Since guiding the Eagles to their first-ever Super Bowl victory in February, Pederson has celebrated in a parade down Broad Street, thrown out a first pitch at a Phillies game, rang the ceremonial bell before a Sixers game and announced the release of his memoir, titled Fearless.
At some point in the last three months, Pederson apparently added another feather onto his celebratory cap the Eagles reportedly picked up an option in Pederson’s contract after the Super Bowl win, according to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero.
It’s safe to say the 50-year old Pederson put those concerns to rest. The Eagles went 13-3 in the regular season, won the NFC East and went into the playoffs with the No. 1 seed… and without their star quarterback, Carson Wentz. With a back-up quarterback in Nick Foles, Pederson’s risk-taking and at times ingenious play-calling tendencies paid off, the Eagles won a Super Bowl and now Pederson will be here for the long haul.
New GM Dave Gettleman just nailed it. First, give him credit for taking Penn State RB Saquon Barkley at No. 2 rather than reaching for a quarterback. Expect Barkley’s impact to be wide-reaching in the short and long run. G Will Hernandez and OLB Lorenzo Carter should be starters by training camp. And Richmond QB Kyle Lauletta (Round 4) might quickly push aside 2017 third rounder Davis Webb as Eli Manning’s backup and, perhaps, eventual successor.
Drafts are replete with boom-or-bust prospects. Jon Gruden’s return produced what looks like a boom-or-bust draft. Trading a third rounder to Pittsburgh for WR Martavis Bryant could be a coup… if Bryant’s head is screwed on soundly.
Terrell Edmunds was a reach in the first round, though the defense did need safety help. But this draft is more likely to be defined by Oklahoma State stars James Washington and Mason Rudolph, potential heir apparents to WR Antonio Brown and QB Ben Roethlisberger, respectively. GM Kevin Colbert traded up for Rudolph, apparently concerned the Bengals would take him. Rudolph and Washington were a deadly combo in Stillwater, and it’s rare to see a team import both ends of such a connection. If it works out, Edmunds will be relegated to bonus status.
Andraez’Greedy’ Williams, CB, LSU: The Greedy nickname is apt, as he recorded six interceptions and 17 passes defensed last season. At 6-2 and 183 pounds, he should Cheap Blue Jays Jerseys turn heads if Cheap Baseball Jerseys China he decides to declare after his redshirt sophomore year.
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz has discussed the importance of protecting himself with head coach Doug Pederson and members of the offensive staff, he told ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio on Wednesday. And while he plans to remain aggressive, Wentz is taking his self-preservation seriously and acknowledges that he’ll have to pick his spots a bit more moving forward.
We’ve talked about it quite a bit, Wentz said, speaking of conversations with Pederson, offensive coordinator Mike Groh and new quarterbacks coach Press Taylor. I think we’re all on the same page.
Witten served as a reliable target at a variety of depths, finishing with the fourth most career receptions in NFL history (1,152). He also finished first in Cowboys history in career receptions (leading Michael Irvin by 452 grabs) and receiving yards (12,448, the second most of a tight end in NFL history), and third in receiving touchdowns with 68. Witten’s 11 Pro Bowl appearances were bested only by Gonzalez, who finished with 14.
He was a huge part of that success… you can ask those running backs who played with him how valuable he was, Gonzalez said. This is why he is a first-ballot Hall of Famer. I think without a doubt I’d put him in the top three, top four tight ends. He could be at the top if you’re talking blocking and catching for all [of what you want] out of the tight end position.
His toughness was matched by few in his era, best captured in his catch and helmetless run for a 53-yard gain during a prime-time game against Philadelphia in 2007 (0:50 in the above video). And as excellent as he was on the field, he was just as good off it, serving as a great Cheap NFL Jerseys Paypal teammate and winning the 2012 Walter Payton Man of the Year Award. A former Cheap Authentic NBA Jerseys longtime teammate and fellow future Hall of Famer paid his respects via Twitter on Thursday.
Oakland Raiders coach Jon Gruden said Tuesday that although he believed Colin Kaepernick did not play well in 2016, he’s mildly surprised the free-agent quarterback hasn’t been invited to an NFL training camp over the past year.
Kaepernick has since filed a collusion grievance against NFL owners, though commissioner Roger Goodell has denied that the 30-year-old is being blackballed by the league because of his outspoken stance on social issues.
A second-round draft pick in 2011, Kaepernick started 58 games over parts of six seasons during his time in San Francisco. He completed 59.2% of his passes and threw for 2,241 yards yards in 2016, with 16 touchdowns and four interceptions.
Harris’ first year with the Giants was promising — he returned both a punt and a kickoff for a touchdown. He also set career highs in catches (36), yards (396) and touchdown receptions (four).
In recent seasons, however, Harris has failed to be the offensive factor the Giants had hoped he would be when they originally signed him from the Dallas Cowboys. Harris caught a touchdown pass on his only target in 2016, and he didn’t have a ball thrown in his direction before his 2017 season was cut short.
Harris, 30, suffered a foot injury in a Week 5 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers that required surgery. Harris passed his physical Thursday before being cut and is training for next season, as he expects to be ready for the start of the offseason workout program if he is signed in the coming weeks.
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Ejections are no longer at the sole discretion of the on-field officials.
The NFL’s owners voted today on a new rule that authorizes a designated member of the officiating department to instruct on-field game officials to eject a player who commits a flagrant non-football act, if a foul for that act is called on the field.
Cole struck out the side in the fifth and seventh innings for his most strikeouts since matching his career high of 12 in his final start of 2014.
The other hit Cole allowed was Elvis Andrus’ leadoff double in the sixth, when he got an inning-ending double play with runners at the corners to preserve a 4-1 lead.
He was in total control of the game, and I think he finished even stronger than he started, Hinch said. His stuff was electrifying at the end of the game. What a great way to start his Astros career.
While 2017 was a magical season for the Rams, they also got more than a few breaks. Early in the year, new head coach Sean McVay caught opponents off guard with his explosive offense. The Rams also ranked among the top 10 in turnover differential (plus-seven).
There’s bound to be more adversity this go-round. Jared Goff and Todd Gurley could play well in 2018 and still regress relative to this past season. That retooled defense features a pair of hotheads at corner and a player with a long history of dustups in Suh, begging the question of how those personalities will mesh in the locker room.
And the Rams lost talented players such as Trumaine Johnson, Alec Ogletree and Sammy Watkins.
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Some of whom carry a lot of old baggage.
Although a report earlier said the Lions were close to a deal with Frank Gore, Gore won’t visit Detroit until Thursday and LeGarrette Blount travels there Friday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
The Browns added Jarvis Landry via trade, but they still could use another receiver to complement Landry and Josh Gordon. Corey Coleman’s two disappointing seasons give a little impetus to the need to strengthen the position. — Pat McManamon
The signing of Jon Bostic gives the Steelers a stopgap starter at inside linebacker — potentially while a high draft pick develops — but the safety spot opposite Sean Davis remains unresolved. The Steelers may keep it that way because of limited cap space ($6.5 million before the Bostic signing). Veteran J.J. Wilcox, acquired in September via trade from Tampa Bay, should have the chance to compete for the job. Still, a slow safety market has left plenty of serviceable ers available. Pittsburgh might be tempted at the right price. — Jeremy Fowler
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There’s a flip side to that coin, too. Every NFL team must avoid certain pitfalls—draft-day gaffes, ill-advised strategy decisions and potential injuries—that will ruin their 2018 seasons.
Forget the power of positive thinking for now. Instead, indulge in every team’s worst-case scenario.
With quarterback Carson Palmer and head coach Bruce Arians having retired Cheap Infant NFL Jerseys this offseason, the Arizona Cardinals are on the cusp of a full-blown rebuild. However, they attempted to stave that off by adding quarterback Sam Bradford, giving stalwarts Cheap Jarome Iginla Jerseys like Larry Fitzgerald one more chance to make the playoffs.
We’ll see how long that lasts.
James wowed the crowd with some flashy passing and scoring drives in the paint before finishing with 24 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists in 31 minutes. But James didn’t have much help and he displayed some frustration after he had a pass deflected by former teammate Isaiah Thomas for a turnover that later resulted in a Julius Randle dunk for the Lakers.
“No, I don’t need to show anybody,” Thomas said. “They know what I can do. I only played 15 games for them, so it’s really not about showing them what I can do. The world knows what I can do and what I bring to the table. I took it as another game and I just wanted to win and we did a helluva job as a team, beating that really good team over there.”
Coach Mike Sullivan says the team is “encouraged” by Murray’s progress. Sullivan added he expects Murray to travel with the Penguins when they begin a three-game road trip against the New York Rangers on Wednesday night. The Penguins are 4-3 since Murray went down and trail first-place Washington by one point in the crowded Metropolitan Division.
Penguins forward Bryan Rust, who has missed the past two games while dealing with a concussion, has been cleared for contact and could join his teammates on the road swing.
“You saw the stuff, the velo. He wasn’t holding anything back. He was letting it go, and it was good to see. And he pitched a good amount of pitches for his first time out in a real game,” he said.
DeGrom said it felt a little strange making his first start this late in camp, and the time spent in bullpens and sim games resulted in one big problem — working from the stretch.
The Spurs have so many players out injured that it’s hard to judge their Cheap College Jerseys current level. With LaMarcus Aldridge sidelined and Kawhi Leonard not expected back until Thursday, the Spurs didn’t put up all that much resistance against the dominant Rockets. Not one of their starters played more than 24 minutes, and three of them played 15 minutes or less. Only one starter, Rudy Gay, even scored in double-figures and none had over five rebounds or three assists. It was just a bad night overall, and the loss Cheap Blackhawks Jerseys dropped San Antonio in the standings to where they would miss the playoffs if they began today.
Magic Johnson has spent the past year making moves — including the trade that sent Larry Nance Jr. and Jordan Clarkson to Cleveland last month — to get the Lakers into prime salary-cap position to chase elite free agents this summer. The top name on that list is likely to be James, who has a player option for next year.
The three-time NBA champion already has a $23 million mansion in Brentwood and a burgeoning career in entertainment production, so a move to LA could be a logical step. But James is unlikely to join a team that can’t immediately contend for championships with his addition.
But James got an up-close look at Randle, who drew a one-on-one defensive matchup with James while the Lakers made their second-half surge. The Lakers would have to do some serious maneuvering to re-sign Randle while adding two max free agents, but it’s possible.
I had the challenge of guarding the best player in the game, so you know I loved to take that challenge and take it personally, Randle said. But he’s an amazing player. There’s not much you can do.
Westbrook scored 32 points, dished out 12 assists and grabbed 12 rebounds to become the third-fastest player to reach the milestone. Only Oscar Robertson (277 games) and Magic Johnson (656) got to No. 100 quicker than Westbrook, who accomplished the feat in his 736th contest.
Westbrook trails only Robertson (181), Johnson (138) and Jason Kidd (107) on the career triple-double list.
Led by Westbrook and Jerami Grant, the Thunder dominated the rest of the way.
Westbrook scored seven points, while Grant knocked down a 3 and converted a three-point play — both off assists by Westbrook. Carmelo Anthony capped the game-deciding run with his sixth 3-pointer of the game.
“At halftime, he was talking about [the knee], felt some soreness in it, probably similar to the Houston game,” Celtics coach Brad Stevens said. “He was getting it worked on after halftime. We Cheap Authentic NHL Jerseys don’t know what it is above general knee soreness, and he doesn’t seem overly Cheap NFL Jerseys USA concerned, big-picture, with it. But obviously it’s been giving him fits here and there for the last five to eight days or so.”
Jonathan Cheechoo has retired from hockey after playing seven NHL seasons and finishing with four years in Russia’s Kontinental Hockey League.
Cheechoo announced his retirement through the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday. He played six seasons with the Sharks, including 2005-06 when he won the Rocket Richard Trophy for leading the league with 56 goals.
Darling shined as Crawford’s backup in Chicago, but has endured a bumpy season with the Hurricanes. He is 10-16-7, 3.09, .889 in 35 games (32 starts). He faced the Blackhawks once in Carolina but never in Chicago. In his first matchup Nov. 11, he allowed four goals on 30 shots and absorbed the loss in overtime.
Blackhawks right winger Patrick Kane praised Darling’s skills regardless of any recent struggles by the netminder.
“It’ll be good to see Scotty back here,” said Kane, who once acted on stage alongside Darling during the team’s fan convention. “I’m sure he’ll get a great ovation from the crowd. Did some great things here.”
The Ducks are 7-0-2 in their last nine home games and 7-1-1 in their last nine overall. Gibson has won a career-best six consecutive starts, and Rakell has six goals in his last four games.
“Our power play was (expletive) tonight,” Philadelphia center Claude Giroux said after Wednesday’s game.
Philadelphia faces a Bruins team that lost Patrice Bergeron before the start of this streak but have cruised along, anyway. They lost rookie defenseman Charlie McAvoy to a knee injury that should cost him a month, and will also be without veteran David Backes, who received a three-game suspension from the NHL on Wednesday for a Tuesday night hit on Detroit’s Frans Nielsen.
But with Bergeron out, his linemate, Brad Marchand, playing with Riley Nash as his substitute center, has been magical. He has scored overtime goals in the last two games, giving him the club regular season record with 11 and capped a three-goal/two-assist effort when he scored the winner in Tuesday’s Cheap Atlanta Braves Jerseys sloppy 6-5 win over the Red Wings.
For the season, Marchand has 28 goals, 66 points and is a plus-31 in 51 Cheap Authentic Soccer Jerseys games.
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“It’s a new season,” Cowboys tight end Jason Witten said as the locker room emptied around him late last Sunday night, with Elliott being among the final players to leave. “This team understands year to year you’ve got to adjust to a new season. There’s a lot that you can build on. Certainly a foundation was laid last year. But it’s a new year. We’ve got to reestablish it.
This shouldn’t be a mystery. It’s not like he’s the only quarterback who’s better on first down than third down.
Ignore fourth down because the sample size is ridiculously small. First down compared to second and third down is what’s important there.
It’s easier for Bortles to throw on first down because unlike second down and third down, defense’s aren’t as suspecting of the pass. Basically, the Jaguars shouldn’t jam the ball up the middle twice and then throw the ball when everybody on the planet knows they’re throwing the ball to pick up a fresh set of downs.
There is no reason to doubt any longer that this is the NFL’s best team. It’s not an early-season illusion. It’s past the halfway point of their season, and the Eagles are the league’s most complete team. The offense hasn’t missed a step since losing left tackle Jason Peters. Newly added RB Jay Ajayi made an immediate contribution Sunday. The progress made by QB Carson Wentz and Coach Doug Pederson in their second year together is the key to all of this.
The Patriots return from their bye to play a Sunday night game in Denver that once looked like it would be a marquee matchup. Instead, it’s a chance for the Patriots to take advantage of a Broncos team that is struggling mightily and couldn’t come close to keeping pace with the Eagles on Sunday.
The New England Patriots moved closer to securing homefield advantage and another AFC team rescued its playoff hopes from jeopardy in thrilling fashion on Christmas Eve, but the Cheap Braves Jerseys Cleveland Browns may have produced the most memorable game of the day against the San Diego Chargers.
It has been a rough January for Reid, beyond his team blowing a 21-3 lead in the wild-card loss to the Titans and being denied yet another playoff victory at Arrowhead Stadium. Nagy left promptly for the Bears, and then Brad Childress retired from the offensive staff. Bieniemy was a good promotion from running backs coach given his work with Kareem Hunt.
The Chargers knew some other teams were interested in Whisenhunt and Bradley, so they made sure to retain them for Lynn.
McVay lost quarterbacks Greg Olson to Jon Gruden and the Raiders. LaFleur was thought to be a hot coaching name and was getting attention from the Titans. Phillips isn’t Cheap Bruins Jerseys retiring yet.