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  1. PHILADELPHIA (AP) — To some http://www.bluejaysfanproshop.com/authentic-paul-molitor-jersey , the Phillies‘ worst-to-first turnaround may be surprising. Eflin allowed three runs in eight strong innings and Carlos Santana had three hits, including one of Philadelphia’s four homers, to lead the surging Phillies to an 8-3 victory over the Miami Marlins on Saturday night.Cesar Hernandez, Nick Williams and Asdrubal Cabrera also went deep for the Phillies (62-48), who won their fourth straight to move 1½ games ahead of Atlanta for first place in the NL East. Philadelphia finished 2017 with a 66-96 mark, 31 games out of first place.Now, they are in a pennant race.“It’s where we should be,” Eflin said. “All we did was win in the minor leagues. We plan on staying here. We don’t plan on going anywhere.”Eflin (8-3) gave up four hits with six strikeouts and no walks to reverse his recent fortunes. The right-hander entered 0-1 with a 6.92 ERA in his last three outings, but started strong on Saturday by retiring the first 12 Marlins before Bour led off the fifth with a towering homer to deep center. The right-hander retired eight of the next nine before a single and Rojas’ two-run shot to start the eighth. Eflin got the next three batters to end his night after just 85 pitches.“Eflin was dynamic,” Phillies manager Gabe Kapler said.The Phillies staked Eflin to a 5-0 lead through three thanks to Williams’ three-run, opposite-field homer to left in the first and Cabrera’s two-run shot to right in the third. It was Cabrera’s first home run for the Phillies, who acquired the veteran infielder from the Mets on July 27 to bolster their offense.“I feel very good,” Cabrera said. “I’m just trying to do my best to help the team win.”After Bour made it a 5-1 game, Santana led off the bottom of the fifth with a 423-foot drive to the second deck.“Santana swinging the bat like tonight gives us incredible confidence,” Kapler said.It was the third homer surrendered by Jose Urena (3-11), who continued his season-long slump after a strong 2017 campaign. The right-hander allowed six runs on eight hits in five innings to raise his ERA to 4.66. Urena has struggled even more lately Roger Clemens Jersey , going 1-3 with a 6.40 ERA while giving up 37 hits in 32 1/3 innings over his last seven outings.“We couldn’t stop the long ball,” manager Don Mattingly said. “It kind of deflated us pretty good.”Justin Bour and Miguel Rojas homered for Miami, which has dropped five in a row and nine of 12.“We just haven’t played well enough to win,” Mattingly said. “We have to keep fighting. We have to find who will continue to grind and battle.”HALLADAY HONOREDThe Phillies honored the late Roy Halladay in an emotional pregame ceremony, inducting the two-time Cy Young winner who threw a perfect game and postseason no-hitter during his tenure with the Phillies from 2010-2013 into the club’s Wall of Fame. Carlos Ruiz, Halladay’s battery mate with the Phillies, kissed Halladay’s likeness after unveiling the plaque. Former Phillies manager Charlie Manuel and pitching coach Rich Dubee poignantly remembered Halladay before Halladay’s wife, Brandy, gave a teary-eyed tribute that ended with a video montage she dedicated to her late husband.“He was a better man than he was a ballplayer,” Brandy Halladay said.Halladay died last November in Florida when the airplane he was piloting crashed into the Gulf of Mexico.BEEN AWHILERojas’ homer was his eighth of the season but first since going deep twice on May 20. It was a span of 209 plate appearances between home runs.HOSKINS’ STREAKRhys Hoskins went 0-for-2 with a pair of walks to extend his career-high on-base streak to 21 consecutive games.TRAINER’S ROOMPhillies: RHP Jerad Eickhoff pitched two perfect innings, striking out two, in a rehab outing Friday with Single-A Clearwater. Eickhoff has been out all season with a right lat strain.UP NEXTMiami swapped starters for the series finale on Sunday afternoon, bumping up RHP Dan Straily (4-4, 4.41) to face Phillies All-Star RHP Aaron Nola (12-3, 2.35) and moving LHP Wei-Yin Chen to Monday’s home game against St. Louis. Straily has lost his last two starts, allowing eight earned runs on 16 hits in 9 1/3 innings. Chen has a 2.18 ERA in eight home starts and a 10.27 mark in nine road games. ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The new manager of the Texas Rangers Justin Smoak Jersey , whomever that may be, will have a talented group of 20-something position players who got a lot of experience during a 95-loss season.After deciding who will replace Jeff Banister, general manager Jon Daniels has to find some starting pitchers.The Rangers also go into the offseason awaiting a final decision from future Hall of Fame third baseman Adrian Beltre on if he has indeed played his last game after 21 seasons in the majors with 3,166 hits and 477 home runs. He hit a team-best .273 with 15 homers and 65 RBIs in 119 games this year. Beltre got huge ovations from fans, teammates and opposing players when taken out midway through games the past two Sundays — in the home finale Sept. 23 and then Sunday in Seattle, where he played five seasons before one year in Boston and the last eight in Texas. His wife and 12-year-old son, who has his own locker next to his dad in the home clubhouse, were in the front row for the season finale.“I don’t know if this is going to be it, but I enjoyed every minute of it,” said Beltre, who turns 40 next April. He is expected to take a week or more to think things over.Shortstop Elvis Andrus, at 30 the team’s longest-tenured player with 10 seasons in Texas, also has a decision to make. He is halfway through a $120 million, eight-year contract that offers him the opportunity to opt out this offseason, or next, and become a free agent.“I’ll go into the offseason and decide what’s best. I love being here. I want to retire as a Ranger. That’s my motivation,” said Andrus http://www.bluejaysfanproshop.com/authentic-marco-estrada-jersey , the only current Rangers player to be part of both of their World Series appearances. “Hopefully the big boy will come back. That will make it a lot easier.”As for the manager, bench coach Don Wakamatsu served in the interim role after Banister was fired with 10 games left and is considered a candidate for the job.The Rangers won the AL West in each of Banister’s first two years (2015-16). They now have consecutive losing seasons for the first time since 2005-08, though Daniels said that wasn’t necessarily the manager’s fault when the focus switched to the development of younger players.Seven position players 25 or younger played at least 106 games this season.That includes Jurickson Profar, the likely starting third baseman if Beltre retires. Profar, who at age 19 in 2012 homered in his first big-league at-bat before shoulder issues forced him to miss two full seasons, hit .254 with 20 homers and 77 RBIS in 146 games while playing all four infield positions. Joey Gallo, the 24-year-old slugger, had his second 40-homer season in a row.MINOR ACHIEVEMENTWhen Mike Minor signed a three-year contract last offseason, he was coming off a season as a full-time reliever after missing two years because of left shoulder surgery. The 30-year-old lefty went 12-8 with a 4.18 ERA in 28 starts. He was the only pitcher to start and finish the season in the Rangers rotation. His 157 innings more than doubled his 77 2-3 in Kansas City last season.REST OF ROTATIONLefty Cole Hamels was traded in July to the Chicago Cubs, and inconsistent lefty Martin Perez likely won’t be brought back. Bartolo Colon, the 45-year-old right hander who became the winningest pitcher born in Latin America, isn’t coming back. Yovani Gallardo was 8-8 with a 5.77 ERA in 18 starts after rejoining Texas in June, right after injured Doug Fister (1-7, 4.50) made his final start.THUMB DOWNNomar Mazara missed a month on the disabled list because a sprained right thumb that still bothered him after returning to the lineup in mid-August. The 23-year-old right-fielder didn’t homer in his last 22 games, and hit 258 overall in 128 games with 20 homers for the third year in a row. He will see hand specialist this week and could have surgery.BALLPARK FAREWELLThe Rangers’ ballpark turns 25 next year, which will be the final season there before moving in 2020 to the new stadium being built across the street. The 2019 farewell season for the current ballpark opens March 28 against the Chicago Cubs — maybe against Hamels or Yu Darvish.
  2. Drafting Tampa Bay Buccaneers running backs has always been a little tricky. In 2015 http://www.authenticstampabaybuccaneers.com/cheap-ali-marpet-jersey , I looked like an absolute genius finding a Pro Bowl caliber Doug Martin in the second half of my fantasy football draft. Then, in 2016 I was left scrambling to replace him after spending an earlier pick on him. Still, again I drafted the former Bucs running back in 2017 in the sixth round. We know how that worked out.What about 2018? Is there a running back worth drafting? If so, who is he – or – is there two guys you should have on your radar heading into your league’s draft?Let’s look at fantasy draftable Tampa Bay running backs.*Statistics provided by Pro Football FocusPlayer: Running Back, Peyton Barber (RB50 in 2017)2017 Fantasy Football Statistics:- 423 rushing yards- 3 rushing touchdowns- 2 fumbles- 16 receptions- 114 receiving yards- 0 receiving touchdowns- 86 PPR points (.45 points per opportunity)Last season, some wondered if Peyton Barber would even last on this team. Now, the question is how much of a contributor will be. After carrying the ball just 30 times in the first eleven games of the year, Barber totaled 71 in the final five.Taking over the primary role for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers running game he only had one game with 100-yards or more Youth Carlton Davis Jersey , but he also never gained fewer than 50.In his five-game opportunity to prove he had NFL staying power the undrafted back ranked 25th in fantasy scoring. Not bad for a guy who wasn’t assured a roster spot just four months earlier.2018 Fantasy Football Projections:- 374 rushing yards- 2 rushing touchdowns- 1 fumble- 0 receptions- 0 receiving yards- 0 receiving touchdowns- 50.5 PPR points (RB77)Is this disrespect, the presence of Ronald Jones, or a combination of the two? If Barber matches these projections it would mean he’d drop in every statistical category recorded for NFL running backs. Every. Single. One.Now, I’m not saying you should spend your top pick on Barber, but barring injury I don’t see how he’s going backwards.Does this mean he’s draftable? Well, that’s where we get into the weeds a little bit. Right now, the only thing we truly know is Dirk Koetter has no problem using multiple running backs in his offense. In fact, sometimes it seems he’s so fixated on using multiple backs it leads to pulling a hot one to bring in a cold one.So White Peyton Barber Jersey , Barber is going to get touches. But how valuable those touches will be for your fantasy roster is up in the air right now.2018 Fantasy Football Outlook: RB, Peyton BarberBest Match-Up: Week 16 @ Dallas CowboysWorst Match-Up: Week 12 @ San FranciscoWhere to Draft: 10th roundFantasy Playoff Potential: If your league’s championship round is in Week 16 then Peyton Barber has two match-ups against bottom-five fantasy run defenses in the semi-final and final round. Kirby Lee-USA TODAY SportsPlayer: Running Back, Ronald JonesObviously, there are no 2017 fantasy football stats for Jones. However, with the opportunity available to become a three-down back for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers combined with his explosive ability, there’s some excitement surrounding what the USC rookie might bring to the field in 2018.2018 Fantasy Football Projections:- 960 rushing yards- 5 rushing touchdowns- 2 fumbles- 27 receptions- 202 receiving yards- 1 receiving touchdown- 179 PPR points (RB28)Four running backs were drafted before Jason Licht added Rojo to Tampa’s mix. But there are five rookies expected to produce higher than him according to PFF’s fantasy projections.Of those four, three were drafted before Jones. Those being Saquon Barkley (NYG), Rashaad Penny (SEA) and Sony Michel (NE).The one newcomer leapfrogging Jones from draft position to fantasy projection is Denver Broncos rookie Royce Freeman.Looking at the four Youth Chris Godwin Jersey , there’s a trend, and it’s play expectation. Outside of Michel in New England, all three of Jones’ fellow rookies ranked ahead of him pre-season are guys expected to get the majority of carries by quite a bit of a gap between them and the next guy.The potential and history the Buccaneers have shown to split carries and spread the running back exposure is certainly playing a part in Jones’ early ADP.2018 Fantasy Football Outlook: RB, Ronald JonesBest Match-Up: Week 16 @ Dallas CowboysWorst Match-Up: Week 12 @ San FranciscoWhere to Draft: 8th roundFantasy Playoff Potential: Jones has the same soft playoff schedule Barber has of course. If he develops into the team’s main running threat by then, you’re going to be happy you grabbed him.Thursday Buccaneers at Chicago Bears Injury Report With the weekend approaching, both teams look to get a clearer picture as to who will be available and improving their chances to play this Sunday. For the Buccaneers, there was no change in status for any of the 7 players listed on the Wednesday report and no new additions. Beau Allen remained as a non participant while Vita Vea, Buccaneers first round pick this year White Chris Conte Jersey , remained limited as he still eyes his first NFL game action after injuring his calf prior to the season. Gerald McCoy and Demar Dotson both were limited and are expected to be fine for this weekends match-up. For the Chicago Bears, the injury report remains bleek for Miller, Cooper and Amukamar, all three of which did not participate for the second day in a row. As a whole, the Bears have a very healthy group heading into the game with a defense led by potential defensive MVP, Khalil Mack.
  3. Tampa Bay methodically deconstructed San Francisco on Sunday. If this team wants to make the playoffs Authentic Jason Pierre-Paul Jersey , it will have to let opponents beat themselves, like it did in 2016.What Jameis Winston can salvage from this Bucs seasonThe Bucs still have big decisions to make on Winston and coach Dirk Koetter. Clean games by the Bucs quarterback will certainly help.Bucs Rookie Vea Has Breakout Game After Talk With LichtLicht wanted to see Vea wreak havoc and have fun.Opportunity Opens To Put DeSean Jackson On Injured Reserve; Bucs Should PounceTiming is everything.Tease Against A Lightweight, Or Something More?In a crazy way, Sunday’s decisive victory against the 49ers was incredibly frustrating for Buc fans.Bucs waive Godwin IgwebuikeGodwin Igwebuike’s stay on the Buccaneers’ 53-player roster wasn’t a long one.Why Bucs should consider Kliff Kingsbury if Dirk Koetter is firedIt’s extremely rare to see a college head coach get fired after posting a losing record, only for him land one of the NFL’s 32 coveted head coaching jobs. Ladies and gentleman, it’s time for a good old-fashioned debate!After losing to the Atlanta Falcons Sunday, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are now 2-3 on the season. They’ve lost three straight after starting 2-0. The 34-29 loss to the Falcons was the culmination of bad defense Womens Ali Marpet Jersey , a missed kick, and a turnover in the Falcons’ end zone that left at least three points off the board. But which play hurt Tampa Bay the most? At Bucs Nation, there is quite a bit of discussion regarding the point of no return for the Bucs, so we figured we’d let everyone into our minds for a quick peek. Tread carefully. There were several key plays in Sunday’s game that hurt Tampa Bay. Which one did the most damage and why?Evan: For me, it was the third quarter interception in the end zone. The Bucs were able to stop the Falcons and get the ball right back after halftime. Winston found Adam Humphries over the middle and from there it was a footrace to the end zone. Hump couldn’t outrun Damontae Kazee, however, and was tackled at the Falcons’ 2. As soon as he went out of bounds http://www.tampabaybuccaneersteamonline.com/vinny-curry-jersey , a feeling of dread just came over me. There had been so many instances watching this team - both in the past and recently - where the Bucs don’t score a touchdown in this scenario. Well, they couldn’t even score a field goal as Winston stared down Chris Godwin and made a poor throw into the back of the end zone. It was tipped in the air and subsequently picked off by Brian Poole for a touchback. The Bucs were down 24-13 at this point. Forget about the touchdown. If they get three points here and the rest of the game plays out like it did then that puts Tampa Bay at 25-24 after Godwin’s touchdown. Whether or not they go for the two point conversion is a whole different hypothetical conversation and forget about the missed PAT at the beginning of the game.The bottom line here is simple: they don’t turn the ball over, they have a 25-24 lead instead of a 24-22 deficit in which they are attempting to convert a two-point conversion to tie the game. Jon: Was the interception costly? Yes. But it wasn’t why they lost the game.Chandler Catanzaro’s missed XP was more costly - it changed entire complexion of game. Winston’s interception - while it wasn’t a great throw - it involved a ton of bad luck on the bounce. That’s not in anyone’s control. If Catanzaro doesn’t miss, they never have to go for the two-point conversion. Winston would’ve had the Bucs in field goal range to tie the game at the end, even with his mistakes.Evan: But just to stay in this line of thinking, how confident are you in Catanzaro’s ability to hit a game-clinching field goal? He’s missed multiple PATs so far this season and missed a field goal attempt that would’ve sealed the deal in New Orleans.Instead, he missed and the Saints had one more shot to come back. It was anything but a guarantee that Cat makes the game-tying field goal if he were called upon. Gil: I get that the interception hurt. Hell http://www.tampabaybuccaneersteamonline.com/lavonte-david-jersey , I think the one in the second quarter was far worse because the Bucs could have either scored or kept the drive alive a bit more and perhaps prevent a score from Atlanta just before the half. But, it wasn’t the interceptions that were the problem. It was the inept Tampa Bay defense that seems to put pressure on an offense to put up at least 50 points per week to guarantee a victory.The Buccaneers defense is on track to set (negative) records by season’s end while the offense is on pace to set (positive) records themselves. Just like they did against the Steelers, the offense has the ability to overcome mistakes. But they can’t overcome the miscues from their teammates on the other side of the ball. Frustration is starting to mount for some. We saw proven winners like Jason Pierre-Paul on the sidelines frustrated often. In the first half alone, I witnessed Pierre-Paul away from the field on the bench trying to hype up the defense. He also got into it with DL coach Brentson Buckner and they exchanged techniques. But in the second half, we witnessed linebacker Kwon Alexander and defensive tackle Gerald McCoy dancing and smiling on the sidelines down eight points. Hall of Famer Warren Sapp even took offense to that. But now with defensive coordinator Mike Smith gone, this merely validates the real issue for the Buccaneers’ struggles. And it wasn’t only in Atlanta, it’s been all season.Evan: I agree with both points http://www.tampabaybuccaneersteamonline.com/kwon-alexander-jersey , but in the big picture, the Bucs had a chance to overcome both the defense and the missed PAT - but the interception prevented that from happening.Regardless, when you make these types of mistakes in one game, you’re bound to lose.Jon: That’s 100% true. However, it was Winston’s first red zone interceptions since his rookie season, and the Bucs have the worst defense in NFL history. It mathematically doesn’t matter who is under center, because they have to be perfect just to have a chance to win. And not just 250 yards and two touchdowns perfect http://www.tampabaybuccaneersteamonline.com/vernon-hargreaves-iii-jersey , we’re talking 400 yards and five or six touchdowns and no turnovers perfect. It took a once-every-50-years type game from Fitzpatrick just to beat the Saints. This team could easily should be 1-4, despite having one of the best offenses ever. The only things that matter when it comes to how many points a defense gives up is how good or bad they are and field position. The interception on Winston’s deep throw was easily his worst throw of the game, but it put Atlanta on their own 1-yard line. The defense got a stop, and the offense scored off of the ensuing short field. So only one of his two picks actually hurt the team. But when the defense is this bad, nothing else matters. He can’t hurt the team more than the defense has. But I agree he is not good enough to overcome them and his own mistakes.
  4. 6 days to go We are 6 days away from the beginning of the Carolina Panthers 2018 season. That means today we take a closer look at quarterback Taylor Heinicke.Taylor Heinicke http://www.authenticscarolinapanthers.com/cheap-wes-horton-jersey , QuarterbackBioHeight: 6’1”Weight: 210 lbsAge: 25College: Old DominionNFL Experience: 3 yearsTaylor Heinicke was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Vikings in 2015 and bounced around a few practice squads before landing in Carolina in April 2018. He has thrown one career pass—a completion for 10 yards as a member of the Texans.Here’s a summary of Heinicke’s college career, from the Panthers’ website:Heinicke came into training camp this year to compete with Garrett Gilbert for the No. 2 quarterback job after the Panthers decided to part ways with veteran signal caller Derek Anderson. When camp started Gilbert was seen by many as the odds-on favorite to win the job, but Heinicke came in and played well in the preseason—well enough to take the coveted No. 2 quarterback spot on the Panthers roster. Hopefully the only time we see him in action this season is when the Panthers are resting their starters late in a blowout victory http://www.authenticscarolinapanthers.com/cheap-c.j.-anderson-jersey , otherwise the Panthers could be in deep trouble if Heinicke has to see significant playing time. Let’s hope we avoid that situation. Ed. Note - For those of you who enjoyed this series last year, we’ve decided to change it up for 2018. Instead of focusing our attention on the head coach of our opponent, we’ve opened it up to anyone affiliated with the organization. So http://www.authenticscarolinapanthers.com/cheap-michael-palardy-jersey , instead of “Dan Quinn looks like...” you’ll get a collection of jokes about other folks as well. We hope you enjoy this updated format. -BSTo get us prepared for Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Falcons, the CSR staff decided to have a little fun by borrowing the ‘looks like game’ concept from The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz on ESPN.Ed. Note 2.0 - The Looks Like Game is the best thing that anyone does at ESPN and it’s not even close. If you’ve never experienced it before I highly recommend it. Trust me.Below is a collection of our best efforts to figure out exactly what/who people from the Falcons organization look like. Feel free to discuss your favorite ones in the comments section, and you can even provide your own if you feel up to it.Disclaimer: This is all in good fun. We’re not trying to hurt anyone’s feelings here Youth Luke Kuechly Jersey , so if you happen to stumble across this and find your name mentioned, we sincerely hope you understand that we’re mostly kidding.CSR looks like: Falcons edition...Matt Ryan looks like the new pastor at a small town church who steals the offering money to cover his gambling habit.Dan Quinn looks like the main heel in every knock off wrestling league.Matt Bryant looks like a character actor who always plays the background role of ‘motorcycle enthusiast’ in every movie.Matt Ryan looks like his parents told him he could be a big boy quarterback, no matter what anybody else said.Steve Sarkisian looks like a traveling salesman who swears his concoction will ‘cure all ails’.Matt Ryan looks like the guy who turns off his lights on Halloween and just leaves a bowl of candy on the front porch with a handwritten note saying ‘take ONLY one’.Matt Bryant looks like both Matt Ryan and Dan Quinn’s stunt double.Steve Sarkisian looks like he still talks about placing 2nd in his 3rd grade Spelling Bee.Matt Ryan looks like a guy who if he wasn’t playing professional football would almost certainly be selling either photocopiers or golf clubs.Vic Beasley looks like the bouncer at the newest dance club who lets girls in based on how hot they are.Arthur Blank looks like the retired lawyer who spends every Saturday playing racquetball at his local YMCA.Matt Ryan looks like a sales manger at a certified pre-owned Honda dealership.Steve Sarkisian looks like the dad who wishes his kids would put their phones down while at the dinner table in a Verizon commercial.Arthur Blank looks like a WWI fighter pilot.Matt Bryant looks like the captain of his auto shop’s bowling league team.Thomas Dimitroff looks like part of him never moved out of his freshman dorm room 40 years ago.Dan Quinn looks like he tells the waitress “light beer is for whimps” every time he orders a Budweiser with his meal.Matt Ryan looks like the guy who got arrested for breaking into an Applebee’s to steal his framed high school football photos after being banned from their bar.Steve Sarkisian looks like a guy who gets unreasonably mad at an Applebee’s hostess when a smaller party that arrived after his is seated before him.Matt Ryan looks like your buddy who got friendzoned.Arthur Blank looks like a guy http://www.authenticscarolinapanthers.com/cheap-graham-gano-jersey , who knows a guy, who might be able to “grease up” the city council into allowing that building permit you’re having trouble pushing through.Julio Jones looks like a guy who takes basketball at the gym way too seriously.Dan Quinn looks like a guy who spends more time on his riding lawnmower than with his wife and kids.Matt Ryan looks like a dad who does his kids’ door to door fundraising for them.Thomas Dimitroff looks like an insurance salesman.Dan Quinn looks like a guy who once woke up in a Disneyworld holding cell next to a vomit covered pair of mouse ears and with synthetic white duck feathers clutched in both his palms.Matt Ryan looks like he and his wife do not share a bed. Instead they each have their own twin bed on opposite sides of the same room.Arthur Blank looks like he made his money during Prohibition.Thomas Dimitroff looks like the public persona of the villain in a superhero movie.Dan Quinn looks like a guy who will one day start an elaborate blue methamphetamine operation beneath the laundry room of Mercedes Benz stadium. . . Funded by Thomas Dimitroff. . . And assisted by Steve Sarkisian. . . With Matt Bryant as the henchman/bodyguard. . . In a remake of Breaking Bad called Breaking Atlanta.Which ones are your favorites, Panthers fans? Discuss.
  5. I’m short on intro in this one. Let’s talk about it. I’ll give you my take and then feel free to chime in yourself. All Panthers fans welcome.You’ll need a headset with a mic to talk (but not listen) if you don’t dial in via land line (see below). A cell phone will work but usually the quality of the call presents a problem. I believe you have to sign up for an account to use the chat feature. Otherwise you can just listen and follow the chat. You can follow the show and get automated notices of upcoming shows by visiting the CSR Radio page on BTR by clicking here.To dial in via land line: (626) 213-5738To just listen or talk as well. You can also follow the chat at the same time through the link above. If you join the chat please take time to include your user name. You can do both as well http://www.pantherscheapshop.com/cheap-authentic-devin-funchess-jersey , chat via Blog talk Radio chat box and dial in via land line to talk. If you have a bad connection, background noise or other issue I reserve the right to mute you in order to not mess up the recording.All Panthers Fans Welcome!If you should miss the show you can always download previous episodes from Blog Talk Radio or by using the embedded player above.Tonight’s Host: JaxonOn tonight’s docket:Week 7 Result: Lions 20 Panthers 19 Recap Panthers 2018 Season Week 12 Preview: Panthers vs SeahawksFantasy Football Results and Vegas betting linesPanthers news & notesAround the NFL and the NationThe best (and worst) of CSRPanthers injured offense will face an injured Falcons defense We’re only two weeks into the season and already the NFC South is heating up. The Panthers will travel to Atlanta to face their division rivals, the Falcons, this Sunday. Carolina is coming off an impressive 16-8 win over Dallas. The Cowboys challenged the Panthers offense Graham Gano Jersey , holding Cam Newton to a modest 161 yards in the air. However, Newton lead the team in rushing with 58 yards and a touchdown. Sunday’s win didn’t come without cost, though. The Panthers lost tight end Greg Olsen and right tackle Daryl Williams in their debut.Like the Panthers, the Falcons suffered two huge blows from their Thursday night loss against the Eagles. Their defense is now without two Pro Bowlers Daryl Williams Jersey , safety Keanu Neal and middle linebacker Deion Jones. Even with the injury to Neal during the game, Atlanta’s defense still looked solid. On offense, Julio Jones was stellar against the defending Super Bowl champs despite Matt Ryan completing fewer than half of his passes. The Panthers are 1-3 against the Falcons over the last two seasons and are now six point underdogs against Atlanta. Here are three keys for Carolina’s offense to defeat the Falcons:Let Cam be Cam: Norv Turner likes the run-pass option. Against the Cowboys, Newton decided to use his legs. He broke out with some big runs that kept their defense off guard. Atlanta losing Neal means they won’t have their big hitter and run stuffer. With the Falcons now lacking in run support http://www.pantherscheapshop.com/cheap-authentic-dontari-poe-jersey , Cam should continue to do his thing on the ground. Beat the Birds in the air: Losing Jones is also irreplaceable for the Falcons. He was a beast in coverage mode. Falcons head coach Dan Quinn will have to do a lot of shifting to fill the void of Jones and Neal. Although Panthers are reeling in their own loss of Olsen, there’s plenty of young talent able to step up. Sunday’s match-up will be a realistic opportunity to test out the fresh tight ends. Not to mention, Panthers still have one of the most versatile receiving corps in the league. Protect Newton: Carolina’s offensive line is a patchwork right now. Cowboys defense was able to sack Newton a total of three times. Dallas also pressured Newton on 43% of his drop backs.Atlanta might be feeling the heat of losing their two best defensive players, but they still have plenty of talent. Defensive tackle Grady Jarrett is a fine interior pass rusher who can put on the pressure and hit. Defensive end Vic Beasley was quiet in the season opener Cheap Ryan Kalil Jersey , but it’s only a matter of time until he gets back into rhythm, so don’t sleep on him. Similar to the Panthers, Atlanta has been bitten early by the injury bug. This game will come down to which team is able to adjust and utilize their remaining talent the best.
  6. The University of Miami Hurricanes will kick off their 2018 season with a match up with the LSU Tigers at a neutral site. Both teams will be traveling to Arlington Texas to play at Jerry World aka the Death Star aka AT&T Stadium. Despite kicking off their year against a respected SEC team the Canes enter the game favored by around a field goal over LSU Jesse Davis Jersey , at least by those guys in Vegas. The last time these two teams faced each other was in a post season contest in 2005, but you have to go all the way back to 1988 since these two faced each other in the regular season.The Canes are coming off a 2017 season that saw them have their best season in what seems like forever, at least to the Canes faithful, ending the season at 10 and 3 and earning a birth in the Orange Bowl. Despite their fairly solid record the Canes will have to show a lot more this season to convince the experts that they are finally for real again. The Hurricanes held a solid 7 and 1 record in the ACC but with four of those seven wins by single digits. The Hurricanes also managed to only out-gain their opponents by an average of four yards per contest. On the plus side for the Canes is the fact that they are returning 14 starters to this years team, seven per side of the ball.As with all live threads all the sites rules that apply elsewhere also apply here. Also please remember that there is never any sharing, talking about or requesting of any illegal game streams allowed on any SBNation site. Not following this rule may result in a warning or a temporary ban from the site.University Of Miami Hurricanes (8) Vs. LSU Tigers (25)When: Sunday September 2nd, 7:30 PM ESTWhere: AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TexasTV: ABSOdds: Miami Hurricanes -3Over/Under: 47.5 Only one NFL team has been outgained by nearly 1,200 yards and is still in the playoff picture 鈥?the underwhelming, overachieving Miami Dolphins.They're 6-6 and part of the crowded AFC wild-card race despite statistics that would sink most teams. The Dolphins rank 29th in the NFL in offense and 29th in defense Authentic Bobby McCain Jersey , 29th in third-down conversions and 28th in red zone scoring.So how have they managed a lofty .500 record?"Turnover margin," coach Adam Gase said Monday. "The amount of turnovers our defense is getting is what we need, and then we don't turn it over a whole bunch."He's right. The Dolphins are tied for seventh in turnover differential at plus-eight, and third in takeaways with 25. The impact on the scoreboard has been "insane," Gase said.Turnover differential was the difference Sunday, when Miami was outgained by Buffalo 415 yards to 175 but won the turnovers battle, 3-1, and the game, 21-17.It also helped that the Bills' Charles Clay dropped a fourth-down pass at the goal line in the final minute."It's better to be lucky than good," Miami linebacker Kiko Alonso said.Luck might play a small role in explaining the Dolphins' knack for outperforming the stats. It dates back to Gase's first season in 2016, when they were outgained by 798 yards but went 10-6. That's their only playoff team in the past decade.Someone reminded Gase his team has been outgained this year by 1 Youth Jakeem Grant Jersey ,168 yards."Great," Gase responded, meaning the opposite of great. His team is on pace to surpass the franchise record disparity of 1,321 in 1967, the Dolphins' second season.This year only Cincinnati (5-7) and Arizona (3-9) have larger yardage deficits. To which the Dolphins say: So what."It's all about us putting the ball in the end zone and having the most points at the end of the game," running back Kenyan Drake said.Oddsmakers aren't impressed by that approach: Miami is a touchdown underdog at home Sunday against AFC East leader New England (9-3) .Gase believes the Dolphins actually should be 8-4. They blew double-digit fourth-quarter leads in losses at Cincinnati and Indianapolis.As it is, Miami is tied with three other teams in the AFC, one game behind the Baltimore Ravens for the sixth seed and final wild-card spot in the AFC."Obviously, in order to stay in the hunt, we've got to win," receiver Kenny Stills said. "And we know that."For a change http://www.dolphinsauthorizedshops.com/authentic-vincent-taylor-jersey , the Dolphins begin the week with no significant new injuries. Ryan Tannehill, playing in his second game since returning from a shoulder injury, shook off several jarring hits to throw three touchdown passes against Buffalo."He's as tough as they come," Gase said.The Dolphins have endured so many injuries that Gase said it's a different team from the one that lost to New England 38-7 in Week 4.The obvious goal this week will be to keep the score closer, and if the Dolphins do that, don't discount their chances. In one-score games Gase is 6-1 this year, and 19-6 in his three seasons with the Dolphins.In other games he's 3-17. Sometimes relying on turnovers isn't enough.
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  8. The NFL has seen many rule changes in favor of the offense since Joe Flacco entered the league in 2008. Playing 10 seasons behind multiple offensive lines and against many top-tier defenders has given him some insight as to how the game has developed over the years. Despite being a quarterback — a position that has been protected a great deal by the NFL — Flacco believes that football is inherently a dangerous game. “Listen – this is football Cheap C.J. Mosley Jersey , man, Flacco said to reporters on Wednesday. “We all sign up to get hit, and we all sign up [knowing] that you might get hurt. That’s what makes this league a little different than any other professional sports league.”Players will feel the bumps and bruises over the course of an NFL season that others will not. Flacco knows this and due to the awareness of the rule changes in favor of the offense, he feels for the players on the other side of the ball. “We’re not really putting our life on the line, but every time we do go out there, we are putting our career on the line. That’s what makes football a little bit different. I think that’s what makes it interesting to watch.During his career, Flacco has been sacked 322 times. He has played through injuries — some occurring during the season and a back injury during the 2017 offseason — he has had his knee rolled up on and been battered and beaten, but Flacco understands that it’s all part of the game that he plays.“It’s a violent sport; it’s meant to be that way,” said Flacco. “I definitely have feelings for those guys who are there, because not only are they penalizing people and affecting outcomes of games, but they’re also taking paychecks away from people, and they’re acting like it’s no big deal. It is a big deal. It’s a lot of money – for anybody. There are a lot of issues with it, I think.”Flacco has seen penalties go his way — others have not. He realizes that when playing football, one cannot search for yellow flags. A play must be made, whether or not the referees will toss a flag for roughing the passer Womens Justin Tucker Jersey , a defenseless receiver, pass interference, etc. “It’s very rarely – maybe when you’re looking for a call,” Flacco said. “You just don’t really think about it gametime. You’re just trying to execute the play and do all that stuff. I don’t have time to worry about whether they’re going to call a flag on me or not. That’s what my family is up in the stands for, I guess. I don’t know.”Aaron Doster-USA TODAY SportsIn his last game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Flacco was sacked four times. Each one of those sacks served as a debilitating blow to the offense. Playing in a division such as the AFC North takes a quarterback through all of the emotions and bodily harm that one would expect from some of the better defenses in the league. It also takes a certain kind of player to play in all sorts of weather — the rain, the sleet, the snow and the wind that comes with playing up north.“I think everybody who plays in this league has a certain toughness about them when they go take that field. Playing in this division for as long as I’ve had, up against the defenses that we get to go against week-in and week-out and dealing with all the different elements, I think it’s impossible to not gain an edge from that. We’ve played against hardnosed, tough teams every year, and it becomes a part of who you are a little bit.”After taking hits during the game on Thursday night, Flacco was able to get back up and make plays. Though he ended up going 32-for-55 passing with 375 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions, the 33-year old continued to churn on. He didn’t end up with the outcome that he wanted Joe Flacco Jersey , but his toughness and pride is something that is emblematic of many NFL quarterbacks.“I think every quarterback takes pride in being able to stand in the pocket and deliver when you’re under siege a little bit,” said Flacco. “You’re not going to be able to make a living of it week-in and week-out. But, that’s why you have those big guys up front for. They’re doing a great job. You understand that week to week, you’re going to go against guys that are really, really good at their position, and you’re going to have to do that.”Though he does believe in the grit that quarterbacks show on a regular basis, he doesn’t think they are anywhere close to being the most resilient player on the field. They are there to make plays when they are needed the most. “Quarterbacks – they’re the least tough guy on the field. Flacco said. “So, when you are given your chance twice a game, you better stand in there and make the throw.”Flacco’s durability will be tested against the Denver Broncos on Sunday when linebacker Von Miller and defensive end Bradley Chubb are chasing after him. The Ravens head to Cleveland this week to face a young, up-and-coming Browns roster. Baltimore Beatdown contributors detail bold predictions for the contest.Sage’s predictions:Baker Mayfield and Joe Flacco will both throw interceptions. Both quarterbacks have thrown two picks in 2018; however, it is worth noting Mayfield has played in two games to Flacco’s four starts. Still, both signal callers are matched up against ball hawking secondaries. Look for Cleveland’s Denzel Ward to cause a turnover or for Baltimore’s Brandon Carr to kill one of Mayfield’s drives. The Ravens will deliver an improved rushing performance.Baltimore’s stagnant run game has been a blemish on the first quarter of the season. In Week 5, they will encounter their worst run defense to-date, as the Browns rank 23rd in the NFL. While they have yet to eclipse 100 rushing yards since their Week 1 blowout of the Bills, Cleveland allowed Marshawn Lynch to rush for 139 yards (a 6.5 yard average) in their Week 4 loss.Vasilis’ predictions:Joe Flacco will throw for more than 350 yards.Last year in Cleveland Youth John Brown Jersey , Flacco’s 288 passing yards was his highest total of the season. Baltimore’s runners are unlikely to find success behind their blockers against the Browns stout front, so #5 will once again be asked to carry the load. With the assistance of Marty Mornhinweg and Willie Snead, he will be up to the challenge. Kenny Young will lead the Ravens in tackles.Young received only 24 snaps last week against Pittsburgh’s pass first offense. He will play nearly every defensive snap this week, as Cleveland leads the NFL in rushing attempts this season. The Browns elite interior offensive linemen trio will focus on blocking Brandon Williams, Michael Pierce and C.J. Mosley, allowing Young to roam free and rack up the tackles.Dustin’s predictions:Baker Mayfield will commit three turnovers.After committing four turnovers in a 45-42 loss to the Oakland Raiders, things will not be any easier against Baltimore for the rookie quarterback in his second start. Mayfield has yet to face a top defense like the Ravens, which is ranked second in total defense, fourth in passing and fourth in rushing yards per game. Baltimore’s elite secondary will get the better of Mayfield and force him into several turnovers, and Terrell Suggs will get his signature strip sack.Myles Garrett will be a non-factor. The Ravens did an excellent job of game-planning for and containing elite pass rusher Von Miller in Week 3 against the Denver Broncos. Offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg will put together another nice game plan, rendering Garrett useless with chip blocks and double teams. Just like Miller, Garrett will not record a single sack.
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This is not the week to start the former number one pick.Brad Rempel-USA TODAY SportsRUNNING BACKS:START: Aaron Jones, Green Bay PackersMatchup: vs. Dolphins Week 9 Stats: 76 Rushing YDS, 2 Receptions, 10 Receiving YDS, 1 Fumble, 8.6 PTSAfter being given the reins to the ground game, Aaron Jones is ready to put the league on notice against a putrid Dolphins defense that has allowed the fourth most RB FPTS this season. After losing a fumble on Sunday Night Football that decided the Packers’ fate, I’m expecting an onslaught from both Aarons this Sunday, and Jones becomes a must-start option.Stew Milne-USA TODAY SportsSIT: Leonard FournetteMatchup: @ ColtsLeonard Fournette is expected to return this Sunday after missing six of the Jaguars’ past seven contests. With the addition of Carlos Hyde to the running back corp in Jacksonville, I don't expect Doug Marrone to throw the former LSU star right back into the fire, and expect him to bring him back gradually to preserve his health going into the remainder of the season.Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY SportsWIDE RECEIVERS:START: Tyler Boyd Cheap Marlon Humphrey Jersey , Cincinnati Bengals Matchup: vs. SaintsWith A.J. Green sidelined for the foreseeable future, Tyler Boyd becomes the top option on the outside for Andy Dalton. The Saints have allowed the most FPTS to receivers this season and while I don't expect Andy Dalton to air it out any more than usual, Boyd gets a boost after two weeks of prepping for this matchup during the Bengals’ bye.Aaron Doster-USA TODAY SportsSIT: Corey Davis, Tennessee Titans Matchup: vs. PatriotsWeek 9 Stats: 6 Receptions, 56 Receiving YDS, 12 PTSThe former first round pick has caught less than 50% of his targets over the past three contests. It doesn't help Corey Davis’ fantasy value that he is constantly shadowed by the opposing teams’ best cornerback. Already this season he’s matched up against Jalen Ramsey, Tre’Davious White, Casey Hayward, and this week he gets to see Stephon Gilmore. I’m keeping him on the bench this week and going forward.Tim Heitman-USA TODAY SportsTIGHT ENDS:START: George KittleMatchup: vs. GiantsWeek 9 Stats: 4 Receptions, 108 YDS, 1 TD Cheap Justin Tucker Jersey , 20.8 PTSGeorge Kittle is one of only three tight ends this season to post 20-plus FPTS in three or more outings. He has become one of the elite options at the position in only his second season. Look for him to light it up on Monday Night Football before the 49ers go into their bye week.Kyle Terada-USA TODAY SportsSIT: Jared Cook, Oakland RaidersMatchup: vs. ChargersWeek 9 Stats: 2 Receptions, 20 YDS, 4 PTSJared Cook’s early season explosion has subsided and he has turned into the largely boom-or-bust option that most people expected him to be coming into the season. With the questions concerning the Raiders at the quarterback position, none of their offense skill players should be trusted going down the stretch unless their is a major shift in production.Kyle Terada-USA TODAY SportsTHURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL: Carolina Panthers @ Pittsburgh SteelersPanthers:Cam Newton: StartChristian McCaffrey: Start Devin Funchess: FlexD.J. Moore: SitGreg Olsen: Start Panthers D/ST: SitSteelers:Ben Roethlisberger: StartJames Conner: StartAntonio Brown: StartJuJu Smith-Schuster: StartVance McDonald: SitSteelers D/ST: Sit Andy Dalton tossed four first half touchdowns – three to A.J. Green – in building a 28-7 first half advantage only to need to hold off a furious rally by the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday night.Bengals safety Shawn Williams forced a fumble of Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco with just under three minutes to play. Dre Kirkpatrick recovered the loose ball and the Bengals added a 40-yard Randy Bullock field goal to put the game out of reach and earn a 34-23 victory.After an opening three-and-out, the Bengals pushed the ball into the end zone on four straight possessions in building a 28-7 lead. Dalton connected with Green three times and added a fourth to Tyler Boyd in building the early advantage.Dalton completed 24 of 42 passes for 265 yards and four touchdowns on the night. Joe Mixon had 84 rushing yards on 21 carries before being sidelined with a knee injury.However, the Ravens would score a late first half touchdown on a 1-yard touchdown pass from Joe Flacco to Mark Andrews to close the deficit to 28-14 before the break.A 55-yard Justin Tucker field goal and 21-yard touchdown pass from Flacco to John Brown drew the Ravens within five, 28-23, with just under 10 minutes remaining. But that would be as close as the Ravens would get. Bullock converted a 28-yard field goal to make it an eight-point game and the 40-yard kick after Flacco’s fumble sealed the deal.Flacco was intercepted twice and lost the fumble late to account for all three Ravens turnovers. He finished with 365 yards and two touchdowns with 31 completions on 54 attempts. The Bengals held the Ravens to just 66 rushing yards on the night. Baltimore also turned the ball over on downs twice in Cincinnati territory on the night.
  10. Myers hit a two-run homer to highlight a five-run second inning and lead the San Diego Padres to an 8-4 win over the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday night.“I feel like I’m headed in the right direction Greg Maddux Jersey ,” Myers said.Considered the face of the franchise before Eric Hosmer was acquired in the offseason, Myers has bounced around from the corner outfield spots, to an occasion start at first base to now being the regular third baseman. More so than the position changes, however, it’s his three stints on the disabled list which cost him 70 games that derailed his season.“It was a good day for Wil,” Padres manager Andy Green said, while noting Myers’ defensive play, too. “He’s definitely had stops and starts to this season, mostly because of injuries.”Freddy Galvis also homered and Robbie Erlin pitched five solid innings as the Padres avoided a three-game sweep. Galvin has hit in five straight games and has pulled out of a recent rut.“His hitting has picked back up,” Green said. “The way he grinds, he fights through the lows and comes back. He is a great example for the young guys.”Added Galvis: “The last couple of games I’ve got my timing back.”Galvis hit a three-run shot in the eighth as San Diego won for the second time in 10 meetings against San Francisco.Erlin (4-7) beat the Giants for the first time and snapped a career-high four-start losing streak. The left-hander allowed three runs on five hits, with two walks and three strikeouts. His last victory came against the Rockies on Aug. 21.Four Padres relievers allowed one run over the final four innings as San Diego ended its six-game homestand at 2-4.Chris Stratton (10-9) http://www.bravesfanproshop.com/authentic-david-justice-jersey , who was coming off his first career shutout, was gone after three innings. Soon after putting the Giants ahead with a three-run double, Stratton, who was trying to beat the Padres for the second time this season, was replaced after surrendering five runs on six hits and a walk.“I just don’t think my fastball command was very good,” Stratton said. “Sometimes it’s going to be there, and sometimes it’s not. You’ve got to battle with what you’ve got.”Rookie Armies Garcia’s third homer in eight starts pulled the Giants within 5-4 in the eighth. Garcia has hit safely in nine of his first 10 career games.The Padres batted around in the second inning to go ahead 5-3. The big blow was Myers’ 11th homer this season, which landed in the Padres’ bullpen in left-center.Before Myers went deep, Franmil Reyes extended his hitting streak to a career-high 11 games with a single, Cory Spangenberg and Galvis produced RBI singles and Manuel Margot added a run with a sacrifice fly.Stratton helped himself with a two-out, bases-loaded double in the second. The first extra-base hit of his career put the Giants ahead 3-0.“He gets a big hit there, knocks in three and you like the lead early in the game R.A. Dickey Jersey ,” Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. “He just couldn’t get on track that second inning.”Brandon Crawford had his 10th three-hit game of the season for the Giants and his first since June. 26.TRAINER’S ROOMGiants: 1B Brandon Belt (knee) returned to San Francisco to be evaluated by team doctors, with a strong possibility that he will undergo season-ending surgery.UP NEXTGiants: LHP Madison Bumgarner (6-6, 3.14 ERA) gets the start on Friday when the Giants open a three-game series at St. Louis. The last time Bumgarner pitched at Busch Stadium was in Game 1 of the 2014 NLCS, when he blanked the Cardinals for 7 2/3 innings. Bumgarner is coming off a six-inning scoreless gem in beating the Rockies on Sept. 15.Padres: LHP Eric Lauer (5-7, 4.74) opens the Padres’ final trip, facing the Dodgers on Friday.er dominating the Dodgers at Petco Park this year, going 2-0 with a 0.61 ERA. Sean M. Haffey/Getty ImagesLos Angeles Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen explained Tuesday that the medication he was prescribed to treatatrial fibrillation affected his performance last week."I don't want to make excuses,鈥?Jansen said, according to the Orange County Register's Bill Plunkett. "But it's like you're sleepwalking out there. It makes your whole body go slow. I felt sleepy all the time."Jansen added: "I tried. I thought the first day, maybe it would get better. Then the second day it was the same. And the third day...After that, I just thought, 'I'm going to hurt the team. I've got to say something and get off this medication.' It might be making sure my heart doesn't stop. But I told my doctor I can't pitch like this."Jansen http://www.bravesfanproshop.com/authentic-scott-kazmir-jersey , who returned from the disabled list Aug. 20, was uncharacteristically shaky in three appearances last week.He gave up a pair of home runs Aug. 20 against the St. Louis Cardinals en route to his fourth loss of the season, and he added to his ledger in the loss column two nights later by surrendering three hits and two earned runs in a 3-1 defeat.Jansen served up another questionable outing in a 5-4 win over the Padres on Aug. 25 when he blew his fourth save of the season by allowing a solo home run to Austin Hedges in the ninth inning.Fortunately for Jansen, a 12th-inning double from Justin Turner allowed L.A. to avoid another disappointing setback.Jansen is now off the previously prescribed medication and said his cardiologist confirmed he is "safe" without it."I just told him, as a normal person it's fine. You could go to work," Jansen said, per Plunkett. "But those three games I had zero adrenaline. My mind was saying, 'You gotta go' but my body wasn't working. I can't pitch like that."
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  12. Ali Marpet gave an update on his transition from center to left guard this offseason. Tampa Bay Times reporter Greg Auman tweeted this video clip where Marpet explains how the move to a new position has gone. Marpet started his career at right guard and had an impressive rookie season. He only improved on that start in his second year and looked to be on the verge of playing at a Pro Bowl level. The Bucs coaching staff wanted to get a bigger presence in the middle of the offensive line Cheap Donovan Smith Jersey , and with 2016 free agent right guard J.R. Sweezy finally healthy after a back injury forced him to miss all of 2016, Marpet was moved to center for the 2017 season. Although Marpet played pretty well at center, the offensive line as a whole underperformed and top free agent center Ryan Jensen was brought in and Marpet, in a surprise move, was moved to left guard. The progression of Marpet at left guard will be one of the main storylines I’ll be watching for during training camp. Him playing well would hopefully give the offensive line a dominant side, for running the ball, like fans saw in Logan Mankins last season in 2015. The guard play on the offensive line last year really underwhelmed at times and contributed to the 40 sacks on Ryan Fitzpatrick and Jameis Winston. Another storyline about his move to left guard is that Marpet is in a contract year. Unless the Bucs resign him before (the should) or during the season, his level of play could influence what type of deal he can demand at the end of the season.Will he be able to replicate the success he had at right guard? Will his presence help Donovan Smith be more consistent in his 4th year? Those answers will go a long way in deciding if the Bucs have a winning 2018 season. As with any offseason, there are a plethora of questions and scenarios to discuss when it comes to roster moves. It’s already a tough gig to wrap one’s head around, but it can be a lot tougher whenever it’s an entirely new coaching staff trying to evaluate and figure out what players will work out best. With the Tampa Bay Buccaneers current cap situation and a lot of high-priced veteran players Peyton Barber Jersey , it’s almost guaranteed that there will be some big moves made concerning the roster in the early stages of 2019. 1) Which big names will be let go?Gerald McCoy. Desean Jackson. Cameron Brate. Vinny Curry.Trust me, there are more. Those are the names of potential cap casualties this offseason. Even though all three of those players have had large roles on the team, there is no guarantee that they will be back with the new coaching staff.Tampa Bay doesn’t have a ton of cap space to work with in 2019. Teams generally set $8-$10 million aside for the draft, which leaves the Bucs even less room to operate with. Add in the potential contract extensions for Jameis Winston, Donovan Smith, Kwon Alexander, etc. - and it’s easy to see that moves will be made to cut down the spending in 2019.The Bucs have a big decision coming up with Winston in 2020. It’s inevitable that the Bucs will let some big names go this offseason, the question is - who will it be?2) The futures of Donovan Smith and Kwon AlexanderBoth players have flashed greatness and both players have also frustrated the crap out of coaches and fans. This one is tough. The offensive line and the defense were weak spots last season, so it doesn’t make sense to ditch two former starters. But Smith’s inconsistencies and the unknowns of Alexander’s recovery from knee surgery are two big factors that will play into the Bucs’ decision regarding these two. Franchising Smith would cost Tampa Bay around $14.5 million and franchising Alexander would cost around $11.6 million. That’s a lot of money for a cap-strapped team to spend on two players with question marks. Obviously, the Bucs can only franchise one of these two as well. Will Tampa Bay franchise one and let the other walk/extend them?There aren’t many that envy general manager Jason Licht when it comes to this decision. 3) Does Adam Humphries stay in Tampa Bay?He’s improved every single year and set career-high marks in 2019. But just like all of the other bubble players Cheap Justin Evans Jersey , it remains to be seen if Hump fits in with the new staff. There’s no reason to think he won’t fit in. He works his ass off, has a great reputation with Winston, and is a smart player who can work the hell out of some underneath routes. Adam Humphries deserves to stay in Tampa Bay, but will it happen?Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty ImagesIt’s also important to consider the depth at the wide receiver position if Jackson is released. The Bucs will need production to offset his absence and Humphries can provide just that. New head coach Bruce Arians loves tough, team-before-me type players. He’s only 25 years old, but may be in the market for a big contract after a near-1,000 yard season. It’d be a surprise if Hump isn’t donning the pewter and red come September, but we’ve seen crazier things happen in the NFL.4) Did Cairo Santos do enough to keep his job?Bucs fans everywhere let out a huge sigh of relief after Santos came out and made 14 consecutive kicks (including both field goals and extra points) during his first three games as a Buccaneer. Santos finished strong, hitting 12/15 kicks over the remaining four games of the season. In all, he finished 9/12 (.750%) kicking field goals and was a perfect 17/17 kicking extra points.He did miss both field goal attempts against the Saints and one against the Cowboys. Granted Buccaneers Caleb Benenoch Jersey , the misses came from 40, 46, and 52 - but it’s still a bit concerning considering the fact that Santos struggled with getting kickoffs into the end zone. The lack of leg strength is worrisome. In today’s game, you need to score points from all over the field, so leg strength in a kicker is a pretty big deal.Just ask the Los Angeles Rams.Santos played well in 2018, but there is no guarantee that he will stay on the roster for 2019. 5) Who will back up Jameis?This is actually a pretty big deal. Ryan Fitzpatrick is likely to retire and even if he doesn’t, there is no guarantee that Arians will want to bring him back for another go. Winston can be volatile in his actions both on the field and off the field. It’s crucial that the Bucs find a suitable backup in case that a) Winston doesn’t show that he is the answer at the position for the long term, or b) Winston gets in trouble again and is suspended indefinitely by the league. And of course, the injury factor is at play, too. You never know when tragedy will strike during a game. Could Tampa Bay bring in Teddy Bridgewater to back up Winston?Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty ImagesRyan Griffin isn’t the answer Buccaneers Ryan Jensen Jersey , otherwise he would’ve taken a meaningful snap during the Dirk Koetter tenure. Arians will probably look for someone who has familiarity within his system, but it also wouldn’t be a bad idea to look toward the draft, either. There’s no doubt that Arians and his staff will have their work cut out for them during the offseason. The Bucs’ situation is very similar to the Cardinals’ situation when he took over in 2013 - a good mix of talented, athletic young players and veteran players who can compete when put in the right position. There’s also no guarantee that the Bucs will go 10-6 in Arians’ first year a la Arizona, but there is plenty of reason to have the confidence that he’ll put the Bucs on the right path if he can find the answers to these questions.
  13. Football against the New Orleans Saints despite certainly the best defensive effort of the entire season. It was entirely a problem on offense Authentic Christian McCaffrey Jersey , as running the football was difficult, the protection was bad, and turning the ball over on two prime scoring opportunities absolutely murdered this team’s chances.Beyond that though, it was clear to the entire country that something isn’t right with Cam Newton. Though the dreadfully bad Monday Night Football announcing crew didn’t have a lot to say about it, it’s clear to anyone who watched Cam play the first half of the season that he is playing injured. At this point, the extent of his injury is so bad that he really can’t fire the ball effectively beyond ten yards http://www.carolinapanthersteamonline.com/mario-addison-jersey , and by the final drive was struggling to get it out at all. That final possession saw an unreasonable amount of wobbly wounded ducks leave his hand with barely any velocity, and certainly not any range.The shame in all of this is that with an exceptionally low mathematical chance to make the playoffs, and definitely an even lower one to do anything of note once there, is that Cam Newton should not be playing at all. I believe that the defense played well enough last night that even Taylor Heinicke, or really any functioning non-injured arm, could have managed us to a victory last night.That is not the passing chart of a guy whose shoulder is okay.I’m sure Cam Newton lobbied like hell to play in this game despite the pain in his shoulder. That is who he is Authentic Taylor Moton Jersey , and who your leaders ought to be. Professional athletes will try to play as long as they can move around, part of being who they are is that belief that they can overcome pain in big moments. However, it is the job of the coaching staff and team management to keep everything in perspective and think about the long term. You have to have the guts as a coach to tell your star quarterback what is best, and to sit him down if you need to. Last night, it couldn’t have been more obvious that Cam Newton should already be resting or receiving medical treatment instead of playing an NFL football game.I know Ron Rivera and his staff are playing for their jobs supposedly, but in this case those interests are aligned. Do what is best for the team and your franchise quarterback http://www.carolinapanthersteamonline.com/wes-horton-jersey , and maybe you end up winning that game last night. I’m not saying Taylor Heinicke is nearly the quarterback Cam Newton is, we dont really know much about him at all in fact... but I am saying that at a minimum, he is fully healthy and able to execute throws mechanically. If you continue to force Cam Newton into action in a lost season, you endanger his long term prospects as the quarterback to lead this franchise. As it is right now, I am starting to wonder whether the damage is already done, and the Panthers need to consider the future come free agency and the draft.Ron Rivera was non-committal in his post game press conference about whether Cam will play in Week 16 against the Falcons with the Panthers still technically possessing a less than 1% chance at making the playoffs. I seriously hope he isn’t that stupid. This is not the time to be the alleged “Riverboat Ron” and go against the odds. Keep your quarterback off the field Authentic Trai Turner Jersey , and start thinking about when you’ll really have a shot at making a splash in the playoffs...NEXT. YEAR. With Panthers Quarterback Cam Newton likely still limited, the issue of practice reps is a difficult one with only one other quarterback on the roster (even if it is the perfect Taylor Heinicke). Reenter one Kyle Allen.The Panthers originally signed Allen in April as an undrafted free agent. He did not make the final roster, but was immediately signed to the Panthers’ practice squad.While that stint only lasted 10 days (presumably because the Panthers’ practice squad needed offensive line depth at the time), the coaching staff apparently sees enough in Allen to bring him back for another stint.To make room for Allen, the Panthers have released safety Dezmen Southward from the practice squad. The move is fairly easy to follow... With Eric Reid and Mike Adams finally bringing some much needed stability to the safety positions, a more immediate need presented itself with Cam Newton likely remaining on a pitch count during the week.
  14. Christian McCaffrey’s monster campaign. He produced 1098 rushing yards on 219 attempts and 867 receiving yards on 107 receptions. He was 133 yards short of becoming the third running back in NFL history to have 1000 yards in both rushing and receiving. The other two backs were Roger Craig and Marshall Faulk. Both Craig and Faulk had more time to achieve this feat http://www.pantherscheapshop.com/cheap-authentic-greg-van-roten-jersey , though. Craig met the goal while he played in the playoffs with the San Francisco 49ers in 1985. Faulk met the goal in 1999 when his Rams won the Super Bowl. Unfortunately, the Panthers didn’t play well enough in the second half of the season for McCaffrey to have enough time to meet this achievement. However, he did get an all-pro selection, so he did receive some appropriate recognition for his incredible season. He also made NFL history with this incredible stat below:McCaffrey is at the top of this list C.J. Anderson Jersey , and it is full of wide receivers (with the exception of Reggie Bush). As a 22 year old, he has more receptions than the likes of Randy Moss and Larry Fitzgerald when they were his age. If that wasn’t impressive enough, check out this phenomenal highlight tape he posted:Personally, I believe he will get 1000 single-season yards in both rushing and receiving someday. He is that good. The Panthers just need to perform much better while McCaffrey is in his prime. What do you think Wes Horton Jersey , Panthers fans? Brian, Brad, and Jon are joined by DW and Jeanna from the Falcaholic to preview the upcoming game between the Panthers and Falcons, as is tradition. Jeanna and DW recap the Falcons week one loss to the Eagles and what it means for the team going forward. We discuss the injuries to Keanu Neal and Deion Jones and how they’ll impact the Falcons defense. The Falcaholic people tell us who the Panthers still need to watch out for on defense and whether or not the Falcons can slow down the high powered Panthers offensive attack that doesn’t have an offensive line. We also talk about the Falcons red zone struggles and whether or not Julio Jones is actually physically incapable of catching a football when his feet are in the end zone. DW and Jeanna share their concerns about the Falcons offense missing Devonta Freeman.We wrap with x-factors and final score predictions Cheap Luke Kuechly Jersey , where Brad and Jon are correct and the other three are wildly incorrect. Check out the Falcaholic for their podcast and to listen to more of Brian’s voice on their show. Click here if the embed doesn’t work
  15. The Bills may have the quarterback of the future and will look to build around him this offseason. The Dolphins on the other hand are the opposite. It’s become clear that the team is ready to move on from Ryan Tannehill and could look to replace him with someone like Teddy Bridgewater with a rookie quarterback waiting in the wings. It was a disappointing season Matt Haack Jersey , but the team could still finish .500 with a win against Buffalo.You can check out that story here, and the rest of the day’s round-up below.Countdown To Kickoff | Dolphins at BillsMiami Dolphins (7-8) at Buffalo Bills (5-10)Dolphins Defensive LineCameron Wake planning to return to Miami Dolphins in 2019 - Sports - The Palm Beach Post - West Palm Beach, FLDAVIE — Defensive end Cameron Wake, who turns 37 in a month, said Friday that he’s planning to return for an 11th season with the Dolphins and has an eye on eventually completing his career with just one organization.“If it makes sense, for sure,” Wake said when asked about the chance to wear one NFL uniform.Dolphins’ inability to get to quarterback wrecked defense | Miami HeraldThe Miami Dolphins must fix their pass rush in the offseason. They have averaged two sacks per game this season, which ranks 29th in football.Phinsider News You May Have MissedMiami Dolphins News 12/29/18: Previewing Sunday’s Game Against The Bills - The PhinsiderWelcome to the Splash Zone, the quickest way to get your day started off right. We bring you a rundown of Miami Dolphins news from the last 24 hours.Cameron Wake wants to remain in Miami, not ready to retire - The PhinsiderMiami’s star pass rusher wants to stay in South Beach for at least another year. DENVER (AP) — Nose tackle Shelby Harris picked off Ben Roethlisberger's 2-yard pass to Antonio Brown in the end zone with 1:03 remaining to seal Denver's 24-17 win over Pittsburgh that snapped the Steelers' six-game winning streak Sunday.The Broncos (5-6) used four takeaways to counter a 97-yard touchdown toss from Roethlisberger to JuJu Smith-Schuster.Roethlisberger was 41 of 56 for 462 yards, but he was intercepted twice and the Steelers (7-3-1) lost two fumbles in losing for the first time since September. Phillip Lindsay rushed for 110 yards and the game-deciding touchdown on just 14 carries for Denver, which also ended the Chargers‘ six-game winning streak last week and would have snapped Houston's five-game roll were it not for a missed field goal as time expired.CHARGERS 45, CARDINALS 10CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Philip Rivers tied the NFL record for consecutive completions and set marks for the most to start a game and the highest percentage in a game and Los Angeles rolled over Arizona.The 15-year veteran completed his first 25 passes and was 28 of 29 for 259 yards and three touchdowns in three quarters. It was also his 11th straight game with multiple TD passes.Rivers completed 25 straight passes in the first 2½ quarters Cheap Jason Sanders Jersey , tying Ryan Tannehill's mark from 2015. The Dolphins QB completed his last seven passes against the Tennessee Titans in on Oct. 18, 2015, and then his first 18 the following week against the Houston Texans.Rivers tied the mark with a 4-yard touchdown pass to Keenan Allen midway through the third quarter. He had his only incompletion on the next possession when he was rushed and was unable to connect on a short pass to Austin Ekeler.Rivers did break Mark Brunell's record for most completions to start a game. Brunell had 22 straight for the Washington Redskins against the Houston Texans on Sept. 24, 2006. Rivers' 96.8 percent accuracy surpassed Kurt Warner's 92.3 percent, which was set in 2009 when he went 24 of 26 for Arizona against Jacksonville.The Cardinals (2-9) jumped out to a 10-0 lead with scores on their first two possessions before the Chargers (8-3) scored touchdowns on six of seven possessions.COLTS 27, DOLPHINS 24INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Andrew Luck threw three touchdown passes, Adam Vinatieri kicked a 32-yard field goal as time expired and Indianapolis beat Miami for its fifth consecutive victory.Indianapolis (6-5) scored 13 points in the final 8½ minutes to erase a 10-point deficit. It's the longest win streak for the Colts since 2014.Miami (5-6) has lost 10 of its past 11 on the road, perhaps none more frustrating than this one. The Dolphins picked off Luck twice, recovered a fumble and partially blocked a punt on their way to a 24-14 lead.It still wasn't enough to derail the resurgent Luck, who was 30 of 37 for 343 yards. He also had the first catch of his NFL career, a 4-yard reception on fourth-and-1 late in the first half. Luck capped that drive with a 1-yard TD pass to Jack Doyle.SEAHAWKS 30, PANTHERS 27CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Russell Wilson threw for 339 yards and two touchdowns and Sebastian Janikowski kicked a 31-yard field goal as time expired to lift Seattle to a come-from-behind victory over Carolina.After Graham Gano missed a 52-yard field goal with 1:40 left in the game that would have given the Panthers the lead, Wilson moved around in the pocket until finding Tyler Lockett downfield for a 43-yard completion T.J. McDonald Jersey , setting up the winning kick.The victory puts Seattle (6-5) firmly in the hunt for a wild-card spot in the NFC, while the Panthers (6-5) are reeling after losing three straight and having their 10-game home winning streak snapped.Lockett finished with five catches for 107 yards and a touchdown, while David Moore had four receptions for 103 yards and a score.The Panthers spoiled a record-setting performance from Christian McCaffrey, who had a franchise-record 237 yards from scrimmage. He had 17 carries for 125 yards and 11 catches for 112 yards, becoming the first Carolina player to surpass 100 yards in both receiving and rushing in the same game.Cam Newton finished 25 of 30 for 256 yards with two touchdown passes and one interception in the end zone. He ran for 63 yards on eight carries.VIKINGS 24, PACKERS 17MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kirk Cousins bounced back from his worst game for Minnesota with 342 passing yards and three touchdowns without a turnover, and the Vikings overcame some early gaffes to outlast depleted Green Bay.Completing 29 of his 38 attempts, Cousins found Dalvin Cook, Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen for scores. Sheldon Richardson had two sacks to lead the defense's game-long stifling of Aaron Rodgers, and the Vikings (6-4-1) pushed the Packers (4-6-1) further back in the NFC wild-card race.Rodgers threw a touchdown pass to Davante Adams and Aaron Jones scored on a short run for a 14-7 lead early in the second quarter, but the Packers fell to 0-6 on the road and 1-5-1 against the Vikings in their last seven meetings.BROWNS 35, BENGALS 20CINCINNATI (AP) — Baker Mayfield threw a career-high four touchdown passes in another growing-up-fast performance, and Cleveland ended one of the NFL's longest streaks of road futility with a victory over Cincinnati, which lost quarterback Andy Dalton to a thumb injury.Cleveland (4-6-1) got its first road win since 2015 Cheap Ryan Tannehill Jersey , emphatically snapping a streak of 25 straight road losses that was one shy of the Lions‘ NFL record. The Browns also ended a run of seven straight losses to their intrastate rival.And just as a Browns safety predicted, it wasn't even close.The Browns surged ahead 28-0 as former head coach Hue Jackson watched helplessly from the opposite sideline. Jackson couldn't win with the Browns — only three wins in two-plus seasons. Nor could he couldn't beat them as a special defensive assistant with the Bengals (5-6), who lost for the fifth time in six games.EAGLES 25, GIANTS 22PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jake Elliott kicked a 43-yard field goal with 22 seconds remaining, and Philadelphia rallied for a victory over New York.The defending Super Bowl champions trailed 12-0 early and were down 19-14 in the fourth quarter before Carson Wentz made key throws and undrafted rookie Josh Adams delivered big runs.Adams scored on a 1-yard touchdown run and ran up the middle for the 2-point conversion to put Philadelphia ahead 22-19.After the Giants tied it on Aldrick Rosas‘ third field goal, a 29-yarder, the Eagles controlled the ball for 5:27.Coach Doug Pederson went for a fourth-and-1 at the Giants 42 and Wentz completed a 12-yard pass to Nelson Agholor right before the two-minute warning. Adams ran three times and Elliott made the go-ahead kick.The Giants started at their 34 with 16 seconds left but couldn't do much.The Eagles (5-6) stayed in the mix in a mediocre NFC East. The Cowboys and Redskins are tied for first place at 6-5. The Giants fell to 3-8.PATRIOTS 27, JETS 13EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Tom Brady threw two touchdown passes and became the NFL's career leader in total yards passing in regular-season and playoff games, leading New England over New York.Brady also reached 3,000 yards passing for the 16th season, tying Peyton Manning for second in NFL history behind Brett Favre's 18. The New England quarterback surpassed the mark early in the fourth quarter with a 17-yard completion to a diving Josh Gordon.Brady has 79,416 yards after going 20 of 31 for 283 yards in the victory that clinched the Patriots (8-3) their 18th straight season with a .500 record or better. That ranks second in NFL history to only Dallas, which had 21 in a row from 1965-85.Brady had just one TD throw in his previous three games Kiko Alonso Jersey , but connected with Rob Gronkowski and Julian Edelman against the AFC East-rival Jets (3-8). Rookie Sony Michel ran for a season-best 133 yards and a TD, and the Patriots had 216 yards rushing to improve to 3-3 on the road this season.RAVENS 34, RAIDERS 17BALTIMORE (AP) — Rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson ran for a touchdown and threw for a score, Terrell Suggs returned a fumble 43 yards for a TD and Baltimore ran past Oakland.Cyrus Jones took a punt 70 yards for a touchdown to help the Ravens (6-5) win a second straight game for the first time since September.Gus Edwards rushed for 118 yards as part of an effective ground game that enabled Jackson to pass just enough to keep the Raiders (2-9) off guard — and off the field. Baltimore expanded a three-point halftime lead to 27-17 with two run-heavy touchdown drives that consumed a total of nearly 16 minutes.With starter Joe Flacco out for a second straight game with an injured right hip, Jackson cut down on his rushing attempts, threw more often and got the same result — a victory. After carrying 27 times for 117 yards last week in his NFL starting debut, Jackson ran 11 times for 71 yards and went 14 for 25 for 178 yards and two interceptions.Suggs clinched it with 5:55 left, lumbering down the right sideline after Oakland's Derek Carr was sacked by Matthew Judon and lost the ball on a fourth-down play.BILLS 24, JAGUARS 21ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Josh Allen scored the go-ahead touchdown on a 14-yard run in the fourth quarter, and the Bills beat the Jaguars in a game marred by a fight that led to the ejections of Jacksonville running back Leonard Fournette and Buffalo defensive end Shaq Lawson.Fournette scored twice to tie it at 14 in the second quarter. He finished with 95 yards on 18 carries before he was thrown out with 2:57 left in the third.Allen also threw a 75-yard touchdown pass to Robert Foster in the rookie quarterback's first game since missing four with a sprained throwing elbow. Rookie receiver Isaiah McKenzie scored on a 6-yard run off a sweep, and Buffalo (4-7) came off its bye week off to win consecutive games for the first time this season.The Jaguars (3-8) dropped their seventh consecutive game in their longest losing streak since a nine-game slide in 2016, which led directly to Gus Bradley being fired and replaced by current coach Doug Marrone.BUCCANEERS 27, 49ERS 9TAMPA http://www.dolphinscheapshops.com/cheap-authentic-danny-amendola-jersey , Fla. (AP) — Jameis Winston threw for 312 yards and two touchdowns to help Tampa Bay snap a four-game losing streak.Winston, benched last month after turning the ball over 11 times in 14 quarters, completed 29 of 38 passes without an interception.The fourth-year pro, who's shared the starting job with Ryan Fitzpatrick, tossed scoring passes of 6 yards to Cameron Brate and 28 yards to Adam Humphries on a play he extended by scrambling to his right before throwing back toward the center of the field.Tampa Bay (4-7), meanwhile, had four sacks and forced a turnover on defense for the first time in eight games, with Ryan Smith and Isaiah Johnson coming up with the team's first interceptions since a loss to Pittsburgh on Sept. 24.Matt Breida rushed for 106 yards for the 49ers (2-9).
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"We can do a lot of good things, put a lot of points on the board."Miami's Brock Osweiler, who had one tough season in Houston after signing a $72 million contract in 2016, threw for 241 yards with an interception in his third straight start in place of injured starter Ryan Tannehill.Kenyan Drake had a touchdown run and touchdown reception for the Dolphins (4-4). They lost for the second straight week."I'm fairly irritated right now Miami Dolphins Hats ," Miami coach Adam Gase said. "I'm going to re-evaluate everything this weekend and figure out how to get better on defense, figure out how to sustain drives and get the ball into the end zone on offense."Rookie Jordan Thomas caught the first two touchdown passes of his career, Hopkins had 82 yards receiving and two scores, and Will Fuller added 124 yards receiving and a touchdown.Texans running back Lamar Miller, who grew up in Miami and spent his first four seasons with the Dolphins, had 133 yards rushing and a touchdown for his second straight 100-yard game.Houston led by eight when Watson threw a 49-yard touchdown pass to Hopkins on the first play of the fourth quarter to make it 35-20.Watson found the speedy Fuller in front of the defense for a 73-yard touchdown that left Houston up 28-17 late in the third quarter. It was the longest touchdown pass of Watson's career and the longest reception of Fuller's. Fuller has caught 11 touchdown passes in 11 career games with Watson.The Dolphins used a 41-yard field goal to cut the lead to 28-20 with less than a minute left in the third quarter. That score came after a drive featuring a crazy 46-yard pass by Osweiler . He threw the ball to Jakeem Grant Miami Dolphins Womens Hoodie , who lost it after being hit by two Texans defenders, but it sailed down the field and into the hands of DeVante Parker for the big gain.A 58-yard run by Miller got the Texans to the 9-yard line early in the third quarter. Houston extended the lead to 21-10 when Watson found Thomas again, this time on a 2-yard pass.The Dolphins used some trickery later in the third quarter when Osweiler pitched a lateral to Danny Amendola, who threw a 28-yard touchdown pass to Drake to cut the lead to 21-17.INJURIESHouston CB Johnathan Joseph injured his ankle in the first quarter and didn't return. ... ILB Zach Cunningham left in the first quarter with a knee injury and didn't return. ... Fuller left the game after injuring his knee in the fourth quarter.THE CATCH THAT WASN'THopkins scored his second touchdown on a 2-yard reception with about eight minutes left in the fourth quarter, but his most impressive play of the night came on a catch that didn't count . Hopkins reached back and grabbed the ball with one hand and weaved it between his legs in the air before crashing to the ground. But it was brought back after he was called for pass interference."I knew the guy had my other arm, so I couldn't put my other arm to catch the ball Womens Customized Miami Dolphins Jerseys , so I knew I had to pin it up against something just to hold onto it," Hopkins said.ANTHEMMiami defensive end Robert Quinn again raised his right fist during the anthem as he has done in past weeks.UP NEXTDolphins: Host the New York Jets on Nov. 4.Texans: Visit Denver on Nov. 4. 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  17. The ebbs and flows of a season and everything surrounding it dictates that teams will make plenty of changes to their roster.Whether that’s bringing in known quantities via the free agent or trade market Womens Marlon Humphrey Jersey , or drafting young players who may one day compete for a spot, front offices keep their nose to the grindstone year round when it comes to roster churn. However, sometimes the necessary move is the one which takes place in-house.That is when a player already on the roster enters the lineup as a starter or consistently within the rotation. This is something that obviously always has potential to take place throughout the season.The 2018 Baltimore Ravens have gotten off to one of their more promising starts in comparison to recent years, posting a 4-2 record through six outings so far. The defense has been exceptional as always and the offense has carried their fair share of the weight as well.That latter reality isn’t one which Ravens fans are used to. The last couple of seasons have been especially tilted to the favor of the defense, with the roster being built in an imbalanced manner. The offense wouldn’t click http://www.ravensfootballauthentics.com/patrick-onwuasor-jersey-authentic , the defense would carry the team for most of the year and it would almost always result in disappointment. So with the offense finally firing on some of the correct cylinders, why would the team look to make a change almost half way through the year?Bleacher Report’s Brent Sobleski recently wrote an article exploring this question, pitching why rookie tackle Orlando Brown Jr. is among a few players across the league who have earned more playing time. In it, Sobleski cites Brown’s relatively strong play in limited opportunities given, as well as the inconsistencies of current starting right tackle James Hurst:The important point that is that this is a move which may just be made out of necessity. With Lewis currently out with what initially looked like a scary neck injury Womens Mark Andrews Jersey , Brown may be inserted into the spot tackle while Hurst slides inside. While Lewis’ injury is thankfully not looking to be long term at the moment, this could be an alignment that could work for the offense moving forward. The interior line outside of perennial all-pro Marshal Yanda has seen its share of struggles. A retooling may be what it needs to kick into gear for the meaty stretch of the season.While the offense has been much stronger this year, the line has struggled a bit with run blocking and hasn’t been entirely consistent in keeping Joe Flacco clean. If the coaching staff were to ever make a change, the time would be now.It’s especially not a risky move when considering Brown’s pedigree. The former Oklahoma Sooner likely would’ve been a first round pick if not for a rough combine performance. Playing tackle for one of the top teams in the country while protecting the blindside for high profile quarterback Baker Mayfield means that no challenge should be too big for him.Baltimore faces their biggest test of the season on Sunday as the New Orleans Saints and their high flying offense come to town. Baltimore’s attack will need to keep pace to win this game and inserting a promising talent like Brown into mix may be just what they need to keep rolling. Imagining Life Without C.J. Mosley Isn’t Pretty - John EisenbergEisenberg seemingly contradicts himself when he draws conclusions from the four drives immediately after Mosley was injured but later cautions against considering Kenny Young a viable replacement based on only a few games. Run stuffing inside linebackers are becoming less valuable in today’s NFL and C.J. is showing signs of becoming injury prone. Will the Ravens ‘right player, right price’ mantra apply to their defensive centerpiece next spring?2018 NFL Week 3 Picks Against the Spread - Will BrinsonThis is a difficult game to peg. The trends favor the Ravens but the player matchups favor the Broncos. Roughly 60-percent of early wagers against the spread have been placed on Denver.4 stats to know as Baltimore Ravens C.J. Mosley Jersey , Denver Broncos prepare to square off in Week 3 - Aaron KasinitzThird down efficiency on offense and turning over Case Keenum are the primary keys to victory.Broncos vs Ravens preview: Unleash the Orange Rush to pass first road test - Ian St. ClairIf the Broncos do deploy this recommended game plan, it will be a great opportunity for Brandon Williams to prove his worth by dominating the line of scrimmage and for Michael Crabtree to prove he can beat press coverage.
  18. With Derrick Henry leading the way with a handful of rushing records C.J. Mosley Jersey , they did just that with a big victory to stay in the AFC playoff chase.Now they get a weekend to rest before their final road trip of the season, and then another short week."They've done everything we asked them to do," Vrabel said Friday on a conference call. "So, it'll be good to get some time off, get some guys healed up. I have to do a good job of managing the schedule, and still getting us ready for the Giants, but trying to get everybody back that we could possibly get back to help us try to win another game."Vrabel didn't have injury updates for any of the Titans hurt in Thursday night's 30-9 rout of the Jacksonville Jaguars.After that call with reporters, ESPN reported tight end Jonnu Smith, hurt on Henry's NFL record-tying 99-yard touchdown run, will miss the rest of the season with an injured knee. NFL Network reported right tackle Jack Conklin will miss a few weeks with his own injured knee.Losing Smith would hurt the most. The Titans already lost three-time Pro Bowl tight end Delanie Walker in the season opener Youth Brandon Carr Jersey , while veteran Dennis Kelly is in line to replace Conklin after coming off the bench Thursday night. Kelly has started nine games for the Titans over the past three seasons.But the Titans are coming off the franchise's best rushing performance in nearly a decade with Henry turning in 238 yards on just 17 carries for the best output in the NFL this season. Henry not only tied Tony Dorsett's 99-yard touchdown run for the longest in NFL history, but he also took the franchise rushing mark from Chris Johnson 鈥?set against the Jaguars on Nov. 1, 2009.The Titans ran for 305 yards in that game and finished with 264 yards on Thursday night. That topped their previous best this season by 100 yards and helped Tennessee improve to 5-1 at home.Being able to run effectively in the cold of December certainly can help, and the Titans visit the Giants (4-8) on Dec. 16 before wrapping up against Washington (6-6) and Indianapolis (6-6) in Nashville.Vrabel said the key will be consistency and running like that each week. Henry will have a chance to help do that after not starting the last four games. Henry now leads the Titans with 712 yards and a career-high nine TDs rushing, averaging 4.9 yards per carry after his record-setting night."His attitude and his preparation has remained consistent," Vrabel said. "That was always good to see. We'll try to keep that going, obviously we have to try to keep that going. Just the confidence that it had for everybody on the team (Thursday) night."Henry, who has been as hard on himself as anyone this season, said his concentration is on finishing runs and being efficient and consistent."I haven't been that all year, and that's my main focus from here on out Youth Za'Darius Smith Jersey ," Henry said.First, some rest after the Titans moved up momentarily to the seventh spot in the AFC, just out of the second wild-card position held by Baltimore. But Tennessee still needs lots of help with four teams still holding tiebreakers, including head-to-head losses.Cornerback Logan Ryan said the Titans are in survive-and-advance mode."Right now, we know what time of year it is, and we're putting all our chips forward and going on to New York next week," Ryan said.Follow Teresa M. Walker at teresamwalkerRavens cuts tracker: 9/1/18 The 2018 preseason finished with every NFL club playing their Week 4 exhibition. Following shortly thereafter comes nearly 1,200 NFL players losing their jobs with their future floating in purgatory. By September 1, 4:00 p.m. ET, all NFL rosters must be cut down to 53 players.The Ravens are no exception Womens Terrell Suggs Jersey , meaning 36 players shall be cut/waived before the deadline on NFL roster cuts weekend.This final roster will certainly be interesting as multiple depth contributors suffered injuries late in the preseason, leaving the coaches and scouts to cover more tape and decisions than previously expected, I presume. They will ultimately have to decide what to do with Robert Griffin III, also. Whether or not they need him as a backup for Joe Flacco, or if they would prefer a depth players’ value and are confident Lamar Jackson can contribute if called upon in 2018.With whatever happens, Baltimore Beatdown will track every roster move the Ravens make over the next two days with live, up-to-the-minute updates.Cut/Waived playersTE Nick Keizer [Zrebiec]CB Robertson DanielG/T Andrew DonnalOL Justin EvansDE Christian LaCoutureDB Kai NacuaCB Jackson PorterWR DeVier PoseyLS Trent SiegOL Nico Siragusa [Rapoport]LB Albert McClellan [Zrebiec]OL Randin Crecelius [Tessler]WR Tim White [Kasinitz]WR Andre Levrone [Zrebiec]OL Maurquice Shakir [Zrebiec]OL Cameron Lee [Zrebiec]RB De’Lance Turner [Kasinitz]TE Darren Waller [Hensley]WR Breshad Perriman [Schefter]Bronson KaufusiDE Carl DavisDE Myles HumphreyQB Josh WoodrumRB Mark ThompsonRB Gus EdwardsTE Vince MayleFB Christopher EzealaWaived InjuredILB Alvin JonesPlaced on Injured Reserve:DB DeShon ElliottDB Bennett JacksonCB Stanley Jean-BaptisteT Greg SenatStaying on Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform:ILB Bam BradleyCB Jaylen HillWR Quincy AdeboyejoPlaced on Reserve/Non-football Injury ListK/P Kaare Vedvik
  19. The National Football League today announced that Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick was named NFC Offensive Player of the Week for Week 2. This is the second consecutive NFC Offensive Player of the Week Award for Fitzpatrick. Against the Philadelphia Eagles Womens Donovan Smith Jersey , Fitzpatrick completed 27-of-33 passes (81.8 pct.) for 402 yards (12.18 yards per attempt), with four touchdowns and one interception, compiling a passer rating of 144.4. Fitzpatrick, who threw four touchdowns in Week 1 against New Orleans, is just the third player in NFL history to throw at least four touchdowns in each of his team’s first two games of the season Womens Adam Humphries Jersey , joining Kansas City’s Patrick Mahomes (2018) and New England’s Drew Bledsoe (1997). He also joins New England’s Tom Brady (2011) and Carolina’s Cam Newton (2011) as the only players in NFL history to record at least 400 passing yards in each the first two games of the season. He is the first NFL quarterback to throw for at least 400 yards in consecutive games since Philip Rivers in 2013.Fitzpatrick is the third player since the 1970 NFL/AFL merger to record consecutive games with 400 yards passing and four touchdowns, joining Miami’s Dan Marino (12/2/84 vs. L.A. Raiders-12/9/84 at Indianapolis) Tennessee’s Billy Volek (12/13/04 vs. Kansas City-12/19/04 at Oakland). He is the first player since the merger to do so in the first two games of the season. He is the only player in NFL history to throw for at least 400 yards and four touchdowns in each of the first two games of the season. Fitzpatrick’s 151.5 passer rating is the highest mark through two games since the 1970 NFL/AFL merger (minimum 40 pass attempts). Fitzpatrick is the first player in the NFL to post consecutive games with a passer rating of 140 or higher since 2015 (Seattle’s Russell Wilson, 11/29/15 vs. PIT-12/6/15 at MIN). He is the first player in Buccaneers history to do so. Fitzpatrick threw two 75-yard touchdowns against Philadelphia. He is the first player in franchise history to record multiple touchdown passes of 75 yards or more in the same game and the first player to do so since Week 1 of 2017 (Alex Smith, at New England, 9/7/17). He has four touchdown passes of 50+ yards through the first two games of the season Authentic Justin Evans Jersey , tying N.Y. Jets QB Joe Namath (1972) for the most 50+ yard touchdown passes through the first two games of the season in NFL history. Fitzpatrick joins Josh Freeman (Weeks 5 & 9, 2010) and Brad Johnson (Weeks 9 & 14, 2002) as the only players in team history to earn NFC Offensive Player of the Week multiple times in the same season. He is the first ever player in franchise history to win NFC Player of the Week in consecutive weeks. This is Fitzpatrick’s seventh career Offensive Player of the Week award, having earned the honor twice this season as well as with the St. Louis Rams (Week 12, 2005) http://www.tampabaybuccaneersteamonline.com/beau-allen-jersey , the Houston Texans (Week 13, 2014) and the New York Jets (Weeks 14 & 16, 2015; Week 2, 2016).This report comes courtesy of the Buccaneers Communications Department.Bucs fans riding a wave of confidence heading into Week 3 Welcome to SB Nation FanPulse — a survey of fans across the NFL, powered by SurveyMonkey. Each week Womens Carlton Davis Jersey , we send 32 polls to 100+ plugged in fans from each team. Bucs fans, sign up HERE to join FanPulse.In sports, when a team wins and wins often, the support usually follows. That seems to be the case with the Buccaneers.After defeating the defending Super Bowl champions third place NFC East Philadelphia Eagles last week, Tampa Bay fans are as confident as ever. And it shows in the Week 3 FanPulse survey results.Heading into this week’s Monday Night Football matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers Authentic Ryan Fitzpatrick Jersey , the confidence rating has gone up each week since beating the division rival New Orleans Saints in Week 1. You can see the rise in the graph below.The confidence rating heading into the season was a strong 86-percent. After that, it went up to 87-percent before the game against the Eagles and it is now at 95-percent.As for who will win the game, Bucs fans feel Tampa Bay will win by six points while Steelers fans feel Pittsburgh will win by three.
  20. They’d like to put it behind them http://www.authenticstampabaybuccaneers.com/cheap-vinny-curry-jersey , now.“It has to die,” guard Ramon Foster said Friday, via Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com. “It will die out. We respond accordingly to what we need to do, and that’s winning games.”So how can they kill it?“You give them nothing, they have nothing,” Foster said. “Way too much stuff going on not to learn from this. Nobody is invincible. Nobody is shunned from any bad things happening, whether that’s on the field or off the field. . . We’re good. It brings us tighter. It’s talking points for those who have nothing to talk about that keeps the story going. We’ll be better. We’ll be absolutely great from it. Give it time.”Of course http://www.authenticstampabaybuccaneers.com/cheap-ryan-jensen-jersey , Foster had a key role in the latest episode of As The ‘Burgh Turns, with his comments from more than two weeks ago about unsigned franchise-tagged running back Le'Veon Bell. As the team’s union rep, Foster’s comments carried even more weight, and created even more consternation. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the powers-that-be at the NFL Players Association weren’t happy with Foster, but in an ironic twist they opted not to call him out publicly.The drama has actually provided cover for the reality that the team’s defense has been performing well below levels that would be regarded as acceptable, especially in a town known for its work ethic and on a team known for its ability to suffocate offenses. The next test comes on Monday night in Tampa Youth Jameis Winston Jersey , in the closest thing to a “must” win that the Steelers ever will have in any month of September. Super Bowl-winning Hall of Fame coach Tony Dungy is the next inductee into the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Ring of Honor.The Bucs made the announcement Tuesday, saying Dungy will be honored at a halftime ceremony during the club's nationally televised home game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sept. 24.Dungy won a Super Bowl as a player with the Steelers in 1978. He coached the Bucs from 1996-2001, compiling 54-42 regular-season record and transforming a struggling franchise into a championship contender.His .563 winning percentage with Tampa Bay is the best in club history. The Bucs made the playoffs four times, including 1999, when they reached the NFC championship game. He was fired after the 2001 season, and his replacement, Jon Gruden http://www.authenticstampabaybuccaneers.com/cheap-caleb-benenoch-jersey , led Tampa Bay to its only Super Bowl title the following year.Gruden was inducted into the Ring of Honor last season. The Bucs have not made the playoffs since 2007 and haven't won a postseason game since their 2002 Super Bowl run.Dungy, meanwhile, went on have a highly successful run from 2002 to 2008 as coach of the Indianapolis Colts, winning the Super Bowl capping the 2006 season.The coach, who still lives in Tampa, was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2016.Dungy will be the 13th inductee into the Ring of Honor, a group that includes Hall of Famers Lee Roy Selmon White Kwon Alexander Jersey , Warren Sapp and Derrick Brooks, as well as former coach John McKay, Doug Williams, and the late Bucs owner Malcolm Glazer.
  21. Welcome back to the 2018 edition of Step UP or Step OUT Authentic DJ Moore Jersey , a series on CSR that is intended to look at players who are playing well and highlight a few that need to step their game up. Think of it as a heat index for the Carolina Panthers; guys who are playing well are stepping up and those who aren’t need to improve their game or. . . step out.This week we’ll look at some guys that really popped off the screen during week two and need to maintain that intensity heading into our week three contest against the Cincinnati Bengals. The others mentioned, well. . . they need to play better or maybe just step out of the way and let someone else take over.Steppin’ UPChristian McCaffreyHeat Rating: A pizza roll, between two bagel bites, inside a pepperoni hot pocket.Through two weeks of the season, Christian “Deuce Deuce” McCaffrey has 234 yards from scrimmage, and has proven to be the most useful weapon Cam Newton has. More importantly, he has put to rest any kind of doubt in his toughness. This past week Authentic James Bradberry Jersey , the man steamrolled multiple defenders while fighting for first downs on more than one occasion, including pushing through the bear hug of a Falcons defensive line for a few extra clicks. It was impressive to see for a man his stature, and it’s only a taste of things to come.Cam Newton“Drip” level: Post Hurricane Florence humidity type drippin’Cam Newton was brilliant Sunday in a losing effort that was brought up through no fault of his own. He did take a couple of risky passes under pressure that were ill-advised and gladly didn’t end up as interceptions, but by and large, his receiver corps needs to play better. Cam found most of his success over the middle, and turned in an elite level completion percentage of 71%, despite five drops Womens David Mayo Jersey , gaudy enough to make even the most discerning hater take notice. If the offensive line can do their best Hodor impression against the Bengals, there is no reason to believe that Cam won’t have another really good day.Chris Clark and Taylor MotonHeat Rating: The grilled cheese sandwich in the middle of your panini pressFor two guys not expected to have starting jobs as tackles in the NFL at the beginning of the preseason, this was an impressive outing for these bookends. Particular kudos go to Chris Clark for only allowing two pressures on less than a week of practice. Taylor Moton didn’t allow a single one, even while having to switch back to the right side, and if you ask me, he is currently the team MVP. Steppin’ OUTTorrey SmithCold Rating: The hands of an outdoor wedding ice sculptureWhile he did catch a touchdown pass on Sunday, it doesn’t really make up for letting at least two passes slip straight through his hands earlier contributing to stalled drives. This has been a knock that has followed him his entire career Authentic Kawann Short Jersey , and it doesn’t look like the veteran has suddenly changed his ways. I expect that DJ Moore is going to start poaching some snaps from him sooner than later, or better yet, the added heat will bring out the best in him.Julius PeppersCold Rating: Currently frozen pot stickers that will soon unfreeze in my frying panWe have to remember that Julius is only currently heading into week three of the preseason, so at least this is going to be the dress rehearsal game, right? The future hall of famer’s impact has been extremely limited during the first two bouts of the year, and it’s time for him to wake up and step UP. Cameron Jordan seems to think a whole lot of him, and I know we all do as well Womens Mike Adams Jersey , but if he’s going to continue his storied career, we need to start seeing something soon. Greg Van RotenCold Rating: Eh... more like a cold beverage that is starting to approach room temperatureI’ve got a lot of love for Greg Van Roten. He’s never given up on his dream, and has finally earned a starting job as a left guard for the Carolina Panthers through his determination. That said, he still has a lot to learn technique-wise. He has a tendency to get flat footed and lean his midsection in toward the defender he is blocking sometimes. What that does is ruin his power base, and the moment it happens you usually seem him go flying backward straight toward Cam Newton. It happened twice against the Falcons, and Geno Atkins will be terrorizing the interior for the Bengals. Greg will really need to be on his game for the Panthers to have a shot.Panthers vs Giants Thursday injury report: Panthers have all hands on deck for today’s practice The Panthers have issued today’s injury report for their Week 5 game against the Giants, and it’s pretty much the same as yesterday’s report—Trai Turner and Curtis Samuel were both on the practice field for the Panthers again Womens Devin Funchess Jersey , which is good news in my opinion. According to an early report from Bill Voth, no one was on the “do not practice” list today.Greg Olsen is hopeful that he will be back next week for the Panthers’ trip to Washington, but he has been ruled out for this Sunday’s game against the Giants. Still, the fact that it’s even a consideration that he will be ready to go next week is a victory in and of itself. Stay tuned for more updates in the coming days on Olsen, as we’ll have more information on that whenever it becomes available.Here’s the full injury report for the Panthers:Panthers injury reportDid not participate in practiceNoneLimited participation in practiceTE Greg Olsen (foot)Full participation in practiceDT Vernon Butler (shoulder)WR Damiere Byrd (knee)DE Julius Peppers (rest)WR Curtis Samuel (medical illness)G Trai Turner (concussion)Practice StatusDid not participate in practice = 0% of a player’s normal repetitionsLimited participation in practice = Less than 100% of a player’s normal repetitionsFull participation in practice = 100% of a player’s normal repetitionsGame StatusOut = Player will not playDoubtful = Player unlikely to playQuestionable = Uncertain if player will play
  22. We’re only two weeks into the season and already the NFC South is heating up. The Panthers will travel to Atlanta to face their division rivals Carolina Panthers Womens Hoodie , the Falcons, this Sunday. Carolina is coming off an impressive 16-8 win over Dallas. The Cowboys challenged the Panthers offense, holding Cam Newton to a modest 161 yards in the air. However, Newton lead the team in rushing with 58 yards and a touchdown. Sunday’s win didn’t come without cost, though. The Panthers lost tight end Greg Olsen and right tackle Daryl Williams in their debut.Like the Panthers, the Falcons suffered two huge blows from their Thursday night loss against the Eagles. Their defense is now without two Pro Bowlers Womens Customized Carolina Panthers Jerseys , safety Keanu Neal and middle linebacker Deion Jones. Even with the injury to Neal during the game, Atlanta’s defense still looked solid. On offense, Julio Jones was stellar against the defending Super Bowl champs despite Matt Ryan completing fewer than half of his passes. The Panthers are 1-3 against the Falcons over the last two seasons and are now six point underdogs against Atlanta. Here are three keys for Carolina’s offense to defeat the Falcons:Let Cam be Cam: Norv Turner likes the run-pass option. Against the Cowboys, Newton decided to use his legs. He broke out with some big runs that kept their defense off guard. Atlanta losing Neal means they won’t have their big hitter and run stuffer. With the Falcons now lacking in run support, Cam should continue to do his thing on the ground. Beat the Birds in the air: Losing Jones is also irreplaceable for the Falcons. He was a beast in coverage mode. Falcons head coach Dan Quinn will have to do a lot of shifting to fill the void of Jones and Neal. Although Panthers are reeling in their own loss of Olsen, there’s plenty of young talent able to step up. Sunday’s match-up will be a realistic opportunity to test out the fresh tight ends. Not to mention www.pantherscheapshop.com , Panthers still have one of the most versatile receiving corps in the league. Protect Newton: Carolina’s offensive line is a patchwork right now. Cowboys defense was able to sack Newton a total of three times. Dallas also pressured Newton on 43% of his drop backs.Atlanta might be feeling the heat of losing their two best defensive players, but they still have plenty of talent. Defensive tackle Grady Jarrett is a fine interior pass rusher who can put on the pressure and hit. Defensive end Vic Beasley was quiet in the season opener, but it’s only a matter of time until he gets back into rhythm, so don’t sleep on him. Similar to the Panthers, Atlanta has been bitten early by the injury bug. This game will come down to which team is able to adjust and utilize their remaining talent the best. Smith was traded to the Carolina Panthers in exchange for cornerback Daryl Worley this offseason. That means he only spent a year with the Philadelphia Eagles, but at least he got a ring out of it. On Sunday Carolina Panthers T-Shirt , Smith will travel to Philadelphia to face his former team. During his time with the defending Super Bowl champs, he lit up during the playoffs with 13 catches for 151 yards and a touchdown. He was a big factor in the Eagles winning their first Super Bowl. His speed and agility made him a deep threat that the Eagles offense had lacked in previous seasons. Eagles head coach Doug Pederson spoke very highly of the speedy receiver on Wednesday.He’s been a great addition to the Panthers, indeed. His leadership ability has shown with the younger receivers. Although it’s been a quiet season for the 29-year old, that’s not entirely his fault. Smith’s longest catch of the season was a 26-yarder against Atlanta in Week 2. The Panthers only have two completions for 20+ yards so far, which puts them last in the league. Adjusting to first year Norv Turner’s offense, Carolina simply hasn’t had many opportunities. But as the season progresses Carolina Panthers Hats , Turner says they’re working on having a complete passing game and creating explosive plays. Last week against Washington, Smith had his best game yet as a Panther. Smith caught all five of his targets for 43 yards (including a two-point conversion) and a touchdown. He was a key role in the Panthers’ attempt to make a comeback. He proved he’s still a viable threat in a group of talent receivers and that he’s a difference maker. Against an Eagles’ defense that’s been weak against explosive plays, Torrey Smith might be a game changer. He’s been Newton’s main target when looking deep. Head coach Ron Rivera said he was optimistic that more deep balls would start to happen when he spoke to the press on Thursday. If that holds true, Smith could build off that momentum and show why he’s been a top deep threat in the league for all these years.
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  24. Dolphins sign Martrell Spaight Cheap Cameron Wake Jersey , promote Jonathan Woodard , looking to bolster the defense after a series of injuries last week. The Dolphins added free agent linebacker Martrell Spaight and promoted defensive end Jonathan Woodard from the team’s practice squad. The Dolphins placed defensive end William Hayes on injured reserve with a torn ACL and waived receiver Tanner McEvoy to make the roster space.Spaight played for the Washington Redskins from 2015 to 2017, appearing in 30 games with seven starts. He has 87 career tackles, one interception, and one fumble recovery. He was a fifth-round pick by Washington out of Arkansas in 2015.Woodard was a seventh-round draft pick by the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2016, but spent his rookie season on the Physically Unable to Perform list. He spent time in 2017 on the Atlanta Falcons’ practice squad before joining Miami’s practice squad late in the season. He was with the Dolphins throughout the summer but was a end-of-preseason cut before re-joining the practice squad.Along with Hayes, who tore the ACL against the Oakland Raiders this past Sunday when he tried to adjust himself to meet the NFL’s “body-weight” rule, penalizing defensive players for landing on top of a quarterback during a sack http://www.dolphinscheapshops.com/cheap-authentic-bobby-mccain-jersey , Miami also saw missed playing time from defensive end Andre Branch on Sunday, who injured his knee. Linebacker Chase Allen was also injured, sustaining a foot issue.Miami faces the New England Patriots on Sunday. With Ryan Tannehill throwing again, Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase is not about to give up on the season.Tannehill has taken an encouraging step in his recovery from a shoulder injury. It's undetermined whether he'll play this week against the New York Jets , but Gase believes the best is yet to come for the Dolphins (4-4), even though they've lost three of their past four games."Now it's about who wins the second half of the season," Gase said Monday.Because he believes the Dolphins remain in the playoff mix, Gase said it's "highly unlikely" they'll be sellers at this week's NFL trade deadline. There has been speculation they're shopping DeVante Parker Cheap Laremy Tunsil Jersey , but Gase said he expects the injury-prone receiver to remain with Miami.As for Tannehill, progress is coming slowly. He has missed the past three games, including Thursday's 42-23 loss at Houston."He's making steps where he's in a position where he can throw a football," Gase said. "We're gaining strength in that area. We'll see more the next two days, when he does get a chance to throw, how sore he is the next day or how much power he feels like he has."Tannehill is expected to take part in the Dolphins' next practice Wednesday but may be limited, as was the case last week. If Tannehill is ruled out against the Jets, Brock Osweiler will make his fourth consecutive start.Tannehill has a reputation for playing through pain http://www.dolphinscheapshops.com/cheap-authentic-frank-gore-jersey , and Gase acknowledged a concern his quarterback won't be candid about how his shoulder feels."I told him, 'You have to be honest with me,'" Gase said." He understands if he gives me wrong information, that can make it worse. It's killing him, because he wants to do anything he can to help us. But at the same time we have to be smart. I don't want this to turn into, we try one week and get a huge setback, and it's worse than it was before."The Dolphins have lost their past two games with Osweiler starting, but defense was the primary culprit."We've got some things to fix Ja'Wuan James Jersey ," Gase said. "It hasn't really gone as we thought. We've got to make sure we get a lot of things corrected, make some adjustments, make sure we have the right guys on the field."A long weekend off gave the injury-plagued Dolphins time to mend. Along with Tannehill, receiver Kenny Stills (groin), tight end A.J. Derby (foot) and defensive end Charles Harris (calf) might return this week."I like where we're at right now," Gase said. "I like this group. I'd like to stay healthy from here on out 鈥?I don't think we have much more room for losing guys for the year. I think we've maxed out on that. But for the most part, I feel we have the right guys."
  25. The Ravens offensive line was a potential concern entering the season http://www.ravensfootballauthentics.com/nick-boyle-jersey-authentic , and the unit’s performance in Week 2 demonstrated why. Geno Atkins, Carlos Dunlap and others wreaked havoc all game long. The Bengals totaled four sacks and eight quarterback hits. Joe Flacco had little time to throw or operate in the pocket, and it showed in his poor performance. The offensive line also struggled to open up holes in the running game. Baltimore combined for just 66 rushing yards on 22 attempts, good for an average of 3.0 YPC. Essentially, all five lineman struggled against the Bengals. Ronnie Stanley and James Hurst were beaten outside on numerous occasions, and Matt Skura was manhandled inside all night.Even Marshall Yanda had a sub par showing. For the first time since 2016, Yanda gave up multiple pressures in a game. Yanda allowed one hit and two hurries, as Geno Atkins proved to be a difficult match up. Things will not get any easier in the coming weeks. The Ravens face several stout defensive fronts in Denver, Pittsburgh and Cleveland. Von Miller, Bradley Chubb and Myles Garrett are premier, talented pass-rushers. It appears the Ravens may be looking to shake things up along the offensive line, specifically at the guard and center positions. Wesley Johnson, a former fifth-round pick in 2014 by the Steelers, spent the past three seasons with the New York Jets. He started eight games in 2016 and 15 games in 2017. Johnson joined the Lions this offseason, but was released in the preseason. Grasu was selected in the third-round of the 2015 draft by the Chicago Bears. After starting eight games his rookie season, Grasu tore his ACL and missed the entire 2016 season.He came back in 2017, but played in just six games and started in four. Grasu was released by the Bears several weeks ago. Jordan Morgan was also cut by Chicago and is the least experienced out of the three. After being drafted in the fifth-round of the 2017 draft, Morgan was placed on injured reserve and missed his entire rookie season. Johnson and Grasu both recently worked out with the Minnesota Vikings, but neither were signed to a deal. Both primarily play the center position, while Morgan is a guard. It remains to be seen if the Ravens are looking to alter up the starting lineup or merely boost the depth along the offensive line. John Harbaugh and company clearly recognize, however, that the group needs to be re-tooled.Update:According to ESPN’s Jamison Hensley, Baltimore hosted ten offensive linemen for workouts, including the three mentioned by Ian Rapoport. Sitting beneath a television at the Gruden family home in Florida are boxes filled with recordings of dozens of games coached by Jon or Jay in the NFL and Arena Football League.There isn't a single loss on any of those discs. That's not because either of the brothers is unbeaten, of course. It's because Dad, a former assistant in the pros and college himself, wants nothing to do with the setbacks. He refuses to sit through live broadcasts of his sons' games. Why? There's no way to know how they'll end, he blames himself when something goes wrong, and the nerves are just too much."I'll watch the whole game afterward — if they win. I won't watch any game that they lose," Jim Gruden said during a telephone interview. "Some nights, when there's nothing on TV or nothing to do, we'll put one on and enjoy it again. I tell my wife Youth Maurice Canady Jersey , 'It looks like we're going to lose this game.' But by golly, we pull it off. Every time."He uses the word "we" a lot while discussing his kids' work, and all of the Grudens will be counting on adding to the video collection when the NFL season starts in September. On most Sundays, there will be two games of particular interest: those involving Jon's Oakland Raiders or Jay's Washington Redskins."It was in our blood, mine and Jon's. Both of us knew we were going to be in football, one way or another. But to get to be head coaches in the NFL was probably an unrealistic dream," Jay said, leaning back on a couch at his team's practice facility. "Somehow, we got here."Jon got there first, hired as an assistant with the San Francisco 49ers at age 26, then getting his first head coaching job with the Raiders at 34 in 1998. Jay didn't enter the NFL until more than a decade later, as an assistant on Jon's Tampa Bay staff at age 35; he became a head coach four years ago in Washington.With Jon leaving "Monday Night Football" to return to the sideline after a decade away, and Jay entering his fifth season, they will join the Harbaughs as the only sets of siblings to simultaneously hold jobs as NFL head coaches."They grew up in the same house, and they love each other, but they're not very much the same," Jim Gruden said about the two sons who followed him into the coaching business (a third — and oldest — brother is a radiologist in New York; Jon joked about being "the forgotten Gruden" as the supposedly least-loved middle child)."They both had a dream to do this. I did it, and they wanted to do it. But I never knew they would take it to this level," Jim continued.Then, with a knowing chuckle, he added: "Personality-wise, they're very different. One is a little more volatile. The other is more laid back."The explosive son, naturally, is Jon, who earned the nickname Chucky (a character in the "Child's Play" horror film series) during his first go-round as a head coach. During 11 seasons with the Raiders (1998-01) and Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2002-08), he won a Super Bowl and went 95-81 in the regular season.The more relaxed is Jay, 28-35-1 with one playoff appearance. His prior head coaching experience was a brief stint in something called the United Football League and a longer tenure in the better-known Arena League, where he led the Orlando Predators to two championships (Jim says he has the discs to prove it).Now they are NFL competitors, even though the Redskins and Raiders aren't slated to play each other until the 2021 regular season.If the Grudens remain in their current jobs, the only chance to match wits beforehand would come in the Super Bowl. The Harbaughs managed to make that happen: John's Baltimore Ravens beat younger brother Jim's San Francisco 49ers 34-31 for the title in 2013."When you play each other, embrace it and enjoy it. And try to win," said John Harbaugh http://www.ravensfootballauthentics.com/alex-collins-jersey-authentic , who is still with the Ravens, while his brother now coaches at the University of Michigan.As for their so-called Brother Bowl?"The best part was winning. The worst part was Jim not being able to win," he continued, before delivering the punch line: "But I would say the winning overshadowed that quite a bit."As one might suspect, Jon and Jay have entertained thoughts about a Gruden vs. Gruden game."That would be one of the coolest things in life, really. We've played against each other in the backyard since we were kids. A lot of those games ended because our dad spanked us both," said Jon, 55, about 3陆 years older than Jay. "I beat him for years. I beat the hell out of him. ... Then something happened where he grew. He got stronger. He got bigger. He got faster than me. I haven't beaten him one-on-one in basketball, one-on-one in golf — and haven't beaten him one-on-one in anything for a long time."It would be cool to go up against him as a coach."If that happened, would Mom and Dad pull for one child against the other?"I would hope not. If they would, they better be rooting for my team," Jay said, grinning widely. "I was a better kid. I was the easier son to get along with. I always did what they told me. Ate all my vegetables. Jon, on the other hand? They had to discipline him a lot more than me. That's a fact."If their father's time in college football at Notre Dame and Indiana or his work in the NFL swayed their career choices, the Grudens credit their mother, Kathy, with instilling other key qualities."They encouraged us to find our passion and they supported us through some tough times. My dad was a coach; we grew up around the game. My mom was a teacher, so she emphasized the importance of trying to help your students not only pass, but help them get A's and be great," Jon said. "That combination helped us become coaches."Jim called Kathy "really the driving force" in their sons' lives. She was the one who took them to all their games when they were young, consoled them after losses and officiated the typical sibling fights. ("He was the one that always picked on me," Jay recalled.)The most famous tussle came when Jon was a college student and Jay was still in high school."The 'Gruden Rule' was 'Don't ever hit in the face.' So we would punch each other hard, but we would never hit each other in the face. So one day, we got in a fight on the front lawn, and I can still remember cars driving by, stopping, yelling at us to stop fighting. He hit me so many times, so hard, I could not walk. I could hardly get out of bed the next day," Jon said. "That was the first time he really beat me up — and probably the last time we fought, because of that."It's what brothers often do. What brothers also do is help one another.Says Jay: "Obviously Youth Willie Snead IV Jersey , I owe most of my success to Jon." Even now, his staff has several of Jon's former players or assistants, including Bill Callahan, Ike Hilliard and Randy Jordan.Jon's son, Deuce, worked for Jay's Redskins until his dad got back into coaching and now is a strength coach in Oakland.Jon hired one of Jay's former colleagues, Paul Guenther, as his defensive coordinator and signed tight end Derek Carrier based in part on rave reviews from Jay, who coached him in Washington.Jon also sought advice from Jay when making the decision to leave the TV booth."He thought I was crazy, really. The game's changed. The role of a coach is a tough one right now, with the collective bargaining agreement and the development of players. The rules of the game are different," Jon said. "'Do you really need the pressure? Do you really miss the pressure?' But I'm nuts. I missed it. I missed every part of it. He thought I was nuts, initially, but (he was) supportive."Jay offered tips about recent rules limiting practice time.When Jay was hired by the Redskins, he said, he took to heart Jon's admonition "just to be myself, really."What both agreed was difficult: When Jon was in the TV booth for Jay's games; the Redskins went 1-6 on "Monday Night Football" the past four seasons."If you don't win (or) you call a bad play, you're going to be called out on it. That's just the way it is. He had a job to do. I think it would be hard, if I was a commentator, to call him out for a possibly bad call. I might credit the defense or something like that for a 'great' call. That's probably what he tried to do a little bit more," Jay said. "Probably more awkward for him than for me."Well, that's no longer an issue for the Gruden brothers. What is: Finding time to talk on the phone now that they're on opposite coasts and getting ready for their teams' seasons.What they know they'll both be able to expect, though, are postgame calls from Dad — once he's been told the outcome."A few minutes. Nothing earth-shattering," Jim said. "Just try to console or congratulate, one or the other."Dubow reported from Alameda, California; Fendrich reported from Ashburn, VirginiaAP Sports Writer Dave Ginsburg in Owings Mills, Maryland, contributed to this report.