The linebacker will admit he’s no bull-rusher

Williams defies the “speed rusher” label, boasting an array of pass-rushing moves on the edge. The linebacker will admit he’s no bull-rusher, but he frequently wins battles with finesse moves. That, in addition to Williams’ pure speed, makes him a nightmare for opponents — especially those who don’t have quick feet.

Williams can do more than just rush the passer, however. He’s shown the ability to shoot gaps, make plays against the run, cover and shed blocks – all with limited reps. There’s still plenty of room for Williams to grow in these areas, but his potential to become much more than a one-trick pony as a speed rusher makes the former Alabama linebacker a great value for the Ravens.

Look, all I’m saying is that it’s almost impossible to be worse at this job than Spicer is, so we might as well have someone who enjoys doing it. And, honestly, I’m less worried about Gronk making messed-up “Hitler wasn’t as bad as Assad” (I’m paraphrasing, but that was the gist) comments than I am his spiking a reporter’s notebook. At this point, I’d gladly take the latter.

Zay Jones, East Carolina WR: Without big-time playmakers to take Super Cheap Jerseys Fans defensive attention off him, Jones still caught more passes than anybody else in FBS (158), finishing second nationally in receiving yards (1,746). In fact, no player in FBS history has caught more passes than Jones, EVER. Don’t you want a wide receiver who is really good at catching the ball lots of times?

In Mel Kiper’s latest mock draft, he has them addressing Cheap Jerseys NFL their offensive line woes first, going with Antonio Garcia out of Troy with their first pick. With their next pick in the third round, Kiper has them taking Alabama wideout ArDarius Stewart. In the past few years, Alabama wide receivers Julio Jones and Amari Cooper quickly became stars in the NFL, and Goff could benefit from having a receiver who could make an impact right away.

Cowboys’ draft pick Ryan Switzer has a terrible lip tattoo that says ‘believe’

North Carolina wide receiver Ryan Switzer was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys on Saturday. As SB Nation’s Richard Johnson described him, he’s a “firecracker of a wide receiver.”

He’s also not opposed to tattoos. Particularly ones that go inside his lip, and don’t look very well done.

But folks, Switzer is a believer, as his tattoo suggests.

Outside of the bad tattoo, Switzer is actually a good player. He’s North Carolina’s career receptions record-holder, and was voted first-team All-ACC. You could say he helped Mitchell Trubisky’s stock as an NFL quarterback.

But man, that’s not a great tattoo. It seems to be a growing trend with the Cowboys. The Bucs traded up to draft a kicker in the second round. Let me repeat that: the Bucs traded up to draft a kicker in the second round. A kicker who’s already facing veteran competition because he was so bad in his rookie season. GM Jason Licht has quietly built a solid roster in Tampa, but this is some serious red on his ledger.

The Dolphins traded up to use the third overall pick on Jordan, and Wholesale NFL Jerseys Free Shipping it turned out to be a waste. He was in Miami for four seasons, but spent six games in 2014 and the entire 2015 season suspended for violating the league’s performance-enhancing drugs policy. Jordan Nike NFL Jerseys Cheap started one single game during his time in Miami and racked up three sacks. The Dolphins waived him, and he’s got another shot to live up to his potential after signing with the Seahawks.

Tennessee doesn’t need to sweat its offensive line or backfield anymore

Thomas isn’t as big of a bust as most on this list, as he did provide the Jets four years of service. But given his hype coming out of college and the fact that the Jets gave him their sacred No. 32 jersey as an assumed star, he was a major disappointment. Thomas split carries with other New York backs for the majority of his tenure. He ended up scoring just five touchdowns in four seasons with the Jets.

A Heisman Trophy winner and with big college numbers, Ware joined fellow Heisman winner Cheap Germany Soccer Jerseys Barry Sanders in Detroit for what the Lions thought would be a winning duo in the offensive backfield. But Ware simply couldn’t cut it as an NFL quarterback. He ended up starting just six games in four seasons with the Lions.

So no, this isn’t a league record, but Los Angeles is just about the most storied franchise in the league, and we can all chuckle at the Mavericks (a lottery team!) thwacking them by nearly 50 points on Jan. 22.

Tennessee doesn’t need to sweat its offensive line or backfield anymore, but it needs to make an outside playmaker for Marcus Mariota a priority. Defensively, getting someone to solidify its pass coverage is the primary goal, but not far ahead of getting stronger on the front seven.

New York needs to think cornerback ahead of quarterback early, but both positions are well ahead of the luxuries it could pursue for a “move” tight end or workhorse back. With the mass overhaul Cheap Jerseys NFL Wholesale of Gang Green, almost every position could be addressed at some level.

Tony Romo’s CBS debut will be most interesting game of NFL preseason schedule

NFL preseason games don’t mean much other than the fact that, for the first time in a long time, live NFL games are being played.

This year’s most anticipated preseason debut won’t be on the field. It’ll be in the broadcast booth, where Tony Romo will work his first game as CBS’ lead analyst during the third week of the 2017 preseason.

CBS has two games during Week 3 of the preseason. Romo likely will be the No. 1 color man for the Friday night matchup between the Chiefs and Seahawks in Seattle on Aug. 25. The other CBS game that weekend, on Saturday, Aug. 26, is an all-Los Angeles affair — Rams vs. Chargers — that isn’t as marquee as it sounds.

Last year, the man Romo is replacing, Phil Simms, did CBS’ preseason midweek opener with No. 2 play-by-play man Ian Eagle. That left No. 2 analyst Dan Fouts to call the second nationally televised game with Spero Dedes.

“We are aware of the incident. We are gathering information and will refrain from making any further comment,” Redskins senior vice president Tony Wyllie said in a statement.

In his two seasons with the Redskins, Galette hasn’t played a down because of torn Achilles tendons suffered in back-to-back training camps. He signed a third consecutive one-year contract with Washington in February.

Galette has a history of off-field issues since breakout seasons with the Saints in 2013 and ’14 in which he recorded 12 and 10 sacks, respectively. Mahomes may not be ready to start Week Cheap Authentic NHL Jerseys 1, but he might have the biggest upside of this draft’s quarterbacks. He has a cannon for an arm and throws an accurate deep ball. He has to work on intermediate throws but has NFL Jerseys Free Shipping all the tools to be an NFL quarterback. He played in a spread system but still had to call out some complex plays at Texas Tech, and picking up an NFL offense should not be an issue.

Patrick Mahomes’ stock is rising faster than anyone’s in the 2017 NFL draft

Throughout the build-up to the 2017 NFL draft, many scouts and pundits pegged this year’s quarterback class as a three-man affair between Mitchell Trubisky, Deshaun Watson, and DeShone Kizer. With a series of strong workouts — and a glut of other options on the free agent landscape — a big-armed fourth candidate has emerged from the Big 12.

After a two-day visit with Houston, it seems unlikely he’ll slip past the 25th pick, where SB Nation’s Dan Kadar has him landing in his latest mock draft. It’s hard to Orioles Cheap Jerseys take your eyes off Mohamed Bamba. The Harlem native boasts a 7’9 wingspan, which would be longer than any measurement in the history of the NBA draft combine. He put it to good use in this game:

Texas Tech’s Patrick Mahomes has had a meteoric rise through the pre-draft process, working his way from a third day option to potential first-round pick. The Browns, Texans, Chiefs, and Cardinals have all been linked to the Red Raider quarterback. As mock drafts scramble to keep up, he’s been projected to go anywhere from Arizona’s No. 13 pick to the Chargers at No. 38.

Jordan Spieth gets wet on No. 12 at Augusta. Really.

“No matter what happens at this year’s Masters, whether I can grab the jacket back or I miss the cut or I finish 30th, it will be nice having this Masters go by,” Spieth said last month. “The Masters lives on for a year. It brings a non-golf audience into golf. And it will be nice once this year’s finished, from my point of view, to be brutally honest with you.”

The owners also voted to make crackback hits illegal for Wholesale NBA Jerseys players in motion on the offensive side of the ball before the snap.

Another high-profile rule change that failed to garner support was overtime reform. The league’s competition committee recommended cutting overtime periods to 10 minutes, but all the owners weren’t on board. They’ll discuss it again this spring:

Shortening overtime to 10 minutes from 15 minutes has been tabled until NFL’s spring meeting, per source.

UCLA played Fox like he had a jump shot, going over Cheap Jerseys Usa every screen on him. Because of that, the whole world saw what Fox could do when guarded like he could shoot. He is simply too quick and explosive at the rim for almost any big man to contain him.

Phil Mickelson started the day dreaming of a fourth green jacket. Jason Day started playing with marker, Jeff Knox. They’re currently tied.

Spieth, who started the day tied for 41st and 10 strokes behind frontrunner Charlie Hoffman, began Saturday’s run on the par-3 6th when he drilled a birdie putt from downtown.

All the while, Jackson, Berry and Pinson stayed and kept on winning.

“Coming in we knew we could be a part of something extremely special,” Jackson said. “For us to still be here together at our second Final Four going through all this together, sometimes you can take it for granted. But it’s an extremely cool experience. It’s awesome to have brothers like that you can stick around with.”

Their games have proven to be a perfect complement for each other. Berry is the floor general and the best outside shooter. Jackson is a pure scorer. Pinson is the best athlete, the best defender, and a vital energy guy. Together they’ve kept Carolina afloat this season even after senior stars Brice Johnson and Marcus Paige departed after last season.

“We knew sooner or later it was going to be our time to lead the team,” Berry said. “This is what we wanted to come here for.”

There’s only one thing UNC’s prized class of 2014 hasn’t accomplished, and that’s a national championship. Gonzaga is the only team standing in the way.

If Foster is still available, he should be an easy choice for Washington. Foster is a fast and violent linebacker who was the leader of Alabama’s defense the past two seasons. You can make a case for several positions on Washington’s defense, but a player of Foster’s caliber Cheap Cycling Jerseys will be hard to pass up.

If one of the top three running backs is left on the board, the Cheap Custom NFL Jerseys Colts should strike on them in the first round. In this case it’s Cook, who could be brought in to replace Frank Gore. Cook ran for more than 4,400 yards and 46 touchdowns in three seasons at Florida State, and he caught 79 passes. He could be a factor immediately in the NFL.

Randall Cobb isn’t making any promises when he’ll be back.

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb could return in 2017, but it’s unclear exactly when that will be. He spoke with the media on Wednesday and told reporters it’s unclear when he’ll be able to return to action, while focusing on his rehabilitation.

Cobb suffered a broken leg against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 6 when rookie safety Matt Elam made contact with his leg on a diving tackle. Cobb underwent surgery and was placed on injured reserve, with a designation he could return. Initial reports indicated he could return in six to eight weeks, which would put his return in mid-December. Cobb was quick to indicate that this date was a best-case scenario.

San Francisco 49ers guard Mike Iupati sprained his MCL against Fc Barcelona Cheap Jerseys the New Orleans Saints on Sunday and is unlikely to play against the Redskins in Week 12. The 49ers have already lost two straight games, so losing Iupati, one of the team’s best offensive linemen, is a major blow going Cheap Vintage Baseball Jerseys forward.

The referee accused of swearing at Washington tackle Trent Williams during a game between Washington and Philadelphia on Sunday has reportedly been accused of similar behavior before. In the other incidents, the NFL was not able to prove misconduct, but some of Washington’s offensive linemen were mic’d up during the game this weekend, so the league may be able to confirm the incident. If so, a suspension is likely coming for the umpire, Roy Ellison.

Thomas Howard, a linebacker who played for the Bengals, Falcons and Raiders, was killed in a car accident on Monday. He was just 30 years old. Howard was with the Raiders for eight seasons. He signed with the Falcons before the 2017 season but was cut.

Silver: “There are three women currently in the pipeline.”

The NBA has never employed a female head coach. Commissioner Adam Silver says he wants that to change, and soon. In an interview with ESPN.com, Silver disputed a claim from WFAN radio host Mike Francesa, who said a woman had “no shot” at becoming a pro basketball head coach in his lifetime.

“First of all, let me say that I disagree that there will not be a woman head coach in the NBA,” Silver said, according to ESPN’s Ohm Youngmisuk. “It is hard to say exactly when [it will happen]. There are three women currently in the pipeline…

Green Bay (5-5) narrowly trails the Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions in the division, but a three-game losing skid is making a bounce-back tougher and tougher. These two teams already faced off once this season, and it was the last time the Packers managed a win. That game ended 44-31 in Green Bay’s favor, and that wasn’t even at Lambeau.

The Packers are favorites, though not by a wide margin as you might expect. They opened up as 3-point favorites, and the line has widened on some books. Many sites stabilized around 4.5 points, but one site had them favored by as much as 5 points, according to OddsShark.

It’s likely that Lambeau is playing a factor here, though the Packers would probably be very narrow favorites over Minnesota on the road at this point as well. The over/under for the matchup opened at 44 points. That total has gone over in eight of Minnesota’s last 10 games and under in six of Green Bay’s last seven.

Before I knew what anything was, and probably while Cheap Reversible Jerseys wearing football-themed pajamas, I watched Joe Theismann’s leg get split open on live television. One Cheap Red Wings Jerseys of my favorite players on my favorite team did it to him. It was shocking and gross, but I didn’t really understand it, because I saw it as a boy, with a kid’s non-understanding of consequence and from across the yawning empathy gap of adolescence. I was just watching television. I could care a lot about everything that happened on the field and still not really care at all.

In this Broncos vs. Chiefs hype video, the only loser is geography

Boy, the fact that this song is Wizard of Oz-themed and has a chorus of “We’re not in Kansas anymore” sure makes it seem like The Mad Fanatic thinks the Kansas City Chiefs play in Kansas. Let’s see what the YouTube description says!

I realize Kansas City plays in missouri (although i didn’t know until after I finished the song) The reason I still put the song out is because I clarify every time I say it, “Dorothy your not in Kansas anymore, Dorothy your not in Kansas…City” To me it still works. Its really a metaphor about “Dorothy” not being in her comfort zone (home) (Kansas CITY in the chiefs case) or her comfort zone of playing a sub par team or the comfort zone of playing a journeyman backup quarterback.
Oh! Well glad they were able to change that up after they recorded the song. That makes everything okay, then! Uh … good job, Mad Fanatic.

I never understood or agreed with the folks who seemed to think Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus was headed toward being a bust. I thought he got a little too heavy last year, but he also had 5.5 sacks each of his first two seasons in the NFL. I’m not quite sure people understand how hard that is to do as an interior lineman. Buccaneers Pro Bowl defensive tackle Gerald McCoy for example has never had more than five sacks in a season, and he has only done that once, last year.

Through 10 games Dareus is already up to five sacks on the season after notching another one Sunday against the Steelers. Pittsburgh won the game, but Dareus showed up all over the field. That new system in Buffalo may have been a bigger benefit to Dareus than anybody else on that US Cheap Jerseys Club defensive line, including Wholesale Jerseys Usa Mario Williams.

Now that he is being unleashed, its going to be interesting to see just what kind of numbers Dareus can put up. I can see double-digit sacks in his future.