year, the way he goes about his business."

Slot corner Nickell Robey-Coleman, who missed Sunday's game because of a thigh injury, barring a setback, has a "90 to 95 percent" chance to play against the Cardinals, McVay said.womens Randall Cobb Jersey

Ebukam was drafted out of Eastern Washington, and has recorded two sacks and a forced fumble while ranking 19th on the Rams in defensive snaps. The Rams can also rotate Matt Longacre, the same school as receiver Cooper Kupp, who has four sacks while mostly filling in for Robert Quinn on the weak side.
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McVay called Ebukam "a player with some great explosion. He plays with good length. He's continuing to understand the nuances of the system and what he's being asked to do, both in our base [3-4] package and our dime package."
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Barwin,womens Braxton Miller Jersey, in his ninth NFL season, was injured when he made a diving attempt to tackle New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara late in the first half of Sunday's 26-20 win. He left Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum with his arm in a sling.

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Slot corner Nickell Robey-Coleman, who missed Sunday's game because of a thigh injury, barring a setback, has a "90 to 95 percent" chance to play against the Cardinals, McVay said.

Ebukam was drafted out of Eastern Washington, and has recorded two sacks and a forced fumble while ranking 19th on the Rams in defensive snaps. The Rams can also rotate Matt Longacre, the same school as receiver Cooper Kupp, who has four sacks while mostly filling in for Robert Quinn on the weak side.,Authentic Nick Martin Jersey,

McVay called Ebukam "a player with some great explosion. He plays with good length. He's continuing to understand the nuances of the system and what he's being asked to do, both in our base [3-4] package and our dime package."
The main attraction was the deep-ball possibilities.

After the Rams traded for receiver Sammy Watkins during training camp, Rams coach Sean McVay raved about Watkins’ ability to “stretch the field vertically.”

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Watkins’ durability was a question mark in August when the Rams sent cornerback E.J. Gaines and a second-round draft pick to the Bills in exchange for a 24-year-old receiver who was the No. 4 pick in the 2014 draft.

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There has been no shortage of praise from Patriots coach Bill Belichick this season when it comes to discussing the opposing team’s punter.womens Jordan Willis Jersey

From Kansas City’s Dustin Colquitt, to Oakland’s Marquette King, to New Orleans’ Thomas Morstead, to Houston’s Shane Lechler, Belichick gave one rave review after another.Authentic Jordan Willis Jersey,

On Tuesday, he took time to express his admiration for his own punter.womens A.J. Green Jersey

Ryan Allen finished 30th in the league with a gross average of 43.4 yards, but mostly by what the Patriots typically ask of him. That is to execute in situational moments, a figure that was adversely impacted by a slow start in September, which is a bedrock of the Belichick Way.Authentic Vontaze Burfict Jersey

Allen ranked fifth after dropping 41.4 percent of his punts inside the 20-yard line.womens John Ross Jersey,

“Punting is such a situational play; it’s not just standing there and kicking it as far as you can, sometimes part of it is the field position and game situation,” Belichick said in a conference call. “It’s making the right kick in the right situation. Sometimes part of that is the rush, sometimes part of it is the coverage, time left and so forth, and certainly the elements and field condition come into play.Authentic Joe Mixon Jersey

“Overall he has done a very good job for us, he did a good job of that, not just in situational punts but last week when we he was backed up and had to hit for distance into the wind, too. Ryan works hard and he’s really a guy who pays attention to his job and all the little things we ask him to do. When those situations have come up, he’s done a good job of executing them.womens Carl Lawson Jersey

Allen is coming off a tremendous performance in which he helped the Patriots control field position in their 26-6 win over the New York Jets on Sunday in bitterly cold and extremely windy conditions at Gillette Stadium.womens Josh Malone Jersey

Allen placed five of his eight punts inside the New York 20, including balls at the 4, 4 and 3. His footwork combined with the legwork of the coverage team — led by Matthew Slater and Jonathan Jones — added up to an impressive net average of 41.8 yards.

“There’s a lot of gray area in punting,” Allen said afterward. “We were all firing on one cylinder and when we do that, but situationally we were all on the same page and we got good coverage, we usually get the outcome that we want as a unit. So everyone was doing their job and it was fun.”Authentic John Ross Jersey,

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And from 2001 to 2012, and Zoltan Mesko, the Patriots had four primary punters in Ken Walter, Chris Hanson, each of whom lasted three seasons. Interestingly, Josh Miller, Johnson also punted for three seasons for the Patriots, but only one for Belichick.

The 6-foot-2, 215-pound Allen is now in his fifth season in New England after unseating Mesko and making the team as an undrafted rookie out of Louisiana Tech by way of Oregon State in 2013.Authentic A.J. Green Jersey,

Allen did his job well enough to earn a three-year, $6.1-million extension in 2015 even though he had a year remaining on his rookie contract. However, he uncharacteristically struggled with his timing and rhythm to start this season before working through his issues.womens Vontaze Burfict Jersey

“You have to put your nose down and keep working on it and be diligent about it, but the great thing about it is you have to keep working each day. ... It’s one day at a time.”womens Joe Mixon Jersey,” Allen said. “That’s kind of the approach I’ve taken. It’s still not perfect and it’s still not where I want to be,

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The Houston Texans offensive line has gradually improved through every game in the 2017 season and veteran right tackle Breno Giacomini knows that the performance in week one was a wake up call for the entire group to get their act together. Surrendering 10 sacks to the Jacksonville Jaguars in a week one loss was not the performance the group wanted.

Giacomini has seen the good that the team has been putting together over the past couple weeks and liked how they responded to a tough loss to the New England Patriots in week three only to show up in convincing fashion with a record performance against the Tennessee Titans.Authentic David Njoku Jersey

and this week we can’t hang our hat on anything. We have to put the work in for next week and Monday and Wednesday and all of next week,“It is awesome. You have to move on to the next day, just like last week,womens Cameron Erving Jersey," Giacomini said of the win on Sunday. “Tough loss but that was last week. We went right back to work on Monday morning and we just have to zone in and get better at it. I feel that is what we did,womens Nate Orchard JerseyThey are big days. Preparation is key.”

Giacomini has been the starting right tackle since week one and has already played two games next to Jeff Allen and two with Greg Mancz at right guard. Giacomini doesn’t let the injury change his preparation because the Texans rotate players in drills during practice and work with different personnel so they all can get used to playing next to each other.womens David Njoku JerseyW

There were some mistakes in the operation on Sunday and Giacomini knows they can’t get complacent due to their enormous offensive production against the Titans. They have to keep moving forward.>womens Myles Garrett Jersey

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The offensive line has stuck to what Bill O’Brien has been preaching and that is continuing to improve week-to-week. The past three weeks have seen the offense put together a string of solid play. After the ten sacks allowed in week one, the Texans have given up just seven the past three weeks combined and is now 14th in the NFL in yards per rush with 4.2.Authentic Cameron Erving Jersey

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"It is good. That is what we want,” Giacomini said of the success the offense has had the past two weeks. “That is just the start, we have to keep getting better and come back to work and fix our mistakes and keep doing what we are doing well.”,womens DeShone Kizer Jersey,

” Giacomini said of the group's execution in week one. “We went back to work,"I feel like week one it was a wake up call, it was terrible, win lose or draw we have to go back to work. We just focused on details just like we have to keep doing and keep getting better. We can’t hang our hat on this and (must) keep getting better.”womens Jabrill Peppers Jersey

The offensive line has stuck to what Bill O’Brien has been preaching and that is continuing to improve week-to-week. The past three weeks have seen the offense put together a string of solid play. After the ten sacks allowed in week one, the Texans have given up just seven the past three weeks combined and is now 14th in the NFL in yards per rush with 4.2.Authentic Nate Orchard Jersey
“It’s been a rough year,” Norma Lewis said.

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office hosted a service Tuesday at ICP church on Clarcona Ocoee Road in Orlando to remember Deputy First Class Norman Lewis and Orlando Police Lt. Debra Clayton, 2017 in a manhunt for Markeith Loyd., who died in the line of duty Jan. 9

Sheriff Jerry Demings said Tuesday's service was part of the solemn commitment the law enforcement community made a year ago – a commitment to never forget the sacrifice the two law enforcement officers made when they lost their lives.

“These two individuals embodied the type of law enforcement officers we all can be proud of. Their hearts were bigger than their badges,” Demings said.

Orlando Police Chief John Mina said their last acts were to think about others.Authentic Cam Newton Jersey

“Both of them,” Orlando Police Chief John Mina said., in the last moments of their lives — the last actions they took — were to protect this community that they loved so much

A few days earlier at the Sheriff's Office,Authentic Sammy Watkins Jersey Norma Lewis said the approaching anniversary is difficult to process.

“There will be a lot of tears,Authentic Mike Tolbert JerseyLewis said.,but I will remember they will be tears of joy

“He was happy. He knew he was blessed,” Lewis said. “He was thankful even when he knew the days were not good.”

But just a few months after Norm died,Authentic Luke Kuechly Jersey, Norman., Lewis lost her husband of almost 40 years. She said he died in part because of the grief of losing their son

“I’m OK. Every day is a blessed day. I take the good with the bad,womens Thomas Davis Sr Jersey Lewis said.

“I’m just thankful for the 35 years God gave us his angel, God called him home. So I’m all right with it.”,womens Greg Olsen Jersey>, and when Norm’s work was done down here

After her son’s death, she joined her son’s fellow deputies in dedicating a road named for him., Lewis moved to Central Florida. In August,Authentic Kawann Short Jersey>

She continues to check on young people her son mentored.

“Now that Norm’s not here,” she said., a lot of kids are having it kind of hard

And she’s urging others to help.

“I’m asking Orlando, please help Orlando in any way you can, your spirit and in doing what you can do.”,” Lewis said. “Keep Norman alive in your heart

She's now focusing on trying to continue her son’s work to help others. Norma Lewis is urging donations to Central Florida C.O.P.S., an organization she says has helped her often in this last year., a nonprofit organization that helps survivors of fallen law enforcement officers

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Some say the College Football Playoff could use some fresh faces, but seeing Clemson and Alabama square up for a third straight time is all good for Jake Coker — under one condition.

” Coker said.Authentic Tyler Seguin jersey,“I’m OK with it if we win,

but is Alabama born and raised, grew up a Crimson Tide fan and beat the Tigers to win a national championship his senior year as the starting quarterback two seasons ago.womens D.J. Humphries Jersey,Coker respects Clemson,

He’s wants to see the Tide (11-1) show the Tigers (12-1) in Monday’s playoff semifinal game at the Superdome who the best team really is in college football.Authentic Scott Hartnell jersey,

they win one and they think they’re on top of the world,“Clemson,” Coker said. “We got to put them back in their place.”Authentic Nick Foligno jersey

the defending national champion,D.J. Reader is sure his alma mater, is more than up for the challenge of facing the Crimson Tide — again.womens Brandon Williams Jersey

” said the former Clemson defensive tackle,“It’s a competition thing, who is now with the Houston Texans. “I think those boys are ready for the competition.”Authentic Jamie Benn jersey

Some say the playoff could use some fresh faces in it, but seeing Clemson and Alabama square up for a third straight time is all good for Wayne Gallman.adidas Tyler Seguin jersey

“This is the best of the best,” said the New York Giants rookie who started in the playoff title games for Clemson. “It was bound to happen again. I already knew it was going to come up.”Authentic Robert Nkemdiche Jersey

Kenyan Drake wonders why anyone would have any issues with this three-match.Authentic D.J. Humphries Jersey

” said the Miami Dolphins running back whose 95-yard kickoff return score helped Alabama beat Clemson in the playoff title game two years ago. “I’m looking forward to another great down-to-the-wire game.”womens Robert Nkemdiche Jersry,“That just speaks volumes about each program,

to deliver the ACC school its first national championship since 1981.adidas Nick Foligno jersey,Alabama won the first one 45-40 in Arizona to capture its fourth national title in seven years under coach Nick Saban. Clemson took the rematch 35-31 last year in Tampa, Florida,

As the four seed Tide and top seed Tigers prepare for a third straight meeting in the playoff Monday, Reader and Gallman, the Montgomery Advertiser talked with former Clemson players Isaiah Battle, Dalvin Tomlinson and Drake, former Alabama players Reggie Ragland, all of whom are in the NFL, as well as Coker to relive the two classics and predict Monday’s outcome.adidas Scott Hartnell jersey,

Part 1 was all about Clemson and Alabama colliding in Arizona and the Tide coming out victorious thanks in large part to special teams and career night from O.J. Howard.Authentic Sergei Bobrovsky jersey

Part 2 centered around Deshaun Watson cementing his legend by throwing a game-winning touchdown pass with a second left to beat the unbeaten Tide.adidas Sergei Bobrovsky jersey,

Part 3? Who wins Monday night in the Superdome?“I got a prediction that Alabama beats Clemson. That’s all I can tell you. I don’t know how the score is going to be, but my prediction is we’re going to beat them. No matter how we got to get it done, we got to get it done.” — Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Reggie Ragland.adidas Jamie Benn jersey

“I think defense is going to be the difference this time around. I think our defense is better. Clemson 35-21." — Houston Texans defensive lineman D.J .Reader.Authentic Brandon Williams Jersey
but Willie Taggart has kept this one close to the vest.,One of the vacant coaching positions FSU is looking to fill that very few seem to know anything about is who exactly will be the EDGE/Defensive Ends Coach. Much has been said about every other position coach on the staff

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or just as importantly,Ron Burton, new defensive coordinator Harlan Barnett. It would be odd if Taggart’s new DC didn’t have some of his influence on who is hired for this position., Mark Snyder and Eric Mathies are the three names that fit the criteria of Taggart’s other targets and hires; they’ve either coached previously with himwomens Chris Wormley Jersey,

Ron Burton is a 25-year coaching veteran who reminds me a lot of Odell Haggins. This was his fifth season at Michigan State and he apparently has a good relationship with Barnett.womens Tyus Bowser Jersey>

his impact on the Spartans’ defensive line was made with linemen earning All-Big Ten recognition nine times, Joel Heath, including three-time first-team selection Shilique Calhoun. Four Spartan defensive linemen who Burton has coached at MSU played in the NFL last season (Calhounwomens Carl Davis Jersey, while Calhoun was selected in the third round of the 2016 NFL Draft by Oakland.,
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the Spartans have ranked in the NCAA FBS top 11 four of his five seasons.Authentic Justin Tucker JerseyOne of the attributes that made Barnett an attractive hire for FSU was how well the Michigan State defense did against the run. Since Burton’s first year

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The Houston Texans should release Pro Bowl linebacker Brian Cushing in the 2018 offseason.

Cushing, still has two years remaining on his six-yearAuthentic Jordan Staal jersey a nine-year veteran who has been a stable presence in the middle for Houston no matter the scheme,Authentic Justin Faulk jersey $52.5 million contract. His cap hit of $7.3 million is the fifth-highest on the Texans’ books for 2018.

From a football standpoint,third-year middle linebacker Benardrick McKinney racked up 95 tackles,adidas Sebastian Aho jerseyCushing has played 18 games over the past two seasons due to injuries and suspension. In his absence,adidas Victor Rask jerseythree sacks, forced a fumble and had a pass defensed through 16 starts. Rookie middle linebacker Zach Cunningham had an equally productive season with 82 tackles,Authentic Jonathan Toews jersey, notably in 2017, 1.5 sacks, a forced fumble and six passes defensed through 16 games (13 starts).

Cushing has produced 81 tackles and 1.5 sacks,Even in the past 18 games, about what the team got from McKinney and Cunningham individually this season.adidas Jordan Staal jersey, The difference is it will cost the Texans $8.8 million in 2018 for that level of production versus the $3.1 million total the club would spend on McKinney’s and Cunningham’s salaries combined for 2018.

Houston will have the seventh-most cap room when the new league year of 2018 commences in March. In terms of cap space,The Texans are not exactly cap-strapped. With projected cap room of $56.7 million according to OverTheCap.com, the Texans don’t need to release Cushing.'adidas Justin Faulk jersey,'

However, they need to go through with it. By the time training camp opens in late July, Cushing will be 31 years old. Given he is not the same dynamic middle linebacker he was when Wade Phillips was defensive coordinator, from a roster standpoint, he is a progress stopper to the likes of McKinney and especially Cunningham,adidas Jeff Skinner jersey who could use as many reps as possible heading into his second season.

It is difficult to quantify with dollars how valuable his presence has been in the locker room and in meeting rooms. That is an intangible Cushing still possesses that has yet to be surpassed by McKinney or Cunningham.

“I think that it just brings an energy,Authentic Sebastian Aho jersey a presence,<' an attitude a veteran presence in the meetings,” defensive coordinator Mike Vrabel said on Nov. 30. “It’s just been good to have him back in there talking and visiting with him.”

Receiver DeAndre Hopkins referred to Cushing as “a big brother.”Authentic Victor Rask jersey,

Said Hopkins on Nov. 30: “He’s like a big brother to everybody in this locker room,Authentic Corey Crawford jersey, just his presence alone. It’s good to have him back here.”

Even these reasons may not be enough. After all,adidas Corey Crawford jersey receiver Andre Johnson, the club parted ways with a player 10 times the Texan, who spent his final two seasons with AFC South rivals in the Indianapolis Colts and Tennessee Titans. The team told Johnson he would not be a starter in 2015, and that commenced the process for his departure.adidas Duncan Keith jersey,'

If Cushing believes he can still play at a high level, they should release him as they did Johnson.,adidas Jonathan Toews jersey,

If Cushing wants to contribute for Houston at any level, then perhaps the Texans could rework his contract to create cap space for 2019. Cushing has shown the ability for position flex since he played more on the outside in his five games. He would be a good situation pass rusher for Vrabel to have.Authentic Duncan Keith jersey,

the NFL is a young man’s game,However, and the 2009 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year is no spring chicken. Houston must part ways with Cushing.Authentic Jeff Skinner jersey


Pittsburgh defensive end Cameron Heyward has been hell to block for years now. But after an injury plagued 2016 where he only played seven games, he somehow took his game to an even higher level this season.Authentic Marcedes Lewis Jersey

In his first six seasons in the league, Heyward had never notched over 7.5 sacks in any given year, but he had already come home with double digit sacks this season before heading into the Steelers' Christmas Day showdown with the Houston Texans. It’s not always pretty, but Heyward just finds a way to get the damn job done.Authentic Jalen Ramsey Jersey

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With a little less than six minutes left in the first quarter, the Texans had a second-and-5 at their own 32-yard line. Heyward was head up on left guard Xavier Su'a-Filo in a 2i.womens A.J. Bouye Jersey

On the snap, the Steelers ran a blitz with inside linebacker Vince Williams attacking through the right B gap outside of Heyward. Tight end Stephen Anderson, who was lined up as a wing to that side, went behind left tackle Julie'n Davenport to pick up Williams. The running back,Authentic Patrick Omameh Jersey stepped up just in case Anderson needed some help. Meanwhile, Lamar Miller, Heyward came inside to try to give Williams a bigger lane to run through and ended up getting double teamed by both Su'a-Filo and center Greg Mancz.womens Malik Jackson Jersey

That protection should have been good enough for Houston quarterback TJ Yates to get the throw off.Authentic Abry Jones Jersey,

Anderson pushed Williams all the way inside, and Williams ended up on the ground. Mancz and Su'a-Filo initially had Heyward on lock, but Heyward refused to stay blocked. He kept working against the double team and eventually came back outside across Su'a-Filo's face to the same B gap that Williams had run through. Authentic Malik Jackson JerseyYates, so he shuffled to his left and took a step or two up in the pocket. He had the misfortune of moving that way just as Heyward was coming free off Su'a-Filo's block, had to avoid the Anderson/Williams pile, from the frying pan right into the fryer.

Heyward reached out and took him down for a one yard loss.womens Brad Nortman Jersey,

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With a little under three minutes left in the second quarter, Houston had a third-and-5 from their own 30-yard line.Authentic A.J. Bouye Jersey

This time Heyward was lined up as a one-technique in the right A gap,, between Mancz and Su'a-Filo. That isn't normally what you would consider a good pass rushing alignment.womens Marcedes Lewis Jersey

After the snap, Heyward was initially double teamed by Mancz and Su'a-Filo again, Su'a Filo came off thinking Fort was actually blitzing. That left Mancz one-on-one with Heyward, but as linebacker L.J. Fort went to hug up Lamar Miller, and that did not end well for him.womens Jalen Ramsey Jersey

Once Heyward felt Su'a-Filo come off to look for Fort, he turned his full attention to Mancz and dump trucked his ass right back into Yates who was still trying to scan the field. Once Yates felt Mancz being throw into him, but it was already too late.womens Barry Church Jersey, he tried to scramble away from the pressure,

Heyward reached out with his inside arm and was able to pop the ball right out of Yates' hand. Heyward's teammate, was able to scoop up the fumble to give the ball back to their offense.Authentic Brad Nortman Jersey, Bud Dupree

The Steelers subsequently kicked a field goal to take a 20-0 lead into halftime..womens Abry Jones Jersey
Hopefully, frustration isn’t skewing anyone’s brainwaves right now. The Seahawks might have missed the playoffs for the first time in six years, but that shouldn’t distract from what they’ve accomplished this decade.

Despite a disappointing season filled with penalty flags and errant field-goal attempts, the Seahawks are still the most successful NFC team of the past six years. And much of that is because of general manager John Schneider. adidas Shane Doan jersey,

It was reported Saturday the Seahawks denied the Packers permission to interview Schneider, who grew up six miles from Lambeau Field. But that doesn’t mean Schneider will stay in Seattle through 2021, when his contract is up.,adidas Ryan Getzlaf jersey,

Green Bay still could acquire Schneider through a trade — potentially giving up draft picks and cash. My advice to the Seahawks: If you’re going to let go of Schneider, you better get the deal of a lifetime.adidas Cam Fowler jersey,

Lord knows that Schneider isn’t perfect, and I’ve been critical of him before. He hasn’t hit pay dirt in the draft for several years and has been particularly off-base in evaluating offensive linemen. There was also the swapping of center Max Unger for tight end Jimmy Graham, who never came close to matching the production that made him a star in New Orleans.

But those moves aside — the Seahawks general manager has generally crushed it.Authentic Ryan Getzlaf jersey>, was undrafted.


Schneider’s first three drafts might very well have been the best in NFL history. He snagged Russell Wilson in the third round, Richard Sherman and Kam Chancellor in the fifth, Bobby Wagner in the second and Earl Thomas in the first. Those names have been the cornerstones of a team that reached consecutive Super Bowls and won at least 10 games for five straight seasons.womens Thomas Morstead Jersey,

Schneider was also instrumental in acquiring Marshawn Lynch, maybe the most integral player in transforming the organization, and has brought in loads of top-level talent that was overlooked elsewhere.adidas Oliver Ekman-Larsson jersey,

Doug Baldwin, who led the league in yards per carry his rookie season, was undrafted. Michael Bennett who has played in two Pro Bowls, who is headed to his second Pro BowlAuthentic Cam Fowler jersey, was also und
The NFL is replete with rags-to-riches stories but there seem to be more of them in Seattle than anywhere else.

For years fans have bemoaned the Seahawks’ inability to shore up the offensive line,Authentic Shane Doan jersey, and many of those criticisms have been valid. But what people rarely acknowledge is Schneider’s consistency in hitting on big-name extensions.

Just about every time he pays a guy, Bennett,adidas Ryan Kesler jersey,' K.J. Wright and Baldwin, Thomas,Wilson, it seems to pay off. Among Wagner, Sherman, where has he wasted money?

Lord knows that Schneider isn’t perfect, and I’ve been critical of him before. He hasn’t hit pay dirt in the draft for several years and has been particularly off-base in evaluating offensive linemen. There was also the swapping of center Max Unger for tight end Jimmy Graham, who never came close to matching the production that made him a star in New Orleans.Authentic Oliver Ekman-Larsson jersey

But those moves aside — the Seahawks general manager has generally crushed it.womens Zach Strief Jersey,'

Schneider’s first three drafts might very well have been the best in NFL history. He snagged Russell Wilson in the third round, Richard Sherman and Kam Chancellor in the fifth, Bobby Wagner in the second and Earl Thomas in the first. Those names have been the cornerstones of a team that reached consecutive Super Bowls and won at least 10 games for five straight seasons.Authentic Thomas Morstead Jersey,

Schneider was also instrumental in acquiring Marshawn Lynch, maybe the most integral player in transforming the organization, and has brought in loads of top-level talent that was overlooked elsewhere.Authentic Ryan Kesler jersey,'

Doug Baldwin,' Authentic Zach Strief Jersey who led the league in yards per carry his rookie season, was undrafted. Michael Bennett, who has played in two Pro Bowls, who is headed to his second Pro Bowl,Authentic Corey Perry jersey, was also undrafted. Thomas Rawls, was undrafted.

The NFL is replete with rags-to-riches storiesadidas Corey Perry jersey,' but there seem to be more of them in Seattle than anywhere else.
In Week 11 against the Dallas Cowboys,womens Rashaan Melvin Jersey was caught by Cowboys safety Byron Jones, the Philadelphia Eagles’ newly acquired running back Jay Ajayi broke free on a run (similar to that of Jacksonville’s Leonard Fournette’s), who reached a top speed of 20.41 mph on the play, who ran 22.11 mph in pursuit, with nothing but open field ahead of him. Ajayi,Authentic Jack Doyle Jersey according to Sportradar.

Many players agree that the thrill of the chase provides an extra boost. Might a running back move just a little bit faster knowing that 11 men were trying to smash him to the ground?Measuring the impact of speed no simple featAuthentic Rashaan Melvin Jersey,

It has been proved time and again that football is, as Vince Lombardi said, a game of inches. Teams win or lose based on the smallest of distances. A deep pass glances off a receiver’s fingertips. One or two links of a chain force a team to punt instead of keeping the ball.Authentic Antonio Morrison Jersey,

But football is also a game of speed. And the measurement of that speed can help explain why a deep pass was not caught. Or why a running back was tackled two chain links short of a first down. womens Denzelle Good Jersey

is used by teams to help make personnel decisions,Thanks to computer chips inserted into NFL players’ shoulder pads, we can measure and analyze the speed at which the game is played. The data, provided here by Sportradar, scout opponents and even call plays. It also helps separate players who have “game speed” from those who merely run fast at the NFL combine.

“Combine speed is overrated,” Los Angeles Rams receiver Tavon Austin said. “It might give you a good look to see what you can run in a straight line,Authentic Deyshawn Bond Jersey, but football’s not played in a straight line.”

At the 2017 combine,Authentic Jeremy Vujnovich Jersey 53 players ran the 40-yard dash faster than Louisiana State’s Leonard Fournette (4.51 seconds). Ten running backs were faster, and wide receiver John Ross set the combine record at 4.22.

who has actually clocked the NFL’s fastest speed on offense this season,Authentic Matthias Farley Jersey,But it is Fournette, the 240-pound bruiser>womens Antonio Morrison Jersey'according to Sportradar.

the Jacksonville Jaguars’ first-round pick,womens Jack Doyle Jersey,Against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 5, Fournette,womens Frank Gore Jersey showed why game speed is more important than combine speed.

it was a foot race against Steelers safety Sean Davis (4.46 in the 40),With the Steelers stacking the right side of the line of scrimmage, Fournette found a hole on the left side and broke through to the open field. From there, who was closing fast from the right side.womens Matthias Farley Jersey,
reaching a top speed of 22.05 mph to pull away and score a 90-yard touchdown. (For comparison,But Fournette found an extra gear, Usain Bolt hit 27.8 mph when he broke the world record in the 100-meter dash at the 2009 world championships. He was not wearing football gear, of course, or running on grass.)'Authentic Denzelle Good Jersey,

Fournette, believes combine time is not a fair indication of a player’s true speed., who said he had never been caught from behind in the open fieldwomens Jeremy Vujnovich Jersey,

“I was 240 and ran a 4.51,” Fournette said, man.”,womens Deyshawn Bond Jersey, referring to his weight. “There’s guys who ran 4.4s or whatever else and they’re getting caught from behind in a game. Football speed and track speed is a big difference

Rams (21.98 mph); Fournette,'Other top speeds on offense: Todd Gurley, again (21.76); Marquise Goodwin,Authentic Frank Gore Jersey,49ers (21.6; and Tyreek Hill, Chiefs (21.64).


Unlike what I predicted in a prior article, Blue outpaced Miller 16 carries to 10 against the Steelers.womens Jimmy Smith Jersey, Alfred Blue yet again received more carries than Lamar Miller. Instead of three more carries against Jacksonville

the Texans passing offense,In this Monday afternoon matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers, led by “quarterbacks” T.J. Yates and Taylor Heinicke, head coach Bill O’Brien turned to the run game. He specifically went to Alfred Blue, was only able to amass 93 total yards. Because of this inefficiency, who ran 16 times for 108 yards.womens Ryan Jensen Jersey

and the reason that Bill O’Brien has decided to return to him is a combination of two things.womens Jeremy Maclin Jersey,Alfred Blue was the incumbent running back on the Texans before Lamar Miller was signed during free agency in 2016

The first is that Lamar Miller has underperformed his way out of the workhorse role. His 3.7 yards per carry is the lowest mark of his six year career. In addition,073 yards and 5 touchdowns.Authentic Danny Woodhead Jersey, the 851 rushing yards and 3 touchdowns is currently less than last year’s 1

The worst part about this is that he played in only 14 games last year,womens Matt Judon Jerseybut has played in 15 games this year: meaning he ran for approximately 300 more yards and 2 more touchdowns in one less game. This drop off in efficiency has led to Alfred Blue taking the starting role.Authentic Brandon Carr Jersey,

prompting him to want to know what he has in Blue while Lamar Miller continues to decline..Authentic Jimmy Smith Jersey' ,The second reason that O’Brien has decided to hand the reigns to Alfred Blue is that the Texans’ season is lost and nearing an end

The Texans are currently 4-11 after the loss to the Steelers, are well out of playoff contention, and have three different running backs they can use: D’Onta Foreman, Lamar Miller, and Alfred Blue. All these options lead to O’Brien seeing what each of these backs can provide.Authentic Jeremy Maclin Jersey

In the last two games where O’Brien has given him more carries over Miller, Blue combined for 28 carries, 163 yards, and 5.82 yards per carry. Despite the Jaguars being 29th and Steelers 19th in run defense, Blue’s performance may eat into Miller’s workload next season.womens James Hurst Jersey

On top of Blue chipping into Miller’s workload, rookie D’Onta Foreman received an average of seven carries prior to his Week 11 injury. But despite Blue and Foreman getting lots of carries, the one area Miller has consistently dominated is receiving. Foreman and Blue have 101 receiving yards and no touchdowns combined, while Miller has 327 receiving yards and three touchdowns.Authentic Austin Howard Jersey,

Miller had his two largest receiving games; 56 yards and a touchdown against Tennessee and 40 yards against Cleveland.womens Michael Pierce Jersey,The most exciting part about Miller’s efficiency on passing downs is that most of the damage occurred when Deshaun Watson was at the helm. While Deshaun Watson was quarterback

So what do all of these statistics mean?womens Austin Howard Jersey

They give a glimpse at what the Texans running back situation will appear like next season, which seems to be a committee.,Authentic Ryan Jensen Jersey

Since Lamar Miller is declining in terms of rushing, and the duo of D’Onta Foreman and Alfred Blue have received more carries, it looks as if early downs will be a timeshare between the three backs. But on the flip side,Authentic Michael Pierce Jersey Miller’s dominance in the passing game will most likely ensure he keeps that third-down role.womens Brandon Carr Jersey

the possible running back by committee next season may not occur. After all,Despite many signs leaning towards it, there was a reason Miller was signed in 2016. He is considered one of the more reliable running backs in football, consistently rushing for approximately 900 yards and 5 touchdowns every season. He also rarely fumbles,136 carries. And the icing on the cake is he rarely gets injured, only missing 5 games over six seasons, only doing so seven times in 1, which for a running back is extremely durable.womens Danny Woodhead Jersey,'

Blue receiving more carries than Miller could mean something or it could mean nothing.,All being said,Authentic Matt Judon Jersey, But what Texans fans must realize is that the running game they had in Arian Foster is gone,Authentic James Hurst Jersey Alfred Blue, and that they need to envision a future involving Lamar Miller, D’Onta Foreman, or all three of them together.
Landon Collins has an interesting take on what the New York Giants should do with their No. 2 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. Authentic Nevin Lawson Jersey,'

“That’s a big,” Collins said, that’s a tough one. I don’t say it’s a quarterback,womens Tavon Wilson Jersey, via The Daily News. “I’d say we see what we do this offseason. I would say,<a no. I don’t say it’s a quarterback,Authentic Matt Prater Jersey, probably get some help at wide receiver. Get Odell, Brandon Marshall and Sterling and Eli some more options.”

It's not controversial for Collins to advise passing on a quarterback because many Giants fans want the same thing. Some fans are taking a more short-term approach to fixing the roster and want their No. 2 pick to be used on the offensive line,Authentic Glover Quin Jerseyor in a trade to grab more draft picks and assets. However,Authentic Clay Matthews Jerseyon running back Saquon Barkley, you'll be hard-pressed to find many fans who want the franchise to use the top pick on a wide receiver.

Although injuries struck the wide receiver position hard in 2017, leading to communication and timing issues with Eli Manning and his receivers, Brandon Marshall, the position projects to be one of the Giants' strengths heading into the 2018 NFL Draft. Odell Beckham, and Sterling Shepard will all return healthy. Beckham and Marshall missed all but four full games and Shepard only played in a few more full games than them. In addition to his wide receivers, Manning has impressive tight end Evan Engram as a weapon in the passing game.Authentic Tahir Whitehead Jersey,

Speaking of Manning, Collins' opinion that the Giants should not draft a quarterback is partly because he still believes in the 37-year-old veteran leader. Of course, Collins' confidence in a Manning bounceback season relies at least somewhat on the Giants' ability to fix their offensive line this offseason.womens Nevin Lawson Jersey,

"He’s (Manning) not playing up to the level I used to watch him play (at) when I used to watch him on TV and stuff like that. It’s just I would say he needs a line,Authentic Tavon Wilson Jersey,, when he has time in that pocket he can make a defense pay big-time. And that’s what we need,” Collins said. “When Eli has time and everybody sees it, that’s what he needs in front of him.

“I think he has a lot more years left in him,womens Tahir Whitehead Jersey two-time Super Bowl champion>and at the same time it’s Eli Manningwhy not?” He also said his understanding is Manning doesn’t want to go to any other team."

Collins is sure that Manning has no interest in playing elsewhere in 2018.womens Clay Matthews Jersey

“He’s looking forward to remain with the Giants for the long haul. He wants to finish his career there,” Collins said.,womens Glover Quin Jersey,

The Giants have cleaned house and now they need a new coach,Authentic Mike Daniels Jersey, Don't miss any of the news on changes, take a second to sign up for our FREE Giants newsletter!

Collins also spoke about the Ben McAdoo tenure. He once again defended McAdoo and pointed to just one decision as the reason for his downfall as Giants head coach.womens Matt Prater Jersey

“The team I think was kind of,womens Mike Daniels Jersey, I was pretty upset that he was gone because he’s a great coach. I think what got him out the door was I think when he sat down Eli Manning, it was up-and-down (about McAdoo’s firing). I mean,” Collins said in his first post-season interview.

“But other than that I think he was a great coach, we always saw eye-to-eye. We had our (disagreements),” Collins added of McAdoo. “We always talked, but that’s a player and that’s a coach and you’re gonna have that. But at the same time we came to an agreement where we all had that one common goal.”'Authentic Travis Swanson Jersey

Collins' opinion that McAdoo was a great coach might somehow be more controversial than his earlier take on where the Giants should use their first-round draft pick.womens Travis Swanson Jersey,
but at least two players — both defenders — will get a trip to Orlando,The Broncos won’t get a postseason, Fla.

Linebacker Von Miller and cornerback Aqib Talib were named to the 2018 Pro Bowl, while cornerback Chris Harris Jr. and nose tackle Domata Peko were selected as alternates.'womens Austin Howard Jersey

who was voted a starter, the selection is the sixth of his career and ties him with Karl Mecklenburg for the second-most by a Broncos linebacker (Randy Gradishar is first with seven selections). Miller,womens Jimmy Smith JerseyFor Miller,womens Jeremy Maclin Jersey, Ring of Fame safety Steve Atwater and cornerback Champ Bailey are the only Broncos to earn six Pro Bowl nods in their first seven seasons with the team.

278 fan votes,Authentic Danny Woodhead JerseyMiller led all outside linebackers in the NFL with 248,Authentic Brandon Carr JerseyWhich counts a third of the total vote along with coaches’ and players’ votes.

And with good reason.Authentic Jimmy Smith Jersey'

Miller is having a standout season. Through 14 games, he has 53 total tackles and leads the team in sacks (10),womens James Hurst Jersey, quarterback hits (20) and tackles for loss (16),Although the Broncos will finish with a losing record for the first time since 2010,Authentic Austin Howard Jersey, to go with a forced fumble and three pass-breakups.

Miller leads all edge defenders with 73 pressures,According to Pro Football Focus,womens Michael Pierce Jersey>, a feat made more incredible considering the double-teams and chip blocks he faces weekly. He is also tied for second in that group with 29 run stops.

the Pro Bowl selection is his fifth,For Talib, the most by an NFL cornerback since 2013. Talib made his first Pro Bowl appearance in ’13 with the New England Patriots and has been selected in each of his four seasons with the Broncos.Authentic Ryan Jensen Jersey,

His 103-yard pick-six against the Cowboys in Week 2 was the longest such play in Broncos’ history and tied for the third-longest in NFL history. It also propelled him past Hall of Famers Deion Sanders, Ken Houston and Aeneas Williams and into fourth place on the league’s all-time list for interceptions returned for touchdowns with 10. womens Brandon Carr Jersey

who signed with the Broncos as a college free agent in 2011,Harris, is just one of five undrafted cornerbacks in pro football history to make at least three Pro Bowls.,womens Danny Woodhead Jersey,'

Although his targets in coverage plummeted this season as opponents attacked the Broncos’ defense differently, Harris still recorded two interceptions to become just one of three players all time to have multiple picks in each of the last six seasons. Seattle’s Richard Sherman and Detroit’s Glover Quin are the others.Authentic James Hurst Jersey,

the Pro Bowl selection would be the first of his 12-year career. Peko signed with the Broncos as a free agent in March and quickly proved to be one of their most impactful acquisitions. His arrival helped the Broncos turn a No. 28-ranked run defense in 2016 into the fourth-best in the league this seasonAuthentic Jeremy Maclin Jersey,If Peko ends up in Orlando, allowing only 88.1 yards rushing yards per game.

Talib and Harris were original-ballot selections while receivers Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders,,womens Ryan Jensen Jersey,,Last year the Broncos ended up having seven players selected to the Pro Bowl. Miller, safety Darian Stewart and quarterback Trevor Siemian were selected as alternates for players who withdrew. (Siemian had to decline the invitation because of his recovery from shoulder surgery.)

Warrick Dunn,Authentic Michael Pierce Jersey,Authentic Matt Judon Jersey, Jason Taylor and LaDainian Tomlinson will serve as the Pro Bowl legends captains this year,Pro Football Hall of Famers Derrick Brooks,womens Matt Judon Jersey with Tomlinson (offense) and Taylor (defense) leading the AFC. The game will be held at 1 p.m. MST on Jan. 28 at Camping World Stadium.


the bottom line is since Denver Broncos kicker Brandon McManus signed his new contract before the season began, Whether it’s really a money matter or not, he has not been nearly as reliable as he was before he put his name on that bottom line.womens D'Onta Foreman Jersey

McManus has missed five kicks in five games.womens Brian Cushing Jersey,McManus missed a 35-yard field goal in Sunday night’s 23-10 loss to the New York Giants and had a 53-yard attempt blocked later in the game. And while he was just another item on a rather long list of things that went wrong in the Broncos' dismal prime-time effort,

he’s already missed as many field goal attempts as he did in the 2015 Super Bowl season when he was 30-of-35 and then 10-of-10 in the playoffs.Authentic Brian Cushing Jersey And this most recent fit of inaccuracy has come in the weeks following his three-year,Or to put it another way, $11.254 million deal that put him among the league’s highest-paid kickers.womens Zach Cunningham Jersey

other than the momentum swings the misses have often caused, is the fact McManus has missed two kicks 35 yards or shorter and that all five of his misses have come at home, where the local altitude is usually kicker-friendly. After Sunday night’s issues,Most troubling, Broncos coach Vance Joseph continued to express his support.womens Deshaun Watson Jersey>,

" Joseph said. “He missed a short one.Authentic Johnathan Joseph Jersey He got one blocked and he made one for us. Obviously that’s been an issue. The first quarter (of the season), he missed three. He basically missed two (Sunday). We’ll address it with him,“He’s our guy, but sitting here right now, he’s our guy.”Authentic D'Onta Foreman Jersey

McManus has said he doesn’t “have to prove anything" and that the contract has had no bearing on his work in this season’s first six weeks. But he has the same holder (punter Riley Dixon) he had last season and the same long-snapper (Casey Kreiter) he had for most of last season..Authentic Xavier Su'a-Filo Jersey

work that has included a made 70-yard attempt with a snap and a hold, and in pregame drills as a points of optimism.Authentic Deshaun Watson Jersey, But for a team that has struggled to finish out drives with touchdowns on offense of late,McManus has pointed to his work in practices, missed field goals only make things worse as it leaves an offense that has struggled to score empty-handed.Authentic Lamar Miller Jersey,

" McManus said. Authentic Duane Brown Jersey“It’s still very fluid in what we do. Like I said, I haven’t missed a kick in practice or warm-ups this season. It’s just the games,“Kicking is a rhythm thing but our rhythm isn’t off, and right now in the games, I stink."womens Xavier Su'a-Filo Jersey

the previously winless Giants, who were double-digit underdogs, took their first possession of the game 69 yards in 13 plays for a field goal and a 3-0 lead. Late in the first quarter,Sunday night, as they were still trying to snag any momentum, the Broncos drove to the Giants’ 16-yard line.womens Johnathan Joseph Jersey

but he snapped it wide right. His 53-yard attempt was blocked in the third quarter,They had McManus go out for a 35-yard attempt that would have tied the game just before the end of the quarter, when the Broncos trailed 20-3.womens Lamar Miller Jersey

" McManus said. Authentic Zach Cunningham Jersey,“It hurts a lot of people to have a good drive like that,“You just can’t miss a field goal like that and set the tone for the game, get down the field and then you miss a short one. Right now, I’ve just got to get it going in the games."womens Duane Brown Jersey
 
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