Month: October 2017

New Orleans is backed into a corner right now

Williams: “We had three lifting sessions that you’d be assigned to one. He would go in and lift in all three sessions. One time Gibbs brought me into his office and pointed to Sean an hour before practice jogging laps around the field and working on footwork drills. I said, ‘Coach, I knew this.’ … He thinks he’s doing it when no one else is watching.

The Saints essentially are back to square one, having to find a way to build a team around a 40-year-old QB by moving around cap numbers and hoping their GM has the magic touch in the draft and with his free agents.

New Orleans is backed into a corner right now, but doing the same things it has been doing will not work. The Saints need radical changes, and those kinds of changes are hard for organizations to make.

But if the Saints ever want to get out of their seven-win rut, they need to make those changes next year, even if it means somebody other than Brees behind center.

The Saints are in a need of a major overhaul if they plans to return to Super Bowl contender status. That overhaul needs to include the general manager, head coach and, potentially, quarterback Drew Brees.

Brees is the greatest player in Saints history, but can the team really afford to commit three years of big salary to a 39-year-old QB in the midst of a rebuild? Would Brees, whose prime years have been wasted by the Saints’ front office, even want to return?

The Saints over the last few years have struggled to build a competent team around Brees. Since their peak from 2009-11, in which they won 37 games and a Super Bowl, the Saints Cheap Jerseys Online China have won more than seven games in a season just once (2013). This year, they Cheap Jerseys Paypal Free Shipping might not reach seven wins for the first time since Brees signed with them in 2006.

Seahawks injury updates: Rees Odhiambo (sternum) out of hospital, Cliff Avril (stinger) out ‘a while’

Seahawks starting left tackle Rees Odhiambo was released from the hospital Monday, and coach Pete Carroll clarified the nature of the offensive lineman’s injury that led to him experiencing trouble breathing during and after Sunday’s game.

“He does not have a bruised heart, which is out there — whatever, somebody made that up,’’ Carroll told reporters (via the Seattle Times). “That isn’t what he has. He’s got a bruised sternum.’’

Nick Folk missed three field goals on Thursday night — kicks that would have made the difference in a 19-14 loss to the defending Super Bowl champs.
“It’s unfortunate because he’s been really solid in practice,” Koetter Cheap Jerseys MLB China said. “The thing that happened last week kind of came out of left field. There was Cheap Jerseys NFL no indication that was coming. We only kicked live in practice one day this week, and Nick was lights out.”

Folk is now 6-of-11 for the season. He missed only four kicks all of last year and three in 2015.

“I left points out there. We should have won the game. 20-19. This one’s on me,” Folk said. “[It was a] bad week, starting from last Sunday to today. Bad week. I’ve just gotta keep my head down, keep working and try to get better.”

Asked whether he was worried about his position with the team, Folk said, “That’s not anything I’m worried about right now.”

The Bucs’ struggles at the kicker position are well-documented. Second-round draft pick Roberto Aguayo went 31-of-43 last year and was cut during the preseason in favor of Folk. The Bucs are now 12-of-21 (57 percent) on field goal attempts at home since the start of last season.

Las Vegas Sheriff: ‘They did what they were trained to do’ in Michael Bennett incident

After some controversy as to why Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett was stopped by police officers in Las Vegas, Sheriff Joe Lombardo told reporters on Friday that the officers had reasonable suspicion to stop the NFL player in August.

Detroit’s Matthew Stafford was the first rookie with five touchdown passes in 2009, something matched by Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston in 2015.

“As I said, whatever we can do to help out, I think it would be greatly appreciated,” Rivera said to The Charlotte Observer. “[They need] food, water and electricity right now. Those that don’t have generators are really struggling up there. Getting fresh water and food obviously is the other concern, and then fuel for the generators and stuff like that.”

Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló announced that 97 percent of the U.S commonwealth’s 3.4 million residents were still without power Wednesday, one week after Hurricane Maria hit the island.

“This hat represents Team Puerto Rico, which my daughter played on the Pan American team and the Pan Am games were in Puerto Rico,” said Rivera. “I just thought it would be fitting. I did make a donation. Ric Elias is raising funds and his goal is to reach $10 million. It’s Cheap Hockey Jerseys Custom very dire there and tremendous to have the support of the people. Those that don’t have generators are really struggling and not getting much water. Food is the other Cheap Ice Hockey Jerseys concern, as well as fuel for the generators.”

Rivera’s father is from the island of Puerto Rico. This summer, Rivera and his father visited his family’s homestead where his grandfather and his family farmed.

Rodrigue said in a statement that Newton did not apologize.

Panthers director of communications Steven Drummond said in a statement that he spoke with Newton and Rodrigue “and I know they had a conversation where he expressed regret for using those words. We strive as a department to make the environment for media comfortable for everyone covering the team.”

“This afternoon, I did my job as an NFL beat writer and asked Cam Newton a question about one of his receivers. I was dismayed by his response, which not only belittled me but countless other women before me and beside me who work in similar jobs,” Rodrigue said. “I sought Mr. Newton out as he left the locker room a few minutes later. He did not apologize for his comments.”

The Redskins needed less than 2 minutes to answer: Cousins’ 69-yard pass to Vernon Davis set up a short throw to Ryan Grant, who also beat Peters, for a touchdown and a 17-14 lead.

But that’s when injuries began to take their toll: The Redskins lost cornerbacks Josh Norman, Montae Nicholson, Kendall Fuller and Quinton Dunbar along with safety Deshazor Everett, and in the fourth quarter had just four available defensive backs.

“I was looking up and I’m like, `Man, we’ve got all backups in,” Redskins safety D.J. Swearinger said. “If your number is called, you’ve got to step up. We’ve got to get better at that as well.”

It was 17-all after Butker made his first field goal, and his 32-yard kick gave Kansas City the lead back. The Redskins tied the game once more when Dustin Hopkins hit from 40 Cheap Giants Jerseys yards with 47 seconds left, but that turned out to be enough time to get Butker in position for the Cheap Fan Jerseys winning kick.

The 49ers offense and Brian Hoyer went from absentees to explosive against the Rams.

Both teams may have found themselves offensively last week, the Rams maxing out against the 49ers and the Cowboys snapping out of their season-long funk in Arizona. Both have vulnerable defenses, but the Rams will keep getting the benefit of the doubt because of Aaron Donald. AT&T Stadium would be a heck of a place for Jared Goff to fully announce his presence.

Don’t buy it quite yet, at least not against the Cardinals, who are better defensively than they looked at times against the Cowboys. Carson Palmer is capable of being the good version of himself long enough to handle this.

It was a play we just dialed up this week. That’s one of those special plays where you’re like, ‘Alright we’re practicing it but are we gonna run it?’. We dialed it up, ran it. I yelled out to Ted, …Ted had the jet motion…and I told him to go fast because I knew they would kinda bite down on him. So he went fast and perfect pitch from Drew and we got in the end zone.

Brian Orakpo (Tennessee Titans OLB #98) – “Osackpo” had a quiet game by his standards against the Texans and their patchwork offensive line this past Sunday (five tackles in the 57-14 loss). Next up for the Titans will be the Miami Dolphins. The Dolphins’ offensive line Cheap Baseball Jerseys China has been substandard (again) to start this season. The Dolphins have failed to open up running Cheap Blank Hockey Jerseys lanes and protect QB Jay Cutler while he’s in the pocket. If playing at home for the first time all season isn’t the tonic the Dolphins need, Orakpo should be able to have his way against the Miami tackles on Sunday.

Andrew Luck will return to practice for the Colts, ‘slowly start working’ back in

Colts quarterback Andrew Luck will return to practice this week, general manager Chris Ballard said on Indianapolis radio station WFNI-1070 AM on Monday.

The first 30 minutes featured 11 penalties and, after seeing the Jaguars blowout the Ravens last week, London fans must be wondering why so many underwhelming contests find their way across the pond.

They at least finally had a touchdown to cheer when Drew Brees hit Michael Thomas for a three-yard touchdown pass, the Saints starting the second half with an 11-play 77-yard drive.

Lutz nailed a 45-yarder and the Saints would have had a great chance to all but end the game as a contest had they recovered a Cutler fumble after he was stripped by Cameron Jordan.

It mattered not as the dagger came with 3:57 remaining courtesy of an Alvin Kamara touchdown. The Dolphins dropped to 1-2, raising further questions about their offense and the decision to invest in a $10 million one-year rental of Cutler.

Fox split the baby, televising the national anthem before the Cheap NFL Jerseys USA Saints-Dolphins game in London but not showing it during regional games.

“As we have in previous broadcasts of NFL games from London, Fox Cheap Authentic NBA Jerseys will show the national anthem as well as ‘God Save the Queen’ live,” according to spokesman Eddie Motl. “As is standard procedure, regionalized coverage of NFL games airing on Fox this Sunday will not show the national anthem live; however, our cameras are always rolling and we will document the response of players and coaches on the field.”

Derek Carr returns to practice for Raiders after back injury

Four days after suffering a transverse process fracture in his back, Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr surprisingly practiced on Thursday.

O’Brien hesitated in investing fully in that from Day 1. He’s all-in now. So far, Watson is proving he deserves to be where he is.

For O’Brien and the Texans, better late than never. Much better.

With Watson growing with this contending team and this coach, the Texans are one of many deeply intriguing 2-2 teams careening around the NFL. The Patriots and Cowboys are a “huh?” 2-2; the Texans are more “hmmmm.”

Sunday’s 57-14 final score, the highest total in Texans history, didn’t tell the whole story. Neither did Watson’s ridiculous numbers (307 combined yards, an NFL rookie record-tying five total touchdowns, 125.0 passer rating), nor did seeing him execute, make the right decisions and click with all the weapons that finally are being exploited. It was all a wonder to behold in full.

O’Brien himself sounded happier than he has in … weeks? Years? Even while reining in the exuberance by reminding all that the then-unbeaten Chiefs were next, he kept gushing Cheap Jerseys Bulk about Watson. And the theme he kept returning to was Watson’s mind — “smart” was repeated Cheap Jerseys Coupon Code often.

“He’s got a good mind, for a lot of things, not just football,” O’Brien said. “He’s an excellent kid, and he’s fun to coach.”

Volume and talent matter in a major way in fantasy football.

It’s a second straight game at London’s Wembley Stadium, and one that the Dolphins tried to have brought home to Miami after the hurricane postponed its opener. The Saints belatedly Cheap Jerseys Elite found their groove last week, albeit without much from Adrian Peterson again. The Dolphins misplaced their groove against the Jets, with their quarterback reverting to Bad Jay Cutler. The Saints’ defense is capable of getting the Dolphins offense healthy.

The Eagles did to the Giants last week what teams have done to the Chargers twice already, winning a game with a late kick. Philadelphia’s win was problematic in how it let a dead Giants offense spring back to life. A defense like that shouldn’t ruin Philip Rivers’ day the way the Chiefs did last week.

The Giants are back in the familiar position of seeing Odell Beckham Jr. be their only chance of scoring, while also being their chief irritant because of how he celebrates his scores. A no-win team in a no-win situation — not ideal. The Bucs clearly are not as good as they looked against the Bears, but not as bad as they did against the Vikings.

Fuller’s talent is apparent: He’s an exceptional vertical threat with his combination of size and speed, but he shouldn’t be pigeonholed as simply that. He hauled in a pair of touchdowns in Cheap Jerseys From China NHL his season debut in Week 4. With Watson at the control panels, this offense suddenly has me very intrigued in Houston.