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The 49ers general manager does not want to talk about Jim Harbaugh and the past

Nov
28

Trent Baalke does not want to talk about the past. It’s the one thing the San Francisco 49ers general manager made clear dodging questions about parting ways this year with Jim Harbaugh and more recent reports of Rees Odhiambo Authentic Womens Jersey not hiring Adam Gase as Harbaugh’s replacement over a disagreement on who to make defensive coordinator.

“I’ve got no response to that,” Baalke said when asked about Harbaugh’s recent revelation that his departure was not mutual despite the team’s insistence otherwise. “Jim’s moved on. We’ve moved on.”

He added, “Head football coach at Michigan is a heckuva job. I know that’s something that Jim’s always wanted to do.”

And that was all he said on the matter, despite being repeatedly grilled about it from several corners of the room.

Further complicating matters is the fact that Peterson is still under contract with the Vikings in the final season of a six-year, $86.2 million contract that will pay him $12.75 million in 2015. Minnesota has indicated it wants him back, but he remains in limbo as he and his family weigh their options.

From a football standpoint, adding a player of Peterson’s caliber is a no-brainer for the Vikings. Second-year signal caller Teddy Bridgewater will need all the support he can get from his supporting cast and could benefit a great deal development-wise from a powerful Richard Sherman Authentic Womens Jersey running game.

For now, both sides are in a holding pattern as Peterson awaits potential reinstatement. That date could come as soon as April 15, which would be over a month removed from the start of free agency, but still before the draft. The coaching staff has Peterson’s support, but when it comes to the organization as a whole, he has mixed feelings.

He also said he tries to practice the awkward throws with quarterbacks coach Carl Smith

Nov
26

Bevell coached Favre for six years (2000-2005) in Green Bay – first as assistant quarterbacks coach and then as quarterbacks coach. He also coached Favre as the offensive coordinator in DeMario Davis Womens Jersey Minnesota for two years (2009-2010).

Wilson credits the skill to his baseball background. He also said he tries to practice the awkward throws with quarterbacks coach Carl Smith.

“You have to find ways in this game to make throws and make completions and give guys chances,” he said.

Wide receiver Doug Baldwin offered his explanation.

“He has a fantastic base,” Baldwin said. “You can’t tell by looking at him, but he also has a pretty strong core. We always joke around about his ab routine. He has a phenomenal base. He can throw off different platforms, different angles. He’s very proficient at it. It comes easy to him. He does practice it in practice. It’s not something that he goes out there and does 100 times. It comes natural to him, and I think it’s because he’s such a gifted athlete when it comes to the quarterback position.”

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Denver hosts Kansas City in the weekend’s most intriguing matchup as both teams (7-3) look to catch up to the first-place Raiders (8-2). Gary Kubiak is looking for answers in the running game, where the Broncos are averaging 3.69 yards per carry (26th) and 2.06 yards before contact (26th).

And that’s just it. Quarterback Jameis Winston will still go to Evans, plain and simple, even if he considers Sherman “arguably one of the best cornerbacks in the NFL.” Winston just has to be aware of where Sherman is at all times and how he’s covering Evans, and if Evans is being bracketed, and to know when he can take those calculated risks and when he can’t.

Alex Smith acknowledges parts of his game need improvement

Nov
24

His usual postgame video review revealed to Alex Smith something — or more accurately, someone — the Kansas City Chiefs quarterback didn’t see during the biggest play of Sunday’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Through the eye in the sky, Smith saw Tampa Bay safety Chris Conte in the passing lane on his fourth-quarter pass into the end zone. Conte’s interception not only prevented the Chiefs from scoring, but his return to midfield set up the Bucs for what would be their winning touchdown.

“I obviously didn’t see the safety Sean Weatherspoon Womens Jersey live,” Smith said. “There was a lot of traffic in there. It’s a critical error. It’s a huge swing in the game. You can’t have it. It’s a difference-maker.

In New York, Fitzpatrick will have a chance to push Geno Smith for the starting job and will replace Michael Vick on the depth chart after the latter was allowed to leave the Jets in free agency. Fitzpatrick will also be reunited with Jets offensive coordinator Chan Gailey, who was his head coach during his time with the Buffalo Bills.

Fitzpatrick completed 63.1 percent of his passes in 2014, and his 95.3 passer rating was ninth in the NFL among starting quarterbacks. He previously played for the Rams, Cincinnati Bengals and Tennessee Titans, in addition to the Bills and Texans.

Two of those guys, Johnson and MJD, aren’t even on a roster this year. The Giants signed Vereen on top of their investment in Jennings and his less than impressive 3.8 yards per carry. The Jaguars are chasing Murray in spite of their financial commitment to Gerhart. The Chargers insist they’re not cutting Brown after he produced a grand total of 223 yards on 85 carries last season.

In the Cowboys’ winning streak, Prescott has 17 touchdown passes and two interceptions, while Elliott has averaged 116.8 yards per game on the ground and scored eight touchdowns. In Washington’s winning streak, Griffin had 12 touchdowns and two Steve Bartkowski Womens Jersey interceptions, while Morris averaged 117.1 yards per game on the ground with eight touchdowns.

The Colts entered Thursday second in the NFL in red zone offense. They had scored on every goal-to-go drive this season entering the game. They scored a touchdown on 16 of 18 goal-to-goal attempts, which was the highest in the NFL, according to ESPN Stats & Info research.

Raiders rally to steal win over Texans in Mexico

Nov
22

It only felt like Derek Carr, Amari Cooper and the rest of the Oakland Raiders’ offense did not clear customs for the first three quarters of the first Monday Night Football game in Mexico in NFL history.

Turns out they were just biding their time, getting acclimated to the 7,382-foot Prince Amukamara Authentic Jersey elevation at Estadio Azteca, playing as poorly as they had in recent weeks before exploding in the fourth quarter for two touchdowns to pull out a 27-20 victory over the Houston Texans.

“There’s never a doubt in our minds,” Carr said. “There was never a doubt last year, there is never a doubt this year. It’s just, who’s going to make the play?”

Arians was released from the hospital Monday night and returned home after feeling ill. Arians was taken to the hospital because of chest pains, sources close to the situation told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

The Cardinals said in a statement Monday that Arians experienced discomfort after he and the team returned from Minnesota, where Arizona lost 30-24 on Sunday.

That’s not impossible, of course. But it’s also not as easy as throwing a chip into a free-moving soccer ball.

You might ask: How can this be so hard? Tennis, after all, has been using electronic line judges forever. But Monday night in Mexico City, we never saw a definitive camera angle that could confirm whether Texans receiver DeAndre Hopkins stepped out of bounds en route to Roy Miller Authentic Jersey what could have been a first-quarter touchdown.

New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick has advocated that the NFL install and standardize camera angles for the sidelines and goal lines in every stadium. If nothing else, that would give replay review officials an optimal chance to verify or reverse a ruling.

I found two answers when I investigated that possibility last year. First, the layout of the NFL’s 31 stadiums made it difficult to install a consistent angle. A perfect spot in one stadium might be partially blocked in another, creating the untenable possibility of replay adding to home-field advantage for some teams.

DraftKings CEO says merger will not increase players’ fees

Nov
19

DraftKings and FanDuel insist their decision to join forces will benefit players, but the daily fantasy community is concerned about the merger of its two largest operators and is especially Cam Atkinson Authentic Jersey fearful that the sites’ commission fees will increase.

The companies announced the agreement to merge Friday morning. Both sites will continue to operate under their existing brands through the 2017 NFL season, and for now players should not expect to see significant changes until the deal is finalized. But players are worried fees will increase to a point where the game may become unbeatable down the road.

“The case has moved quickly,” Goldsmith said. “And I believe the court is doing what it can to move the case along. It’s a high-profile case with a lot of precedential value. The court is aware of San Diego’s situation, and I think that’s very helpful.”

The Chargers also filed a brief supporting the initial ruling of citizens’ initiatives being classified as simple majorities.

Roger Goodell told reporters in Los Angeles on Thursday that the Chargers have not requested an extension on their Los Angeles option.

The Chargers have a tenant-lease agreement with Kroenke that lowers the team’s risk because they do not have to borrow money for construction of the $2.6 billion project.

The Rams and Chargers would jointly share revenue such as naming rights, suites, sponsors and advertising. The teams would be on their own to sell season tickets and personal seat licenses.

However, the risk for Spanos is the franchise would be Dalton Prout Authentic Jersey on the hook for a $650 million relocation fee, paid over 10 years, which was determined during the January NFL owners meeting in Houston.

DraftKings CEO Jason Robins, who will be the joint company’s chief executive officer, said he has heard the players’ concerns, but doesn’t believe the merger will have an impact on commission fees.

Jason Castro made the most starts at catcher for the Astros last year

Nov
17

Jason Castro made the most starts at catcher for the Astros last year, batting .210 with 11 homers and 32 RBIs.

Houston and the Yankees met in Andre Smith Authentic Womens Jersey the AL wild-card game in 2015, but neither team reached the playoffs this year.

McCann made his big league debut with the Braves in 2005. He hit 24 homers the next year and has hit at least 18 home runs in every season since then.

McCann has 245 career homers with 888 RBIs while batting .266.

Houston sent right-handers Albert Abreu and Jorge Guzman to the Yankees. The Yankees are kicking in $5.5 million of the $17 million McCann will make in each of the next two seasons.

“It had to be the right fit,” McCann Andrew Sendejo Authentic Womens Jersey said on a conference call. “It wasn’t going to be just anywhere.”

The Astros’ busy day also included the signing of free-agent outfielder Josh Reddick to a deal that is reportedly for four years and worth $52 million. In Reddick, the Astros get a steady glove in right field, who in 155 combined games last season between the A’s and Dodgers hit .281 with 17 doubles, 10 home runs and 37 RBIs.

McCann is a seven-time All-Star, but his playing time diminished in the second half of the season as rookie Gary Sanchez emerged as a power hitter behind the plate. Sanchez hit 20 home runs in just 53 games.

The Houston Astros and free-agent outfielder Josh Reddick have agreed on a four-year, $52 million contract, according to multiple reports.

“We entered the offseason with the acquisition of a catcher as a primary focus,” Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow said in a statement.

“Brian McCann is a great fit for the Astros as he is not only a good defensive catcher, he is also a left-handed hitter with proven run-producing ability,” Luhnow said. “His experience and his ability to impact his teammates will be a significant benefit to our team.”

Steelers DE Cameron Heyward out for season; WR Sammie Coates has broken fingers

Nov
15

The Steelers’ difficult season just got worse.

Defensive end Cameron Heyward (pectoral injury) said on his official Instagram account that he will miss the remainder of the 2016 season. A source said Heyward has a torn pectoral muscle that will likely require surgery. He suffered the injury in Sunday’s 35-30 loss to the Dallas Cowboys.

The news about Heyward came Bruce Smith Authentic Jersey shortly after Steelers coach Mike Tomlin announced that wide receiver Sammie Coates has been dealing with two broken fingers, which helps to explain his declining production.

Tomlin on Tuesday cited Coates’ “broken fingers on his hand” limiting his ability as a wide receiver, and a source says Coates has fractured ring and index fingers on the same left hand, including tendon damage. He hurt the index finger in Week 5 against the New York Jets, and he fractured the ring finger in a later game.

Heyward, a team captain who signed Cardale Jones Authentic Jersey a six-year, $59-million extension in 2015, played his first 85 career NFL games without injury issues. This year, he will miss nine games with a hamstring injury and now pectoral injury.

Brown would not second-guess the decision to trade out of the second overall pick and send it to Philadelphia. The Eagles took Carson Wentz, the Browns took Corey Coleman and got extra picks. Later, they took Cody Kessler and Dallas took Dak Prescott the following round. The Browns got the extra draft picks.

“There are very few rookies that hit the ground running,” Brown said.

Asked what led him to say that things are improving, Brown mentioned nose tackle Danny Shelton, linebacker Christian Kirksey, Coleman and running backs Duke Johnson and Isaiah Crowell. He mentioned receiver Ricardo Louis and guard Spencer Drango as well.

But Brown stressed the most important progress was seen in the three tenets of the overall plan.

“We’re not planning on 0-16,” Brown said. “That’d be very disappointing for all of us. But at the same time I think for us we’re not focused just on wins and losses. We really are focused on the really core things that will help us over a period of time be successful.”

McGowan embraces being gigantic and he thinks it gives him a psychological edge

Nov
14

“It’s just a waiting game,” McGowan said. “All I can do at this point is pray. If it happens, it happens. If not, life goes on, and you’ve got to find something else.”

McGowan is a big man, even among NFL big men. He reckons his time in the league wouldn’t last longer than three to five years, an accomplished NFL career even for mere 300-pounders, whose weight can cause health problems.

Fortunately, he has a post-playing career already in mind.

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The Amarillo, Texas, native wants to be a professional wrestler. He’s already talked to a “couple of people” in the industry who “said they might be interested and talked to me a little bit about the process and how stuff works.”

Colvin, a fourth-round pick in 2014, started 15 of 16 games with the Jaguars last season, and put up 73 tackles, four sacks and a forced fumble. He acknowledged the suspension on his Twitter account, making the following statement:

“I made a mistake and will take John Paxson Authentic Jersey responsibility for it. I apologize to my family, the Jaguars organization, especially my coaches and teammates, as well as the Jaguars fans for being supportive of me since I was drafted here in 2014. I will learn from this. I will grow from this. I will be a better man and player from this. I will not let this define me and I will overcome this. Thank you.”

Collins is the other big name on that list. The Falcons defensive back was taken in the second round of the 2015 NFL Draft and played in all 16 games as a rookie. He recorded 17 tackles and made two starts.

“We are disappointed to hear the news regarding Jalen today,” Falcons coach Dan Quinn said in a statement. “I have already spoken to Jalen about this, and I have no doubt this will be something that he will learn from.”

Collins was obviously a big part of Atlanta’s plans going forward, so this hurts the young player’s career significantly, at least in the short term.

Goodson was a sixth-round pick in 2014 and has just 11 tackles in 20 games played with the Packers.

Turzilli was an undrafted receiver out of Rutgers and was added to the Titans active roster in November of last season. He is notable for his strong Pro Day at Rutgers, running a 4.4-second 40-yard dash that turned heads and likely got the Titans interested. Turzilli dealt with injury concerns as a rookie, suffering a high-ankle sprain in training camp that limited his potential to cause an impact early in his career.

Melvin Gordon and Jay Ajayi share brotherhood, bruising running style

Nov
11

Melvin Gordon and Jay Ajayi took different paths to NFL stardom this season.

A first-round selection by the San Diego Chargers expected to shine right away, Gordon toiled through an uneven rookie season in which he failed to get into the end zone, fumbled six times and suffered a knee injury the required microfracture surgery during the offseason.

Ajayi tumbled down the draft board last season with teams concerned about his knee issues in college, with his name finally called in the fifth round by Miami.

The Boise State product finished with just 187 rushing yards playing behind Lamar Miller his rookie season.

After losing the starting Reilly Smith Youth Jersey job to Arian Foster to begin the 2016 season, Ajayi was left back in Miami for the season opener, a 12-10 loss against Seattle.

Those who know and have spoken with Kelly backed up his words and say he is not going anywhere.

There is no worse time to play an Andy Reid-coached team than after the bye. For the third straight season under Reid, the Chiefs have won at least four consecutive games following their bye week.

The AFC North isn’t what it used to be: Heading Terry O’Reilly Youth Jersey into Thursday’s game between Cleveland and Baltimore, there wasn’t a team in the division that had a winning record.

Chiefs outside linebacker Justin Houston is right on schedule with his recovery from ACL surgery last season, but his return will be on a limited, situational basis. The situations, of course, would be on passing downs and it will be interesting to see how creative Chiefs defensive coordinator Bob Sutton gets with his sub packages now that Dee Ford has finally emerged with nine sacks. If Houston does get anywhere close to his pre-ACL surgery form, remember that he registered 22 sacks in his last full season (2014).

Five-time NFL MVP Peyton Manning will be honored with the Sportsman of the Year Award by the March of Dimes Greater New York Market at its 33rd Annual Sports Luncheon, on Nov. 30 at the Waldorf Astoria in New York.

Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor’s performance in a losing effort Monday night on the road in Seattle was just one of several games in recent weeks that has earned him praise from football executives and coaches. Those good words also have been placed at the feet of offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn — who replaced Greg Roman in that stunning Week 3 firing — as well as veteran quarterbacks coach David Lee, a relentless teacher of fundamentals.

Directors Clements and Musker and spoke about their extensive talks with anthropologists and archaeologists

Nov
08

The 43-year-old former wrestler was unveiled as the voice of tatooed demi-god Mauri the South Pacific-set Moana at Disney ‘s fan convention D23 Expo Anaheim, California. The film, which be released December 2016, follows a high-spirited, 16-year-old who sailed to a fabled island with Mauri 2 years ago. said it has been his dream to be an animated Disney movie. To tell a story inspired by the South Pacific is a great honour, he added. It is heritage, it is culture. I am proudly half-Samoan and half-black. I’m deeply connected to this movie. Directors Clements and Musker and spoke about their extensive talks with anthropologists and archaeologists to ensure they accurately represented the area and how important the ocean is to local culture. Lasseter, the chief creative officer of and Walt Disney Animation Studios, hosted the presentation, where he also announced Juan Marichal Jersey a and the Beanstalk musical, Gigantic which be released 2018 and feature tunes from songwriters Lopez and -Lopez who penned the hit Let It Go. from director Unkrich, be about a 12-year-old boy living with his big family Mexico who inadvertently sets off a life-altering chain of events. Pop star sing an original song called Try Everything and voice a character Zootropolis, released March 2016, which is set a human-like city populated by animals who walk upright, wear clothes and hold jobs. Ginnifer Goodwin provide the voice of the film’s rookie rabbit officer Judy Hopps. Weirdly, the film have the title Zootopia for its US release. It is heritage, it is culture. I am proudly half-Samoan and half-black. also released information about Toy Story 4 – which feature a story between Woody and Peep. There was also news of Finding Dory, a sequel to the 2003 film Finding Nemo which the forgetful Dory endeavours to track down her family. The film is due to swim into cinemas July 2016 ‘s long-delayed The Good Dinosaur finally be out on November 25 with new director Peter Sohn. The film puts a new spin on the classic boy and his dog tale, with the boy Madison Bumgarner Jersey a friendly Apatosaurus named Arlo and the dog a feral child who walks on all fours. We also got details of a new spin-off short from ‘s recent hit Inside Out. ‘s First Date ventures into the minds of ‘s parents when a mysterious boy shows up at the front door.
I felt good; it was good work today, Shields said. Results, I ‘t think, really showed how I pitched today. I feel like I made some really good pitches. With no one out the second, Pujols jumped all over a chest-high offspeed pitch and crushed it well over the left-field fence, just inside the foul pole, for his fourth home run of the. It came one day after Pujols took a breaking ball to his surgically repaired right foot, instance that forced him to exit the game inning later. The next batter, Calhoun, ripped his first home run of the, a drive to right-center field. Pujols, who has made all of his starts at designated hitter, is batting.244.537 this. Angels manager Scioscia feels his timing is getting there. Today he was right on the money, Scioscia said. He felt really good. Heaney finished giving up just two runs on six hits and one walk, striking out seven to put his at Second baseman Jemile Weeks, who got a rare start center field, put the Padres on the board with RBI single the third and third baseman tied it up with a run-scoring single the fourth. Gentry and Pennington both dropped fly balls the top of the ninth — though Gentry’s was a result of losing it the — and both helped win it the bottom half. Pennington singled, stole second base, then scored on Gentry’s line drive the right-center-field gap. Heaney, who could begin the as the Angels’ No. 2 starter, momentarily lost feel for his breaking ball his fourth start. That’s always kind of the last pitch that I find, the last one I really feel comfortable with, Heaney said. I’ve been working on throwing it for strikes, and I’ve been doing better the last two times. Last time, Texas, it was really good. This time, it was there early, I threw a couple good ones, and then later it got away from me. Up next for the Padres: The Padres wrap up their Mexico Series against the Astros at noon PT on with Cesar Vargas on the hill, pitching front of friends and family. Vargas grew up two hours to the south Puebla. Fans can watch a of that game on. Meanwhile, Cactus League action, Andrew Cashner gets the ball against the Angels Peoria for a 1 p.m. PT first pitch on. Cashner has been sharp this, posting a 2 four starts. Up next for the Angels: takes the ball, opposite righty Andrew Cashner, when the Angels travel to Peoria Sports Complex for their second straight game against the Padres on. be making his sixth Cactus League start and has posted a 3 18 innings this, striking out 21 batters and walking six. Game time is set for 1 p.m. PT on.