Monthly Archives: February 2018

Ronald Blum of the Associated Press called it “the game’s most infamous lineup since the Black Sox scandal.”

Patriots owner Robert Kraft, who gave $1 million to Trump’s inaugural and presented him with a Super Bowl LI ring, said in a statement Sunday that he was “deeply disappointed by the tone” of Trump’s comments.

“I am proud to be associated with so many players who make such tremendous contributions in positively impacting our communities,” Kraft said. “Their efforts, both on and Basketball Jerseys Custom off the field, help bring people together and make our community stronger. There is no greater unifier in this country than sports and, unfortunately, nothing more divisive than politics.

A few minutes later, Ertz stood in the middle of the Eagles’ locker room and had a long, heartfelt conversation with Wentz, who is walking with the aid of a wooden cane as he recovers from reconstructive knee surgery. If Wentz, as I wrote last summer, is a Type-A-plus personality, Foles is his ultra-chill counterpart.

There are several factors in play with the Gruden thing. One, it is believed Raiders owner Mark Davis is going to offer him some kind of ownership stake in the franchise. That’s not priceless, but it is fairly close. The red tape required could hold up an announcement, as could Gruden calling ESPN’s Wild Card Weekend playoff game, but if Oakland wants him, Oakland can get him.

In 2006, commissioner Bud Selig hired George Mitchell, a former U.S. Senator and prominent diplomat, to examine baseball’s ties to PEDs. Some advisors cautioned Selig against the initiative because it would mean baseball taking a hard look inward and setting itself up for negative fallout. At the same time, Mitchell was subject to conflict-of-interest questions because of his ties to baseball as a director of the Boston Red Sox and chairman of the Walt Disney Co., the parent company of national baseball broadcast partner ESPN.

In December 2007, Mitchell released a 409-page report citing 89 names, including Cheap NFL Jerseys Nike such prominent players as Clemens, Bonds, Gary Sheffield, Kevin Brown, Mo Vaughn, Jason Giambi, Lenny Dykstra, Miguel Tejada, Andy Pettitte, David Justice, Juan Gonzalez, Matt Williams and Jose Canseco.

Even still, the biggest gap won’t be between their ages, it’ll be between their quality of play during the 2017 season.

In the regular season, Brady ranked first in passing yards while Mariota finished 20th. Brady ranked fifth in completion percentage while Mariota finished 18th. Brady ranked third in Cheap Basketball Jerseys UK touchdown passes while Mariota finished tied for 26th. Brady ranked tied for 21st in interceptions while Mariota finished third. Brady ranked third in passer rating while Mariota finished 27th.

Speaking of first touchdowns with new teams, Marshawn Lynch rumbled his way into the end zone in front of his hometown crowd to extend his team’s lead over the Jets. You can see that play, as well as him running over a Jets defender on another play, here.

The Ravens have dealt with several key losses due to injury and retirement for what seems like months. At some point, you’d figure their injury luck would even out. That was not the case on Sunday, as their best offensive lineman, Marshal Yanda, suffered an ankle fracture that will keep him out for the rest of the season (more on the injury here).

Look for the Jaguars to use a few three-wide sets on early downs to keep the Patriots honest, but if they are forced to do that because of game flow or down-and-distance, Bortles will be in trouble. Jacksonville needs to stay ahead of the chains with Fournette and those short passes getting little chunks. New England needs a big performance from its linebackers in coverage.

In the NFC, the Eagles clinched the No. 1 seed. The Vikings can secure the second seed with a triumph at home over the Bears. That would give the Vikings, who are attempting to become the first team ever to play a Super Bowl in its home stadium, an opening-round bye and then a home game in a conference semifinal.

The availability of RB Ezekiel Elliott has become a week-to-week matter, with his case back in federal court Thursday. The Cowboys are making the most of things, with an impressive victory Sunday at home over the Chiefs. They go to Atlanta this weekend with a chance to push the reeling Cheap China NFL Jerseys Falcons even further back in the NFC wild-card chase.

The game in London offered the first visible response to Trump’s Sunday morning messages.

In the early games, the 8-1 Philadelphia Eagles added a running back to a roster that also includes LeGarrette Blount, obtaining Ajayi, who managed to wow in limited action against the 3-5 Denver Broncos, rushing for 77 yards and a 48-yard touchdown on eight carries. Carson Wentz continued his MVP-caliber season, completing 15 of 27 passes for 199 yards and four TDs.

The Steelers face the winless Browns and remain in the running for the top seed, but getting it would require them to win and the Patriots to lose to the Jets (putting aside tie-game scenarios). The Jaguars are locked into the No. 3 seed in the AFC and the Chiefs possess the fourth seed.

Although it had been reported since mid-December that Marvin Lewis was done in Cincinnati, it looks like he’s going to stay. Lewis and the team have agreed to terms on a new two-year deal that will keep him with the Bengals through the 2019 season. It’s somewhat surprising that he’s staying, but not totally shocking. Lewis spent the past three weeks claiming that no decision had been made and that was clearly the case here.

So far this season, preseason included, the NFL has tested players 379 times Cheap Authentic Jerseys for concussions, NFL chief medical officer Allen Sills said. “We want that number to remain high,” Sills said. “We want to have a high bar set for screening. Our motto to all of our personnel on game day is if you see something, say something. We want anyone who has a concern to point it out, we want to be very aggressive in our screening.”

One case drew attention Sunday afternoon. Colts quarterback Jacoby Brissett took a vicious hit to the back of his head scrambling for a first down. He grabbed his head as he lay on the ground Cheap Authentic Soccer Jerseys and then dropped his arms to his side. Doctors returned him to the field without him missing any offensive plays, but Brissett showed symptoms afterward and remained in the concussion protocol early this week.