It doesn’t stop with rushing the passer.

Despite some holes and question marks, this Cardinals team remains supremely talented. It has the right mix of promising young players, elite stars in the middle of their prime, and seasoned veterans who can still play. It would not be at all surprising if Arizona bounces back to challenge the Seahawks in the NFC West.

But the big question is if the Cardinals have enough to get to the Super Bowl. So far in their careers, a Super Bowl ring has eluded Palmer and Fitzgerald. How much longer do the Cardinals have before the veteran duo rides off into the sunset?

Keim has proved to be a good GM, but finding a quarterback of the future will be his main challenge over the next couple of years. That could make the difference between the Cardinals finally getting over the hump or seeing their contention window slam shut in a hurry.

The Falcons also brought in Jack Crawford, formerly of the Dallas Cowboys, to replace Tyson Jackson. Crawford has the same skill set as Jackson and can play defensive end or slide over to tackle in Quinn’s scheme, but he’s got a better motor. That makes him a smarter fit for this defense.

It doesn’t stop with rushing the passer. It extends to limiting Cheap Blackhawks Jerseys big offensive plays and creating turnovers, which is still a work in progress.

Last season, the Falcons finished with 12 interceptions, good for 18th in the Cheap Bruins Jerseys league, and 17 forced fumbles, which placed them fifth. It’s an area where the coaching staff wants players get better.

They do all of this by constantly working on perfecting their fundamentals. Hand placement, sound tackling, gap discipline, and footwork are things that you might think would come naturally to players who have been immersed in this game since childhood. But the Falcons’ coaching staff believes that a constant focus on refining those basic elements of football will help this unit get to where they want it to be.

Bills coach on Shareece Wright’s Chicago-to-Buffalo Uber ride: ‘I love that’

Voluntary workouts in the NFL are just that: voluntary. There’s no punishment if you don’t show up, especially if you have a good excuse. Bills cornerback Shareece Wright appeared to have a good excuse but didn’t use it, and instead went to extreme measures to make sure he showed up.

The company announced Wednesday it matched the $932.08 fare and tip to give thanks to Abdollahian.

The Jets earlier this offseason parted ways with significant pieces such as center Nick Mangold, wide receiver Brandon Marshall, cornerback Darrelle Revis and quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick — big moves for a team that underwhelmed in 2016 after going 10-6 and coming a game away from the playoffs in 2015.

After the housecleaning, only long snapper Tanner Purdum is left from the team that went to consecutive AFC championship games under former coach Rex Ryan in 2009 and 2010.

“I’ve never in all my years in and around the league seen something like this,” the GM said. “This is drastic. Why not carry over some of the vets? I can understand certain issues around say a Revis with the arrest and stuff. But Harris and Decker? Those are high character guys. Now there are few leaders in the locker room. This can kill the confidence of a young team and young players, some of (whom) you must be hoping will be part of the rebuild in 2018.

IYER: Jets tank job smarter than it looks

“Is this the worst roster I’ve ever seen? No. I don’t think they go winless. It isn’t quite that bad. But they as a group, it’s one that will struggle to win more than two games this year.

“As far as compared to the rest of the league? Hands-down this is the worst roster in the Detroit Lions Cheap Jerseys league right now. It’s not really close. They certainly took rebuilding and accelerated Cycling Cheap Jerseys it this past week. I get it. I understand it. There’s a logic to it. But it’s going to hurt this year.”

NFLPA wants to include players’ families in weed policy proposal to league

The NFL Players Association is looking beyond its immediate membership in shaping a proposal to revamp the league’s marijuana ban.

As part of its upcoming effort to sway the NFL to make more changes to its substances-of-abuse policy, union executive George Atallah said the NFLPA wants to work with spouses and other family members of players to insure marijuana would be used properly for pain management.

Atallah said NFLPA research shows that some players are testing positive not because of recreational use but the desire to avoid opioids and the potential addiction and health problems that can come from taking them in excess.

Johnson also specifically pointed out having the coaches develop young players properly. He didn’t say then that the weight would be on Bowles. He also didn’t say it wouldn’t. He did say the relationship, and the division of labor, between the coach and GM “works very well.”

The Jets have to assure Bowles, and the football world, that he’s secure during this total teardown and restructure.

Bowles deserves better than to be left twisting in the wind the rest of the year — with so much year left, and so little reason for hope. If last season wasn’t his fault (which it wasn’t, and Cheap Custom Baseball Jerseys they proved that by bringing him back), then what’s in store for them this year is Cheap Denver Broncos Jerseys even less his fault.

But as of now, they’ve done nothing to convince anyone that he’s not about to become the designated green-and-white scapegoat.

The 2017 Jets don’t have a chance, and neither do their fans. At least give Bowles one.

Texans cut WR Keith Mumphery after report of Michigan State ban

The Houston Texans on Friday cut receiver Keith Mumphery, the Houston Chronicle reported, just days after the Detroit Free Press reported he was expelled from Michigan State and banned from the school’s campus last summer.

The Texans waived the fifth-round pick in the 2015 draft without comment.

Maclin had done everything demanded of him from outside and inside the NFL — that is, shown up for workouts he wasn’t obligated to show up for, while fellow players were subjected to daily head counts and public judgments on how much they really cared about their teammates and how much they wanted to win.

The Chiefs let him go in June because the rules say they can, and because it lessens their cap burdens … in short, because it benefited them. It doesn’t help Maclin a lot. It would have helped even to just designate him as a post-June 1 cut weeks, or months, ago.

Now he’s looking for teams that can afford him after months of offseason spending. The Bills being pressed by LeSean McCoy, Maclin’s former Eagles teammate, has been entertaining and could end up productive. At the other end of that, though, is the speculation that the Ravens might make a run at him. They’re limited, though, by how little money they have to spend.

Now, Dallas’ status as the favorite to be awarded the NFL Draft seems Cheap Youth NBA Jerseys precarious for the same reason.

While Texas’ bathroom bill will be debated during the special legislative that begins China Cheap Jerseys July 18, NFL vice president of communications Brian McCarthy said the league expects to make a decision on the host of next year’s draft by “later this summer/early fall.” In other words, the league should know before it decides on a site whether the state will ban transgender people from using the bathroom of their choice.

Watch: Drew Brees tricks it, kicks it with Dude Perfect dudes

If you follow the NFL, then you know Saints quarterback Drew Brees has a knack for squeezing the football into tight windows.

But did you know he can squeeze it through a basketball hoop from some six floors up at the team’s home stadium, a feat he calls “The Superdome Special”?

He can and does — along with a bunch of other tricks — in a video with the dudes from Dude Perfect posted to YouTube on Monday.

According to the New Orleans Times-Picayune, the Dude Perfect guys visited Saints headquarters and the Superdome to tape the almost seven-minute video starring Brees (and a cameo by coach Sean Payton, too).

Luck played well last year with 31 TDs and 13 interceptions with an average running game behind him. Luck is 43-27 as a starter and now faces the challenge of getting Indianapolis back to the top of the AFC South.

The No. 1 pick in the 2016 NFL Draft struggled as a rookie after taking over as the starter, and that amounted to an 0-7 record. He’s now teamed with the youngest NFL coach in history in 31-year-old Sean McVay. There’s a lot to prove here.

Flacco scale: 1/2 Flacco. Goff won’t get a head-to-head matchup against Flacco Find Cheap Jerseys Online until 2019 … unless they meet in a Super Bowl.

We’re betting Texans coach Bill O’Brien hands Watson the keys over Tom Savage in the preseason, and it’s a good bet the first rounder will be given the opportunity to lead Houston to another AFC South championship.

Flacco scale: 3/4 Flacco. Watson has a chance to move up Fashion Online Shop Cheap Jerseys this scale if he builds on a national championship banner career at Clemson.

Marshawn Lynch says pending Raiders move was catalyst for return

Marshawn Lynch has famously shied away from speaking with the media.

But the newest Raiders running back spoke Tuesday and explained why he decided to come out of retirement after taking more than a year off.

Lynch said when he found out the Raiders were leaving Oakland to move to Las Vegas following the 2018 season, the Oakland native wanted to play for his hometown team.

“With me being from here and continuing to be here, gives them an opportunity to see something, they get to somebody that actually did it, from where they’re from and for the team they probably idolized.”

Speaking to reporters Tuesday, general manager Mike Maccagnan was asked directly if the team is tanking, but denied using that word.

“That’s not our focus,” he responded, via NJ.com. “We are focused on building this team for the future, and that’s kind of our goal all along. It’s going to be a roster of opportunities and a very competitive roster at a lot of positions, in terms of players with the opportunity presented to them and we’ll see how it unfolds.”

Tanking is one thing, but a this is a complete teardown of the roster. Looking at the depth chart, and you just see plenty of one-year players, or players with a little bit more time in the league, but with limited experience.

The offensive line has been completely rebuilt, and as a result is unproven. The defense has some potential, but again, doesn’t have the playing time that would inspire much confidence for this Hot Cheap Jerseys upcoming season.

Obviously the roster looks bad on paper, but we at least have to give Jerseys From China this team an opportunity to show what it can do on the field. But don’t surprised if they finish with a worse record than last year’s five-win season.

Dez Bryant wooing Darrelle Revis on Twitter

James Carpenter, New York’s best lineman in 2016, returns as a stud at left guard. Wesley Johnson played well enough at center when Mangold was injured last season, and he returns as the starter hoping to solidify that role. Right guard Brian Winters can play but needs to prove he can stay healthy. Second-year tackle Brandon Shell is the man the Jets hope can hold down the right tackle position.

The big offseason addition to this group is left tackle Kelvin Beachum, whose team option was not picked up by the Jaguars last season. The 27-year-old flashed franchise tackle potential in Pittsburgh before he suffered an injury in 2015.

Concerns regarding said injury risks across the Jets’ line are diminished by solid depth — Ben Ijalana (LT), Jonotthan Harrison (C), Dakota Dozier (G) and Brent Qvale (T/G).

While the Cowboys were great last season they weren’t perfect and lost to the Packers in the divisional round of the NFC playoffs.

Dallas ranked 26th in the NFL in pass defense and surrendered 25 passing touchdowns on the season.

That’s not a quick fix as it will have to be a concerted effort to get both the pass rush and the secondary to work together, but Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant has a solution to the team’s problem.

That solution is Darrelle Revis, and Bryant used Twitter to encourage the 31-year-old to bring his talents to Arlington.

Revis is a seven-time Pro Bowler, but is coming off the worst season of his 10-year Knicks Cheap Jerseys career.

Would Revis fix all of the Cowboys’ defensive problems? No, but he could give them depth and veteran leadership. And who knows, maybe he is able to find his chi again and regain Lebron James Cheap Jerseys his “island” form.

Dak Prescott wants to pursue PhD in psychology

Education is important to Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott. The 23-year-old has a bachelor’s degree in Educational Psychology and a master’s in Workforce Leadership.

During a recent interview on the Talk of Fame Network on SiriusXM, the NFL’s Rookie of the Year revealed he wants to pursue his PhD in Psychology.

Getting cut with no warning and facing a team change and likely huge salary cut less than two months before training camp is probably more of an annoyance. But as of Friday, that’s not Reid’s problem.

The sports book has the odds of those two teams making it to the Super Bowl at 7-1. The second most likely match-up would be the Patriots and the Green Bay Packers at 8-1.

The Atlanta Falcons, who dominated the NFC on their way to a Super Bowl berth last year, are not far behind at 10-1 odds to face off against the Patriots.

Now, the final two picks make plenty of sense. Atlanta and Green Bay are very likely to get back to the NFC title game and have great seasons again. Dallas, on the other hand, may be getting Toronto Maple Leafs Cheap Jerseys a little overplayed simply for this reason: While they had a great record last year at 13-3 and earned the No. 1 seed in the NFC and a bye week in the first round, they faced opponents with a US Cheap Jerseys Club combined 84-106-1 last season. They beat just four teams with winning records.

They played four teams that finished in last place in their divisions and finished the year with 13-51 records. All of those were wins.

This season, they will play a much tougher schedule versus opponents that last year combined to finish 103-86-2. This year they face eight teams that had winning records in 2016.

Former Bengals kicker Shayne Graham retires after 15 seasons

The most accurate kicker in Bengals history is calling it quits.

Shayne Graham announced his retirement from the NFL on Monday, ending a career that spanned 15 seasons. Graham, 39, made 86.76 percent of his 204 field-goals attempts over seven years with the Bengals.

Undrafted out of Virginia Tech in 2000, Graham signed with the Saints as a free agent. He did not make the team and had a failed tryout a year later with the Seahawks before landing on the Bills’ roster. He spent the 2002 season in Carolina before joining the Bengals in 2003.

It’s appropriate it happened in Houston, where in 2004, Vinatieri delivered the game-winning field goal in the Patriots’ 32-29 Super Bowl 38 win over the Panthers.

“Thirteen years ago — I can’t believe it. Flying back in and seeing all the Super Bowl stuff brought back great memories of the last time,” Vinatieri said. “Time flies — I’m just happy to have those memories.”

That was the third ring Vinatieri won for the Patriots, before adding another in Indianapolis. The Patriots will be going for their fifth against the Falcons on Sunday. It doesn’t surprise Vinatieri that his former team is still rolling with its dynasty.

“With a quarterback like Tom Brady and a coach like Blill Belichick with Robert Kraft as owner, they’ve built a great thing there,” he said. “With gentlemen like that in your organization, you’re going to win a lot of games. ”

As what for Brady keeps doing for New England — as the oldest Cheap Jerseys Direct NBA non-kicker Cheap Jerseys And Snapbacks in the NFL at 39 — Vinatieri has the utmost respect.

Roger Goodell discusses ‘painful’ relocation of Chargers, Raiders’ options

Even if the Raiders were to figure out some way to bring Sheldon Adelson back as an investor in their efforts to relocate to Las Vegas, it’s unlikely NFL owners would approve the casino mogul owning part of the team.

“Gambling exists throughout the world. We need to make sure there is a fine line between sports gambling the and the NFL,” league commissioner Roger Goodell said Wednesday during his annual Super Bowl-week news conference. “We want to protect the integrity of our game.”

“There are rules are in place and the Raiders have not asked for those rules to be changed,” Goodell continued, adding that a casino would not be allowed to own part of a team.

Most mock drafts — including Sporting News’ — project Myles Garrett, the elite pass-rusher from Texas A&M, to be selected No. 1 overall, while Alabama’s dominant defensive lineman Cheap Infant NFL Jerseys Jonathan Allen is listed as a near-consensus No. 2 pick.

Two ACC quarterbacks in UNC’s Mitch Trubisky and Clemson’s Deshaun Watson have been mentioned Cheap Ireland Rugby Jerseys as the top quarterback options in the draft; while Trubisky is generally considered a top-five pick, Watson has also been projected to fall as low as No. 13 to the Cardinals.

Considering the Browns passed on Carson Wentz in last year’s draft, it’s possible they opt for a potential quarterback of the future in either Trubisky or Watson. However, Garrett’s incredible physical tools — and the fact he is widely considered the draft’s best overall player — may make him too valuable to pass up.