The Jets are going with a youth movement, but teams still need a few veterans to point the way.


Clearly, Johnson wanted to save some money by getting rid of Harris and his $6.5 million, a shortsighted, ill-conceived decision. Harris was a respected voice in the locker room and one who could help shape second-year linebacker Darron Lee, who got himself into trouble over the weekend. Years ago, the Jets brought in guard Alan Faneca, whose greatest contribution to the Jets might have been teaching young players Nick Mangold and D’Brickashaw Ferguson how to be pros. Harris could have done the same for Lee.
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Harris and Decker could have been those guides. You don’t think Decker could have helped along young receivers Robby Anderson, ArDarius Stewart, Chad Hansen and Charone Peake?

Elite Kids Wayne Gallman Jersey Many people around the league are scratching their heads at the timing of these decisions, particularly Harris. Why would a team treat a player who spent 10 years representing the organization well and doing the right things like this? The time to make a request for a salary cut or to release him was in February or March, not after the eighth OTA.

The last time it happened was two years ago when the Cardinals had a whopping 187-run differential at 783 and got to the World Series, where they lost to Boston.a lot of experience, said McGraw.Superstition certainly isn’t unheard of here the National Hockey League, or any other sport for that matter.

Whoever you think Jason Spriggs Youth jersey is morally right in this situation, that winner is not a foregone conclusion. Polls have suggested rather limited backlash against the league for the national anthem protests thus far. In a J.D. Power survey from July, just 3 percent of NFL fans said that they were watching less football and that it was because of the protests. Among the relatively few fans who said they were watching less football (10 percent of all fans), the protests were the No. 1 reason offered, but this was not a massive swath of fans.

If the Redskins offensive line couldn’t protect Cousins in Week 1 vs. the Eagles, I’m giving them a zero percent chance of protecting him against the Rams defensive front.

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NFL suspensions do not include players in choke-holding brawl


What warrants a suspension in the NFL?
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Not the MMA-like fight A.J. Green and Jalen Ramsey got into during the Jaguars’ 23-7 win over the Bengals in Jacksonville on Sunday. Nor the brawl that erupted between Cardinals and 49ers players after a late hit on San Francisco quarterback C.J. Beathard in a 20-10 Cardinals win.

While Green is known to be a quiet player, Sunday marked Ramsey’s second ejection in his first 24 games in the league. He was ejected from a game against the Raiders last season for fighting with receiver Johnny Holton after the whistle had been blown.

Ramsey’s teammate, safety Barry Church, defended Ramsey against Green’s coward move, adding he’d never seen a football fight like that.

The day’s fighting also found its way to Santa Clara, where 49ers running back Carlos Hyde and Cardinals defenders Haason Reddick and Frostee Rucker were tossed for their roles in a benches-clearing brawl.

All those players will be lining up in their usual spots next weekend.

There is a good argument that Ballard already knows who he wants. Gregg Doyel of the Indianapolis Star Womens Jersey makes a compelling point that Ballard has basically already decided to try and bring his old colleague Dave Toub, Andy Reid’s long-time special teams coach, to Indianapolis.

Four games are in the books from the critical Week 3 of the preseason. The Patriots were unable to escape their game unscathed, losing Julian Edelman to a torn ACL.

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NFL ratings continued to struggle over Thanksgiving


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The Minnesota Vikings-Detroit Lions early game on Thursday produced a ratings decline of 10 percent compared with the early game a year earlier, according to reports.

The second game, between the Dallas Cowboys and LA Chargers, saw ratings tumble 25 percent.

The story is no longer just about getting viewers in front of their TVs, he asserted, it’s also about attracting enough fans to fill up NFL stadiums.

The American public is fed up with the disrespect the NFL is paying to our Country, our Flag and our National Anthem, Trump tweeted on Monday. Weak and out of control.
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A behind-the-scenes staffer told the Sporting News camera operators were told to avoid crowd shots during the anthem, because of any fans potentially booing or protesting the NFL players’ protest. There were reports from several stadiums of fans booing when players decided to kneel for the anthem, joining a protest of racial inequality started by former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

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The anthem was covered by each crew in their own way, with many choosing to stay with what was happening on the field, Sabatelle said. There was no directive given to not show the fans.

This was a landmark weekend for the protests, spurred on by Donald Trump’s disparaging comments about players who have been protesting during the anthem. As it has been for much of the past year, many people, including the President, focused on the vehicle of the protest Anders Lee Jersey 锟斤拷 kneeling during the anthem 锟斤拷 and not what it is about and why players are doing it.

What are the most compelling on-field story lines so far of the 2017 season?


Putting aside the off-field trouble that cast a shadow over his legacy, on the field, Peterson is in the same class as legends like Barry Sanders, Jim Brown and Walter Payton. After all, Hall of Famers Sanders, Brown and Payton are the only other backs to ever rush for 150-plus yards in 19-plus games.

Much has been made of the fact that Goff and the Vikings’ journeyman-turned-standout quarterback, Case Keenum, were together on the Rams’ roster last season. But don’t forget that the Eagles’ Nick Foles, currently filling in for Wentz as the starter in Philadelphia, also was there during the 2016 offseason. The Rams released Foles at his request just before training camp. …

“It’s awesome,” Raiders Coach Jack Del Rio said in a postgame interview with CBS, which carried the game.

Indeed it was. It was a game with a little bit of everything. There were officiating controversies. There was Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch being ejected for running on the field from the sideline during a scuffle between the teams and making contact with an official.

One thing that would help in that regard is a team or two and a few players emerging to make this season considerably more captivating. Thursday night’s game was only a start.

Think about it.

Fitzgerald seems slightly underrated, probably because he’s spent his career on a team that does not often make its way into the national limelight. He’s also been held back by quarterback play that could charitably be termed “spotty.” And yet, he’s third all-time in receptions (1,234) and third in receiving yards (15,545). He’s caught passes in 211 consecutive games, second in history only to Jerry Rice’s 274.

When he was a kid growing up in Minneapolis, Fitzgerald had access to Vikings training camp, thanks to his sportswriter father, and current Hall of Fame receiver Cris Carter took the younger Fitzgerald under his wing. It’s crazy to think about, but there was some question as to whether Fitzgerald had the speed to succeed coming out of college. Now 34, Fitzgerald has shifted more to the slot — and he’s still performing at a Pro Bowl level, thanks to his impeccable work habits.
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Game play on a weird NFL Sunday ended with the proper enforcement of a flawed rule.


The Oakland Raiders have already earned their spot on 2017’s Mount Rushmore of Disappointment, so consider it fortuitous the skilled camera operators of Sunday Night Football provided rock artists the perfect image to work off. Here’s Derek Carr and Jack Del Rio looking at a Jumbotron replay showing us definitively that Carr fumbled the ball out of the end zone late in the fourth quarter against the Cowboys, a cruel turnover that ended Oakland’s season in fitting fashion.
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Also fitting? Count me amongst the army of football fans who believe a fumble through the end zone does not warrant a change in possession. Back in October, we saw the same rule squelch a Jets’ comeback bid against the Patriots at the Meadowlands. Having possession stripped away when you’re that close to the end zone is akin to getting life in prison for a speeding ticket. The punishment simply does not fit the crime.

Smaller lineup combinations (two- or three-man units) can build up larger sample sizes, but for the most part, I’d say even with an adjustment for shooting luck, that lineup data is too noisy to be given much weight.

Why not get rid of the panel of voters who decide the MVP, and replace them by assigning a weighted score for basic stats (PPG, APG, RPG, BPG, etc.) and advanced metrics (PER, win shares, real plus-minus, etc.) and let the numbers speak for themselves? This would seem to get rid of various voter bias that inevitably occurs. If such a system could John Ross Youth jersey be created, who would you consider MVP in each of the last few seasons?
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I left today’s Colts game because President Trump and I will not dignify any event that disrespects our soldiers, our Flag, or our national anthem, Pence said in a statement at the time. While everyone is entitled to their own opinions, I don’t think it’s too much to ask NFL players to respect the Flag and our national anthem.

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