Month: May 2018

The goal for the notable Denver Broncos rookies is to make life easier on the quarterback. 

Said quarterback is Case Keenum, currently a one-hit wonder thanks to a great system in Minnesota. He had to be all smiles when the Broncos walked to the podium at No. 5 and stole the free-falling Bradley Chubb out of N.C. State. 

Chubb would have been in the conversation for No. 1 overall in most draft classes, and the Broncos will expect him to play like it in tandem with Von Miller. Denver only having 33 sacks a year ago goes a long way toward explaining its 5-11 disaster. 

The Detroit Lions don’t have as many key rookies in critical spots because the front office only made six selections. 

Still, Frank Ragnow up front is a guy they felt strongly enough to take in the first round, which makes sense after Matthew Stafford suffering 47 sacks. He’s versatile on the interior, so the job now is nailing down either a center or guard starting gig and letting Graham Glasgow take the other. 

Part of Ragnow’s arrival pertains to reviving a dead running game. Leading rusher Ameer Abdullah averaged 3.3 yards per carry last year, and the offense as a whole averaged 3.4. In comes second-round pick Kerryon Johnson, a back the Lions traded up to make sure they got. 

The NFL Seems Really Worried About Maurice Hurst Playing Football More Former Michigan defensive tackle Maurice Hurst, initially projected as a first- or second-round talent in this year’s NFL draft, ended up falling to the final day last week, when the Raiders picked him up in the fifth round. Hurst’s drop came after he was diagnosed with a previously undisclosed heart condition at the NFL combine, and while he was later cleared to participate in Michigan’s pro day, it’s obvious that plenty of NFL teams didn’t trust that he was entirely healthy. Now, they seem to be worried about what Cheap China NFL Jerseys might happen if Hurst sees the field with the Raiders.

AFC West Update: Gordon Staying In The Division For Years To Come More No more draft hype, no more draft analysis; the 2018 NFL Draft is officially behind us. The 2018 Draft Class will be talked about for years to come, but after spending months discussing who would be Cheap Denver Broncos Jerseys picked where, and how they’ll impact certain teams, let’s take a moment to break down some other news around the AFC West.

Streaking Yankees rally in 9th to pull out win over Astros

Just like last October, the Yankees and Houston Astros engaged in another heavyweight fight this week.

These four games in four days at Minute Maid Park all were incredibly entertaining, intense and basically the closest thing you can get to playoff baseball in late April/early May.

Yankees mailbag: Are Florial, Frazier and Adams untouchable?

Earlier, the Yankees were up 3-0 after 6 1/2 innings and nine outs away from shutting out the Astros for the third day in a row.

Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka was cruising along and then….

There’s also some semblance of expectation placed on the trio of fourth-round-or-later wideouts (J’Mon Moore, Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Equanimeous St. Brown) who all come in at 6’3 or taller. The idea seems to be more size for Aaron Rodgers, and the task placed on those rookies is making the roster and contributing.

Without a pick until the third round, the goal for the Houston Texans was to find rookies to develop.

Stanford safety Justin Reid was one of the biggest steals of third round. He’ll enter a comfortable secondary featuring a new face in Tyrann Mathieu and get to develop while likely rotating in when possible. 

It’s a similar story for another third-round pick, Martinas Rankin out of Mississippi State. He looks like more of an interior prospect at the pro level, but his job is to develop and break into one job or another if he can, and improve the line in front of Deshaun Watson. 

What could have been: In Hue Jackson and GM Sashi Brown’s first season, the Browns could have kept the No. 2 pick and drafted Carson Wentz instead of trading for multiple draft picks. Instead, they Cheap Baseball Jerseys signed Robert Griffin III, kept McCown and drafted Cody Kessler in the third round.

Does it matter? Wentz is a franchise quarterback with the Cheap Blank Hockey Jerseys Eagles. Griffin, McCown and Kessler are no longer with the Browns.

Matt Ryan, Falcons agree to five-year, $150M contract

Kirk Cousins’ reign as the NFL’s highest-paid player lasted less than two months.

The Falcons have agreed to terms with quarterback Matt Ryan on a five-year, $150 million contract extension with $100 million guaranteed, NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported, via a source informed of the situation. The new deal runs through the 2023 season and will make Ryan the first player to average at least $30 million per year.

Since the former Boston College star entered the league in 2008, only the Patriots, Steelers and Packers have exceeded the Falcons’ 95 victories.

At his peak under masterful play-caller Kyle Shanahan in 2016, Ryan recorded one of the finest quarterback seasons in modern NFL history while leading the Falcons to their second Super Bowl appearance. Although his numbers were down last season, Ryan’s offense still finished second only to the Patriots in yards per drive and Football Outsiders’ Drive Success Rate metric.

With a year under his belt in Steve Sarkisian’s system and newcomers such as first-round wideout Calvin Ridley added to his arsenal, Ryan is poised for another run at the NFL’s No. 1 offense.

The Falcons have drafted incredibly well under Dimitroff and coach Dan Quinn, complementing Ryan’s attack with a young, athletic defense. With a strong organizational structure in place and one of the league’s most reliable quarterbacks locked up, Atlanta’s Super Bowl window is Cheap Authentic MLB Jerseys wide open.

Although I had seen Willie in his rookie year of 1951, I never actually met him until the Giants’ final home game in New York in September of 1957. By then, I was fortunate enough to have spent more time in the clubhouse, conducting interviews with other ballplayers. Despite the bittersweet mood that came with the Giants’ goodbye that day, Willie was very nice to me, as he has been ever since.

Even though it was our first meeting and he was leaving, he was quite calm, and very patient. We made great conversation, and it was a fitting send-off to California.

Although San Francisco did not fully embrace Willie when the team Cheap NFL Jerseys Nike first moved, he eventually won the hearts of the city’s residents, just as he had done in New York.