This season, which began last weekend, has already been somewhat of an ordeal.

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He’s come back a bit heavy and we’re working on that, Henry told Sky Sports.

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Platinum bought Schutt in 2010 out of bankruptcy for $28 million, so it is free of the concussion liabilities that burden Riddell.

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It comes as no surprise that the billionaires who are the exclusive shareholders in one of the best businesses in the world want to keep sweeping their dirty laundry under the rug.

The Browns’ second-round pick, DeShone Kizer, made his first start of the preseason against the Buccaneers and a glance at the stat sheet might make it seem like it’s business as usual with the organization’s latest attempt to unearth a franchise quarterback.

That’s something La Canfora reported back when Ballard was hired; the Colts had already decided to give Pagano an extra year (that’s on Irsay, so, yeah). Look at the list of coaching candidates I broke down for the Colts on Monday and Toub is right there. Personally, I would want the Colts to secure an offensive guy who will take care of Andrew Luck, but landing Toub and having him bring in an offensive guru from the Reid coaching line would be perfectly fine too.

How on earth did Koetter keep his job? Tampa fans were sick of him, and the Glazer family has been crazy quick with the trigger when it comes to coaches ever since firing Gruden after the 2008 season. In the nearly decade since, the longest-tenured coach for Tampa is Raheem Morris. Wild stuff.

There is a pretty good chance if Gruden was willing to come back to Tampa we would have seen the end of Koetter, and it may have spelled trouble for the front office as well. The Bucs’ season was a disaster, and the regression from Jameis Winston should be a major red flag.

30 percent of NFL fans are watching less 锟斤拷 and most blame anthem protests

NFL diehards are calling offside on the league over players’ anthem protests, a new poll has found.
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Thirty percent of self-described fans of the NFL say they are watching less football this season, and more than half blame players protesting racism by kneeling during the national anthem, according to the Seton Hall Sports Poll, conducted by The Sharkey Institute.
Of those watching fewer games, 52 percent said it was because they disagreed with the protests.

We look forward to him joining the conversation, said Joe Lockhart, executive vice president of communications for the NFL.

The original meeting included 13 current or former players, plus 11 owners and representatives from the NFL and NFLPA, according to ESPN. The league did not formally invite Kaepernick, who began the movement to raise awareness for the mistreatment of minorities by police officers and racial inequality by sitting and then kneeling during the national anthem last season. Many other players joined him in the protest, which has spread to other sports and other countries.
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The league became more involved in the discussion about the protests in part because President Trump has attacked the players who kneel or sit several times on social media and at press conferences, igniting further tensions by urging owners to get that son of a b锟斤拷h off the field and to cut players who protest during the anthem.

The NFL pulled an about-face Wednesday, Womens Albert McClellan Jersey announcing Mike Tirico will replace Al Michaels in the booth for NBC’s coverage of Thursday night games this season. The league previously had turned down NBC’s reported request to seat Tirico alongside analyst Cris Collinsworth, citing contractual obligations in leaving Tirico out of the equation.

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Historically safeties don’t go in the top 10 because they don’t have as much of an impact as a corner or maybe a pass rusher or what have you.

The Denver Broncos issued a statement from their players Thursday, in which they said, “Starting Sunday, we’ll be standing together.” Last Sunday, more than 30 Broncos players took a knee during the national anthem, then team leaders convened this week to discuss how to proceed in future games.

“I would say the evolution of the college game is what’s sort of driving this,” Savage said in a conference call with reporters for SiriusXM’s draft analysts. “So in other words, as the college game has gone to more three- and four-wide-receiver sets, you have to have safeties that can cover and play in space.

“In this case and in this era where not only is it wideouts that these guys have to cover, they’re having to cover these outstanding tight ends, the evolution of it is that you have a player like Hooker. You have a player like Adams that now emerges as a potential top-five, certainly top-10 choice for an NFL team.”

That’s all I care for. So as far as them kneeling and all that, I’m not gonna do it. But I respect everybody else’s decision to do whatever they want to do as Americans. Land of the free, home of the brave, so do what you want. It doesn’t bother me.”

Dolphins offense: This may be a first in trotting out an entire offense, but after getting shut out by a New Orleans team that had been pretty mediocre defensively, this is a do-or-die week for the Miami offense. This is not what Jay Cutler had in mind when he came out of retirement, but if the Dolphins can’t get it done against a Titans defensive unit that just gave up 57 points, then heralded fantasy players such as Jay Ajayi, Jarvis Landry and DeVante Parker fall into the dreaded matchup abyss. This would be a devastating development for Ajayi owners, who are depending on him to produce like an elite back.

But there’s optimism with the matchup against Tennessee. Cutler is hardly a recommended play, but owners of Landry and Parker are certainly rooting for him to succeed. Landry has seen a ton of targets and has his cheerleaders this weekend. But Parker has his supporters, too. Despite the disappointment against the Saints, you almost have to roll the dice that the Dolphins are about to break out.chargers_017

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A surprising list charging toward national coach of the year

The conversation for national coach of the year never feels as sexy or provocative as the Wooden Award race most seasons.
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This season’s candidate pool features an interesting mix of new faces and established winners. But the front-runner is clear.

This feels like 2016. Jalen Brunson (19.0 PPG, 5.2 APG, 49 percent from beyond the arc) looks like Josh Hart, who is now giving the Los Angeles Lakers quality minutes off the bench. And Omari Spellman, who redshirted last season because of academic issues, is in shape and playing a Draymond Green-like role for a Villanova squad that boasts double-digit wins over Gonzaga (16 points) and Xavier (24 points) and entered the week first in adjusted offensive efficiency on KenPom.com. We expect Villanova to compete with the best. This year, however, Wright has led his squad to a collection of definitive wins, and Wildcats now look like the team to beat in college basketball.

The Niners might have forced overtime if not for a missed extra point by kicker Robbie Gould. (The longer extra point decides a game!) That forced them into a two-point conversion attempt with just over two minutes left, trailing by two. It failed. The Niners got the ball right back on a successful onside kick. But their last-gasp drive was undone by a questionable 鈥?to put it kindly 鈥?offensive pass interference penalty. (An officiating controversy!)

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Bottom line: Drake’s skill set screams change-of-pace pass-catching back but Joe Flacco Youth jersey what if he’s more than that? I wouldn’t burn a waiver priority on Drake but if he ends up unclaimed, add him as a free agent and see if he pans out in two or three weeks.

Elite Mens Zack Kassian Jersey NEWS: Jonathan Stewart injured his hamstring Sunday and will be out at least a week according to Ron Rivera.

Fantasy spin: Stewart was dealing with an ankle injury all week and it’s entirely possible the hamstring injury is in some way, shape or form related to that. Stewart has missed a lot of time over his career so the injury shouldn’t be totally surprising.

The Redskins have had a mediocre-but-not-terrible record over the past two seasons.

They’ve had a number of impressive wins, and they employ a number of impressive players. There have been seasons when the Redskins were obviously embarrassing; 2017 wasn’t one of them. And yet longtime fans continue to express a perhaps uncommon level of dissatisfaction with the franchise and a perhaps uncommon level of apathy.
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So, bearing in mind the first paragraph above, this left me curious. What follows is our conversation. It has been lightly edited for clarity.

Agholor’s resurgence is due almost entirely to Womens Jaye Howard Jersey his move to the slot. Agholor simply does not have the physicality to hold up on the edge in the NFL. His first two seasons, press coverage could basically take him out of the game. Now he sees far more free releases off the line of scrimmage and his natural quickness and after-the-catch ability can take over. He’s averaging 1.9 yards per route from the slot this year and running 85.7 percent of his routes from there after he was dead last in the NFL averaging 0.7 yards per route last year.

One day, maybe my youngest, who is in second grade, is going to open up a history book and he’ll read about Colin, Phil Sanchez, Colin Kaepernick’s high school guidance counselor, told Kent Babb this summer. And it won’t have anything to do with throwing a touchdown.

The notion of Kaepernick as an American historical figure was cemented this weekend. Among NFL players, the preferred method of protest 锟斤拷 taking a knee 锟斤拷 and the impetus to use the national anthem as a platform for expression traces back to Kaepernick. It was a momentous weekend, and it was shaped primarily by someone who wasn’t there. NFL teams may not have signed him to play quarterback this season, but they could not keep Kaepernick off the field.

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Schroder scores 20 points, Hawks beat Jazz 104-90

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Dennis Schroder scored 20 points , Taurean Prince broke out of a slump with 17 and Kent Bazemore did a stellar job defensively, leading the Hawks past the Utah Jazz 104-90 on Monday night.

Despite the Jaguars’ inexperience in the playoffs, Belichick marveled at how organized and mature they looked against the Steelers.

Very impressive, Belichick said of the Jaguars win. They did a great job. They do a lot of things well, play good defense, can rush the passer, can stop the run, turn the ball over, can run the ball, have a lot of explosive players in the passing game, they’re good in the kicking game, they’re very aggressive in the kicking game. They’re well coached.

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Consecutive 3-pointers by Henry started the Grizzlies in the right direction. Eventually, Memphis used a 13-2 burst to take their first lead of the night.

Now: Belichick has won five Super Bowls as New England’s head coach, and the Patriots are seeking an eighth Super Bowl appearance under him and 10th overall.

Then: The Jaguars were an upstart franchise that surprised in the playoffs with victories against Buffalo and Denver, teams led by Hall of Fame quarterbacks Jim Kelly and John Elway, before traveling to New England for the AFC championship.

Falcons hire Greg Knapp as new quarterbacks coach, SN source says

Matt Ryan has a new tutor.

The well-traveled Knapp is returning to the franchise where he was offensive coordinator from 2004 to 2006 when Michael Vick was at quarterback. Besides holding that position with the Falcons, Knapp has previously served as OC in San Francisco (2001 to 2003), Oakland (2007-2008, 2012) and Seattle (2009).

Atlanta (11-7) was eliminated in the second round of the playoffs last weekend by Philadelphia.

Of course, AirbnbWatch was created by the American Hotel & Lodging Association, whose members would much rather you stay in one of their hotels. But on Super Bowl weekend, both routes are going to cost you plenty, especially now that the hometown Vikings are out of the picture.

Keenum, a backup behind Sam Bradford when the season started, has enjoyed a breakout season leading the Vikings to an NFC North title. It looked as if the Vikings were going to blow their 17-0 halftime lead Sunday against the Saints, but Keenum threw a touchdown as time expired to win.

While both teams have endured injuries, they have enough talent to reach the Super Bowl. But the Vikings are more well-rounded, and the football gods appear to be on their side. Keenum has strong odds of winning this week, and he might not even need another miracle.

Speaking of wild finishes, the Jaguars treated fans to an interesting start to their game last week, jumping out to a quick 21-0 lead over the Steelers. Cornerback Jalen Ramsey already has promised a Super Bowl victory, raising the eyebrows of Patriots players.

The Patriots have a 10-1 record all-time when facing the Jaguars (including the playoffs), their lone loss in 1999 at Jacksonville in the AFC wild-card round.
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A couple of years ago Ziggy Ansah appeared to be destined for greatness.

In 2015, his third year in the league, Ansah had a breakout season with 14.5 sacks, and the evolution of his game had him looking like a potential perennial All-Pro. That year he showed that he could be the kind of game-plan wrecker that opposing offensive coordinators would have to account for, and even then they still might not have been able to neutralize him.
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Mens Breshad Perriman Jersey I predicted Ansah would make a huge leap that season. By the end of that season, even with him putting up those big sack numbers, I actually thought Ansah still had plenty of room to grow, which was kind of scary. The fact that he was so athletic while also being quite powerful at 6’5 and 275 pounds was already damn near unfair.

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After entertaining interest from several Power 5 schools and NFL clubs — including the Oakland Raiders — Tee Martin will stay with the Trojans as USC’s offensive coordinator.

We believe the facts overwhelmingly point in the other direction, the release read. In his enthusiasm to hire Jon Gruden, Raiders’ owner Mark Davis failed to fulfill his obligation under the Rule and should step forward and acknowledge he violated the Rule.

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One name to watch is another guy who interviewed for the job: Rams offensive coordinator Matt LaFleur. LaFleur left the Falcons as quarterbacks coach to join McVay in L.A. last year, and the Rams offense took off. CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora has reported multiple times on the Pick Six Podcast — subscribe here on iTunes for all the latest scoops and a dollop of sarcasm from our potentially award-winning crew — that McVay would likely let LaFleur leave for a lateral job if he was to get play-calling duties. Presumably, Vrabel won’t be calling the plays in Tennessee.

The Kansas City Chiefs are just 1-10 straight up and against the spread over their last 11 postseason games.

The Chiefs hope to end their stretch of playoff futility with a run to the Super Bowl this season, starting with a win at home over the Tennessee Titans on Saturday.
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The term roller coaster season Alec Ogletree Jersey is thrown around a lot in sports, but no term better defines Kansas City in 2017. The Chiefs opened the year with a 5-0 SU and ATS run and followed that up with a 1-6 SU and ATS slump before eventually locking up the AFC West with a 4-0 SU and ATS run to end the season.

Kansas City’s offense averaged a healthy 28.6 points per game over the team’s last five regular season contests and appears to be in good form heading into this Wild Card game.

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Now, how will it shake out for playoff teams? Fans of more than 20 franchises are looking ahead to free agency in March and the draft in late April. As the postseason continues, we’ll update this page as teams drop out of the hunt for the Lombardi Trophy and into the confirmed 2018 NFL draft order. The top 30 picks are below, with one coin flip pending between the Raiders and 49ers.

Round 1 of the draft begins on ESPN and WatchESPN at 8 p.m. ET on April 26 and takes place in Arlington, Texas.

The Browns will want a quarterback. The question for Josh Rosen and Sam Darnold might now be: Do they want the Browns? Both underclassmen have declared for the draft.

The Giants locked up the second overall pick despite beating the Redskins in their season finale thanks to the Colts, who beat the Texans in their final game.

Though they would have been much better off with the No. 2 slot, the Colts will be in the enviable position of having the best draft pick among teams that don’t need a quarterback. That means they might be able to return a haul if they decide to trade down.