Monthly Archive: June 2018

Todd Bowles on Jets arrests: Our disciplinary process is fine

Jets rookie tight end Chris Herndon was arrested for DWI last weekend, which makes him the second Jets player arrested for driving while intoxicated this offseason and the fourth player from the team to be arrested in the last 13 months.

Maybe a trainer tells a clocker, after his horse works a lightning five furlongs, to shave a few tenths of a second off the recorded time or add a few to the real numbers and someone else hears it.

The information can be either good or bad, but somebody is going to use it. Of such a risky foundation is a wise guy horse of the week born.

It happens before every big race. It is wrong more often than right, but occasionally someone who hears it and verifies it, makes a score. But not often.

One year that title fell to a horse owned by George Steinbrenner at the Kentucky Derby — a horse who ran so badly that he damned near had to be pushed across the finish line. It is an idea generally born more of hope than fact. But you can’t judge what it really meant until you have actually seen the race.

Although he wasn’t a star in college at Clemson, 49ers coach Bill Walsh saw something in Clark and selected him in the 10th round of the 1979 NFL draft. After playing sparingly as a rookie, Clark burst onto the scene in 1980, finishing third in the NFL with 82 catches.

And then in the 1981 season, Clark was even better, culminating in the NFC Championship Game, when, with the 49ers trailing the Cowboys 27-21 in the final minute, Joe Montana lobbed a high pass into the back of the end zone, where Clark leapt into the air and caught it for the touchdown that would send the 49ers to the Super Bowl. That play has been dubbed The Catch, and remains among the great plays in NFL history.

Clark retired after the 1987 season, and worked in football operations, both Cheap Elite Nike NFL Jerseys with the 49ers and with the Browns. He announced last year that he Cheap Full Dye Softball Jerseys was battling ALS, and today the disease took his life. But Clark’s legacy, and his great Catch, will live on.

Three weeks ago in Louisville, the wonder colt, Justify, was a pre-Derby winner by acclamation. He was so impressive that even the naming of a wise guy horse made little impact. The horse was Hofburg. He finished seventh over an horrendous mix of water and mud that turned the Churchill Downs track into an equine nightmare.

The only thing we learned that day was that Justify is an amazing race horse and that wise guys can’t come in out of the rain.

Cannon and Brown teeter on the line of serviceable starters, but no one is going to mistake them for the highest-paid offensive lineman in the NFL.

A lot hinges on the Wynn experiment. He should be a quality lineman at some position, but the Patriots need a tackle more than they need a guard in 2018.

Last year, Alvin Kamara ran the ball 120 times to go along with 81 receptions. In college, Kamara topped out at 107 carries (2015) and 143 offensive touches (2016) in a season. With the suspension of Mark Ingram II, Kamara will have to carry the ball more than he has since his high school days.

As it stands, the pass-rusher most likely to fill in as a starter is Kareem Martin, who signed with New York after four years in Arizona. In his rookie deal, under Bettcher’s guidance, Martin posted just 3.5 sacks in four years—less than half of Pierre-Paul’s total in 2017 alone.

Martin will likely have to be the guy as the second line of the depth chart should be comprised of Kerry Wynn, Avery Moss and Romeo Okwara, who have a combined four sacks in their NFL careers.

Brady, 40, had missed all of the team’s voluntary workout program. He and tight end Rob Gronkowski instead chose to work out and receive treatment at the TB12 clinic, which is run by Brady’s trainer, Alex Guerrero. 

Matt Nagy’s offense draws from it, with plenty of read-pass option plays and other concepts that were considered unworkable in the NFL 10 years ago. Man, when I came out of college, in ’09, everyone was like ‘spread offense, that’ll never work in the NFL,’Daniel said. It was just starting to maybe make its way in with Alex Smith out in (San Francisco). Now it’s just, it seems like everyone’s got an athletic quarterback that can zone read this, zone read that, RPOs.

You saw in Philadelphia, they were this offense, they morphed into their own, a lot of RPOs, a lot of what Nick Foles felt comfortable with. And it’s hard to defend the entire field as a defensive coordinator.That Eagles offense won the Super Bowl by playing to the strengths of their quarterbacks, with plenty of those spread elements incorporated in a scheme that Cheap Dream Team Jerseys came from the same Andy Reid Cheap Dan Marino Jerseys coaching tree as Nagy.

Terrell Owens says he won’t attend Hall of Fame induction

Terrell Owens was voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this year after falling short of election in 2016 and 2017, but he won’t be celebrating his induction with the rest of this year’s class.

Owens released a statement on Thursday announcing that he will not be Baseball Jerseys Custom in Canton, Ohio for the festivities surrounding the induction or the enshrinement ceremony itself, which is scheduled for August 4.

Here’s one thing they do. They lobby their legislatures for reform.

In a letter addressed to New York’s governor, the speaker of the house, and the senate president, three players and one owner push for bail reform. The document signed by Jets tackle Kelvin Beachum (pictured, left), Jets quarterback Josh McCown (pictured, right), Saints (former Jets) linebacker Demario Davis, and Jets CEO Christopher Johnson raises several key points, and calls on lawmakers to pass bail reform that: (1) eliminates money bail and pretrial detention for the vast majority of misdemeanors and nonviolent felonies; (2) strictly limits the use of detention without bail or the possibility of release; (3) guarantees individualized justice and robust due process, and imposes only the least restrictive conditions on liberty necessary to ensure a person’s return to court; and; (4) rejects calls to require judges to consider a person’s future dangerousness or general risk of re-arrest, which would invite implicit bias and negative racial stereotypes.

Third, regardless of whether Tomlin and Roethlisberger did or didn’t have the conversation about the quarterback’s participation, the explanation bolsters the perception that Tomlin isn’t as buttoned up as he should be. Given the team’s clumsy, unprepared approach at the end of last season’s critical Week 15 loss to the Patriots, Tomlin already seems like a guy who maybe isn’t as obsessed with details as he should be, and as other coaches are. By painting a picture of Best Cheap Jerseys From China nonchalance in Tomlin, Roethlisberger’s comments do nothing to counter that dynamic.

Saquon Barkley is the best running back prospect since…?

There’s every reason to believe Barkley will be an excellent running back. The Giants have had six different backs rack up 100 carries over the past five seasons without finding a replacement for Ahmad Bradshaw, and they’re currently projected to run out the duo of Wayne Gallman and Jonathan Stewart next season. Every team could use a Saquon Barkley. The Giants could really use one.

Instead of giving Wentz $90 million, if you prorate Wentz’s signing bonus, the Eagles will be responsible for a total of $15.7 million over the next two years before picking up the quarterback’s fifth-year option, which will be somewhere in the range of $22.8 million. (They could even franchise Wentz for another year at $27.4 million or so, but let’s stop there.)

The other night, after the Pirates beat the Cubs 6-1 and young starter Trevor Williams was allowed to face a portion of the Chicago order for a third time, that actually became line of inquiry afterward in Clint Hurdle’s office.

There are a lot of books out there right now that tell you that you can’t do that, Hurdle said. You’re not supposed to do that. I tell our guys, ‘OK, how are we going to figure out how to do that? The game is meant to be played at a certain level. If the guy has the stuff, go let him pitch and let him use his stuff.

But Hurdle is the same manager who pulled Williams after six hitless innings on April 1. Williams had walked five and thrown 85 pitches, but still, he hadn’t allowed a hit or a run, and for most of baseball history, it would have been inconceivable to remove him between innings at that point of the contest.

Let’s assume that Barkley plays at a Pro Bowl-level for each of the five years of his rookie deal without getting injured. Let’s also assume that the market value of top-tier running backs will rise over the next five years by $1 million per season, despite the fact that Cheap Baseball Jerseys China their Cheap Authentic Jerseys From China price tag has come down over the past five seasons, as Warren Sharp pointed out.