Wade Miley leaves game after getting hit by two line drives

Offensive line. There’s good reason that Jacksonville moved new Seahawks signing Luke Joeckel from left tackle to left guard in 2016. He wasn’t particularly good at the former (not that he was spectacular at guard, either). The Seahawks also lost out on ex-Green Bay guard T.J. Lang, who spurned Seattle for more money from Detroit. The Seahawks needs more up front to kick-start their running game and better protect quarterback Russell Wilson.

Running back. David Johnson is well en route to recovering from the leg injury that derailed his breakout 2016 season. But there are backup issues with Arizona planning to convert Andre Ellington to wide receiver and Chris Johnson and Stepfan Taylor both unrestricted free agents. David Johnson also could use some help after averaging 23.3 touches a game last season.

Orioles pitcher Wade Miley suffered a very unfortunate series of events Friday against the White Sox.

With two outs in the first inning, Miley was struck by two consecutive line drives hit right back up the middle. Miley was able to shake off the first blow, but Cheap Denver Broncos Jerseys the second, which hit him in close to the same spot, forced him to leave the game.

Miley walked off the field under his own power, but was in noticeable pain.

Baseball may not be a contact sport, but pitchers are nearly defenseless against sharp line drives. Some might call Miley unlucky, but he may have ended up lucky considering the circumstances.
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NFL Network analyst Solomon Wilcots cited “poor communication between the quarterback and his wide receivers.

There was the signing of wide receiver Terrell Owens, considered so divisive with the Cowboys the team was willing to take a $9 million cap hit to release him in March 2009. Owens then spent a year with the Bills and caught just 55 passes in a season that led to the firing of coach Dick Jauron. Brown and his team thought adding Owens to a squad that had made the playoffs at 10-6 would be ideal.

Instead, Owens’ presence “coincided” with a plunge to 4-12. After Owens failed to fight for a ball on a long throw to the end zone in the fourth quarter of a key home game against Miami, NFL Network analyst Solomon Wilcots cited “poor communication between the quarterback and his wide receivers.”

The situation was bad enough Palmer demanded to be traded after the season, then “retired” rather than report to the team in 2011.

Owens later told NFL Network the problem was, “we didn’t really have the coaching that we needed.”

Smith, the West Virginia quarterback, was one of the top prospects at the position in a draft not loaded with them. He was as closely watched as any player on site at the draft. He also was left in the room when the first round was over, and the experience soured him so Cheap Michael Jordan Jerseys For Kids much he fired his agent soon after. Not that he’s played like a first-rounder since … but neither has E.J. Manuel, taken 12th overall, 27 picks earlier.

No quarterback, and no player, had more drama surrounding him coming out of school that year than the Heisman Trophy-winning Johnny Football. His every word and deed was scrutinized, as was his pro day, which was attended by the first President George Bush. He was the second quarterback picked … but long after the first, Blake Bortles at No. 3. The rest has been history, and as of today, so is his Browns and NFL career.

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Dobbs can race past defenders as if he were a receiver or a running back.

With Ben Roethlisberger entrenched as the starter and Landry Jones ready to fill in when Roethlisberger is inevitably injured during the season, it’s unlikely Dobbs will see the field any time soon. And that’s a good thing for his transition.

But Roethlisberger may be approaching the end of his career, and Jones hasn’t proved himself to be a starter of the future. There’s opportunity for Dobbs to show he could be the player for the future, making Pittsburgh a great landing spot for the brilliant quarterback.

Once out of the pocket, Dobbs can race past defenders as if he were a receiver or a running back. He’s one of the best all-around athletes in this draft class. Timed in the 40 at the combine at 4.64, Dobbs is athletic enough to run the zone read. Last season, in a 45-24 victory against Virginia Tech, he broke a tackle and hurdled a Hokie en route to a 27-yard touchdown. It was more of the same in a 49-36 triumph against Kentucky, when he outraced defenders for a 45-yard score.

The combine sparks size debates from draft analysts across the Internet, and at 6’0, 230 pounds, the linebacker is on the smaller side compared to his competition. Some may consider his size a weakness, but Reeves-Maybin said that the teams he’s met with haven’t Cheap Jerseys Promo Code seemed concerned.

“I’ve talked to a few teams about what weight I feel comfortable at and some teams want you to gain and some teams just want you to build strength, it’s kind of different from team to team. But it’s definitely something I have to continue to work on, playing and staying at a nice size Cheap Jerseys To Design weight and continue to build my strength.”

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Ben Boulware brings championship toughness to Carolina’s defense

Ben Boulware, the physical middle linebacker from Clemson, has been selected by the Carolina Panthers as an undrafted free agent following the 2017 NFL draft.

Boulware will get a chance to fulfill his childhood dream of playing for the Panthers, which was his favorite NFL team growing up.

Los Angeles Chargers – Mike Williams fits what the Chargers look for in a receiver. He’s tall, resilient, and has great hands. But it’s hard not to question whether the Bolts could’ve traded down and landed Williams about 10 picks later.

Los Angeles Rams – The Rams had traded the Titans a king’s ransom to select quarterback Jared Goff with the No. 1 pick in last year’s draft. L.A.’s first selection will be in the second round.

Miami Dolphins – Miami stuck to its board and took Charles Harris, who figures to compete for snaps at defensive end in a rotation alongside Cameron Wake, William Hayes, and Andre Branch. There’s no such thing as too many pass rushers.

Smith and Dimitroff were hired by the Falcons prior to the 2008 season. They were tasked with turning around a franchise that had finished the 2007 season 4-12. Smith replaced Bobby Petrino, who left during the season to take the head coaching job at Arkansas. Michael Vick was in prison for dogfighting, and the Falcons had a lot of work to do to turn things around.

Morgan played offensive tackle and defensive end, but only for half a season. Then, an unexpected opportunity came knocking on his door. Kutztown University traveled to Germantown to recruit some of Morgan’s teammates. But Raymond Monica, Kutztown’s head coach at the time, and his staff Texans Cheap Jerseys saw potential in Morgan.

“We thought he had a big upside [when] we watched him on the field,” Monica told SB Nation. “We thought if he stuck to it and work hard, he can play on our football NHL Jerseys Cheap team.”

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Why did Bengals take the risk on Mixon?

It’s pretty simple why Mixon is getting a chance at a professional career, despite a past that excluded him from the NFL Combine. He’s really good.

Mixon has the frame, build, and elite attribute of an NFL running back at 6’1, 226 Cheap Authentic Baseball Jerseys pounds with a 40-yard dash time reportedly in the 4.4-4.5 range. His smooth, gliding running style and versatility out of the backfield has drawn comparisons to Le’Veon Bell and Matt Forte.

Like Reggie Bush in the 2006 NFL Draft, Mixon hits the NFL as a highly touted prospect despit little starting experience at the collegiate level. While Bush gave USC a little bit of everything as a change of pace from the bruising style of LenDale White, Mixon was in a similar role as the complementary back with Samaje Perine.

With so little experience at the position, some growing pains are to be expected. Sure enough, Njoku still has a ways to go in the blocking department. He puts in the effort, but his lower-body strength leaves something to be desired and he could get pushed around by NFL defenders.

He also needs work on his route-running — raw athleticism served Njoku well in college, but he’ll have to develop more polish and avoid tipping his hand. Njoku also struggled at times with drops.

Njoku has flaws in his game, but those are all coachable, especially at his age. His elite upside is a big reason Cheap College Basketball Jerseys why the Browns took him so high in the draft.

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Hopkins has been the best player in Houston’s offense

In five years with Wilson as the starter, the Seahawks have won at least 10 games all five times. Even when the team decided the best way to protect the quarterback who now plays on a four-year, nearly $90 million extension was to put him behind an offensive line that collectively made less than 10 percent of that amount in 2016, Wilson still carried the team to the playoffs. And how much did it cost to get this three-time Pro Bowler? The No. 75 pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. The Jaguars took punter Bryan Anger at No. 70 and the Browns took quarterback Brandon Weeden all the way up at No. 22.

Hopkins has been the best player in Houston’s offense ever since the Texans used their first-round pick on him in 2013. No matter who’s throwing Hopkins the ball — and it’s never anyone that good — he can come down with it, usually impressively. Hopkins has some of the best hands in the league and has caught 317 passes for 4,487 yards and 23 touchdowns in his career.

A first-round pick in 2012, Kuechly has been a productive and reliable presence for Carolina at linebacker. In five seasons, the 25-year-old recorded 693 tackles, 12 interceptions, and 42 pass deflections. The four-time Pro Bowler also won the NFL Defensive Player of the Year Design Cheap Jerseys award in 2013.

A defined coaching development role that’s off the field and perhaps limited to Cheap Wholesale Jerseys Free Shipping only on-campus recruiting or something of that ilk could be a workable fix. You could cap the number of positions so numbers don’t get unruly.

Either way, there has to be a better, more nuanced way to work around the issue. A preemptive nuclear option doesn’t quite seem like it’s the right move.

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Ohio State fan with muscular dystrophy scores final touchdown of spring game

During Ohio State’s spring game, the Buckeyes defense let a very special fan score a touchdown on the last play of the game. In the final seconds of the fourth quarter, Jacob Jarvis, a teenage Buckeyes fan who has muscular dystrophy, scored Team Scarlet’s final touchdown of the game.

“If you’re a competitor, that’s the way you should feel, and I don’t mind saying it,” Landry said. “It’s time for a change. I have all the respect in the world for the Patriots, and I respect Tom Brady tremendously. But they’re not our big brother anymore.”

After splitting their series with New England in 2013, 2014 and 2015, Miami lost both games to the Pats last year, Adam Gase’s first season as Dolphins head coach.

“He’s flipped the switch with us,” Landry said of his coach. “New England’s won the division 14 of the last 16 years, something like that? It’s ridiculous. It’s a problem. We cannot let that happen anymore. What I’ve seen is, when we play that game, sometimes we focus on the Cheap Youth Baseball Jerseys guys on the other side of the line instead of just focusing on us. And I want to be part of that change. I China Cheap Jerseys Wholesale want to go into the games against New England expecting to win — that’s something we need to do.”

While MMQB softens Landry’s comments by writing, “there wasn’t a speck of disrespect or smack talk about the Patriots,” Brady, Belichick and Co. probably won’t interpret it that way. If the Patriots need any extra motivation when they face Miami in 2017, Landry has provided it.

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Mike James injury: Bucs RB officially out for season

Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Mike James is going to miss the remainder of the season with a broken left ankle, according to Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times. The news comes from head coach Greg Schiano, who just earned his first win of the season on Monday when the Buccaneers beat Cheap Long Sleeve Soccer Jerseys the Miami Dolphins and when James sustained the injury.

“The doctors and the trainers talked about just making sure that it’s stabilized,” Trestman said. “It wasn’t swollen after the game [on Sunday]. It was swollen certainly on Monday, and they just wanted to make sure it was stabilized. That’s really the only thing I know about it at this time. It is a hard cast.”
While a hard cast often signals a serious injury, the Bears may simply be taking a cautious approach in this case. The cast will promote quicker healing, as opposed to a walking boot that can be removed at the player’s discretion.

Trestman called Cutler “week-to-week,” and Cutler has already been ruled out for the game against the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday. Josh McCown will play once again in Cutler’s place.

Cutler suffered the injury during the loss to the Detroit Lions last week. He was pulled before the Bears’ final offensive possession, after his worsening mobility in the pocket became too significant to ignore. After the game, Trestman admitted that he left the quarterback in the game too Cheap Lions Jerseys long.

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The Raiders and Guy Fieri: a match made in heaven

“That’s a slant-22 right with donkey sauce on two, on two and make sure that, unlike Guy’s bold flavors, you remain completely in bounds the whole time.”

The Raiders Twitter account initially sent out a tweet reading “We have @GuyFieri in the house! His food is incredible!” But that tweet was deleted. Perhaps they realized they can only lie to their fans so much.

OK, I get that for a lot of reasons, including Cheap Lebron Jerseys an offensive line that is underachieving right now and injuries still effecting the skill positions. The Cheap Liverpool Soccer Jerseys 49ers passing offense won’t look like it did in the first game against the Packers for quite a while. Harbaugh was calling running plays that don’t convert in several instances with his team facing third-and-short.

Where did this version of Harbaugh come from, and how can we get the other guy back? It doesn’t take a riverboat gambler to throw the ball on third-and-2 or go for it on fourth down at your opponent’s 2-yard line, it just takes a set of … courage:

The 49ers players squandered opportunities to win that game, like the fumble by Hunter and the interception at the end by Kaepernick. However, the game should have been all but decided at that point. Until Harbaugh gets his courage back that offense will continue to sputter and cost them games.

That would be one hell of an investigation if someone did accuse him of point shaving.

And then there were none. Even though both teams did their best to give their respective games away late, the Jaguars and the Buccaneers got off the schneid this week nothing their first win of this season. I would hate to be in the meeting rooms of the Titans and the Dolphins this week.

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A sack at midfield by the Washington Redskins ended a last-minute comeback attempt by the Chicago Bears, preserving a 45-41 win in a thrilling back-and-forth contest.

With time running out and up by four points, the Redskins Cheap NFL Jerseys were able to get to quarterback Josh McCown — who was filling in for an injured Jay Cutler — on the game’s final play.

McCown took over after Cutler left the game with a groin injury in the second quarter.

Colin Kaepernick carried the ball for 10+ times for the first time of the 2013 season and it resulted in a convincing win. His ability to run in open space helped mitigate Frank Gore’s struggles on a day where San Francisco’s running back was a great short-yardage option, but averaged just 2.9 yards per carry.

Tennessee showed its absolute best on offense and still fell short by two touchdowns. This team is able to gain yards, as seen by its 368 yards on Sunday, but the Titans struggle to convert in key situations. The offense converted 36 percent of third downs, and its deficiency was clear — they can’t run the football in short situations. Chris Johnson isn’t a between-the-tackles runner, and Shonn Greene was unable to offer anything. Getting a power back is the key for Tennessee to take Cheap Mountain Bike Jerseys the next step, and avoiding bad turnovers like Darius Reynaud’s fumble will help too.

Box scores can trip you up sometimes. Such is the case when looking at Mike Glennon’s game on Sunday. Superficially he played extremely well, passing for 256 yards and two touchdowns — posting a rating of 90.7. Scratch the surface and there are some worrying trends Glennon will need to correct, namely an inability to consistently throw deep. On Sunday he finished with 5.8 yards per pass attempt, which is extremely low. By comparison Matt Ryan finished at 10.5 yards, meaning it took him 18 less pass attempts to throw for more yards.

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