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#241 Оставлено : 9 января 2018 г. 12:38:21(UTC)
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The coaches for the 2018 NHL All-Star game were announced on Sunday, Gerard Gallant,authentic Zach Parise jersey, with Jon Cooper,authentic Jeff Carter jersey, Peter Laviolette and Barry Trotz to lead their respective divisions.

Tampa Bay Lightning head coach Cooper,adidas Ryan Suter jersey, Vegas Golden Knights boss Gallant,authentic Devan Dubnyk jersey, the Nashville Predators' Laviolette and Trotz of the Washington Capitals earned selection for the All-Star game at Amalie Arena in Tampa on January 28.

Cooper,authentic Shea Weber jersey, 50, will coach the Atlanta Division in his first All-Star game with the Lightning occupying first place in the NHL standings.

The Pacific will be led by Gallant,adidas Shea Weber jersey, in his second appearance thanks to his record with expansion franchise the Golden Knights, 54, who top the Western Conference in their debut season.

Laviolette, 53,adidas Jeff Carter jersey, is back for his second All-Star game in 16 NHL seasons. The Predators are one point adrift of the Winnipeg Jets in the race for first place in the Central Division.

Trotz,adidas Zach Parise jersey, 55,authentic Ryan Suter jersey, takes charge of the Metropolitan Division with the Capitals leading the way in the league.

Alex Ovechkin of the Capitals (Metropolitan Division),adidas Devan Dubnyk jersey, P.K. Subban of the Predators (Central Division), Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid (Pacific Division), and the Lightning's Steven Stamkos are the captains during the All-Star game weekend.

Ovechkin, leads the NHL with 26 goals to go with 17 assists, an All-Star for the sixth time, while McDavid has 14 goals and 31 assists to rank ninth with 45 points to make his first All-Star game.

Stamkos was selected to the All-Star game for the fifth time after scoring 17 goals with 32 assists to rank third in the league with 49 points. Subban, the only defenseman to be named captain, is an All-Star for the third time. He has nine goals and 20 assists with a plus/minus of eight.

The All-Star game will again feature a three-on-three All-Star tournament for the third straight year with the top players from each division.

The tournament will have three 20-minute games and each team will be made up of 11 players from each Division: six forwards, three defensemen and two goaltenders. The remaining players on the All-Star rosters will be revealed on Wednesday.
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#242 Оставлено : 9 января 2018 г. 12:51:20(UTC)
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – It’s never a great sign when the best quarterback at a playoff game is watching from the television booth.

Perhaps it crossed CBS broadcaster Tony Romo’s mind during Sunday’s ponderous 10-3 Jacksonville Jaguars win over the Buffalo Bills what life would be like if he played here in Duval County. He could hand off to Leonard Fournette on the weekend and sneak away for nine holes during the week.

like how his offense is going to score enough to beat the talent-rich Pittsburgh Steelers next week in Pittsburgh. Marrone has brought the team a long way,Womens John Ross Jersey,Jags head coach Doug Marrone has other things on his mind after Sunday’s AFC wild-card game, leading the franchise to a playoff victory in its first home postseason game since 2000. That’s the good news. The bad news is there’s no way the Jags will advance to the AFC title game with this kind of offensive inertia.

” he said,Womens DeShone Kizer Jersey,“I’d be a fool, “to say I’m not concerned.”

other than the game-winning pass to seldom-used tight end Ben Koyack at the back of the end zone,Womens Jim Brown Jersey,Quarterback Blake Bortles called it a “weird” day and admitted there was no groove other than a 15-play touchdown drive that needed four downs near the goal line to result in the game’s only touchdown. Perhaps his best play all afternoon, was when he fumbled a snap in the fourth quarter and then bolted around the left end and 26 yards up the sideline as a frustrated Bills coach slammed his clipboard to the ground in anger. Bortles grinned as he walked back to the huddle. It was the third-longest play all day for Jacksonville.

” offensive lineman Patrick Omameh said. “We weren’t able to move the ball the way we wanted to. We came away with the win, the defense put forward a tremendous effort,“We weren’t able to sustain drives the way we wanted to, but we have some critical evaluation to do.”

which is an indictment of both the passing and running games. “You see Blake had more rushing[yards] than me,Bortles ran for more yards (88) than he threw (87),” Fournette quipped. “That will tell you a lot.” He had only 57 yards on 21 carries.

” Omameh said,Authentic John Ross Jersey, “teams really started to load the box against us. If that’s something we don’t want defenses to do,Authentic A.J. Green Jersey,“As the season went on,Womens A.J. Green Jersey, we have to hit them multiple ways.”

who is out for the season with an ACL injury he sustained in Week 1. The Marrone offense isn’t dynamic to begin with,Authentic Barry Sanders Jersey,That’s a lot tougher without wideout Allen Robinson,Womens Barry Sanders Jersey, and then add the fact that the Jags only have one star to showcase – a rookie rusher who has had trouble with injuries this season.

30-9,Authentic Jim Brown Jersey, the Jags went to Heinz Field early in the season and trashed the Steelers, but they picked off Ben Roethlisberger five times and scored twice on defense. Jacksonville’s defense is still that good,Yes, maybe better, but it’s unlikely the Steelers will be that sloppy this time around. That means Bortles and Fournette will have to do more.

ran some play-action and got some openings there,Authentic DeShone Kizer Jersey,” offered backup quarterback Chad Henne. But Antonio Brown and Le’Veon Bell will also have “some openings” next week,“We stuck with our big personnel, even against the Jags’ suffocating defense.
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#243 Оставлено : 10 января 2018 г. 10:50:56(UTC)
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Titans linebacker Derrick Morgan says he kind of blacked out.

Everyone who stayed on the Tennessee sideline went crazy, celebrating.

As a group of teammates mobbed him ,Womens Pat Tillman Jersey, quarterback Marcus Mariota simply stood and looked back at them knowing he had helped the Titans to their first playoff victory in 14 years in his postseason debut.

The big play? Not his first touchdown pass, which he conveniently caught after it was batted back to him.

Or the big first downs he delivered with his legs.

this time Mariota delivered by putting his right shoulder into a linebacker,Authentic Deion Jones Jersey,No,Authentic Austin Hooper Jersey, clearing space for Derrick Henry to run for the clinching first down to finish running out the clock on their rally from 18 points down to beat Kansas City 22-21 .

''You don't really see quarterbacks blocking and doing such a selfless play like that,Authentic Vic Beasley Jr Jersey,'' Morgan said Tuesday.

The 2014 Heisman Trophy winner may be polite and as well-mannered as any parent's dream. He's also a winner, and Tennessee's third-year quarterback finally is healthy and leading the Titans to victories that matter.

He's also showing off his versatility from catching the first TD pass he ever threw in a postseason game to running and even blocking to lead the Titans to an AFC divisional game in New England against the defending champs.

Pro Bowl left tackle Taylor Lewan said Mariota has made big plays two weeks in a row to fire up the Titans, including a stiff-arm while running to a big first down to clinch Tennessee's playoff berth in the regular-season finale.

especially as mild-mannered as he is,'' Lewan said. ''His competitive nature is bigger than anybody else's in here, so I know he wants to win every single game,''It's pretty awesome, and we're just here to help him do that.''

24, easily had his worst regular season yet in the NFL with more interceptions (15) than touchdown passes (13). But he ran for a career-high five touchdowns,Mariota, while playing through a hamstring injury that cost him one start in October.

whose 25 playoff victories not only are the most in the NFL,Authentic Pat Tillman Jersey,Now Mariota gets his second chance at the Patriots and Tom Brady,Authentic David Johnson Jersey, but more than Mariota has (21) since arriving in the league from Oregon.

Mariota's first trip to Foxborough did not go well at all in his rookie season.

and Mariota completed just 3 of 6 passes before having his season ended with a sprained knee in a loss Dec. 20,Womens David Johnson Jersey,The Patriots sacked him three times,Womens Deion Jones Jersey, 2015.

and Brady led the NFL with 4,Womens Austin Hooper Jersey,These Patriots (13-3) have won 11 of their past 12 games,Womens Vic Beasley Jr Jersey,577 yards passing.

The Titans quarterback showed he's as healthy as he's been all season with a handful of highlight plays starting with the NFL's first touchdown pass by a quarterback to himself when Darrelle Revis batted the ball back to Mariota who ran toward the pylon to cap a 91-yard drive to jumpstart the Titans' comeback.

Mariota also threw the game-winning TD to Eric Decker with 6:06 left for his fifth game-winning drive this season and ninth of his career.

''This guy is a physically tough player,'' Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia said of Mariota. ''You definitely see that on film.''

Mariota ran eight times for 46 yards, twice on third down for first downs in the second half against the Chiefs.

And that block was the cap to a performance that let tight end Delanie Walker know his quarterback finally is healthy.

you wouldn't see him run out of the pocket, juke people or anything like that,''When he wasn't healthy,'' Walker said.

and now everyone just starting to see it because it's prime-time, and we're in the playoffs. At the end of the day,''It just shows that he's healthy. This is the Marcus that everyone knows. He's been doing this in college, this is him.''

NOTES: RB DeMarco Murray (right knee) did not practice and remains day to day after missing the past two games. CB Logan Ryan (ankle) did not practice as a day of rest, while LG Quinton Spain (back) also was held out.
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#244 Оставлено : 10 января 2018 г. 10:58:11(UTC)
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New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski missed the NFL playoffs last year after undergoing back surgery, but the playmaker is ready to make up for lost time this postseason.

Reigning Super Bowl champions New England host the Tennessee Titans in their AFC divisional round matchup on Saturday.

The Patriots won the Super Bowl last year without Gronkowski on the active roster, and the five-time Pro Bowler is relishing his return to the field.

"I'm excited," Gronkowski told reporters on Tuesday. "I'm super excited to be back out there with the team. Just super excited out there on the field with the boys again. We had a couple of days off. It's my first playoff game in a while, definitely. I wasn't part of it last year, but not looking in the back, just looking forward to this game, so I'm excited, man. I've just got to take it one day at a time right now."

Gronkowski doe not know how long it took him to regain strength in his back, but the 28-year-old is happy to take a patient approach ahead of his comeback.

"I never came off a surgery and said,' or whatever,Womens Cam Newton Jersey, even though your mindset is you want to be 100 per cent ready to roll. But, 'Oh,Authentic Mitchell Trubiskyn Jersey, keep on going hard and everything will kick in.",'" he said. "I mean,Womens Walter Payton Jersey, I can't really give you the timeline like, but throughout them all I would say that you just can't go full speed, this many weeks, wow. I feel comfortable, 'Oh, just got to keep on sticking to the process, keep on sticking to the rehab

While the Patriots are favourites to win, Gronkowski said there is no resting as they prepare for a pesky Titans team that rallied in the second half last week to beat the Kansas City Chiefs.

prepare hard,"The intensity is high. It's like any other week though," Gronkowski said. "You've got to prepare the same. It's not like your changing up the schedule just because it's the playoffs. You're not really doing anything different. You've just got to come in, keep the level up.

"The intensity has been high every single week all year long. You've just got to keep on continuing that, keep on preparing how we have been and get ready for the big game."

Gronkowski was named first-team All-Pro this season for the fifth time in his career. He also made his fifth Pro Bowl after hauling in 69 receptions for 1,084 yards and eight touchdowns.

"It's definitely an honour, the whole process of coming back,Authentic Cam Newton Jersey, patience is the virtue there. You just can't come back right away and think you’re going to be out full speed,Womens Luke Kuechly Jersey, for sure. I mean,Womens Mitchell Trubiskyn Jersey, a lot of hard work,Authentic Walter Payton Jersey," Gronkowski said. "I would say,Womens Jordan Howard Jersey[Womens Jordan Howard Jersey/url], dedication,Authentic Jordan Howard Jersey, patience,[url=http://www.panthersfootballauthentic.com/luke-kuechly-jersey-authentic]Authentic Luke Kuechly Jersey, so just a lot of hard work, dedication.

"It's the playoffs now. It's one and done if you lose, so just got to keep on preparing and looking forward, forward now and not look in the past."
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#245 Оставлено : 11 января 2018 г. 11:52:33(UTC)
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It appears Jaromir Jagr's playing days as a Calgary Flame,adidas Pekka Rinne jersey, and perhaps in the National Hockey League are numbered.

The Flames are beginning a four-game road trip on Tuesday against the Wild and, according to the Calgary Sun, Jagr did not travel with his teammates to Minnesota on Monday.

and have not offered any additional update). He's dressed for 22 of the Flames' 41 contests this season,The 45-year-old veteran forward has not appeared in a game for the Flames this calendar year yet, scratched in each of Calgary's past two (the Flames have said Jagr is day-to-day with a lower-body injury, sustaining a lower-body injury in October that landed him on injured reserve.

This latest deveolopment comes in the wake of Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman reporting the Flames and Jagr are "working on an exit," though it's unclear where his final destination would be. Jagr turns 46 in February, and could attempt to join the Czech Republic at the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang. He also has previously played in the KHL.

has been given permission to talk to every other team in the league to see if there’s a fit for him. At this time there isn’t,Authentic Gustav Nyquist jersey,"“His agent,adidas Aleksander Barkov jersey, Petr Svoboda,adidas Jonathan Drouin jersey,Authentic Pekka Rinne jersey," Friedman said during Hockey Night In Canada's Headlines segment on Saturday. "His time in Calgary is about done and they’re just trying to figure out how they’re going to go about it.”

Jagr has averaged just over 13 minutes of ice time per-game,Jagr was a late addition to the Flames roster this offseason, signing just before Calgary was set to play its season opener. Jagr then did not dress until Calgary's fourth game of the season, saying he needed to work his way back into game shape. When he has played, his lowest total by nearly four minutes.

000 for his career,Should he retire from the NHL, and Jagr would do so with a few milestones just on the horizon. He is currently the NHL's third all-time leading goal scorer,adidas Gustav Nyquist jersey,adidas Tomas Tatar jersey, 36 shy of passing Gordie how; he's also 34 short of 800. He's also 79 points shy of 2,Authentic Tomas Tatar jersey,Authentic Aleksander Barkov jersey,Authentic Jonathan Drouin jersey, which would make him the second player ever to hit that mark along with Wayne Gretzky.
It appears Jaromir Jagr's playing days as a Calgary Flame,adidas Pekka Rinne jersey, and perhaps in the National Hockey League are numbered.

The Flames are beginning a four-game road trip on Tuesday against the Wild and, according to the Calgary Sun, Jagr did not travel with his teammates to Minnesota on Monday.

and have not offered any additional update). He's dressed for 22 of the Flames' 41 contests this season,The 45-year-old veteran forward has not appeared in a game for the Flames this calendar year yet, scratched in each of Calgary's past two (the Flames have said Jagr is day-to-day with a lower-body injury, sustaining a lower-body injury in October that landed him on injured reserve.

This latest deveolopment comes in the wake of Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman reporting the Flames and Jagr are "working on an exit," though it's unclear where his final destination would be. Jagr turns 46 in February, and could attempt to join the Czech Republic at the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang. He also has previously played in the KHL.

has been given permission to talk to every other team in the league to see if there’s a fit for him. At this time there isn’t,Authentic Gustav Nyquist jersey,"“His agent,adidas Aleksander Barkov jersey, Petr Svoboda,adidas Jonathan Drouin jersey,Authentic Pekka Rinne jersey," Friedman said during Hockey Night In Canada's Headlines segment on Saturday. "His time in Calgary is about done and they’re just trying to figure out how they’re going to go about it.”

Jagr has averaged just over 13 minutes of ice time per-game,Jagr was a late addition to the Flames roster this offseason, signing just before Calgary was set to play its season opener. Jagr then did not dress until Calgary's fourth game of the season, saying he needed to work his way back into game shape. When he has played, his lowest total by nearly four minutes.

000 for his career,Should he retire from the NHL, and Jagr would do so with a few milestones just on the horizon. He is currently the NHL's third all-time leading goal scorer,adidas Gustav Nyquist jersey,adidas Tomas Tatar jersey, 36 shy of passing Gordie how; he's also 34 short of 800. He's also 79 points shy of 2,Authentic Tomas Tatar jersey,Authentic Aleksander Barkov jersey,Authentic Jonathan Drouin jersey, which would make him the second player ever to hit that mark along with Wayne Gretzky.
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#246 Оставлено : 11 января 2018 г. 12:05:00(UTC)
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Titans linebacker Derrick Morgan says he kind of blacked out.

Everyone who stayed on the Tennessee sideline went crazy, celebrating.

As a group of teammates mobbed him , quarterback Marcus Mariota simply stood and looked back at them knowing he had helped the Titans to their first playoff victory in 14 years in his postseason debut.

The big play? Not his first touchdown pass, which he conveniently caught after it was batted back to him.

Or the big first downs he delivered with his legs.

No, this time Mariota delivered by putting his right shoulder into a linebacker,Authentic Allen Robinson Jersey, clearing space for Derrick Henry to run for the clinching first down to finish running out the clock on their rally from 18 points down to beat Kansas City 22-21 .

''You don't really see quarterbacks blocking and doing such a selfless play like that,Authentic Joey Bosa Jersey,'' Morgan said Tuesday.

The 2014 Heisman Trophy winner may be polite and as well-mannered as any parent's dream. He's also a winner,Authentic Dan Fouts Jersey, and Tennessee's third-year quarterback finally is healthy and leading the Titans to victories that matter.

He's also showing off his versatility from catching the first TD pass he ever threw in a postseason game to running and even blocking to lead the Titans to an AFC divisional game in New England against the defending champs.

Pro Bowl left tackle Taylor Lewan said Mariota has made big plays two weeks in a row to fire up the Titans,Authentic Melvin Ingram Jersey, including a stiff-arm while running to a big first down to clinch Tennessee's playoff berth in the regular-season finale.

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]Authentic Dalvin Cook Jersey[/url],'' Lewan said. ''His competitive nature is bigger than anybody else's in here, especially as mild-mannered as he is, so I know he wants to win every single game, and we're just here to help him do that.''

Mariota, easily had his worst regular season yet in the NFL with more interceptions (15) than touchdown passes (13). But he ran for a career-high five touchdowns, 24, while playing through a hamstring injury that cost him one start in October.

Now Mariota gets his second chance at the Patriots and Tom Brady, whose 25 playoff victories not only are the most in the NFL, but more than Mariota has (21) since arriving in the league from Oregon.

Mariota's first trip to Foxborough did not go well at all in his rookie season.

The Patriots sacked him three times, and Mariota completed just 3 of 6 passes before having his season ended with a sprained knee in a loss Dec. 20, 2015.

These Patriots (13-3) have won 11 of their past 12 games, and Brady led the NFL with 4,Womens Allen Robinson Jersey,577 yards passing.

The Titans quarterback showed he's as healthy as he's been all season with a handful of highlight plays starting with the NFL's first touchdown pass by a quarterback to himself when Darrelle Revis batted the ball back to Mariota who ran toward the pylon to cap a 91-yard drive to jumpstart the Titans' comeback.

Mariota also threw the game-winning TD to Eric Decker with 6:06 left for his fifth game-winning drive this season and ninth of his career.

''This guy is a physically tough player,Womens Joey Bosa Jersey,'' Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia said of Mariota. ''You definitely see that on film.''

Mariota ran eight times for 46 yards,Womens Dan Fouts Jersey, twice on third down for first downs in the second half against the Chiefs.

And that block was the cap to a performance that let tight end Delanie Walker know his quarterback finally is healthy.

''When he wasn't healthy,Womens Melvin Ingram Jersey, juke people or anything like that, you wouldn't see him run out of the pocket,Womens Dalvin Cook Jersey,'' Walker said.

''It just shows that he's healthy. This is the Marcus that everyone knows. He's been doing this in college, and we're in the playoffs. At the end of the day, and now everyone just starting to see it because it's prime-time, this is him.''

NOTES: RB DeMarco Murray (right knee) did not practice and remains day to day after missing the past two games. CB Logan Ryan (ankle) did not practice as a day of rest, while LG Quinton Spain (back) also was held out.
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#247 Оставлено : 12 января 2018 г. 12:54:39(UTC)
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Los Angeles (AFP) - The Tennessee Titans can expect to feel the full wrath of an aggrieved Tom Brady and the New England Patriots as the defending Super Bowl champions launch their postseason campaign on Saturday.

The Patriots have been riled this week following a bombshell ESPN report which painted a picture of internal strife and a terminal rift between Brady, coach Bill Belichick and billionaire owner Robert Kraft.

which included a claim that Brady had pushed for understudy Jimmy Garoppolo to be traded against Belichick's wishes.,Womens Joe Namath Jersey, who have delivered five Super Bowl titles since 2002,Womens Khalil Mack Jersey,The three pillars of the Patriots dynasty, have pushed back hard against the revelations

was incensed by the suggestion that he had engineered Garoppolo's departure or had appeared "liberated" by the trade.,Brady, who is seeking to gild his legacy as the greatest quarterback the sport has seen with a sixth Super Bowl

"That's just such a poor characterization of anything," Brady said this week.

describing the report as "completely wrong.","In 18 years, been cut, I've never celebrated when someone has been traded," the 40-year-old added

delivered a blunt riposte to the theory that he could be ready to walk away from the Patriots following the report rift with Kraft and Brady over the Garoppolo move.,Belichick, meanwhile

- Focused on Titans -

Asked if expected to return to coach New England next season, the famously taciturn Belichick responded with one word -- "Absolutely" -- insisting he remained solely focused on the Titans.

"Right now my interest is trying to do the best I can for our football team to get ready for Saturday night against Tennessee," Belichick told reporters on a conference call. "That's where my total focus is."

History suggests the Titans can expect to be given a rough ride on Saturday in their AFC divisional round.

who are rarely more dangerous when they perceive an injustice.,Womens Bo Jackson Jersey, Past controversies, from 2007's Spygate to 2015's Deflategate have invariably brought out the best in Brady and the Patriots

and scraped past the Kansas City Chiefs last weekend with a 22-21 victory in the first round of the playoffs., the Patriots should have too much firepower against the Titans,Having marched through the regular season with 13-3 record,Womens Leonard Williams Jersey,who finished the regular season 10-7

Elsewhere on Saturday, the Philadelphia Eagles will hope to prevent a season which had promised so much from ending in disappointment when they take on the revived Atlanta Falcons at Lincoln Financial Field.

The Eagles picked up the No.1 seeding in the NFC with a 13-3 record,Womens Howie Long Jersey, but crucially lost quarterback Carson Wentz to injury in the closing weeks of the season.

- Redemption for Falcons? -

with back-up quarterback Nick Foles featuring in a nervy 19-10 win over the Oakland Raiders before missing most of a 6-0 loss to the Dallas Cowboys.,Authentic Derek Carr Jersey,Without Wentz,Womens Derek Carr Jersey, the Eagles' hitherto explosive offense sputtered

Eagles coach Doug Pederson acknowledged that there were questions about how the Eagles would fare in the postseason without Wentz.

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and ground out a battling 26-13 win on the road against the much-fancied Los Angeles Rams last weekend in the wildcard round., desperate for a return trip to the Super Bowl next month after the trauma of blowing a 28-3 lead against the Patriots in last season's showpiece,The Falcons meanwhile,Authentic Joe Namath Jersey, have shown signs of a revival in recent weeks

have the ability to upset the No.1 seeded Eagles.,Authentic Howie Long Jersey,Quarterback Matt Ryan is adamant that the Falcons, who finished the regular season 10-6

"We're not here just to get here,Authentic Khalil Mack Jersey," Ryan said.

"We want to make noise while we're here. This is what it's all about. It's about giving yourself the opportunity this time of the year to compete and play in games like this,Authentic Leonard Williams Jersey, and to win games like this."
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#248 Оставлено : 12 января 2018 г. 13:01:17(UTC)
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Athe Bears play the waiting game with Vic Fangio to determine if he’s in or out as the team’s defensive coordinator,Authentic Vic Beasley Jr Jersey, it’s worth wondering what the timeline will be for a decision.

Fangio is out of contract after three seasons with the organization and he wants to ensure his choice of teams is the one that serves him best. The Bears certainly want Fangio to return after the improvements that have been made, especially in 2017 when the team ranked 10th in total defense despite weathering significant injuries.

There was risk in losing Fangio when the Bears chose Matt Nagy as their head coach on Monday,Authentic Pat Tillman Jersey, five days after Fangio was given the first of six interviews for the job. There was no guarantee the team would be able to retain Fangio and the Bears remain in limbo as to what direction they will take defensively under Nagy.

General manager Ryan Pace said Wednesday night during an appearance on WSCR-670 AM that he and Nagy were both in contact with Fangio. The lines of communication have remained open and clearly Fangio requested time to make a decision.

Nagy has made significant hires for his offensive staff,Womens David Johnson Jersey, adding coordinator Mark Helfrich and line coach Harry Hiestand. Special teams coordinator Chris Tabor also has been hired but the Bears have yet to announce any moves on defense.

Will Fangio make a decision before the divisional round playoff games this weekend? The Cardinals,Womens Deion Jones Jersey, Giants and Lions have yet to hire head coaches and movement for one or more of those franchises could come early next week,Colts,Authentic Austin Hooper Jersey, especially if some of the teams with head coaching candidates engaged in the playoffs (Patriots coordinators Josh McDaniels and Matt Patricia and Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur) wind up losing. Fangio is believed to be a possibility to take a job with Shurmur.

Gus Bradley was viewed as a top candidate as defensive coordinator for the Bears if Fangio were to leave but he’s no longer an option after re-signing with the Chargers. Vikings defensive coordinator George Edwards,Authentic Deion Jones Jersey, who interviewed with Pace for the head coaching position, is considered a possibility and he is coming out of contract. A source said Cardinals defensive coordinator James Bettcher would be interested in talking to the Bears if the Cardinals don’t promote him to head coach. Bettcher clearly isn’t doing anything as long as he’s in play for the Cardinals’ top spot.

However,Womens Pat Tillman Jersey, Ind.,Authentic David Johnson Jersey, Bettcher has one year remaining on his contract and the Bears would have to request permission from the Cardinals to meet with the Lakeville,Womens Austin Hooper Jersey, native who grew up a Bears fan. The Cardinals might want to retain Bettcher with their new head coach in the event he is not promoted and potentially could appease him with a pay raise. Former Cardinals coach Bruce Arians has urged the team to promote Bettcher.

For now,Womens Vic Beasley Jr Jersey, the waiting game with Fangio continues and if the Bears’ fallback plans aren’t currently available, there is no reason to hurry.
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#249 Оставлено : 13 января 2018 г. 12:16:50(UTC)
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WASHINGTON (AP) — In his final season at the University of North Dakota, Brock Boeser took a high-level course on what life in the NHL would be like.

He aced it.

Boeser fought through a wrist injury that required surgery and was defended like the star he is quickly becoming as a rookie with the Vancouver Canucks.

”More guys started keying on you, so I think you learn from that,adidas Jordan Eberle jersey,” Boeser said. ”The frustrations,adidas Ryan Nugent-Hopkins jersey, I think you really can develop from that.”

Boeser developed into the NHL’s only rookie All-Star and is making a quick adjustment to the professional game along with fellow NCAA product Clayton Keller,adidas Connor McDavid jersey, who went from Boston University to a substantial role with the Arizona Coyotes in his first season. Five of the league’s top eight rookie scorers came out of five different college programs: Boeser, Keller,Authentic Aaron Ekblad jersey, the Boston Bruins’ Danton Heinen from Denver, the Winnipeg Jets’ Kyle Connor from Michigan and the Colorado Avalanche’s Alexander Kerfoot from Harvard.

”The facilities and stuff they have really allowed you to grow (and help) your body get stronger,” Boeser said. ”I think college hockey is a great route to go through. Keller’s one of my buddies, too, and to see him have that success doesn’t surprise me.”

Boeser and Keller each benefitted from not coming into the NHL cold during training camp. The Coyotes and Canucks decided to sign them late last season and plug them directly into the lineup, which gave them a head start.

”I got a little bit of a taste last year, so I knew what to expect,” said Keller, who’s third among rookies and leads Arizona with 32 points. ”It was huge. You never really know how hard it is until you play in the NHL and see how fast and strong guys are.”

No matter how fast and strong the rest of the league is, it hasn’t slowed these college-cultured rookies. Boeser is fifth among all players with 22 goals and is by far Vancouver’s leading scorer with 40 points.

”I’m not worried about the next step for him,” Canucks coach Travis Green said. ”The league’s been trying to focus on him for a little while here, and he seems to be doing all right. If things don’t go his own way, good players find a way to get themselves out of it.”

Like Boeser, Keller knows what he doesn’t know,Authentic Connor McDavid jersey, namely what an 82-game schedule would be like after college games were mostly on weekends. Halfway through, he has begun to figure it out.

”You never really get much rest, and I think the days that you do get off,Authentic Jordan Eberle jersey, you really have to recover and take care of your body,Authentic Ryan Nugent-Hopkins jersey,” Keller said. ”It’s definitely a grind and I think you’ve just got to take care of your body and good things will happen.”

Keller is one of the best things to happen this season for the NHL-worst Coyotes,adidas Vincent Trocheck jersey, who could use him as a building block for their future. First-year coach Rick Tocchet noticed Keller in rookie camp and has seen the 19-year-old Missouri native’s defensive game and quickness to the puck improve with experience.

”He’s got a very outstanding hockey IQ,” Tocchet said. ”I think if you’re a young player and you have a high hockey IQ you can have a really good chance to be a good player in this league. … He doesn’t force passes,Authentic Vincent Trocheck jersey, too. That’s what I like about him. He just doesn’t throw pucks away. A lot of his goals are around the net. He’s a 19-year-old, 180-pound kid that is not afraid to go to the net.”

Boeser isn’t afraid of anything at age 20 and has the kind of shot that Washington Capitals coach Barry Trotz compares to Alex Ovechkin‘s. Ovechkin teammate T.J. Oshie,adidas Aaron Ekblad jersey, a fellow North Dakota product, worked out with Boeser last summer and was impressed by his shot, his strength and ability to make the right play.

”He seems not to overthink with the puck,” Oshie said. ”Skating, the thing that surprised me most was the jump in his speed, and also his shot. He doesn’t have the biggest (stick) curve, how quick he was from a standstill, but the way he’s able to release the puck is really quick, really hard.”

Boeser arrived in the NHL with that kind of shot and gained confidence from playing nine games with the Canucks last spring. He also came equipped with the same kind of smarts Tocchet raves about with Keller, so perhaps it’s not surprising that Boeser having similarly positive results.

”He understands the game for a young guy,” Green said. ”He understands the importance of play away from the puck, which at times he does get away from it and he’s not afraid to admit it. That’s also important for young players to understand when they’re playing not as good as they can and why, just as importantly.”
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Los Angeles (AFP) - The Tennessee Titans can expect to feel the full wrath of an aggrieved Tom Brady and the New England Patriots as the defending Super Bowl champions launch their postseason campaign on Saturday.

The Patriots have been riled this week following a bombshell ESPN report which painted a picture of internal strife and a terminal rift between Brady, coach Bill Belichick and billionaire owner Robert Kraft.

The three pillars of the Patriots dynasty, who have delivered five Super Bowl titles since 2002, have pushed back hard against the revelations, which included a claim that Brady had pushed for understudy Jimmy Garoppolo to be traded against Belichick's wishes.

Brady, was incensed by the suggestion that he had engineered Garoppolo's departure or had appeared "liberated" by the trade.,Womens Cam Newton Jersey, who is seeking to gild his legacy as the greatest quarterback the sport has seen with a sixth Super Bowl

"That's just such a poor characterization of anything,Womens Luke Kuechly Jersey," Brady said this week.

"In 18 years,Womens Mitchell Trubiskyn Jersey, I've never celebrated when someone has been traded," the 40-year-old added,Womens Walter Payton Jersey, been cut, describing the report as "completely wrong."

Belichick, delivered a blunt riposte to the theory that he could be ready to walk away from the Patriots following the report rift with Kraft and Brady over the Garoppolo move., meanwhile

- Focused on Titans -

Asked if expected to return to coach New England next season, the famously taciturn Belichick responded with one word -- "Absolutely" -- insisting he remained solely focused on the Titans.

"Right now my interest is trying to do the best I can for our football team to get ready for Saturday night against Tennessee," Belichick told reporters on a conference call. "That's where my total focus is."

History suggests the Titans can expect to be given a rough ride on Saturday in their AFC divisional round.

Past controversies, who are rarely more dangerous when they perceive an injustice., from 2007's Spygate to 2015's Deflategate have invariably brought out the best in Brady and the Patriots

Having marched through the regular season with 13-3 record, the Patriots should have too much firepower against the Titans, who finished the regular season 10-7, and scraped past the Kansas City Chiefs last weekend with a 22-21 victory in the first round of the playoffs.

Elsewhere on Saturday, the Philadelphia Eagles will hope to prevent a season which had promised so much from ending in disappointment when they take on the revived Atlanta Falcons at Lincoln Financial Field.

The Eagles picked up the No.1 seeding in the NFC with a 13-3 record, but crucially lost quarterback Carson Wentz to injury in the closing weeks of the season.

- Redemption for Falcons? -

Without Wentz, with back-up quarterback Nick Foles featuring in a nervy 19-10 win over the Oakland Raiders before missing most of a 6-0 loss to the Dallas Cowboys.,Authentic Cam Newton Jersey, the Eagles' hitherto explosive offense sputtered

Eagles coach Doug Pederson acknowledged that there were questions about how the Eagles would fare in the postseason without Wentz.

"Yeah,Authentic Luke Kuechly Jersey," Pederson said. "But I'm going to tell you,Authentic Mitchell Trubiskyn Jersey, there's going to be wonder,Authentic Jordan Howard Jersey, 'Listen, these guys are football players.' I think sometimes the outside,Womens Jordan Howard Jersey, whether it be the media, the fans, can make it bigger than it really is."

The Falcons meanwhile, desperate for a return trip to the Super Bowl next month after the trauma of blowing a 28-3 lead against the Patriots in last season's showpiece, have shown signs of a revival in recent weeks,Authentic Walter Payton Jersey, and ground out a battling 26-13 win on the road against the much-fancied Los Angeles Rams last weekend in the wildcard round.

Quarterback Matt Ryan is adamant that the Falcons, have the ability to upset the No.1 seeded Eagles., who finished the regular season 10-6

" Ryan said.,"We're not here just to get here

and to win games like this.","We want to make noise while we're here. This is what it's all about. It's about giving yourself the opportunity this time of the year to compete and play in games like this
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The Patriots under Bill Belichick have lost twice in the Super Bowl. Both losses came to teams coached by Tom Coughlin.

Coughlin is now in Jacksonville. Even though he’s not the coach,Authentic Barry Sanders Jersey, Coughlin is in position to give coach Doug Marrone all the advice he needs for preparing to deal with the Patriots.

Defensively, if he’s hit enough early in the game, the Jaguars have the firepower to do what the Giants did to Brady. It starts with generating pressure on him, primarily up the middle. This disrupts his ability to glide through, Brady tends to start looking down at the rush instead of down the field to his receivers., up, and around the pocket. Also

it will be harder for Brady to find an open receiver in whatever time he has to make a throw.,Given that his brain has become a computer loaded with 18 years of instantly-accessible pre-snap looks, zone coverage won’t work over the full course of a game. The Jaguars will need to use man-to-man coverage, primarily on receiver Brandin Cooks and tight end Rob Gronkowski. If they can pull it off

But even with the pass rush necessary to rattle Brady in Super Bowls XLII and XLVI,Womens John Ross Jersey, the Giants needed clutch offensive performances from quarterback Eli Manning. Can they count on the same from Blake Bortles?

Based on how he performed in Pittsburgh,Authentic DeShone Kizer Jersey, he made the right throws at the right times to help the Jaguars build a lead and,Authentic Jim Brown Jersey, the answer is, definitely maybe. Which isn’t bad for a quarterback who has been nationally maligned all year,Womens Jim Brown Jersey, several of his performances notwithstanding. Bortles has improved this year,Womens A.J. Green Jersey, well, more importantly, and no matter how hard anyone tries to diminish his effort from Sunday, to hold the lead when the Steelers seemed to be destined to mount a comeback.

Of course,Womens DeShone Kizer Jersey, it’s one thing to beat the Patriots on a neutral site. Coughlin and the Jaguars will have to do what few have done in the past generation: Win in New England in the postseason.

via an opening line of nearly 10 points. Maybe the Jaguars all along have had a better chance than Pittsburgh of beating the Patriots in their own building.,Authentic John Ross Jersey,Given that the Patriots hold a long-term lease in the collective heads of the Steelers,Authentic A.J. Green Jersey, and in light of the fact that the Jaguars are possibly too young to even realize that they should be intimated,Womens Barry Sanders Jersey, maybe this won’t be the easy win that Vegas already envisions it to be
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The Giants sunk to unimaginable depths in 2017 and on Sunday absorbed another major body blow when Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia, their top choice for head coach, reportedly chose the Detroit Lions over New York.

This happened on the same day, no less, that Tom Coughlin’s Jacksonville Jaguars punched their ticket to the AFC Championship Game in Foxborough to contrast with the Giants’ 3-13 disaster that got Ben McAdoo fired before Year 2 was up.

But losing games is one thing. Losing a coach to the Lions is another.

New England offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels’ presumed jump to the Indianapolis Colts takes the Giants’ top two names off the board,Womens Harrison Smith Jersey, leaving only Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur of their three preferred candidates still available for hire.

And who knows? Shurmur could end up being the right man for the job. Though it might be difficult to hire him without also signing free agent QB Case Keenum, whom Shurmur reportedly prefers to take with him, after Keenum’s 61-yard TD pass at the buzzer Sunday night sent Minnesota to the NFC Championship Game in Philadelphia.

In any case,Authentic Stefon Diggs Jersey, it was truly a statement of the Giants’ fall from grace on Sunday when Patricia passed on Big Blue’s four Super Bowl trophies and storied history for the Lions, who have never even reached the big game in the Super Bowl era.

And imagine if Shurmur were to then choose the Arizona Cardinals’ opening,Womens Brandin Cooks Jersey, where he is a strong candidate, over the Giants, too? Panthers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks perhaps would be the next man standing and might be a great hire in the long run, but the Giants would be hiring a coach they had previously ruled out of the running.

The Daily News first reported on Wednesday that both Patricia and the Giants saw a match in each other, but it was always between the Lions and Giants, and it would seem the bond between Patricia, and Detroit GM Bob Quinn, 43, a former Patriots exec, was strong enough to swing the rocket scientist’s mind back to Motown.

Maybe the Lions also were more willing to break the NFL’s tampering rules than the Giants.

Clubs by rule are not allowed to even come to an agreement with a coach whose team is still alive in the playoffs, but that’s just what Detroit did with Patricia, per ESPN, on Sunday, despite the Patriots hosting the Jaguars in next weekend’s AFC Championship Game in Foxborough.

So the Giants could answer by coming to an unofficial agreement with Shurmur, despite his Vikings advancing, to avoid losing another coveted coach.

The alarming reality for the Giants,Authentic Sam Bradford Jersey, though, is that their coaching job isn’t as attractive as it once was.

a strong defense,Authentic Drew Brees Jersey,The Lions have a franchise quarterback in Matthew Stafford, 29, and two playoff appearances in the past six years — one more than the Giants.,Womens Sam Bradford Jersey, a foundation in a turnover already underway since Quinn’s 2016 hiring

The Giants’ quarterback situation by contrast is in flux. Eli Manning, as of now appears to be the team’s 2018 starter, 37, as well., coming off a tear-filled benching with his future unknown,Authentic Harrison Smith Jersey, with Davis Webb developing and the No. 2 overall pick in April’s draft possibly a QB

Perhaps more damaging than that uncertainty, though,Womens Stefon Diggs Jersey, to the point where the Giants no longer stand as the gold standard but are just another organization in a downswing looking for ways to start winning again.,Authentic Brandin Cooks Jersey, was the full implosion and fracture of the Giants’ locker room and franchise model the past two years

John Mara hired Dave Gettleman as GM to try to get the Giants back to what they’re supposed to be, but it’s going to take time, and that ongoing and unfinished process could be one of the turn-offs to a candidate.,Womens Drew Brees Jersey, the jettisoning of bad apples from the roster is only just underway

Gettleman, also is here as an experienced personnel man with a no-nonsense attitude whom the Giants hired to make the big calls on personnel. Perhaps Patricia wanted say in that area and saw a more collaborative operation with Quinn., 66

Odell Beckham Jr. is a special talent but the challenge that comes with coaching him, is significant., especially in the context of the Giants trying to restore a culture of professionalism and dignity

Mara let his head coach take the fall. This came one year after the re-signing of kicker Josh Brown,Mara’s firing of McAdoo no doubt could be a factor, as well. The Giants’ team president signed off on phasing out Manning and when the decision blew up in their faces, stained the Giant brand., a domestic abuser

The Giants and Mara, had built reputations as a model franchise and owner by operating with certain principles and there is a path back there again. Gettleman’s hiring was part of that and so will be the coaching hire., though

Shurmur, 52, rose into the Giants’ first tier of candidates in this coaching search through the interview process. The 19-year NFL coaching veteran is part of the Andy Reid coaching tree and has a lot of the qualities that Mara said he wanted in his next coach., as the Daily News first reported

Shurmur has head coaching experience and a 9-23 record in two years with Cleveland (2011-12) that arguably looks favorable in the context of what the Browns have become. He also went 1-0 as Eagles interim head coach filling in for the fired Chip Kelly in 2015, 35-30., beating the Giants of course

He has extensive experience as a coordinator, which could keep Spags with the Giants after enduring the final four games of this past season as interim head coach replacing McAdoo., including as Steve Spagnuolo’s offensive coordinator in St. Louis in 2009 and 2010

from Donovan McNabb to Nick Foles to this season’s success with Case Keenum (though his top two quarterbacks in Cleveland were Colt McCoy and Brandon Weeden).,And Shurmur has a long resume of quarterback work

Shurmur also has football in his blood. He is the nephew of the late Fritz Shurmur, winning Super Bowl XXXI under head coach Mike Holmgren with Reid as the tight ends/assistant offensive line coach., who coached in the NFL for 24 years and was Green Bay’s defensive coordinator from 1994-98

So Shurmur or Wilks still could be exactly the coach the Giants need. Losing Patricia might not haunt the Giants in the long run. On Sunday, it said something about the state of the Giants that Patricia chose Detroit instead.
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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Marcus Williams sat sobbing in front of his cubicle in the silenced New Orleans locker room, his face buried in a folded white towel.

Deep inside Minnesota's stadium that erupted in victorious euphoria a few minutes earlier, too, Williams was having a hard time grappling with what had just happened. The rest of his Saints teammates were, after a 61-yard touchdown pass by Case Keenum to Stefon Diggs burned Williams on the game's final play and gave the Vikings a 29-24 victory for a place in the NFC championship game .

''You can't let it beat you down, his eyes still reddened by the tears. ''I'm going to take it upon myself to do all I can to never let that happen again. If it happens again,'' Williams said, then I shouldn't be playing.''

the rookie free safety and second-round draft pick from Utah who was one of several new players who helped the Saints transform a once-lagging defense,Williams, Jarius Wright and Diggs on routes toward the sideline with no timeouts remaining. Diggs was the deepest, and as he jumped to catch the ball, was the last man in coverage when the Vikings sent Kyle Rudolph, Williams went low to try to undercut him with an awkwardly executed attempt at a tackle.

''It was just my play to make,Womens Leonard Williams Jersey,'' Williams said. ''The ball was in the air. I can go attack it.''

Diggs,Authentic Bo Jackson Jersey, who made sure to note right before the catch that Williams was the only one behind him,Womens Howie Long Jersey, kept his balance as he landed and deftly kept his feet in bounds. Then he spun around and kept on running into the end zone to queue up the celebration.

''As a safety back there,Authentic Khalil Mack Jersey,'' Williams said. ''Last play of the game, you've got to be the eraser,Womens Derek Carr Jersey, you've got to go do it. You know you've got to save the game.''

The Saints were both defensive and supportive of their first-year teammate, who could play another decade in the NFL and not experience a similar devastation with the stakes so high and the chance for failure so low.

'' said cornerback and fellow rookie Marshon Lattimore. ''I'm not going to say he's not feeling bad about the play,''He's got to keep his head up, and we're trying to come back next year. Marcus is a special player. You can't let that one play, as big as it was, but we've got his back. We're young,Authentic Joe Namath Jersey, turn you against him. He's been playing great all year. Just didn't get the tackle this time.''

Defensive end Cameron Jordan tried to take on some of the blame.

'' Jordan said,''Had I been a half-step faster and been able to get off the tight end and the tackle and completely take over that play,'' or the modern-day ''Immaculate Reception, he could have sacked Keenum before the ''Minneapolis Miracle,'' ever made it to the air.

The Vikings finished with 403 total yards,Authentic Leonard Williams Jersey, though the defense recovered well enough from a 17-0 deficit to give Drew Brees the opportunity to throw for three touchdown passes over the final 16:16 of the game and drive the Saints in position for Wil Lutz's go-ahead field goal with 25 seconds left.

Williams intercepted Keenum earlier to set up the second touchdown drive,Womens Joe Namath Jersey, though,Womens Bo Jackson Jersey, and the Saints sacked Keenum twice. In the end,Authentic Howie Long Jersey, all that mattered was the failure to tackle Diggs on the fateful final play.

''You work so hard for a goal. It's right there,Authentic Derek Carr Jersey,'' linebacker Manti Te'o said. ''You can imagine anybody,Womens Khalil Mack Jersey, and you come up short, how they would feel. It's just a learning opportunity for all of us.''
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#254 Оставлено : 16 января 2018 г. 11:51:21(UTC)
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The Giants sunk to unimaginable depths in 2017 and on Sunday absorbed another major body blow when Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia, their top choice for head coach, reportedly chose the Detroit Lions over New York.

This happened on the same day, no less, that Tom Coughlin’s Jacksonville Jaguars punched their ticket to the AFC Championship Game in Foxborough to contrast with the Giants’ 3-13 disaster that got Ben McAdoo fired before Year 2 was up.

But losing games is one thing. Losing a coach to the Lions is another.

leaving only Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur of their three preferred candidates still available for hire.,New England offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels’ presumed jump to the Indianapolis Colts takes the Giants’ top two names off the board

And who knows? Shurmur could end up being the right man for the job. Though it might be difficult to hire him without also signing free agent QB Case Keenum, whom Shurmur reportedly prefers to take with him, after Keenum’s 61-yard TD pass at the buzzer Sunday night sent Minnesota to the NFC Championship Game in Philadelphia.

In any case, it was truly a statement of the Giants’ fall from grace on Sunday when Patricia passed on Big Blue’s four Super Bowl trophies and storied history for the Lions, who have never even reached the big game in the Super Bowl era.

And imagine if Shurmur were to then choose the Arizona Cardinals’ opening, where he is a strong candidate, over the Giants, too? Panthers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks perhaps would be the next man standing and might be a great hire in the long run, but the Giants would be hiring a coach they had previously ruled out of the running.

The Daily News first reported on Wednesday that both Patricia and the Giants saw a match in each other, but it was always between the Lions and Giants, and it would seem the bond between Patricia, 43, and Detroit GM Bob Quinn, a former Patriots exec, was strong enough to swing the rocket scientist’s mind back to Motown.

Maybe the Lions also were more willing to break the NFL’s tampering rules than the Giants.

Clubs by rule are not allowed to even come to an agreement with a coach whose team is still alive in the playoffs, but that’s just what Detroit did with Patricia, per ESPN, on Sunday, despite the Patriots hosting the Jaguars in next weekend’s AFC Championship Game in Foxborough.

So the Giants could answer by coming to an unofficial agreement with Shurmur,Authentic Julio Jones Jersey, despite his Vikings advancing,Authentic Jim Kelly Jersey, to avoid losing another coveted coach.

The alarming reality for the Giants, though,Authentic Devonta Freeman Jersey, is that their coaching job isn’t as attractive as it once was.

The Lions have a franchise quarterback in Matthew Stafford, 29, a strong defense,Authentic Christian McCaffrey Jersey, a foundation in a turnover already underway since Quinn’s 2016 hiring, and two playoff appearances in the past six years — one more than the Giants.

37,The Giants’ quarterback situation by contrast is in flux. Eli Manning, coming off a tear-filled benching with his future unknown,Authentic LeSean McCoy Jersey, as of now appears to be the team’s 2018 starter, with Davis Webb developing and the No. 2 overall pick in April’s draft possibly a QB, as well.

Perhaps more damaging than that uncertainty, though, was the full implosion and fracture of the Giants’ locker room and franchise model the past two years, to the point where the Giants no longer stand as the gold standard but are just another organization in a downswing looking for ways to start winning again.

John Mara hired Dave Gettleman as GM to try to get the Giants back to what they’re supposed to be, but it’s going to take time, the jettisoning of bad apples from the roster is only just underway, and that ongoing and unfinished process could be one of the turn-offs to a candidate.

Gettleman, 66, also is here as an experienced personnel man with a no-nonsense attitude whom the Giants hired to make the big calls on personnel. Perhaps Patricia wanted say in that area and saw a more collaborative operation with Quinn.

Odell Beckham Jr. is a special talent but the challenge that comes with coaching him, especially in the context of the Giants trying to restore a culture of professionalism and dignity, is significant.

Mara’s firing of McAdoo no doubt could be a factor, as well. The Giants’ team president signed off on phasing out Manning and when the decision blew up in their faces, Mara let his head coach take the fall. This came one year after the re-signing of kicker Josh Brown, a domestic abuser, stained the Giant brand.

The Giants and Mara, though, had built reputations as a model franchise and owner by operating with certain principles and there is a path back there again. Gettleman’s hiring was part of that and so will be the coaching hire.

Shurmur, 52, as the Daily News first reported, rose into the Giants’ first tier of candidates in this coaching search through the interview process. The 19-year NFL coaching veteran is part of the Andy Reid coaching tree and has a lot of the qualities that Mara said he wanted in his next coach.

Shurmur has head coaching experience and a 9-23 record in two years with Cleveland (2011-12) that arguably looks favorable in the context of what the Browns have become. He also went 1-0 as Eagles interim head coach filling in for the fired Chip Kelly in 2015, beating the Giants of course, 35-30.

He has extensive experience as a coordinator,Womens Julio Jones Jersey, including as Steve Spagnuolo’s offensive coordinator in St. Louis in 2009 and 2010, which could keep Spags with the Giants after enduring the final four games of this past season as interim head coach replacing McAdoo.

from Donovan McNabb to Nick Foles to this season’s success with Case Keenum (though his top two quarterbacks in Cleveland were Colt McCoy and Brandon Weeden).,Womens Devonta Freeman Jersey,And Shurmur has a long resume of quarterback work

Shurmur also has football in his blood. He is the nephew of the late Fritz Shurmur,Womens LeSean McCoy Jersey, who coached in the NFL for 24 years and was Green Bay’s defensive coordinator from 1994-98,Womens Jim Kelly Jersey, winning Super Bowl XXXI under head coach Mike Holmgren with Reid as the tight ends/assistant offensive line coach.

So Shurmur or Wilks still could be exactly the coach the Giants need. Losing Patricia might not haunt the Giants in the long run. On Sunday, though,Womens Christian McCaffrey Jersey, it said something about the state of the Giants that Patricia chose Detroit instead.
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There were no special instructions. No extraordinary measures taken. Not much was said. Not much needed to be said.

it was just another play. The stakes were just incredibly high.,The game was on the line. The season was on the line. For the Eagles' defense

It was 4th-and-goal for the Falcons at the Eagles' 2-yard-line in the final seconds Saturday.

and the season's over. Stop the Falcons and you're one game closer to the Super Bowl.,Give up a touchdown

"Our guys, we don't do a whole lot," Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz said. "Our guys know what to do, and they have downloaded that software enough that it's a little bit automatic for them.

"We also didn't change. We don't surprise the players. What we practiced in our red-zone period is what we played."

The Falcons had already driven from their own 24-yard-line down to the 2-yard-line.

Their quarterback, Matt Ryan, has the fourth-highest passer rating in NFL postseason history, behind Jeff Hostetler and Hall of Famers Kurt Warner and Bart Starr.

That's what the Eagles' defense was up against.

"At that point, you sort of have to trust the players and the players have to trust the scheme," Schwartz said. "I think you saw a combination of both of those. We didn't feel the need to blitz. Played coverage, played good technique."

The clock showed 1:05.

Ryan's two favorite receivers, Julio Jones and Mohamad Sanu, both lined up on the right side of the formation, Jones outside with Jalen Mills on him and Sanu in the slot with Malcolm Jenkins covering him in a battle of North Jersey natives.

retreating to the 10 as he neared the sideline.,Ryan took the shotgun snap from center Alex Mack at the 7-yard-line and immediately rolled to his right

Nigel Bradham, lined up as the left linebacker, trampled blocking tight end Levine Tollolo, and ran around guard Wes Schweitzer, who had his hands full with Brandon Graham,Womens Cam Newton Jersey, giving him an angle on Ryan.

Meanwhile,Womens Mitchell Trubiskyn Jersey, Vinny Curry, after getting cut blocked to the ground by Falcons running back Tevin Coleman,Authentic Mitchell Trubiskyn Jersey, quickly bounced back up and began pursuing from Ryan's left.

Ryan pumped once toward Sanu, he had to quickly backpedal back to the 14-yard-line and finally was forced to unload that lob toward Jones at the right sideline in the end zone.,Womens Jordan Howard Jersey, who was covered by Jenkins. He quickly looked left but saw only Curry closing in. Thanks to the pressure

At that point, it was up to Mills, who had Jones blanketed, and the rest is history.

The ball went through Jones' hands, his feet came down out of bounds anyway, and after an agonizing moment looking for flags, the play was over.

"A lot gets made of what Jalen did, rightfully so," Schwartz said. "You're talking about a Pro Bowl, 1-on-1. But Malcolm playing the seven route to Sanu and Rodney (McLeod's) ability to help him leverage that, All-Pro receiver, that was because he's looking for Julio Jones first.

"Julio slips, he's looking for Sanu, nowhere to go and now he has to re-rack that thing and by then, Nigel is closing down on him and everything else.

"If Malcolm doesn't get that route that he covered, nobody's talking about Jalen Mills right now.", if he doesn't get that covered

Mills was physical with Jones but not physical enough to draw a flag. Schwartz said Mills has made huge strides this year with his technique, his technique was perfect., and on the biggest play of his life

"It's one thing to have confidence,Womens Luke Kuechly Jersey," Schwartz said., but that's just not the sole requirement for the position

"There's a lot of technique that goes along with playing, he did a great job of staying square. Meaning his shoulders were perpendicular to the line of scrimmage., and I think if you look at that last play

"What the receiver there is trying to do is get you turned so he can come back for the ball. He could never get Jalen turned."

Mills is 23 years old, a second-year pro,Authentic Cam Newton Jersey, a former seventh-round pick, a first-year starter.

To think that he made one of the most historic plays in Eagles postseason history is remarkable.

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And with the season on the line, nothing less., everybody simply went out and did their job. Nothing more

" Schwartz said.,"I just think a part of our success is our guys just understand what's asked of them in the schemes

"They communicate well. We don't make a lot of mistakes, and I think that makes it hard to drive the ball on us., mental mistakes

our guys have a good understanding of what opponents are going to do. I was proud of them on that play.","When you get into those situations where is it's closed quarters and you don't have to defend deep balls
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Taken with pick No. 203 of the draft, but the team likely saw him as nothing more than a practice squad guy during his rookie season., Henderson was a guy the team decided to take a chance on to add depth to the running back corps

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It’s hard to judge Henderson’s rookie year based on the small sample size we were given, what would have hurt to play him?, but what we didn’t see can be placed directly on the coaching staff. When the season was deemed a total loss

I like Henderson and feel he can be a difference maker for the Broncos. He really flashed in the preseason so rather than grading him negatively for his lack of opportunities, I’ll look at this grade positively due to that fact.

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Shortly after Andy Dalton's 49-yard fourth quarter touchdown pass beat the Ravens and sent the Bills to the playoffs, thankful Bills fans started donating to Dalton's charity en masse. When all was said and done,000 in what turned out to be one of the best thank yous in recent memory.,Womens Derek Carr Jersey, they'd donated more than $300

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South Carolina. It has an enrollment of over 10,000 students,Womens Pat Tillman Jersey,Coastal Carolina is a school located in Conway,Authentic Deion Jones Jersey, but it’s not exactly known for producing NFL stars.

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making it impossible for the Broncos to cut him. Instead,Authentic David Johnson Jersey,But Henderson was tremendous in training camp and preseason games. He stood out above just about anyone on the team during the preseason, they parted ways with veteran running backs Stevan Ridley and Juwan Thompson.

Heading into the regular season,Authentic Pat Tillman Jersey, it seemed the Broncos had a guy they could bring into games to provide a spark and catch unsuspecting opponents off guard. But that never materialized.

Instead,Womens David Johnson Jersey, Henderson was put on the gameday inactive list just about every week of the season as Vance Joseph and his staff apparently didn’t see a reason to play him.

he caught a pass from Paxton Lynch and made some nifty moves before turning the play into a 29-yard touchdown,Womens Vic Beasley Jr Jersey,Henderson finished the season with just 15 yards rushing on seven carries. Five of those rushing attempts came in the season finale against the Kansas City Chiefs. But in that game,Womens Deion Jones Jersey, prompting Broncos fans everywhere to ask “where was this all year?”

In 2018,Womens Austin Hooper Jersey, Henderson needs to be given much more of an opportunity. Devontae Booker hasn’t exactly blown anyone away with his performances in two seasons and Jamaal Charles almost certainly won’t be back.

but what we didn’t see can be placed directly on the coaching staff. When the season was deemed a total loss,It’s hard to judge Henderson’s rookie year based on the small sample size we were given, what would have hurt to play him?

I like Henderson and feel he can be a difference maker for the Broncos. He really flashed in the preseason so rather than grading him negatively for his lack of opportunities, I’ll look at this grade positively due to that fact.
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It’s an offseason of change for the Cardinals and their young star tailback,Authentic Dan Fouts Jersey, Johnson will be returning to a team that will have a new head coach and a new quarterback., David Johnson. After missing all but one game in 2017 due to a wrist injury

Johnson tried to keep Carson Palmer from leaving.,As to the latter

” Johnson said on the PFT PM podcast. “I’ve talked to him. I was trying to get him to come back just because he was another person who was very impactful not just on the field but also off the field. I was trying to recruit him to come back but I think his mindset is[to retire] — and I definitely understand where he’s coming from.”,“I think Carson’s done

Receiver Larry Fitzgerald has not yet decided what he’ll do in 2018. Johnson made a plea to get Fitzgerald to keep going.

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” Johnson said. “It’s a tough division but I feel like we’re definitely still at the top. Even with all of those injuries,Authentic Melvin Ingram Jersey,“We’re definitely at the top,[url=http://www.vikingsfootballauthentic.com/dalvin-cook-jersey-authentic
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he has bigger objectives for now.,Womens Dan Fouts Jersey,Johnson expects to come back healthy as he enters the final year of his rookie deal. Though he’s now eligible for a second contract (and would like one)

“Hope so but I’m really focusing more on getting this injury[healed] and making sure that I’m ready to play for 2018 and that I’m as healthy as possible for 2018,Womens Joey Bosa Jersey, “especially with so much stuff going on in the offseason with the coaches and the quarterback and stuff that I can’t really focus too much on the contract talk.”,Womens Melvin Ingram Jersey,” Johnson said

Johnson did more than enough in his first two years to merit a deal that rewards him for what he’s done,It’s a smart approach. But even with his third NFL season marred by injury,Womens Dalvin Cook Jersey, he may have to show that he can return to form – and that he can stay healthy — before he’ll get his financial reward.,Womens Allen Robinson Jersey, and that will compensate him for what he’ll like do in 2018. In the end
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New York (AFP) - Case Keenum and Nick Foles, will be the unlikely leaders on Sunday when the Minnesota Vikings visit the Philadelphia Eagles with a Super Bowl berth at stake., NFL teammates in 2015 and reserves when this season began

Keenum took over as Vikings quarterback in the second week of the campaign after starter Sam Bradford suffered a knee injury and guided Minnesota to a division crown while Foles has been the Eagles signal caller for barely a month since Carson Wentz suffered a season-ending knee injury.

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Keenum and Foles have been friends since their days for the then-St. Louis Rams in 2015. Foles and Keenum traded starting duties for the Rams that season but both were soon replaced and gone only to now find themselves on a collision course.

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The Vikings boast the NFL's top defensive unit, allowing only 15.8 points and 275.9 yards a game.

"Minnesota is a little bit more diverse in their coverages. They like to switch it up. They do a good job of rockin' and rollin' the safeties," Foles said. "They play a lot tighter down. They're not going to give us much underneath so we're absolutely going to have to make some larger completions."

Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen had a career-high 13 quarterback sacks and was described by Eagles coach Doug Pederson as a "game-wrecker." Stopping him will be the job of Eagles left offensive tackle Halapoulivaati Vaitai, a second-year blocker whose parents were from Tonga.

"We're going to slide help over there," Pederson said. "Big V had challenges all season. We've faced some tremendous defensive ends this year. But this definitely will be his greatest challenge."
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