Month: November 2017

NFL trade deadline: One move for each NFC team

Jeremy Bergman: Remember Week 6, when, like many Arizona residents, the aging Cardinals stumbled upon the Fountain of Youth? A long trip across the pond has since clarified the Cards’ mortality. With backup Drew Stanton under center in place of Carson Palmer (out with a broken arm) and the Rams (5-2) and Seahawks (4-2) out of reach in the NFC West, it’s time to rebuild and sell the franchise player. Maybe even to his hometown Minnesota Vikings, who already have two great receivers but could use a third to steal the NFC crown.

The Bears are not going to be Super Bowl contenders this year. Even making the playoffs for the first time since 2010 would seem to be a stretch. Though Chicago is only two games behind NFC North leader Minnesota, the Bears are the division’s basement dwellers at 3-4.

But the division is up for grabs following Aaron Rodgers’ injury. If Chicago’s defense can continue to provide Trubisky with both cover and a cushion, the Bears will give themselves a chance.

“We don’t necessarily think about it,” said cornerback Kyle Fuller, who was credited with one deflected pass and was about two yards shy of an interception. “We’re just going out there and trying to do our job and then (making Trubisky’s acclimation easier) comes with it.”

But the outcome of the game is not why Britt hated London.

“I hated everything about it,” Britt said. “I hated the flight. I hated us being there so long. I hated the flight back. I hated the food.”

To be fair to London, which is a lovely city that has embraced the NFL wholeheartedly, Britt apparently just isn’t a huge fan of international travel.

“Will I get out?” Britt said. “No, I won’t get out. When I leave the Website For Cheap Jerseys country I don’t leave the resort anyway. Last time my wife and daughter actually Wholesale Jerseys Free Shipping took a trip to Paris. Had a worse time there. It’s a long story, but it was all bad.”

Russell Wilson quietly having Super season for Seahawks

It’s unusual for Russell Wilson to be playing so well for the Seahawks and getting so little attention around the NFL. Blame it on the quarterback’s age (28) and experience making his prime feel ho-hum.

Tom Brady and Drew Brees keep receiving praise for defying their ages. Alex Smith is getting noticed for his transformation as this year’s Matt Ryan. Carson Wentz and Dak Prescott are getting more hype as young, athletic passers.

Rookie Marquel Lee, who started the first five games at middle linebacker for the Raiders, has missed the past two because of a right ankle injury and has been limited in practice this week. CBs David Amerson (foot) and Gareon Conley (shin) were held out for the second time this week. Safety Karl Joseph (groin) was also downgraded and did not practice.

That’s why McKinney-Banks already has requested a specific vendor that guarantees delivery of USDA beef. And it’s why she has shipped two boxes of commercial-size Bisquick mix, 10 bottles of hot sauce, a box of Lipton tea and a case of cherry juice concentrate for smoothies. The care package also included waffle and pancake flour.

“We don’t want them going over there and not eating right because they aren’t used to the food,” McKinney-Banks said. “There can be some stark differences in flavor, especially if you’re talking about beef. They’ve got a game. We don’t want them feeling hungry because they can’t or won’t eat what they’re given.”

For the most part, McKinney-Banks relied on research she compiled in 2013, prior Super Cheap Jerseys to the Vikings’ trip to Wembley Stadium for a game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. She journeyed twice to London that spring, taste testing food and exploring the area, in case players Toronto Blue Jays Cheap Jerseys did the same. At one point, she dropped into a nearby KFC.