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decent amount of cheers every time I’ve came home and played in LA.

Thomas continued to play at a high level, even as seemingly every other Seahawks veteran on the defense around him went down with an injury this season. He didn’t stuffed the stat sheet the way he has in years past, but he (and Bobby Wagner) are the reason Seattle was able to enter Week 17 ranking 11th in defensive DVOA.

It was awesome. For one, just being home. Being in front of friends, family. And then just the respect, the love, the recruitment, it was awesome. It was awesome to get that love, that energy.

It’s nice for them to be in the Staples Center, it means just as much as me playing out there, it means that much more for them.

It’s just a nice moment. It’s typically not something I do. When they’re in Oklahoma they don’t get love, so it’s just being home.

For now, December’s results mean that we have correctly predicted 19 of 22 games this season in which one team faced a distinct competitive advantage because of the schedule.

Again, our 86.4 percent success rate so far is even better than the formula predicted it would be at this point in the season.

There’s more talent, Atkinson said. I keep saying it to [general manager Sean Marks] and his group. We’re deeper. Our young guys have a year of experience under their belt, and then we brought in Wholesale NBA Jerseys more talent and we’re deeper, and that’s really the bottom line.

That talent starts with Russell, the prized point guard the Nets traded Brook Wholesale NFL Jerseys China Lopez (and the pick that became Kyle Kuzma) for. But since Russell’s knee debridement surgery, others have stepped up, too.

This is sort of a matter of winning the award by default because of the team’s nonstop struggles.

The Steelers have legit candidates in Antonio Brown, Le’Veon Bell and Cam Heyward. But Roethlisberger gets the slight nod for his electric late-season surge. No QB finished hotter than Big Ben, who threw for 1,953 yards and 16 touchdowns from Weeks 11 to 16. He ranked second in passing yards before sitting the season finale against Cleveland, and his 28 touchdowns ties for fifth league-wide. Take out that five-interception game against Jacksonville — which was clearly an aberration — and Roethlisberger’s season line of 14 interceptions doesn’t look so bad. Brown was brilliant all year, but so was Roethlisberger, who was near-perfect in the Steelers’ game against New England without Brown. — Jeremy Fowler

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So, this isn’t an ideal way to close out a back-to-back set and a three-games-in-four-days trip. Portland faces the Hawks in Atlanta on a Saturday, then cross a time zone to play the Bulls in Chicago on Monday. Then, after facing those Bulls, the Blazers will head out that night — and lose an hour in the process — for Cleveland, where they’ll face the Cavaliers less than 24 hours later. The Cavaliers will enter this game with a two-day rest advantage.

First, this marks their third game in four days and the second of a back-to-back set. And, even worse, it’s the second of a back-to-back set that requires travel to elevation-drunk Denver, which veteran coaches will tell you is the most brutal schedule/fatigue scenario in the NBA. So, after hosting the Hawks on Jan. 2, the Cheap Basketball Jerseys Suns will leave Phoenix that same night and head for Denver and get in late, such is the distance from Denver International Airport and the city’s downtown. Oh, and the Nuggets will enter this game with an absurd three-day rest advantage. Three days!

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While this game will feature an abundance of talent at every position, the playmakers on both defenses are particularly elite.

Bobby Jones, LB, NIU — Jones is also undersized at 5-10, 220, but capped his senior season with 10 tackles, 1 1/2 for loss, and a sack to give him 107 tackles, 12 1/2 for loss, and five sacks for the year. He’s had a productive career at NIU, but his limited athleticism and lack of ideal size might make it hard for NFL Basketball Jerseys Custom teams to take notice.

Jordan Lasley, WR, UCLA — One has to wonder if Lasley’s future is tied to Rosen’s decision. If the 6-1, 210-pound junior played in his final game on Tuesday, he went out with a bang. Lasley caught eight passes for 128 yards and a touchdown in the 35-17 loss to Kansas State. He has excellent speed, but has off-field issues with a littany of discipline problems. He was flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct while on the sideline of Tuesday’s game. Lasley had an excellent junior season with 69 catches for 1,264 yards and nine touchdowns but is likely a third-day pick because of the non-football baggage he carries.

He’d have to take the mules to the well to go get water maybe once a week, Brees added. You basically had to hunt, kill, and grow whatever you ate. He rode a horse to school. So when people have this impression of what Texas is and what it is like, that was my grandpa. He rode a horse to school.

When he turned 18 years old and graduated from high school, he took a train down to Wholesale Jerseys From China San Antonio with some other boys from his high school and they enlisted in the Marine Corps. There were about 100 guys there when they got there and ran through a battery series of physiological and psychological tests, and they only choose ten of them. They said, ‘You ten have qualified to have the opportunity to be a Marine and go serve your country.’

Felton Davis III, WR, Michigan State — Washington State has a better defense than a lot of people realize, but they were unable to deal with Davis. The 6-4, 195-pound wide receiver caught four passes for 118 yards and a touchdown in the Spartans’ 42-17 win over the Cougars in the Holiday Bowl.

Ricky Walker, DT, Virginia Tech — Tremaine Edmunds gets all the pub for the Hokies, but Walker was the one in the backfield all game long for Virginia Tech. Walker finished with four tackles, two of which went for loss and one sack. At 6-2, 282-pounds Walker is undersized for a defensive tackle, but he is only a junior and could go back to school to both put on weight and use another year for development.

Georgia linebacker Roquan Smith won the Dick Butkus Award this season as the nation’s best linebacker, and Alabama safety Minkah Fitzpatrick won the Chuck Bednarik (defensive player of the year) and Jim Thorpe (best defensive back) awards. Alabama entered the Allstate Sugar Bowl against Clemson allowing an FBS-low 11.5 points per game and held the Tigers to just two field goals.