Monthly Archive: February 2018

Who is headed to Cooperstown? Chipper Jones and Jim Thome headline first-time players on the Hall of Fame ballot.

Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens, both of whom have steadfastly denied use of PEDs, are headliners for category No. 3. If they’re going to make it to Cooperstown, they’ll have to overcome their links to the Mitchell Report, a 10-year-old document Joe Morgan and his Hall of Fame brethren have suddenly made newsworthy again.

Bonds was mentioned 103 times in the report, while Clemens elicited 82 mentions, with much of the information coming from former New York Yankees strength and conditioning coach Brian McNamee. Former Mets clubhouse attendant Kirk Radomski also provided information as part of a plea agreement in a federal steroids case.

Cameron Meredith will be forgotten, but he has upside. They’ll need to hit with Basketball Jerseys Cheap some draft picks and be smart in free agency (the Rams got Andrew Whitworth and then traded for Sammy Watkins), but Cheap NFL Jerseys China it’s not out of the question. Best of all, having a young GM with an extension in hand and a promising second-year quarterback makes this an attractive job for someone like Josh McDaniels. The Bears should come out of this with a strong coach.

By all accounts, it will be Ballard who is in charge of the coaching search, taking Jim Irsay out of the equation outside of simply signing off on the choice. That’s good for Ballard, because it gives him an opportunity to actually work with someone who he wants to work with, and it’s good for Colts fans, because it should mean a lot less dysfunction between the front office and the coaching staff. No one wants Ryan Grigson-Chuck Pagano Part Deux.

Kirk Cousins probably will put up some big numbers this season, and the bidders will line up for him if and when he becomes available. That will be justified in a league with so many QB-needy teams. But he still makes too many bad plays at the most inopportune times, such as the overthrow that produced a goal-line interception in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s loss to the Eagles.

Tom Brady passed for 337 yards and three touchdowns, the 10th time in his career he’s had at least three scoring passes in a playoff game.

Somehow, the Bucs kicking game might have actually gotten worse.

It won’t work against the Steelers, though. Unless Big Ben experiences another five-pick meltdown, like he did back in October when the Jaguars thumped the Steelers by 21 points, the Jaguars will need to find a way to keep pace with an explosive and healthy Steelers offense. So, how can they do that?

The NFL’s plan for dealing with the anthem controversy could come with the cooperation of the NFLPA; the union’s executive director, DeMaurice Smith, and players are scheduled to attend next week’s Cheap Bike Jerseys For Men meeting. It could involve the league supporting players’ community activism. And it could include owners requiring players to stand for the national anthem.

Despite earning home-field advantage, despite beating the Rams and Giants with Nick Foles under center (at least part of the time), and despite many of the 1s getting essentially two weeks off, the Eagles are underdogs at home — this is in keeping with the Foles Axiom. Philadelphia has met the Falcons three times before in the postseason.

After Bucs coach Dirk Koetter cut Roberto Aguayo a week ago, he probably thought he’d see an immediate improvement in the Bucs kicking game, but that’s not what happened in Jacksonville on Thursday.

During Tampa’s 12-6 win, kicker Nick Folk missed a total of two kicks. The first one came on a extra point in the first quarter that was blocked by the Jaguars. Folk appeared to kick it low, which helped Calais Campbell get his hand on it.

Although you can argue that the block wasn’t Folk’s fault, you definitely can’t make that argument on his second miss. With the Bucs leading 12-0 in the fourth quarter, Folk went wide right on a 47-yard field Cheap Chelsea Jerseys goal attempt.

On Saturday, there was the Marcus Mariota forward-progress call, among others, robbing the Chiefs of a turnover — and leading to Jeff Triplette’s name trending on Twitter. (Poor Jeff Triplette.)

Jared Goff looked like a franchise QB and the defense was overpowering against the Colts.

Plenty of credit goes to Coach Sean McVay and defensive guru Wade Phillips. It’s only one game, of course, and the Luck-less Colts might be putrid. But it still signals considerable improvement by the Rams under their new regime. The defense should get even better with the return of DT Aaron Donald. McVay will see plenty of familiar faces when the Redskins visit L.A. this weekend.

The Buccaneers had their opening game scheduled for this past Sunday in Miami postponed by Hurricane Irma, and now the NFL is beginning to consider whether this coming Sunday’s game in Tampa against the Bears can be played as scheduled.

Things went very well Monday night, with QB Sam Bradford throwing for 346 yards and three TDs and rookie RB Dalvin Cook providing 127 rushing yards in the win over the Saints. But after last year’s great start and subsequent unraveling, the Vikings are going to have to prove this season that they have some staying power.

Losing at home to a very good Raiders team is not a major transgression. But if the Cheap Authentic Jerseys Titans are going to take the next step and be a formidable team, they’ll have to show that they can win at home against even tough opponents.

Playing 16 straight weeks after last Sunday’s postponement is not ideal for the Dolphins or the Buccaneers. But postponing the game, rather than playing it elsewhere, allowed players to be with their families.

Joseph replacing Mike McCoy with Musgrave in the middle of the season was a good enough sacrifice to save his job after one rough rookie season. Consider Joseph as being on the hottest seat going into the 2018 season.

When we last spoke, you talked about the ‘Primetime’ fans who wrote you over the years that they used to watch with their whole family. And the son who didn’t get along with his father. But for one hour a week, they bonded while watching your show. Do you still get that from fans, even though the show in original form has been Cheap Authentic NHL Jerseys gone for 12 years?